Many people who have strong grip on getting live ads used to grab clients of multiple cities and ask them for high pay rate but those clients don’t work for long term.Why is that? Let me tell you something that will help you in getting better traffic from Craigslist.
If you are selling beauty products then instead of starting postings with top 20 cities start posting from medium and small cities at first.If you ask from the poster he will say why start from small cities where only few people post ads why not start with top cities where daily 1000s of people post there ads.But the poster may not know when we target top 20 cities we don’t get good traffic until we post 50+ ads a day and that increases the cost.But if on the other side we see medium cities we can post 10-15 ads maximum and we will get more traffic because of low competition.
Once we start getting customers and start earning from craigslist then hit large cities along with small cities.But never end posting in small cities because you get regular traffic from only few ads that saves your cost.But there is a fact that should be realized CL is not permanent solution for running your business.You need to optimize your website on selling keywords so you could keep getting traffic.If you want to run your business in long term then you have to use both classified postings and search engine optimization it will take your traffic to 1k-10k/day (depends on niche).
Some will think why use SEO when we are getting good leads from craigslist.It is because CL is good for immediate traffic but if you want traffic forever and constant then use of SEO is must.
If you want to know how to get live ads and want to optimize your website then contact me.