Not only did I land the biggest deal of my life today (mentioned it in another thread it was for $3600) BUT I'm very much figuring out craigslist.
A post I made last week got *5* responses by the end of the day today. 3 for web design, 1 about seo, another asking about copywriting services (I didn't even offer copywriting services, just talked about how I have experience with it!)
I almost NEVER get responses off CL.
The ONLY thing that has changed is I've been going bat**** crazy stalking copywriters all over WF.
PEOPLE, if you're going to try posting on CL, try STUDYING some solid copy first.
Keep it simple, direct, *HELPFUL* (tip: give them "aged advice" that only an expert would know) no boasting.. and CONVEY VALUE.
Those were the 5 things I focused on most.
One more thing, by "simple" I don't neccessarily mean "short". All I know is the post was a little over a page long but it was direct and authoritative.
I did NOT post to sound like another mediocre web designer. I would post it here but since this is my first working ad I really shouldn't.
I'm going to try making it better and better and save many different versions. I'm dedicated to cracking this CL nut once and for all.
Treat it like an experiment (you have variables to focus on and mix together properly), focus on the quality of your copy, you WILL eventually get responses. If you are posting just to get your info out there you probably shouldn't post in the first place.
Only reason I'm posting this thread is because I have sucked on CL for years but the second I viewed it in terms of writing solid copy, now I'm getting a decent response.
May help some people, probably won't help most.
I still tried.