tips for posting on craigslist in order to get the best response for your ad
I wrote a Hub a little while ago about how to sell anything on Craigslist
http://hubpages.com/_fcap/hub/How-to-se … Craigslist
It definitely depends on what kind of ad it is that you're posting. If you're posting a product or service offering I would suggest image based posting. Visualization remains a very powerful compliment. Secondly, image based posting will permit you to post in multiple categories and multiple locations without restriction or incurring fees!
It all depends on what you are posting the ad for. If it is for free firewood the writing would be different than if you were posting a job. However, to get the best possible response you are going to want to be as positive as possible and if possible use pictures.
People love being able to see pictures of the items. If the item that you are posting is for something that doesn't have an applicable picture then you will want to try to be as descriptive of the service as possible.
I agree with everyone that said have a picture. I click on those ads first. And be sure to provide COMPLETE information.
All that said, I think it really depends on WHAT you are offering. We've had luck with "big ticket" items (i.e. over $50) where it's worth someones time and they save significant money. Little things, like two pairs of tube socks, are a lot harder I think.
If you're posting to sell a local item for people to buy, make it as descriptive as possible and ad pictures when you can. You can add up to four.
Make sure you pay attention to Craigslist's guidelines about Western Union scams, etc. I've actually tried to sell a piece of furniture, and someone told me to send them my details to a certain address. They were going to have the moving truck come to me.
I was suspicious, so I asked the person to call me. A person interested in getting his furniture will definitely want to hook up with the seller. Nobody called.
If the stuff your selling is portable, try to meet in a public location like Starbucks or a book store. There are real goofballs on Craigslist that could do you harm. That's why I prefer eBay selling, even with all the fees.
If you're trying to promote a make money online program on Craigslist, you might as well forget it. Recently, Craigslist put up a huge warning in the jobs section about affiliate scams and recommends reporting affiliate links to affiliate networks about scammers.
Frankly, I feel sorry for Craigslist. They had such a great thing going until people ruined it.
Isabellas is correct if you don't have a picture then you are wasting your time.
I wasted my time trying to sell my motorcycle. No response. So I lowered the price (dummy me) still - nada
Put a picture in 5 responses in 3 hours ( this was a Sunday morning!)
i wished I never lowered the price and put the picture up in the first place.
by Diane Minton 6 years ago
Is it really safe to post pictures on Facebook?with all of the other personal information there too
by AmyEliza 6 years ago
Are you posting questions because you really care about the response or because you want an accoladeLet's be honest.
by harmony155 5 years ago
Do you feel safe posting or purchasing on Craigslist?
by weaver50 7 years ago
Does anyone have or know of an ironrite (95, 85 in exc working order) in southern Illinois?I am enchanted with the idea of "mangling" my textiles (I'm a weaver) and old cotton bedsheets. Your site is a mine of information - thank you! Melody
by Jill Spencer 7 years ago
Does anyone else out there have difficulty posting ads on Craigslist in the San Francisco area?My posts are always flagged by other users and then removed within a day--sometimes within an hour. My ads in other states never get removed. What's up with that?
by Jjhn B 4 years ago
I'm thinking to post my vehicle inventory (I'm a car dealer) to classified online services. I've been told to start with Craigslist. Like, it is one of the biggest lead generators. What;s your opinion? Do you like Craigslist? Can you advise any other posting services?
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