Knew nothing... then made $1700 in a day via Craigslist

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So very new here and I recently posted up looking for solutions to post on Craigslist because I heard this made money quick.

At first it was very difficult, as many people told me. I looked into getting my own PVAs and such, hoping to cut costs, but quickly realized the difficulty in getting my ads live. I had a sponsor willing to pay me two bucks per live ad, so I knew the money was there, but I couldn't get to it.

I tried freelancers on every possible website, including here. Not to name any names, but I wouldn't go down that route if anyone thinks about it. The language barrier is a disaster.

Anyways, despite the fact that I don't have a family or girlfriend, my bank account was getting empty throwing money into this Craigslist ordeal. But I heard about this proxy IP thing, at this point I knew this probably was the issue, and I thought I'd give it one last, final shot. I finally did it and the money is rolling in. The first day I posted fifty live and since then I've been expanding like crazy. I'm now twenty seven proxies deep and almost all my savings but I did it.

There is hope everyone. I just wanted to post this to let everyone know that there is hope in making money on Craigslist. Don't give up. Never give up. It's there and all you have to do is take it!

Much thanks to Warrior forum and everyone who's helped me come this far. Whoot!!
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  • Profile picture of the author scienceofsales
    Craigslist is a gold mine and has helped me make a pretty solid income each month a few years back or so, just a lot of work initially to put in but overall it most definitely works. Good job and good luck on your online income. You should create an ebook for other warriors to see how youve done it! Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
    You're absolutely right! I'm going to think it through and try to get some sort of guide up. If anyone is having issues with it, shoot me a question and I'll try to answer the question as best as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author umc
    You told us where you sold, and if that worked that's great for you! However, inquiring minds wonder what you were selling on there. Web design, logos, SEO, coaching, or maybe something non-marketing related?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Grable
      Originally Posted by umc View Post

      You told us where you sold, and if that worked that's great for you! However, inquiring minds wonder what you were selling on there. Web design, logos, SEO, coaching, or maybe something non-marketing related?
      Great question!! You read my mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
    As I said in the main post, I was advertising for sponsors who would take over that aspect of the business (SEO, selling, landing page optimizations). My only job is to get the leads.

    Don't lose hope guys! It's definitely possible to make money via CL ( a lot of money ). Just takes patience and trial/error. Happy to answer any other CL questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author umc
      Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

      As I said in the main post, I was advertising for sponsors who would take over that aspect of the business (SEO, selling, landing page optimizations). My only job is to get the leads.

      Don't lose hope guys! It's definitely possible to make money via CL ( a lot of money ). Just takes patience and trial/error. Happy to answer any other CL questions.
      Yes, you mentioned sponsors, but I don't see where you say what they did. Glad to know what types of business you were putting out there successfully. Good for you. Thanks for clarifying.

      Obviously your plan was to put lots of ads out there. Let's say that you had an SEO company that sponsored you. Did you focus on putting one ad per market in lots of different markets, or do you just hammer a couple of markets with a lot of ads hoping to get noticed? I've always wondered which is more effective. I always thought that people that put up multiple ads per day (sometimes 10-20 or more) in one city looked desperate, but maybe that works.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stfenhuse
        Originally Posted by umc View Post

        Yes, you mentioned sponsors, but I don't see where you say what they did. Glad to know what types of business you were putting out there successfully. Good for you. Thanks for clarifying.

        Obviously your plan was to put lots of ads out there. Let's say that you had an SEO company that sponsored you. Did you focus on putting one ad per market in lots of different markets, or do you just hammer a couple of markets with a lot of ads hoping to get noticed? I've always wondered which is more effective. I always thought that people that put up multiple ads per day (sometimes 10-20 or more) in one city looked desperate, but maybe that works.

