Generating leads from Craiglist

Discussion in 'Network/Multi-level Marketing' started by DMalloyMoney, May 17, 2013.

  1. DMalloyMoney

    DMalloyMoney Member

    Is craigslist really the best site to generate leads??
    How many ads can you post daily? hmm I was guessing once because their strict
    What are some other sites to use, or should I stick with just CL.
    By the way I heard backpage was good...is it?
     
  2. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Craigslist is not a good way to generate leads for MLM or for any form of online income (in my opinion). Your posts will be flagged and ghosted very quickly and you also run the risk of being banned from posting on Craigslist. There are much better options, such as learning a bit about SEO and developing other marketing strategies such as creating relevant backlinks, social media marketing, and others.
     
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  3. DMalloyMoney

    DMalloyMoney Member

    What's SEO?? WHATS back links?? Well give me tips I'm very humble you got my very interested!!
     
  4. Dot Com Income

    Dot Com Income New Member

    SEO means Search Engine Optimization
    Backlinks simply means a link pointing to your website.
    to do this however,you need a website.
    If you do not have a website you cannot use these methods of marketing.
    SEO is simply making your site more "attractive" to the search engines so they can index it.for example,if you have a website that is about "make money online" you will have to write keywords in your posts to your website with the keyword "make money online".That is what is called on-site SEO
    Backlinks are off site SEO. while on-site SEO will get your page indexed by google and other search engines,that will not guarantee that you will be on page one. backlinks show the search engines that your site is popular.so the more quality and relevant backlinks you have the higher your website in search engine rankings.for example,your forum signature is a backlink to the site you are advertising.there's just so much about it but that is it in a flash
     
  5. Dot Com Income

    Dot Com Income New Member

    You can use craigslist and other classifieds to generate leads.the problem is most people don't know how to do it.
    one, the page you are advertising must be a "squeeze page" that is a page that asks for the visitor's name and email address in order for them to re-directed to your offer - if you don't know how to set up a squeeze page,PM me and i will show you how to do so for free.
    two,craigslist does not even allow MLM so i cannot recommend anyone to post an MLM ad on craigslist.there are a lot of classifieds that allow MLM advertisements like www.eonlineads.com, www.usfreeads.com and www.backpage.com and so many others
    there are some tools you need to use craigslist effectively also like an IP changing tool, an ad tracker, and an image capture tool.
    craigslist can either be a gold mine or a beast.it depends on how you use it.i know of someone who generates 100's of leads daily from craigslist and classifieds sites so i believe why people do not use it effectively is because they don't even know how to make it work.the people on craigslist are what we call "hot leads" because these people are actively looking for jobs to do and they click on all ads until they see the one they are looking for.
    so you have to learn how it works so you don't get flagged and banned and all of that

    hope that helped!
     
  6. JTGMarketing

    JTGMarketing Member

    To be honest, there are better ways to generate leads than on Craigslist. It used to be a good platform years ago, before they decided to put a chokehold on internet marketers. If they see an ad they don't like, they will flag and ghost all of your ads without giving it a second thought. Backpage is a little better, but they're run more or less the same way. Using forums like this and social networking platforms like Facebook will give you more high quality leads, because it will allow you to connect with like-minded people related to their niche.

    Anyway, best of luck.
     
  7. JamieAmeriplan

    JamieAmeriplan New Member

    I've actually had pretty good luck obtaining leads through Craigslist. You just have to know what you're doing. Try to keep it limited to only 2 posts per week. Renew your ads every Sunday night. And use multiple email addresses to post your ads. I'm receiving leads daily and I'm lovin' it! ;)
     
  8. Khoa Nuyen

    Khoa Nuyen New Member

    Yes, you can generate leads from Craigslist. HOWEVER, your ads have to be compliant or they will be taken down or ghosted. With a little bit of tweaking, you can have 8-10 ads at a time on CL each day.
     
  9. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member

    I agree with Khoa...CL can be a good way to get leads if you get the right type of ad out there. I have been using CL for an opportunity for the past two weeks, and I actually had about 8 ads up at a time to get calls in... two did get deleted but I can see why they did. But if you know what words to say and ones to avoid you can actually get good results.
     
  10. jmorton

    jmorton New Member

    I'm glad to see some of you have had luck with CL. We haven't been flagged or deleted but not very good response numbers. My hubby is a big believer in word of mouth advertising. His construction company does not do any advertising at all and he stays booked up months in advance. I've taken to the same strategy however it was hard to get started. but once it evolved I now have people who contact me.

