craigslist 4 Everyone [NOOK Book]


Craigslist 4 Everyone

Jobs. Housing. Customers. Stuff. Events. Advice. Even romance! It’s all waiting for you on craigslist... and this book will help you find it faster, smarter, and more safely. You name it, it’s covered here–with great insider tips and proven techniques! Get started today: Buy and sell merchandise, services, cars, and homes; generate leads; recruit staff or volunteers; promote your group, cause, candidate, or band; find great contractors or childcare; get or ...

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Craigslist 4 Everyone

Jobs. Housing. Customers. Stuff. Events. Advice. Even romance! It’s all waiting for you on craigslist... and this book will help you find it faster, smarter, and more safely. You name it, it’s covered here–with great insider tips and proven techniques! Get started today: Buy and sell merchandise, services, cars, and homes; generate leads; recruit staff or volunteers; promote your group, cause, candidate, or band; find great contractors or childcare; get or give a pet; arrange cheap rideshares and vacation swaps. Stay safe, no matter what you’re doing. This is the first book to take you deep inside craigslist and show you exactly how to get what you want there... whatever it might be!

You’ll Learn How To

• Quickly discover what craigslist offers in your city or neighborhood

• Write ads that get noticed–and get fast results

• Recognize and avoid scammers and identity thieves!

• Attract more people to your community event, concert, or yard sale

• Meet the partner of your dreams... safely!

• Build your small business, no matter what you sell

Jenna Lloyd has been using craigslist successfully since 2001 in both her business and personal life. She is a leading authority on online and multichannel retail marketing, an eBay PowerSeller, and currently helps others maximize their business profits through her company, Applied Force Marketing, LLC (

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited scores of books over the past 16 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office, eBay,

digital photography, and Web applications.

Category Internet

Covers craigslist

User Level Beginning–Intermediate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768686074
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Jenna Lloyd is a leading authority on online marketing and an expert in multichannel retailing. As head of Applied Force Marketing (, she works hands-on with small and large businesses to create and implement powerful marketing strategies that quickly increase her clients’ sales and profits.

Ms. Lloyd also works as a freelance business writer and editor. In addition to writing highly effective marketing and advertising copy, Ms. Lloyd has been the technical editor of several books for Que Publishing. She has used craigslist successfully in her business and personal life since 2001 and includes it as a part of a comprehensive marketing strategy for all of her clients.

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Table of Contents



Part I craigslist 101

Chapter 1 Putting craigslist on the Map

A Simple Idea

The Best of Intentions

Looking into the Future

Who Is Craig Newmark?

Craig’s Vision

Change of Focus

Nerd Values

David and Goliath

One to Watch

Craigslist Foundation: “Helping People Help”

From Here…

Chapter 2 Welcome to the Neighborhood

Navigating the Home Page

Finding Your Way Home

Joining the Community

Creating a Craigslist Account

Getting Around Town

Exploring Your Neighborhood

For Inquiring Minds

Getting Involved

The Town Square

Giving Yourself a Handle

Getting Involved

Dressing Up Your Posts

Staking Your Claim

Roadside Assistance

Follow the Rules

From Here…

Chapter 3 Safety First

Internet Safety

Secure Your Computer

Protect Your Information

Spot Scammers Before They Spot You

Out-of-Area Buyer

Overpayment Scam

Nigerian 4-1-9 Scam

Safe and Pleasant Transactions

Safe and Sound Online Dating

From Here…

Part II Posting on craigslist

Chapter 4 All About the Listings

Anatomy of a Listing

Playing By the Rules

The Posting Process

Getting Creative

The craigslist Police

Editing and Deleting Posts

From Here…

Chapter 5 Successful Listing Strategies

Example of an Unsuccessful Listing

Steps for Creating a Successful Listing

Step 1: Educate Yourself

Step 2: Set Your Goal(s)

Step 3: Take Pictures

Step 4: Write a Listing That Addresses Your Goal(s)

Strategies in Action

From Here…

Chapter 6 Listing in the Community

Get Out There: Activities

Get Together: Events, Classes, and Groups




Find What’s Missing: Lost+Found

Express Yourself: Artists and Musicians

Take Care of Baby: Childcare

What’s Happening: Local News, Politics, and General

Live Green: Rideshares

Get the Help You Need: Volunteers

Pets: A Controversial Issue

From Here…

Chapter 7 Listing in the Housing Section

Selling Solo

Move That Property in Real Estate for Sale

An Agent’s Best Friend

What Do You Have to Offer?

What’s Going on Next Door?

Map Out Your Information

Talk the Talk

Focus on Your Target

Leave Them Wanting More

Put It on Paper

A Flashing Neon Sign

A Picture Is Worth…

Filling a Vacancy

Office/Commercial Property

Know Your Business

Location, Location, Location

Getting It “Write”

Parking/Storage Rental

From Here…

Chapter 8 Listing in For Sale

Looking Through the For Sale Categories

Planning Your Ad

Writing Great Ads

Writing a Great Posting Title

Writing a Great Posting Description

Tips for Category-Specific Listings

Ad Posting Basics

Responding to Contacts

Advertising No-No’s

From Here…

Chapter 9 Listing in Services

Phone Verification

Planning Your Marketing

Don’t Keep Reinventing the Wheel

Before You Do Anything Else

Put On Your Advertising Exec Hat

Ready to Write!

Offering Free Content

Automotive Services

Beauty Services

Computer Services

Creative Services

Erotic Services

Event Services

Financial Services

Household Services

Labor and Moving Services

Legal Services

Lessons and Training

Real Estate Services

Skilled Trade Services

Small Business Ads

Therapeutic Services

Travel and Vacation Services

Writing, Editing, and Translating Services

From Here…

Chapter 10 Listing in Jobs and Gigs

Comparing Online Job Resources

Looking Through Job Categories

Writing a Successful Job Listing

Listing Basics

Beyond Basics

Posting a Job Listing

Posting Gigs

Responding to Applicants

From Here…

Chapter 11 Listing in Resumes

Knowledge Is Power

Your Most Important Sale

Dealing with Job Search Jitters

What to Look For

Where to Look

What to Do with the Information

Your Features and Benefits

It’s All in the Numbers

Define Your Marketing Strategy

Create a Killer Resume

From the Top

Getting It All Down

From Here…

Chapter 12 Listing in Personals

Deciphering the Code

What Do You Really Want?

Nine Secrets for Successful Online Relationships

Igniting Sparks

Thinking Long-Term

Thinking Short-Term

Strictly Platonic: Making New Friends

Missed Connections: Finding Someone Who Caught Your Eye

Rants and Raves: Expressing Yourself

Put It in Writing

From Here…

Part III The Other Side of craigslist

Chapter 13 Responding to Listings

Locating What You Want

How to Reply

From Here…

Chapter 14 Keeping Busy with Listings

Enriching Your Life with the Community








Lost and Found


Local News





Catapult Your Career in Jobs and Gigs

Job Search Tips

Perusing the Job Listings

Perusing the Gigs

Responding to Job Listings

Fill Your Social Calendar with the Personals

Warning: Enter at Your Own Risk

Personals Categories: Something for Everyone

From Here…

Chapter 15 Win-Win Results in Listings

Find Your New Abode in Housing

Looking for Houses or Apartments to Rent

Finding Rooms or Roommates

Seeking Sublets or Temporary Spots

Housing Wanted

Swapping Houses

Finding Vacation Rentals

Searching for Storage Space

Looking for Commercial Space

Real Estate for Sale

Let’s Make a Deal in Merchandise

Get It Done with Services

Fill That Job Opening in Resumes

From Here…

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