One of the world’s largest classified ads community, Craigslist, has been a great place for marketing and advertising your services and products. You can sell you old stuff for better prices and you can promote your business as well. And it is absolutely free to post an ad on craigslist.
There is one thing that you need to keep in mind. It is serving around 700 cities in the world and getting around 20 billion page views in a month. So there is a tough competition for a top position on craigslist. And you have to know the right strategies on using craigslist for generating revenues.
In this context, I’m here explaining three craigslist marketing strategies that you can make dollars on craigslist and the skills required to achieve this.
The first strategy is, reselling the products. You might be an expert in some particular niche of business. So you can find old products of that particular domain on craigslist and buy them for a cheaper price. You can revamp them and sell them on craigslist again for a better price. Thus you can make profits on craigslist.
The second I’m sharing can most probably be used for ebook sales on Amazon Kindle. And you can use the same for any of your other online products. Let me explain you the strategy clearly.
While you are placing the ads for your products you are to sell, you can also place the promotions of your ebook. You can offer them for free on Amazon store. Thus, your ebook can get more customers and downloads. This will bring you a top position in the amazon store. What else? You can get furthermore purchases of the ebook and more profits. Likewise, you can give giveaways for your online products and get more benefits from craigslist marketing.
And the third strategy, craigslist optimization. Optimization is all for free, don’t worry guys. But how could you make it optimized?
Generally, an ad on craigslist contains the title and description. And when a user searches for a particular product (that belongs to your niche) with a particular keyword, your ad should be in the top row of the list. For this, you need to make the title and the description with using proper keywords and in a proper manner.
With this regard, I’m going to tell you how to write effective content for your ads for craigslist marketing.
Usually, most of the marketers think that the product description is the key thing that they have to keep more focus on. To some extent, it is correct. But they are neglecting the title. And here comes the problem. Actually, they are creating a problem by themselves.
For example, what will you read first in a newspaper?
The headline, right?
If it intrigues you, you will go ahead with the description. If not, you go to next column. And the same is here with the ads on craigslist. So, you have to give more priority to the headline of the ad.
Your ad’s headline should be attractive and informative. Using keywords is nevertheless a mandatory thing to remember. Because, the ads are arranged in the list as per their relevance and freshness. So, you have to make strategies to get the right keywords for your ads.
And in the series, keep focusing on the description. Here, be more informative about your products or services. And using keywords is unavoidable here too. Know what your competitors are using as keywords and how they are making their descriptions. Don’t follow them. But get some hint about their strategies and try to make better than theirs.
And at last, it is about testimonials. People love to know what others talk about your business and then they decide whether to use your services. So keep some genuine testimonials. But keep in mind not to keep testimonials more than three.
If you think wisely, you can make more out of craigslist marketing. And the strategies I mentioned above can be implemented easily. You can generate more revenues from the craigslist marketing.
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