Craigslist Do’s & Don’ts

Craigslist USA has been an established and successful internet classified forum for many years now, and is recognized by many affiliate internet marketers as one the most effective tools that can help make a continuous profit for their internet businesses. Affiliate Marketers in particular have been using the site to promote many products and businesses successfully.

Typically an established internet business with a great product or service to sell will often recruit affiliate marketers to promote their web page to receive a sale and profit on their products. When an internet business owner makes a sale on their product or service from a customer referred by an affiliate marketer, the marketer receives a percentage of the sale. The leads that are generated by internet marketers to the business owners web page are always measured in a click format that records the affiliates leads and sale prospects.

The Craigslist classified system provides great possibilities for internet marketing affiliates as well as established internet businesses owners, but businesses are not allowed to advertise directly for affiliates on the site as it is against the regulations and requirements of their posting rules.
In order to recruit affiliates to an internet business, an affiliate can advertise as a “work for hire” employee in the services section, and make contact with business owners who may require affiliates by submitting their resume and qualifications.

Craigslist also offers a great forum board where posters can discuss internet businesses and generate some leads at the same time. Internet marketing affiliates and business owners can utilize this to promote their businesses subtly and not overtly, and if you are joining the forum always ensure that you are offering some form of value to the forum at all times to avoid other users flagging or eliminating your posts.

If you are making posts in the Craigslist discussion forum, you should always make an effort to avoid posting direct links to your affiliate marketing products on behalf of the business owners as these posts will be viewed as spam. If you continue to post spam replies, the owners of the forum can effectively ban you from the site altogether and refuse your advertising in future posts. By avoid spamming and providing quality posts, you can develop a quality reputation on the forum and site in general.

By following the guidelines of the site and forum of Craigslist, you will effectively position yourself as trustworthy affiliate or business owner and make greater profits for your internet marketing business as a whole.