Craigslist

So, what is Craigslist?

Well, Craiglist is just like a classifieds section of a newspaper, where you can buy and sell stuff online using the Craigslist website. The Beauty is that you can post a classified Ad in just about any major city anywhere in the world for free.

This is a really good feature for Internet marketers who are just starting out, because you can get small flows of traffic to your own website for very little effort and it’s a free service.

There is not any actual eCommerce on CraigsList, it’s just a place to post your Ads and hook up with people that may be looking for your products or service.

The actual transfer of the goods or service is between the vendor and the buyer, Craiglist  does not get involved or take any commission like eBay.

Take care though as there is not any moderation on postings. You should be careful about revealing personal details as there are lots of unscrupulous people posting and answering posts.

front page of Craigslist
front page of Craigslist

Craigslist can be an excellent site for searching jobs or for finding  just about anything. There are forums for people seeking information about new cities they may be visiting or moving to and it’s a great place for finding accommodation.

Here is a screen shot of the front page of Craigslist, and a list of classified sections for you to post your Ads under.

 

Community

  • activities
  • artists
  • childcare
  • classes
  • events
  • general
  • groups
  • local news
  • lost+found
  • musicians
  • pets
  • politics
  • rideshare
  • volunteers

personals

  • strictly platonic
  • women seek women
  • women seeking men
  • men seeking women
  • men seeking men
  • misc romance
  • casual encounters
  • missed connections
  • rants and raves

services

  • beauty
  • computer
  • creative
  • cycle
  • event
  • financial
  • legal
  • lessons
  • marine
  • pet
  • automotive
  • farm+garden
  • household
  • labor/move
  • real estate
  • skill’d trade
  • sm biz ads
  • therapeutic
  • travel/vac
  • write/ed/tr8

housing

  • apts / housing
  • housing swap
  • housing wanted
  • office / commercial
  • parking / storage
  • real estate for sale
  • rooms / shared
  • sublets / temporary
  • vacation rentals

for sale

  • antiques
  • baby+kid
  • barter
  • bikes
  • boats
  • books
  • business
  • computer
  • free
  • furniture
  • general
  • household
  • jewelry
  • materials
  • rvs+camp
  • sporting
  • tickets
  • tools
  • wanted
  • appliances
  • arts+crafts
  • atv/utv/sno
  • auto parts
  • beauty+hlth
  • cars+trucks
  • cds/dvd/vhs
  • cell phones
  • clothes+acc
  • collectibles
  • electronics
  • farm+garden
  • garage sale
  • heavy equip
  • motorcycles
  • music instr
  • photo+video
  • toys+games
  • video gaming

jobs

  • accounting+finance
  • admin / office
  • arch / engineering
  • art / media / design
  • biotech / science
  • business / mgmt
  • customer service
  • education
  • food / bev / hosp
  • general labor
  • government
  • human resources
  • internet engineers
  • legal / paralegal
  • manufacturing
  • marketing / pr / ad
  • medical / health
  • nonprofit sector
  • real estate
  • retail / wholesale
  • sales / biz dev
  • salon / spa / fitness
  • security
  • skilled trade / craft
  • software / qa / dba
  • systems / network
  • technical support
  • transport
  • tv / film / video
  • web / info design
  • writing / editing
  • [ETC]
  • [ part-time ]

gigs

  • crew
  • event
  • labor
  • talent
  • computer
  • creative
  • domestic
  • writing