Craigslist Clients Are Not Responding??

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So I consider myself a graphic designer and I usually find some gigs on Freelancer that I can make some money off of, but recently when I try to contact potential clients on Craigslist, no one has been answering. For example, about 3 days ago I must have sent at least 15-20 emails to potential clients offering them my services in accordance of what they were asking I there ads. I would also send them some samples of my work in an image format. I would send all of this in a friendly email to the craigslist email address that is given in the ad....not 1 person has yet to contact me back and give me some much as a rejection. Has anyone had this happen to them before? Like thought maybe that my emails were landing in there spam box but I don't know, much help would be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    You should tell us what the add said that you were answering and also provide the email you sent to them, then maybe we could help you figure it out and possibly provide you with some other options

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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Whenever I have an offer that falls on deaf ears, the problem is often one of two things:

      1- The offer isn't targeted enough to the right audience, and/or

      2- The offer isn't compelling - it's not motivating the reader to take action

      You might want to see if either or both of these problems exist in what you're offering.

      Good luck to you,

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  • Profile picture of the author craigsposterpro
    A tool which we use which helps you in your email marketing campaign is Yesware. It integrates with Gmail nicely, is free (up to 100 trackings per month) and provides email open tracking. This way, you can focus your follow up efforts to contact prospects who open your email at least twice via phone. At least, you know they showed some interest and aware of your offer.

    Also, 15 - 20 emails is a very small sampling. Typical response rates on cold emails are in the 1 - 3% range. So, unless you've taken it to that scale, you can't judge campaign ROI.
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  • I must have sent at least 15-20 emails to potential clients offering them my services in accordance of what they were asking I there ads.
    not 1 person has yet to contact me back and give me some much as a rejection.
    Like thought maybe that my emails were landing in there spam box but I don't know
    Based on the grammar used in your post, (and this is not meant to be insulting) I can only venture to guess that it may have partially something to do with the lack of responses.

    Other than that it's possible that your approach appears spammy to your recipients.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Nearly every CL ad I've seen has the selected notation at the bottom
    saying it is not OK to contact this seller with other offers.

    That's a clue...
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  • Profile picture of the author James1212
    Well I think Craigslist is a gamble for work, I mean think about the people who use Craigslist. They are also looking for deals and not reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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    Brother most people doesn't pay after taking work you have to bear such pain!>.
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    There's one trick that works for one of my friends. However, he uses it only for gigs with good money. Create a custom video that answers all the needs addressed in the job description. At the same time talk about what you can do and how well you can do it.

    Keep it simple and be confident. You can easily go from being nobody to somebody.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The easiest way I've found to deal with Craigslist traffic is to have the traffic contact you, turn the table & traffic will be in the mindset that they want/need your product/service.

    In other words, create ads, don't answer ads.

    I keep my ads short (maybe a paragraph of text) & bullet points. Give them teaser details, not your life history.
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  • Profile picture of the author rihan123
    Many people have told me craigslist does not work and is saturated because when you post a logo wanted within seconds you will get more then 10 emails and I have tried this for along time on and off and never have gotten 1 sale. I have gotten messages from people that wanted my logo services but end up being some stupid scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonmc
    I like the video idea ..I can see that working a lot on places like elance etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    I am trying to figure this one out for my coaching business maybe Craigslist would work like charm?
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