        One ad per market in lots of different markets is MUCH more effective for a few concrete reasons:

        1) Higher live rate. Machine learning algorithms will bias against certain keywords if they see the same keyword over and over. Spreading out your ads across different markets is much more realistically plausible than 1 market with many ads of the same keyword.
        2) Diversification of leads. On average, you simply get more leads posting in 2 markets than posting in 1 market 2 times throughout the day.
        3) Looks desperate - but then agian, it depends on what you're selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
    I agree with many ads spread out over different markets. I target the top 50 based on Alexa rankings and it nets me a jaw-dropping amount of leads.

    My sponsors were advertising for [redacted] advised not to mention my niches [/redacted]. There are many others though (that was just the biggest one).

    There are SO many opportunities to make online income on Craigslist, it's completely ridiculous. You just need to figure out how to do it.

    There are so many technical hurdles and I think that people focus on the wrong pieces when they want to get an ad live.
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    • Profile picture of the author timpears
      Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

      I agree with many ads spread out over different markets. I target the top 50 based on Alexa rankings and it nets me a jaw-dropping amount of leads.

      My sponsors were advertising for low credit score housing (apts/housing section). There are many others though (that was just the biggest one).

      There are SO many opportunities to make online income on Craigslist, it's completely ridiculous. You just need to figure out how to do it.

      There are so many technical hurdles and I think that people focus on the wrong pieces when they want to get an ad live.
      I thought I read you were doing SEO, then I see you are doing leads, then I see you are selling your advertising gig for the leads it generates. I am getting confused here, but I was about to jump on this as a client to buy SEO leads till I saw what type of ads you are posting. I would have liked Digital marketing consulting client leads.
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      • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
        Originally Posted by timpears View Post

        I thought I read you were doing SEO, then I see you are doing leads, then I see you are selling your advertising gig for the leads it generates. I am getting confused here, but I was about to jump on this as a client to buy SEO leads till I saw what type of ads you are posting. I would have liked Digital marketing consulting client leads.
        Sorry for the confusion.. I have a number of sponsors.

        They range from the big guys trying to find more leads to smaller local businessesThe market is so vast, it's incredible.
        [edit] advised to not mention my niches [/edit]

        To be honest, I should be developing my SEO / SEM skills and landing page optimizations etc. But selling leads has been so profitable lately..
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  • Profile picture of the author linda051
    Can you speak a bit about your techniques for getting ads to stick? I find myself having a lot of issues when it comes to getting stuff live?
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  • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
    Sure, I started off same as you, struggling to get my ads live and sticking. Just deletion, after deletion after deletion. The GOOD news is that once you figure out general rules, you can really start scaling your ads.

    Now, I have my own automated system

    My advice:
    1) IP solution: do you have one? Proxies / VPN and TOR will NOT work - these are very, very obvious to detect. Like laughably easy. Most proxies are hosted in datacenters which is very easy to separate from, say, a real residential IP

    2) Browser / operating system: Switch them up between accounts. There are simple things like the useragent that are detectable, but also some more insidious things like WebRTC (look it up if you don't know)

    3) Content: by far the most overlooked aspect. You don't want to keep repeating the same keywords. Find ways to say stuff differently. Oh, also I know that spinning works for some people but it's a very easy way to get flagged haha

    4) Cookies/cache: clear them between session obviously. Also watch out for PERSISTENT cookies that persist even after wiping the session. Google supercookies if you don't know.

    There are a lot of tricks I didn't want to mention (and post publicly about). If you're curious, PM me and I'll share as best as I can.
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    • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
      Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

      1) IP solution: do you have one? Proxies / VPN and TOR will NOT work - these are very, very obvious to detect. Like laughably easy. Most proxies are hosted in datacenters which is very easy to separate from, say, a real residential IP
      So, what your writing is all of the VPNs like Hide My Ass are easily detected? If this is indeed true, there are a lot of Marketers and SEO Folks out there smashing their heads against a wall....... Interesting.
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      • Profile picture of the author imranfuuast
        Originally Posted by TrickyDick View Post

        So, what your writing is all of the VPNs like Hide My Ass are easily detected? If this is indeed true, there are a lot of Marketers and SEO Folks out there smashing their heads against a wall....... Interesting.
        Hidemyass does keep logs, Read lulzsec story. Always consider logless vpns and one of my friend who live in china (the most censored country in the world), using totalvpn. Other useful vpn services are listed here
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        • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
          Originally Posted by imranfuuast View Post

          Hidemyass does keep logs, Read lulzsec story. Always consider logless vpns and one of my friend who live in china (the most censored country in the world), using totalvpn. Other useful vpn services are listed here
          I understand HMA may keep internal logs... That provides "trace-ability" in the event of illegal activity. I'm not interested in doing anything illegal.

