the Freemium Way to Get your stuff seen and sold (Cuz’n Andy is quoted in that text)
Craigslist founded by Craig Newmark in 1995 as a free advertising email blast for all cool, hip, trendy and amazingly popular events San Francisco had to offer to the sub-culture beatnick crowd.
2012 Craigslist has mushroomed (pun intended) into what is now the biggest free-binator advertising conduit the global marketplace has seen and is now in 50 countries.
Craigslist is Da Bomb.
Newmark, because of his commitment to his vision now has the FREEDOM to do what he wants, when he wants, how he wants. He lives his PASSION.
Makes me realize I should have probably paid closer attention to those despondent geeks in school and not been such a drama queen. Cher’s song, “If I could turn back time” rolls through my brain as I write this.
As events in our culture turned trendy, pop culture and ever so dynamic, Craigslist and Newmark were right there to be a global influential revolution for free advertising of everything and anything for sale including stuff that really shouldn’t be sale-able.
I haven’t checked Craigslist as of late, but I did see an emu and a camel for sale, or trade.
I could definitely get into riding a camel around to do my every day b.s. saves gas. Instead of pushing on a horn, the camel spits at your nemesis. Now there’s a way to win friends and influence people. LOL. At least no one would run over me.
Albeit, the whole camel poop thing would really be a hassle for me because California is an anti-sh*t state, so, I forego my camel as transportation dream. Back to matters at hand….Craigslist Advertising
What do you want out of the deal?
When I first started using Craigslist as a marketer I can say I made an arse out of my efforts.
Today, I seem to have a better handle at this Craigslist stuff and how it works. My Craigslist prowess becomes especially fortuitous when I’m listening to rap music (it stirs the creative juices)…go figure.
I can write some killer ad copy and I can get those really cool html pictures working pretty well when I use the Adtracker Tool too. You probably want the same thing, that’s why you’re reading this post.
You want to be able to advertise on Craigslist with ease and without getting your account shut down. The biggest nemesis of all, “Big Brother” telling you “You’ve had way too much fun advertising your links here…time to move on little Indian,” is not what you want to hear or have happen to you.
I’ve composed a Craigslist Adtracker *.pdf for you to download and a video to watch at your leisure. You can find that HERE.
The landscape changes pretty rapidly in this business and the rules are always being updated to behoove the rule makers. Keep this in mind as you traverse through the video and the *.pdf. there are some nuggets of information in both the video and the *.pdf downloadable file that you’ll be able to use to increase your advertising on Craigslist.
I believe, if I hypothesize correctly, you want to be successful on Craigslist while advertising your primary company, your affiliate deal, your links, or whatever you got that someone wants.
You also want to avoid the pain of getting shut down on Craigslist and you want to create a better experience for yourself and quite possibly those you teach to use Craigslist Advertising.
With over 30 billion page views per month and over 50 million monthly visitors to Craigslist just in the United States, well the emotional level for a marketer is high when they start to think about all of those eyeballs. The potential sales are mind boggling if the ad is targeted correctly. Dont’ start drooling just yet.
The magic bullet…is your ad targeted correctly?
Advertising raises our emotional levels, as marketers, because it the ‘potential’ prospect who will click on to our ad and buy from us that creates this incredible excitement in our systems.
You’ve looked into solo ads and have found them to be really expensive and it’s a crap-shot depending on your ‘free offer’ that you may or may not have in place. It’s also dependent on that really slick sales funnel you’re going to send them through with all the bells and whistles in place. The ‘invisible funnel’ is the trend now.
….do you talk to your prospects?
With a solo you depend on others to write exceptional copy for your offer. You want your prospects to be sent to a page that converts because God forbid you want to TALK to these people.
For some reason, the landscape has decided that marketing is clicking a link, going down a funnel and buying your sh*t. There’s virtually no thought given to the customer experience.
Any ‘uber’ successful marketing professional will tell you This is a relationship business.
So you’ve now eliminated 99.99% of the population from talking to you personally and you’re down to 1/10th of 1%; the rest of ‘em can “leave a message at the tone.” LOL
God Forbid you actually have to have a conversation with anyone. Well you can at least b.s. your way through it and come out unscathed and no worse for the wear. Quite possibly,
you may have a heart attack because you have to talk to a stranger, so make sure you have someone in the next room to hear you fall on your face so they can call 911.
Otherwise, I think you’ll be fine watching this video and downloading this *.pdf to help you achieve your free advertising with Craigslist where you may never have to talk to anyone ever again!
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