1. It's Free!
2. It gets you customers!
I know the concerns of safety especially after the infamous Craigslist killer, but in all things not just craigslist safety first.
So before I moved I sold off some stuff from my apartment on Craiglist. Being a single woman I did not want anyone coming into my home without my having someone else there. That wasn't always possible. So when they emailed me they were interested they would call and set up a time to come and see the item and I'd make sure it was outside my door for them. It would be a bit funny because as much as I was unsure of them, they would come with someone which said to me they were unsure of me.
Here in my new home I can't do that. I live in a gated community that would frown upon a business being conducted from my home. I do have a booth at Knot on Main Street and before Christmas I started doing limited amounts of ads on Craigslist directing them to Knot and am proud to say I have sold everything I posted. Here are the items I sold.
1. Vintage Sewing Machine
3. World Globe
With my marketing efforts for my business and the success I've had with Craiglist I'll be utilizing this FREE tool. I'll be posting to that customer who loves the vintage, chic shabby, farmhouse country or French country look. Those type of customers read Craiglist. My subject line will be written specifically to attracts those customers.
Oh yeah, another plus will be a link to my blog that I'll include in the ad. Can always use more traffic to my blog.
Do you use Craiglist for your business? Would love to hear how you are doing with it.