When I started using Craigslist to get free leads for my online marketing efforts, I pretty much broke all the rules and have spent the last few months trying to repair the damage that was done!
Craigslist is powerful and is by the far the easiest way to get free leads for your business, which is why I have spent so much time trying to repair that damage. I’ve spent hours and hours of research, spent some money on tools to help, and am bound and determined to conquer this beast!
As part of my research, I participated in an online training from a leader in my primary business. He demonstrated and posted an ad in Craigslist that created 55 leads and $80 in commissions in 6 hours! Below are some key points to know when you’re first getting started with Craigslist.
- DON’T GO CRAZY
Only post one ad per day, per account. One of the quickest ways to get flagged is to post multiple ads per day. Just start with posting one. Then focus on following up with your leads before posting again.
- POST IN YOUR LOCAL CITY
When you first go to Craigslist, the page will tell you your local city – it’s tracked through your IP address. Posting outside your area, will also get you flagged.
- USE YOUR PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER
Craigslist requires you to verify your account using a phone number. Start with using your personal number…don’t worry, people aren’t going to call you unless you give them your number in the ad you post. Your phone number needs to match your location. If you’re posting in Idaho, make sure you have a 208 area code.
- HAVE A GOOD UPFRONT OFFER
People are hungry for a job and they need money. It’s important to have a great upfront offer that will make people want to respond or click through your ad.
Keeping these points in mind when you’re first getting started with Craigslist, will help you not get flagged and will provide you with hundreds of free leads. Comment or send me an email if you’d like to access the full 45-minute training video. Gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create your ad with some other awesome tools to succeed!
Remember, only YOU have the CHOICE to make it a GREAT day!
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