Every so often a new website comes along that captures the attention of the population as a whole. When this happens, you can be sure that there will be marketers, and other people interested in making money online, that will look for ways to use it to their advantage. One such site is Craigslist. There are many people who are trying to make money on Craigslist, but there are some things you can do to increase your chances of success.
Understanding what Craigslist is all about is essential if you wish to make money using it. It has been described as an internet classified ads website, but there’s more to it than that. On its surface it is a classified ads site, however, it also has a strong following and has built up a community of sorts. This community is reflected in a number of discussion groups that can found alongside the listings for employment, people seeking relationships and items for sale.
Another thing that makes Craigslist different is that it is broken down into various regions and cities, giving it a local feel. However, everybody can access any city’s listings, which means that anybody in the world can see your listing…and that brings us back to the question of how to make money on craigslist.
There are two main ways that you can approach using Craigslist to make money. You can either decide what products or services you want to sell, and then find the best place for them on Craigslist, or you can go to craigslist first and see what is already selling. Each method has its pros and cons, but choose whichever one sounds best to you.
If you want to offer professional services to local business, then you would go to the Craigslist page for your city (or the city closest to you if yours is not listed) and go to the “Services” section and find the appropriate category. Now, here’s the catch: you are selling your services, and that means you should highlight the benefits your customers will enjoy when they use your services. If you are offering services which can be delivered over the internet, then you can list in as many cities as you like. However, be sure to read the terms of service carefully, as you don’t want to be accused of spamming Craigslist.
Another way to make money on Craigslist is to check the “Jobs” and “Gigs” sections. These are the sections where people are looking to hire someone for ongoing employment, or for one-off gigs. You never know what you will find there, and some of the opportunities can be quite interesting (setting up equipment for a circus is just one example).
Selling physical products is a common way people use to make money on Craigslist. The cool thing is that you can get all of your products from, you guessed it…Craigslist! All you need to do is find undervalued items, buy them, and then resell them for a profit.