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Are You On Craigs List?
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Are You On Craigs List?

We have all heard about craigs list now haven’t we. Are you using their free site to promote your business? I’ve heard others say that this just doesn’t work anymore.

I believe craigs list could very well be a goldmine if you know how to use it. Of course there are things that you shouldn’t do. But there are millions of people who view the site, alexa’s global rank is 39 and it is ranked 9 in the United States. What does this tell you. And if everyone is telling you it doesn’t work then that’s where you want to go because then there isn’t any competition, Right?

What is it that makes craigs list so successful? Is it because of the way it is done, people who are looking for their problems to be solved. Go and look under the discussion forums, there you will find several different topics that you could join in and start answering questions with solutions. Start establishing yourself as the expert that you are. If you can find people in your own area to attract to help you may just have found your next star in your business.

Find the forums that have anything to do with commissions, this is a great target audience for you. Just start talking to them, get lots of exposure for yourself and start building your credibility with others. These are all people who are searching for help, listen to what they are saying, and give them the solutions to their problems.

Services, there are many different types of services listed. Go and study these, if you have a home based business check over the small biz ads. Now create a free product or better yet set up a free event giving away solutions to any problems that you can solve. Pretty easy huh? Now you have free traffic! Think about how this is applicable to what you are doing and Bam you have an in. Also think about who is looking for your product or service that you have.

The largest percentage of people who are selling things are selling them because they need money. Call them and ask them why they are selling it. Just tell them you are curious, if they tell you it is because they need money let them know how great their ad was and how it caught your attention. Now ask them if you could have 5 minutes of their time to let them know about what you are doing to make extra money online. Let them know you are expanding your business and could use a great marketer in their area and see if they are interested. If they say yes send them to your web-site, if not no big deal it didn’t cost you a penny.

Start posting in all relevant areas and contacting these people, start getting exposure. Put your ad out there and make it professional looking, you may just start building relationships, and that’s what this business is all about. Do not ignore craigs list.

The beautiful thing about this is it’s all free.


Street Talk

S. Gray  

Never thought of using Craig's List for my business. In fact, I've avoided it like the plague because of all the crazy stuff that goes on at this site. But I may give it another look. Who knows, it may work for me. Thanks for the info.

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Chery great article and some good ideas. Thank you

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  about 8 years ago

HEY STEPHANIE, Thanks for the comment It is harder than I actually thought gettting your ads to stay on Craigs List, They get flagged and ghosted very easily) I have been using banners as well as a vacation setting to keep them active. Good Luck Let me know if you need any help I have been getting Great results from Craigs list.. Chery :)

Reply
  about 8 years ago

I will :)

  
  about 8 years ago
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