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Can You Really Make Money Selling Things On Craigslist?
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Head over to Canva to design yourself a nice-looking service offering design. Especially with a platform like Craigslist, making your ad friendly and personable goes a long way to establish trust. When you create your ad, consider your prospective clients and customers and for what they will be searching. For me, particularly with my plant ad, I was targeting people who were buying used fish tanks on Craigslist.
Think — what are the odds someone would search for the exact genus and species of aquatic plant I was selling? Not high!
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Do the same with your service. Now, this may sound counterintuitive if your goal with advertising is to bring in cash, but I assure you, this trick of the trade works — and it works well.
Price your services and items so that you have room for negotiation; people love a good deal. Learn from my mistakes.
I was unprepared for was the rush of business I received. My inbox was flooded with emails and looked like a downright disaster zone, most of them asking the same questions, inquiring about the same dates, and almost all of them coming from similar-looking, auto-generated Craigslist email addresses that removed any identifying information.
It also serves as an excellent, free platform for testing the waters of a product-based business you might have in mind. If the demand for your product is so great in such a small, localized area—just think: What could you accomplish with an online store?
Aimee Pass is a freelancer living and working in Austin, Texas. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page.
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