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Craigslist Affiliate Marketing

Now let me start this off by saying I have only been marketing as an affiliate since mid June.

I had watched hundreds of program introductions promising me riches overnight prior..but they never could get me to fall for it.

Then I stumbled across Kyle's review of Empower Network (aka Empower Network Scam), and ended up joining Wealthy Affiliate. After watching a view of the training videos, bells started to ring in my head.

Where I had been lead to most of these programs' introductions was from job listings on Craigslist.

From watching a bunch of these introduction videos, I had learned that most of them were making money through a place called ClickBank. I decided to join, see what programs they had to promote, and figured out a way to make a few quick bucks off commissions through Craigslist, just by posting an ad and replying to the hits I got off this ad with affiliate links.

If you have looked for a job recently in your city on Craigslist, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. "Work from home positions available", "Millionaire looking for partner", and "Get rich quick scheme #12097382703" plagued the posting feed.

I began throwing ideas around in my New York traffic state of mind, and came up with a plan.

How I Make Money with Craigslist

1) Find a product that is GREAT for the buyer. A product I have either purchased and used, or have done very extensive research to validate its reliability and overall happiness from the customer.

2) Make sure the product works for me. This meaning that the product has a good sale % (high commission %), a great re-bill % (more $$ for me a month), and that I can make a case for and actually sell.

3) Research the cities that are available for post in Craigslist..that I don't have to pay to post. I research the most trafficked cities that are free to post in job wise, and make a little list.

4) I determine which cities I'm going to post in. I analyze the research from step 3, and make my list for which city I'm going to post in first. Craigslist has a policy where you can't post more than 1 1/2 ads in a 48 hour time frame. To make sure I stick to their policies, I'll post one ad at midnight one night. and then one ad at noon the day following the next, and stick to that pattern for a week straight.

- This works great after one week, because although they have the limit on how many ads you can post, they don't count renewals as a posting. What I mean by this is that after you post an ad on Craigslist, you can renew it (basically repost it) after 48 hours. So after a week you can have 3-5 ads up, the renew them to make it to where you really have 6-10 ads up because you keep adding new ads the day you renew an ad.

5) I then make a response to the people who reply to the ad. I'll write a little 5 or 6 line response saying "Thank you for replying to our job posting on Craigslist. *I'll then reply to any question they may have had*. Here's where to get more information or to get started, *My affiliate link hidden behind clickable text such as Join here, _ _ _ _ opportunity, etc*, Thank you for you interest again and please don't hesitate to ask any questions."

6) Keep Repeating

Does This Really Work?

Yes! My first week doing this, without all the tips I just gave you, made me over $100. After more trial and error to give you the method I just did above, I decided to test it out last night. It's been less than 48 hours and I have made $72.54.

I hope this helps you make a little money on the side. Please further your education by reading the in-depth guide on affiliate marketing with craigslist.

Viewing the guide will walk you through the entire process in much more detail!


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Norm Bell  

Sounds like a good deal, I will check into it.

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  about 5 years ago
Betcha  

I love your article. I gotta try this at one time. Thanks for sharing, Justin! More blessings to you!

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  about 5 years ago

You betcha! lol. No, in all seriousness, the link in the article takes you to my website which is a much better explanation! Please do try it and let me know what you think. I've made good money off this technique and I want others to do the same. I'm still testing out new methods every other day, but so far what I've posted is the best converting! Thanks for reading and commenting. Justin

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  about 5 years ago

yes, I am, at least I'm getting clicks, so we'll see...

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  about 5 years ago

That's more than I got! I'm glad you figured out a way to get WA to start to work. Keep playing with it until you find the perfect ad and people start converting over.

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  about 5 years ago

I've been doing this for a couple weeks. I got raw clicks and only 8 invites, but no actual joins. Maybe have to tweak the wording in my post. I'm not worried about getting banned since I don't sell much on CL anyways LOL. I just imbed links,no banner

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  about 5 years ago

Harvey, So you're using it with Wealthy Affiliate? I never had any success with that at all!

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  about 5 years ago
Anna Ware  

Brilliant info, cheers.

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks for reading and commenting Anna!

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  about 5 years ago

Thank you for giving us this info. I will say that those ads can be annoying at times. But I have been wondering how to make money through Craigslist with something like this. I'm clicking on the link now, so get ready for me to be part of the CTR!

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  about 5 years ago

Joshua, I completely agree, those ads are very annoying. The reason is because half of them are MLM schemes that nobody wants to be apart of. I think the key to this working is offering something completely different than what is already listed in that city..and making sure there is a high chance the person will make money fast from it. Thanks for the boost in CTR! I think my guide on my website is a lot better than this article..it actually breaks everything down for the most part.

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  about 5 years ago

Oh yeah, however this is a good lead way into the website. This got me interested, then the website taught me the steps. Good way of doing it!

  
  about 5 years ago

Nice one Justin! I hadn`t even thought of craigslist until you first mentioned it. Anyways I just set up my account and posted one for WA. You might want to mention the need for phone verification. It wasn't a big deal but for completeness sake ya know?

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  about 5 years ago

Ah, good call Chip. I had forgotten all about the stupid phone verification they make you do. I'll definitely update the website to include that! I hope you have success with WA through it..I couldn't find a way to get that to convert for me :(. Justin

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  about 5 years ago

Holy crap! Dude look at your article rank...

  
  about 5 years ago

Lol, Yeah I know! I just hope the article and guide actually help people make some money though..Glad it's Number 2..that means more people can use the technique!

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  about 5 years ago

I have an updated and much more in depth guide available on my website and the link at the bottom of the article.

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  about 5 years ago
franco1  

i will try your new info.

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  about 6 years ago

Please do Franco. Let me know how it goes or if you have any questions!

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  about 6 years ago
Feemo  

J, this is great information. Craigslist is a great way to add to your WFH income stream.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Feemo. I probably could have written a better article judging from the amount of comments, but overall I completely agree with you. Craigslist is a great opportunity for boosting your WFH income stream! Thank you for commenting

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  about 6 years ago
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