    And that is a great feeling.

    Good luck though! If it works,,use it!!
     
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  11. MarieA73

    MarieA73 Member

    Craigslist leads are good leads as they are looking for work; however, if your opportunity has upfront costs, they may not be able to join unless you have some sort of starter program.
     
  12. annadenise

    annadenise Active Member

    I agree with you. I have not personally run Craigslists ads, but have had people under me do so. It seems like it would be ok once in a while, for a short period of time, then they would get flagged and their ads deleted. I have used Craigslist to sell things and some of the folks on there nowadays compared to a few years ago are really wierd and some are scam artists. Craigslist has it's place, but people have to be very aware of what they are doing when using it.
     
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  13. GTR

    GTR New Member

    I get leads from Craigslist. The rules states 1 ad every 2 days. They don't allow MLM posts but you can disguise your posts to make it look like a regular employment ad. Just don't use the word MLM or work at home. Also don't use images that states the name of the company or hints at being an MLM.
     
  14. Khoa Nuyen

    Khoa Nuyen New Member

    Craigslist is not my primary source of leads, but it is one because it's cheap and easy. How hard is it to place a free ad every other day? I diversify my lead sources so I don't get too dependent on just one. My attitude is that a lead is a lead, and if you know how to convert then it really doesn't matter where it came from. It's true that people who are on CL are mostly looking for work, but isn't that the case for pretty much anyone who joins any MLM? Who joined a company just for fun? Point is everyone is looking to create an income.
     
  15. Anders J

    Anders J Member

    Craigslist can work if you know how to do it. It can be outsourced but again you need to learn how to go about it.

    As with all marketing options online about 23 different ways you must invest the time and whatever the price for learning the prefered way to test it. The best craigslist course I have seen is in Building on a budget by Mike Dillard which is part of the WMI blueprint. Anyway you should lead to a capture page.

    As with Adwords you need to write the right kind of ads and lead to the right kind of website so not to be banned by either place Adwords or Craogslist. Writing big claims and make money is so not accepted anywhere so work around it. What is the benefits of what your opportunity can do? Other than making money bla.bla.bla

    Keep in mind with an MLM type opportunity you advertize: You, Your Team and your marketing system. Never the opportunity nobody cares.
     
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  16. Khoa Nuyen

    Khoa Nuyen New Member

    With Craigslist, or any marketing tactic for that matter, it takes a bit of trial an error to perfect. I often hear people say that "it didn't work for me." Upon further digging, I find out that they tried it ONCE, and when they did, they had no sales funnel in place to capture and convert the leads. Also, their ad copy was the typical "make money from home blather" that's like a giant pile of cow dung begging to be avoided. To get good and succeed at ANY marketing strategy, you have to be willing to invest the time to get it dialed in correctly. I happen to think Craigslist is a good testing ground for beginners because its 100% free.
     
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  17. Anders J

    Anders J Member

    Typically it is that fact that most people who see it wrong. They try and fail then blame others and spred the word that so and so is not working. Instead they should realize that they are the results makers in their world and can actually make it work. If an ad does not give results? If an ad gets banned? Learn why and built upon the experience as sooner or later you find the result/ad that works. Percistance is at play and should be part of your mindset as an entrepeneur.
     
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  18. PeterMFL

    PeterMFL Active Member

    From my experience Craigslist does not provide good results... People DO take a look at your opportunity but it rarely results into a sale.
    However, I've heard that some people have been successful with Craigslist so I guess everyone has different strengths and weaknesses but Craigslist definitely didn't work for me.
     
  19. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member


    Well said Anders I agree. Craigslist does work...IF (just like any other promotional tool, on or offline) you use it in the proper way and you do that consistently. There are ways to get 50-100 ads up per day, but it takes a method, time, and patience to do so. If you go about Craiglist any other way than the proper way, then you will encounter difficulties.

    You wouldn't use a hammer for a screw, would you?
     
  20. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member


    To answer your original question DMalloy, CL can be a great resource if you take the time to learn how to work within its guidelines to your advantage; and put persistent effort towards that method. BackPage actually is very similar to CL, so the same applies: learn a method that works, then consistently apply that method.

    Also, there is no true "best" site to generate leads. As you go forward, no matter what you are doing, remember that YOU are the guarantee no matter how you get leads. There are many ways to get traffic in but what it all boils down to is how you present yourself and what your opportunity is once they get to you. People don't join opportunities people join PEOPLE!!!.
     
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