          But, I'm not seeing how HMA's internal logs impact posting to Craig's List with HMA....

          If one is trying to post to Craig's List, how does Craig's List know to block one's posts when using HMA's VPN.... assuming those IPs have not been flagged by Craig's List?
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  • Profile picture of the author linda051
    I have been fiddling with Craigslist for the past few months and feel like I'm almost there with getting my ads live. I follow Craigslist TOS and I post only every 48 hours. It's such a gold mine!

    I am a marketer by training. How would you recommend getting started with Craigslist quickly and easily without needing to know all this technical stuff?

    I see a lot of freelancers on these forums + on freelancing sites offering to post. But they all seem very, very dubious....
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  • Profile picture of the author Stfenhuse
    Think through it logically. You only really have a few options on making money off Craigslist ads:

    1) Hire a freelancer to do it: BAD IDEA. For so many reasons - bad communication / language barriers. Even the US-based ones often cannot get ads to stick and will still bill you PRETENDING they are live. BAD IDEA. Trust me. Very hard to manage at scale.

    2) Automated system: Works but VERY hard to find. The good ones are almost always not public-facing but private.

    3) Do it yourself: very time-consuming. Unless you're willing to spend hours troubleshooting and thinking through the technical hoops, this option is a non-starter. Plus, you have a business to focus on.

    For me personally, I started really pulling in cash with 2) and 3). Of course, your mileage will vary.
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    • Profile picture of the author linda051
      Originally Posted by Stfenhuse View Post

      Think through it logically. You only really have a few options on making money off Craigslist ads:

      1) Hire a freelancer to do it: BAD IDEA. For so many reasons - bad communication / language barriers. Even the US-based ones often cannot get ads to stick and will still bill you PRETENDING they are live. BAD IDEA. Trust me. Very hard to manage at scale.

      2) Automated system: Works but VERY hard to find. The good ones are almost always not public-facing but private.

      3) Do it yourself: very time-consuming. Unless you're willing to spend hours troubleshooting and thinking through the technical hoops, this option is a non-starter. Plus, you have a business to focus on.

      For me personally, I started really pulling in cash with 2) and 3). Of course, your mileage will vary.
      Yes, I've tried freelancers here and there and I got scammed many times. Or bad communication. Or they asked me to front money. It was a nightmare.

      As I said before, I'm not looking to do it myself, so I guess that would only leave option 2..... Can I PM you about your system? Appreciate it, thank you
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        • Profile picture of the author scrun
          Are you guys finding you can post more than 3 per account per day, or is it 3?
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          • Profile picture of the author Stfenhuse
            Originally Posted by scrun View Post

            Are you guys finding you can post more than 3 per account per day, or is it 3?
            It depends on the account and its attributes. Think age, live ratio, content rating. I suggest reading papers on how Gmail's early filters worked. They would assign a "reputation" to each account.

            Some accounts for me can post 7-8/day live but they usually get put on hold very quickly. Other accounts can barely post anything. You need to follow the Craigslist TOS to get optimal posting rates.
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            • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
              Originally Posted by Stfenhuse View Post

              It depends on the account and its attributes. Think age, live ratio, content rating. I suggest reading papers on how Gmail's early filters worked. They would assign a "reputation" to each account.

              Some accounts for me can post 7-8/day live but they usually get put on hold very quickly. Other accounts can barely post anything. You need to follow the Craigslist TOS to get optimal posting rates.
              I disagree... I have had accounts post that much every day and it's doing fine. Obviously, it differs by niche, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    when is the wso? lol

    seriously, can you tell us about the ip solution?
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  • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
    Amazing information on this thread. I have a few questions for the successful Craigslist posters here.

