If you’ve never done affiliate marketing on Craigslist, and are planning to do so, then you better have some crazy ninja skills in place. I’m not even kidding about this. You must go to Craigslist Ninja School because there really is no other way you’ll be successful as an affiliate marketer on CL. I hate to sound cynical but I’m speaking from my own experience.
Craigslist Hates Affiliate Marketers
Why did I decide to tackle Craigslist for the first time only 3 months ago? I can’t really say. What I DO know is this. If you can get the majority of your ads to go live and to not get flagged, you WILL make some awesome money on there. But are the hoops you have to jump through worth jumping through? Doing marketing on Craigslist is like dating an unstable psychopath. You’ll just never feel safe.
The reason it’s so hard to do affiliate marketing on Craigslist is because CL really doesn’t like affiliate marketers. We are the enemy, even if the work we’re doing is totally ethical. Craigslist changes its algorithms regularly, so even when you think you’ve got it all figured out, and you’ve got a steady income coming in, they’ll go ahead and pull the carpet out from underneath all your live ads so that they go splat, and you have to start all over again. Oh, and when that happens, your income goes splat too.
If You’re Serious About Craigslist-Get Serious Training
If you really are determined to do affiliate marketing on Craigslist, then I’d suggest getting
some very intensive coaching so that you understand what to expect. Here’s a really good FREE Craigslist YouTube training, which is what got me started on my journey. I actually know some underground mafia members who teach powerful individualized Craigslist training sessions, and if you’re interested, I’d be happy to get you in contact with them.
I’m very grateful to have figured out a method that’s working for me right now, but at the same time, I don’t know when Craigslist is going to change their algorithms, and that really makes me unsettled. The reason I got into this business was to have a steady income without the steady job. I understand, as an entrepreneur, I need to expect the unexpected, but there are ways to earn an income online that aren’t so dependent on other web sites.
SEO Will Kick Craigslist in the Butt
This is exactly why I’ve started learning the ins and outs of SEO. Building your own web
site, and making it SEO friendly is like setting up a store on a busy street where targeted hungry buyers are walking by all day long. You’ll make sales without a doubt. You don’t have to worry about Craigslist changing its algorithms, Facebook sending you to jail, or Instagram Insting your Gram (whatever that means).
I’ve learned a hell of a lot about SEO right here at WA. It takes a little bit more time to implement and start making a steady income, but personally, I’d rather take a few months to set things up properly that will bring me long lasting success than deal with instant money that’s gone tomorrow. That said, if you have any questions about anything I’ve discussed in this article, just let me know in the comments below and I’d be happy to answer them. Thank you for reading. 🙂
20 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing On Craigslist”
Awesome site its easy to read and understand
Thank you Amanda!
It’s important to have the right mentorship for sure if you want to be successful in affiliate marketing. Long term success cannot be rushed! Great article 🙂
Absolutely Viola. And in the beginning, we all want to rush success, but the truth is, this industry takes work just like any other industry. Thank you for your comment 🙂
Great article! I love that you gave great information on the cons of affiliate marketing on Craigslist, but added a humorous touch! 🙂
Lol thanks Julie! I was hoping that I didn’t get too sassy in my writing.
Good article. I’ve also had problems with Craigslist. Very informative.
Thanks Nina 🙂 Yeah, it’s not easy and very easy to give up on. But it’s worth it if you can get it working for you.
I’m glad you figured out something that is working for you. I never thought of marketing on CL.
Wendy, Craigslist is AMAZING for income. You can easily make $100 – $200 a day with just a few hours of work on there. It’s just a pain in the butt to figure it all out. That’s all. But it’s definitely worth it if you can do it.
Interesting article to say the least. I have heard about Craigslist not getting along with Affiliate Marketers so I never tried marketing there.
It sure would be nice to make some fast money, but I have to believe the old saying easy come easy go and I just keep plugging away at producing quality content for my readers.
I wouldn’t what to live in a place where I was worrying about loosing my income. I think going about the marketing process the right way and following all of the rules is going to bring us to a place where we can sit back and relax one day.
Thanks for posting this article, I know now not to even think about Craigslist. It’s always good to learn from someone who has been there.
Wealthy Affiliate has everything we need to be successful and feel good about it.
Hey there Wayne! Yeah, I totally agree that producing quality content regularly is much better. First of all, it feeds our souls to help others and put out content that we believe in, and by doing so consistently, it does bring in a nice income over time. I wouldn’t say to never post on Craigslist, but I WILL say if you plan to go that route that there is a huge learning curve indeed.
Thanks a lot for creating this very informative article as I am too hearing about this Craiglist thing. I am glad I’ve stumbled upon your website and learned a lot about this subject.
Thanks for your comment. Yeah, Craigslist is one big pain in the butt, but if you can figure out the ropes, it really an amazing source of income.
So many options for making money online these days have become unreliable that finding a stable platform is quite refreshing, and that I’ve found with the Wealthy Affiliate Community, keep up the good work.
Thanks Ty! Yep, I totally agree about WA being an amazing platform for this. I wish I found it over a year ago though. I’m still using Craigslist for income, but just not relying on it long term as I have no idea when it’s gonna shift everything around again.
Great post, both amusing and inforative
Thank you much Jason!
I really agree with you about WA it is a great place to be … and thank you for sharing the ups and down as well as the video training about craigslist i never knew that ….:-)
keep up the good work to keep us well informed
No problem Corina! thank you for reading 🙂