Paid Advertising Through Craigslist?

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Hi,

I would like to promote a paid advertisement in craigslist but don't know where to start.

Mine is a weight loss product and I will be linking it directly to link in my signature below which comes to an opt in page.

How do I go about doing this? Plus, it seems pretty expensive for posting on Craigslist. Is it really worth it? Need some good advice here!
#advertising #craigslist #paid
  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    Yes, sure. Craigslist is a good website for posting ads and it is reliable, too. I have tried posting paid ads on Craigslist before and I get results that are "okay". There is nothing wrong with it, I guess. However, the main key is being good at marketing your product.
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    • Profile picture of the author Meharis
      Originally Posted by Cobaki View Post

      There is nothing wrong with it, I guess.

      Ask Craigslist. They may think otherwise.

      Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author Ethan Chong
    How many clickthroughs did you get from posting your ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author sziszi555
    With a good headline you can get many clicks on Craiglist for sure, and it must be converting because peoplee go there to search for stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
      Originally Posted by sziszi555 View Post

      With a good headline you can get many clicks on Craiglist for sure
      Definitely. Again, it depends on how you will present it. If you are paying for it, maximize your chances. And yes, having a good headline can really help you. Whenever I browse through Craigslist ads, the only ones I notice are those on caps and the ones that really have interesting headlines.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
      Originally Posted by Ethan Chong View Post

      Caps as in the whole title? Or partially?
      What I said was "I notice" the ones on caps. I just notice them, but I do not actually click them if they do not make sense to me. However, you can also use this strategy, if you want to. Just do not overdo it or it will just be a pain in the eye. Make people curious about your ad.
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      • Profile picture of the author fantom30
        Lately I have not been able to get paid job ads live on craiglist they go on hold then deleted even when the ad content is very legit any suggestions on whats going on
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  • Profile picture of the author sjamdceo
    You can post ads on Craigslist for free or you can use paid ads. It is good to somehow set you headline apart from the rest by using an asterisk to start or using caps. Many people have had good results from Craigslist so go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    I will be interested in this model of advertising as well. Any idea about any trusted fiverr gig or here in forum with some good results?
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  • Profile picture of the author onpointinfo
    Craigslist can be effective in generating leads and selling stuff, but would have to either hire someone to place the ads for you or get the tools to place multiple ads yourself either way you are paying to do this.....and test it out
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    • Profile picture of the author PeterJason
      Absolutely agree. CL is good for selling stuff, like cars, mobiles, furniture, ets. as well as for promoting your small business online & generating leads. Or for job hunting.
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  • Profile picture of the author rakhwas
    I don't guess Craigslist will give you the best results, as they have a lot of random direction traffic, i would say go for Facebook highly targeted ads, those a cheap and profitable.
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