    I only post once every 48 hours with my 1 account. I get leads but I would like more:

    - What was the ramp-up time for being able to scale up your postings?
    - How did you find your automated solution? Any tips for an eager marketer?
    - How should I write my content? Is that a problem for you when you scale leads?
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    • Profile picture of the author Stfenhuse
      Originally Posted by mrkhan21 View Post

      Amazing information on this thread. I have a few questions for the successful Craigslist posters here.

      I only post once every 48 hours with my 1 account. I get leads but I would like more:

      - What was the ramp-up time for being able to scale up your postings?
      - How did you find your automated solution? Any tips for an eager marketer?
      - How should I write my content? Is that a problem for you when you scale leads?
      - Ramp-up time depends on how fast you can scale your content. That really was the bottleneck for me. I ended up hiring groups and groups of writers to feed into my system to get my ads up and live.

      NOTE: It is hard to tell if your writers are "cheating" you. They could be copy and pasting from an existing site. The best way to detect this is to copy and paste what they send you into Google with quotes. If it's on Google, Craigslist can find it.

      - Message me. These things aren't generally public for good reason. Loose lips sink ships.

      - Answered above.
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  • Profile picture of the author umc
    Originally you talked about being sponsored to post ads at a couple bucks per. Now you're talking about selling leads. Do you now just run ads for niches that you're interested in and shop those leads around, or do you have companies already lined up to pay you for the leads when they come in? Do you charge a flat monthly fee, fee per lead, or sales commission?

    Thanks, this is interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
      Originally Posted by umc View Post

      Originally you talked about being sponsored to post ads at a couple bucks per. Now you're talking about selling leads. Do you now just run ads for niches that you're interested in and shop those leads around, or do you have companies already lined up to pay you for the leads when they come in? Do you charge a flat monthly fee, fee per lead, or sales commission?

      Thanks, this is interesting.
      Good question. I generally have two different types of payment structures for companies that are already lined up.

      The first is for companies that just want to see qualified volume. They will usually pay by the live ad and then factor in the average lead per ad by themselves.

      The second type is for more organized companies that charge by the lead, where a "lead" is determined upon agreement. For instance, one of my clients only considers a lead to be someone who calls and is on the line for 5-10 minutes. Another client considers a lead to be someone who is on the line AND presses a number to hear more information.

      In my experience, it is quite hard for most clients to have structured lead accounting like this so most default to the first payment structure.

      Since I have my own posting system running, all clients also pay a monthly recurring fee for customer support. Recurring monthly is great because I always have a baseline of net profits. I would not do sales commission... profits are too unpredictable unless I have enough clients that it can smooth out.
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      • Profile picture of the author linda051
        Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

        Good question. I generally have two different types of payment structures for companies that are already lined up.

        The first is for companies that just want to see qualified volume. They will usually pay by the live ad and then factor in the average lead per ad by themselves.

        The second type is for more organized companies that charge by the lead, where a "lead" is determined upon agreement. For instance, one of my clients only considers a lead to be someone who calls and is on the line for 5-10 minutes. Another client considers a lead to be someone who is on the line AND presses a number to hear more information.

        In my experience, it is quite hard for most clients to have structured lead accounting like this so most default to the first payment structure.

        Since I have my own posting system running, all clients also pay a monthly recurring fee for customer support. Recurring monthly is great because I always have a baseline of net profits. I would not do sales commission... profits are too unpredictable unless I have enough clients that it can smooth out.
        Could you help me on content? How do your clients usually do it?
        Once you got my ads to go live, I was running out of content really fast and writing it myself sucks. Please advise
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        • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
          Originally Posted by linda051 View Post

          Could you help me on content? How do your clients usually do it?
          Once you got my ads to go live, I was running out of content really fast and writing it myself sucks. Please advise
          The reason that I insisted on only posting twenty live for you IS because bad content impacts my accounts.

