I am always in search of ways for people to make money fast, while building their internet marketing empire. I have my 13 year old daughter building her business using ebay- an area she loves. I have known about Craigslist for years, but had never used it. We had 2 things I needed to get rid of –
1. A huge freestanding, cast iron fireplace – we had ripped this out of our living room, and despite asking everyone we knew if they wanted it (for free), nobody did. So we decided to take a few pictures and wrote up an ad (like we had learned from the ebay material), and posted it. We thought it would take us weeks to unload this, given the response we had from people we knew. Within minutes an email came in, asking to come see it. Then another, another, and 2 people started to call in a frenzy. Holy mackeral – we had priced this to sell, but with a bit of barter and wiggle room too – that we didn’t need at all. A guy came, picked it up, paid full price, and left within one day.
2. My daughter had a big outdoor kitchen play set and shopping cart, along with a bunch of accessories she had accumulated, but needed to get rid of. It was too big to ship for ebay, so we listed that on craigslist as well. Again, in about 33 seconds we had a reply, and another, and another. Eventually we said full price, to the first who shows up to get it. A woman came, paid, and left.
3. Then we had purchased a couch 2 months ago, and left it in the warehouse. I didn’t want to take our current couch to the garage, bring the new one in, and leave the other one in the garage to rot. It was a great couch, pull out bed, Ikea. I posted it on Craigslist, sold it within the hour – went and picked ours up from the warehouse, he took the old couch, and we put in the new couch – it was amazing.
So in 3 days we got over $300. Now I wasn’t really looking for money, we were looking to get crap out of our garage that was too big for ebay – and we used ebay techniques to get it sold fast.
So if you need some fast cash – look in your house, and get on www.craigslist.com
And remember to join www.InternetSuccessUniversity.com – where I take you through the details of building an internet marketing empire, complete with fast cash techniques and how to build a membership site that makes you money.
Now in case you are not familiar, Craigslist is a network of site for communities throughout the United States and around the globe. Initially, it was founded as a resource for the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. By 2006, there was a Craigslist site representing each of 450 cities worldwide. With a few exceptions, advertising on Craigslist is free, and postings can be placed in myriad sections, all organized into major categories.
One of these major categories is the “for sale” section, where users can post ads to sell items in any of about thirty subcategories, auto parts to video and photo equipment. There are also areas to post items that you are looking for (in the “wanted” section) or to propose trades and swaps (in the “barter” section). Also included is a section for people to sell tickets to events and shows, such as concerts and sporting events.
Tickets can be found for a variety of prices, seats and dates. Some people want to get rid of their VIP dugout seats the same night, and others are selling $30 for a game next weekend. One can also find Arena Football tickets available. The real treasure trove, though, is the abundance of concert and event tickets available.
So whether you are selling, or looking for a bargain, check out craigslist.com for both ends of the purchase cycle. 🙂
Happy selling and shopping.
Your Recurring Riches for Life Coach
PS – When you join www.InternetSuccessUniversity.com – for the Craigslist lessons I will be showing you what my ads were like, and why they sold, and what I do differently to create the buying frenzy that I did.