          Most of my clients work with freelancers and writesr that I have vetted before. Bad content brings down the reputation of all my accounts.

          So I would advise you to jump on some freelancing websites and find a few good writers if you want to continue posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author linda051
    Hey ExMachina,

    Just wanted to thank you again for showing me your system and getting a few of my ads live. Appreciate it. I wanted to post here again in case you didn't see my message on skype:

    - Now that I can get my ads live, how should I go about writing content? Do you recommend recycling content or hiring a content writer to do my ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyrilWestie
    Hello , Thank you for the post please could you help maybe the posting on craig list , What to buy and how to do it if your willing to help
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    • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
      Originally Posted by CyrilWestie View Post

      Hello , Thank you for the post please could you help maybe the posting on craig list , What to buy and how to do it if your willing to help
      What to buy and how to do it - start with your basic IP solution (residential, proxies etc.). Figure that out first. Then get the PVAs and post at a small scale. Once you have determined that that works, you can scale from there.

      PM for more info
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  • Profile picture of the author Stfenhuse
    linda051, you must always take responsibility for your content.

    The clients I post for always have to be pre-screened that their content won't completely ruin my accounts. I post in the personals and gigs section which are medium-to-high level toughness, so this is critical to the workflow.

    I'm actually still looking for more clients. Shameless plug: if anybody is interested in SUCCESSFUL Craigslist posting, contact me for a trial. I am a pro and you can look through my posting history to prove that.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
      Originally Posted by ttados View Post

      So, if I wanted you to get me leads how much would you charge?
      It generally depends on the section and volume. I tell this to clients, but I don't like to make promises I can't keep, primarily because it depends so much on client content.

      A lot of times people don't have their content solution figured out. Well, no amount of posting technique / services will be able to get ads live if you have crappy content.

      I would say that's a BIG reason why ads get deleted: bad content. To the geeks out there, I imagine that the filtering is some kind of Naive Bayes model on n-grams... so the more it sees "bad" keywords, the worse your account reputation gets.
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      • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
        I have good content. It is all original and written by a team of writers I've hired, but I still can't get the ads live...

        What would you recommend for someone posting in a moderately difficult section who has original content?

        Struggling and not sure.

        Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

        It generally depends on the section and volume. I tell this to clients, but I don't like to make promises I can't keep, primarily because it depends so much on client content.

        A lot of times people don't have their content solution figured out. Well, no amount of posting technique / services will be able to get ads live if you have crappy content.

        I would say that's a BIG reason why ads get deleted: bad content. To the geeks out there, I imagine that the filtering is some kind of Naive Bayes model on n-grams... so the more it sees "bad" keywords, the worse your account reputation gets.
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        • Profile picture of the author ExMachina
          Originally Posted by mrkhan21 View Post

          I have good content. It is all original and written by a team of writers I've hired, but I still can't get the ads live...

          What would you recommend for someone posting in a moderately difficult section who has original content?

          Struggling and not sure.
          The most important factors to the CL filtering system are:
          - content/images
          - IP solution
          - fingerprinting
          - timing / frequency of posting

          Usually the 4th point doesn't matter for the first post, so if your first posts are getting deleted and you have original content it is your IP or fingerprinting that is raising a red flag. In that case, I would try different browsers and OS with the same source of original content.
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          • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
            Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

            The most important factors to the CL filtering system are:
            - content/images
            - IP solution
            - fingerprinting
            - timing / frequency of posting

            Usually the 4th point doesn't matter for the first post, so if your first posts are getting deleted and you have original content it is your IP or fingerprinting that is raising a red flag. In that case, I would try different browsers and OS with the same source of original content.
            Yes, my ads are getting flagged on first post, which seems to indicate a huge problem. I have original content. I will try switching up the browsers / OS thanks.

            How much do you usually post for (cost-wise)?
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          • Profile picture of the author tonga07
            Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

            The most important factors to the CL filtering system are:
            - content/images
            - IP solution
            - fingerprinting
            - timing / frequency of posting

            Usually the 4th point doesn't matter for the first post, so if your first posts are getting deleted and you have original content it is your IP or fingerprinting that is raising a red flag. In that case, I would try different browsers and OS with the same source of original content.
            fingerprinting what that mean??
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  • Profile picture of the author DigitalGuy50
    thank u 4 the advice, i enjoyed the reading, i appreciate your article thank u
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  • Profile picture of the author droekle
    Has anyone tried services like RDSL? I've seen several craigslist people using them with huge results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aggression
    Great information ! I have a question though, I am noticing posts keep going down if I renew or renew too fast.

    As far as renewing goes, how long do you wait before renewing as well as how many a day?
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  • Profile picture of the author craigsposterpro
    If one is trying to post to Craig's List, how does Craig's List know to block one's posts when using HMA's VPN.... assuming those IPs have not been flagged by Craig's List?
    Craigslist knows when IPs from certain high profile services like HMA have been used to post. They even can detect when certain virtual phone services like CallFire are in your ads. Do not underestimate how sophisticated their ad filters are.
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  • Profile picture of the author liam0706
    Hey Guys,

    i will appreciate some help, im outside the USA and its impossible for my ads to be live. can someone really help as i just need one ad to be live for now ...
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  • Profile picture of the author theseomaster
    Craigslist is great! I know many entrepreneurs that use craigslist everyday and make a killing! I think it is very undervalued and underrated.
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  • Profile picture of the author GowebMkt
    What are your thoughts on this CL posting tool?

    cl ad blaster

    Seen here: Cl Ad Blaster - Craigslist Ad Posting Software
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  • Profile picture of the author comtechdigital
    This has been a really interesting read! Thanks so much for posting on this. I thought craigslist was basically not worth the effort these days, but this proves me well wrong. Very eye opening indeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin1977
    I read posts a few years ago about to use Craiglist as free traffic generator. I tried but with less success. Probaly I used in the wrong way. I will try again in the right way now.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
    Hi, first of all, sorry for reviving an older thread but this thread has perhaps the most helpful technical information on WF so I was hoping I could start a discussion again.

    After much trial and error, I believe I have something working now. Not quite $1700 that ExMachina was making, but my niche is pretty good and I am trying to scale up posts. I am about 50-75 ads/day in the cars & trucks section.

    What is the best strategy for posting content? What about the best IP solution?

    I think most of us here are very curious to know thank you in advance, everyone.
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    Can you tell me more about how you managed to go from zero to little posts at all to posting 50-75 ads/day?? Especially in a difficult section like cars & trucks. Would you recommend going with a freelancer?
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  • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
    A lot of what was mentioned here helped me in my quest to find a better CL posting solution. Mainly the fact that CL can detect a lot of the quality of IPs and block you. It's tough to find a good IP!
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  • Profile picture of the author marydelacroix
    A lot of people I have talked to on other forums say it is impossible to post on CL consistently. Do you agree or disagree? And could you elaborate more on your methodologies?
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    Also! I'd generally love to hear more about how you went from 0 to 50-75 ads/days as my other post says
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Good to know you found a way to succeed by keeping on trying . . . a lot of newbies try one way, then just quit.

    I've heard that some businesses get most of their clients or customers from CL, so it certainly seems to be working for some people.

    I did get CL posting done well by an outsourcer from UpWork (then oDesk), but that was a few years ago and things might have changed a bit. That guy posted a different post for me every day of the week, in one city, and did what I asked OK. I never made much money from it, but the CL posting worked OK

    thanks for your post !

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author marydelacroix
    Thanks! This helps a lot.

    With regards to good content, how do you write your content? Do you spin it or do you write it yourself? If you're posting 75 ads/day, it must get tedious to keep writing new content!
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  • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
    I have never come across a good spinner that worked consistently... I have tried WordAI among other things and it just doesn't work.
    Maybe stfenhuse can help with some advice here...
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  • Profile picture of the author marydelacroix
    Interesting, so then are you writing everything by-hand? That sounds.... tedious and not a good use of time lol
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    how about using images, and they all show the same, yet at different file and graphic size,
    so no technical duplicates , only if a real person looks at it? Does that work?
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  • Profile picture of the author mrkhan21
    George, that's definitely part of what helps in not leaving a campaign footprint! I've used several techniques like that to avoid being tracked across campaigns and it has worked well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stfenhuse
    Yes, image dimensions and file size are critical to the "fingerprint" that you leave when posting on CL.

    Watch out for:
    - image size (these should be different)
    - image dimensions (easily able to be tracked)
    - image name

    Maybe less important
    - EXIF data from digital cameras / phones etc.

    Not important
    - image filepath (unless you have the setting in your browser to reveal the filepath, but most by default do not have that on)
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      Originally Posted by Stfenhuse View Post

      Yes, image dimensions and file size are critical to the "fingerprint" that you leave when posting on CL.

      Watch out for:
      - image size (these should be different)
      - image dimensions (easily able to be tracked)
      - image name

      Maybe less important
      - EXIF data from digital cameras / phones etc.

      Not important
      - image filepath (unless you have the setting in your browser to reveal the filepath, but most by default do not have that on)
      thanks for that, is there any photoshop like software that spits these out automatically?
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  • Profile picture of the author Morganlp
    Stfenhuse, how would you recommend new CL posters to find the best IP solution with limited capital?
    What's the best way to optimize my success here?
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  • Very educational post!

    Can you tell me more between the difference between a residential IP and a corporate IP? Why do they matter and how can Craigslist tell the difference?
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  • Profile picture of the author prettysony
    Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

    So very new here and I recently posted up looking for solutions to post on Craigslist because I heard this made money quick.

    At first it was very difficult, as many people told me. I looked into getting my own PVAs and such, hoping to cut costs, but quickly realized the difficulty in getting my ads live. I had a sponsor willing to pay me two bucks per live ad, so I knew the money was there, but I couldn't get to it.

    I tried freelancers on every possible website, including here. Not to name any names, but I wouldn't go down that route if anyone thinks about it. The language barrier is a disaster.

    Anyways, despite the fact that I don't have a family or girlfriend, my bank account was getting empty throwing money into this Craigslist ordeal. But I heard about this proxy IP thing, at this point I knew this probably was the issue, and I thought I'd give it one last, final shot. I finally did it and the money is rolling in. The first day I posted fifty live and since then I've been expanding like crazy. I'm now twenty seven proxies deep and almost all my savings but I did it.

    There is hope everyone. I just wanted to post this to let everyone know that there is hope in making money on Craigslist. Don't give up. Never give up. It's there and all you have to do is take it!

    Much thanks to Warrior forum and everyone who's helped me come this far. Whoot!!
    which ips are you using now?
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    You're absolutely right. Craigslist is a gold mine for me
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  • Profile picture of the author PrincePatridge
    Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post

    So very new here and I recently posted up looking for solutions to post on Craigslist because I heard this made money quick.

    At first it was very difficult, as many people told me. I looked into getting my own PVAs and such, hoping to cut costs, but quickly realized the difficulty in getting my ads live. I had a sponsor willing to pay me two bucks per live ad, so I knew the money was there, but I couldn't get to it.

    I tried freelancers on every possible website, including here. Not to name any names, but I wouldn't go down that route if anyone thinks about it. The language barrier is a disaster.

    Anyways, despite the fact that I don't have a family or girlfriend, my bank account was getting empty throwing money into this Craigslist ordeal. But I heard about this proxy IP thing, at this point I knew this probably was the issue, and I thought I'd give it one last, final shot. I finally did it and the money is rolling in. The first day I posted fifty live and since then I've been expanding like crazy. I'm now twenty seven proxies deep and almost all my savings but I did it.

    There is hope everyone. I just wanted to post this to let everyone know that there is hope in making money on Craigslist. Don't give up. Never give up. It's there and all you have to do is take it!

    Much thanks to Warrior forum and everyone who's helped me come this far. Whoot!!
    Craigslist is a great platform to utilize...especially since it has so an immense about of traffic. Congrats on your business idea working!
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