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How To Make Money Legally Spamming Craigslist

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tbenny, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. tbenny

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    Because so many of you have been so supportive, I wanted to share a little tip to make some dough with Craigslist. What you do is you troll the wanted sections, or ticket sections like during the World Series, and send an email reply to the listing number at the top of the post with your EPN link or stubhub link to that section or just general link. You can do this with the ticket sections on Saturdays for college football rivalries and make bank. As with anything, blank the referrer.
     
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    EPN: Ebay Partner Network

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  3. tbenny

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    You just email to the id number in the post on craigslist with some stuff like this is the best offer out there. Put your EPN link in the email and wait. That is it.
     
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    And how is the best way to hide the referer?

    I mean, epn is getting crazy with banning people.
     
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    look up affiliate cloaking, or link masking.
     
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    So Craigslist > Ticket Hungry People > Email EPN Link > $$

    Seems like a lot of work for little reward.

    Have you tried this? Care to report any Stats?
     
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    that is actually a real nice way to make some dough...its more a long time plan though...
    the best way to do this would be:

    1. search cl for people looking for things(theater tickets or automotives or cameras or a particular model of a cell phone or anything at all)

    2. goto egay, search for that product the cl guy wants. identify an appropriate listing where the seller is very near to the cl poster

    3. make a posting in a blog about the product(copy pasting the description will do in most cases) and include an EPN link there. More professional the blog looks the better.

    4. Email the cl guy. Something like "Hi, Im always hanging around trying to help people. Noticed your listing and this is what I could find. Hope it helps you out". Include a link to your blog post which in turn has the EPN link.

    5. Hope he clicks through the EPN link and buys.

    6. For best results just outsource everything.

    How did I find out about this method? Well, some time back there was this guy on DP looking for people to do a small "repetitive job" for him. I PMed him is the guise of applying for the job while I actually wanted to know what he's doing.

    Now, I dont know how well this works coz I havent tried it. So its upto someone here to try and put it into practice....
     
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    there use to be software out there that did this automatically but cant remember what it was called.
     
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    I remember a couple of ebooks being shared on the Members Downloads about this same tactic. Find someone who is looking to buy some product and give them an ebay link, your affiliate link. The problem with this approach is that they may either not trust you, or even if they do, they may choose another deal or postpone it forever since it's hard to really understand what someone wants if you're not him or not given enough good information. There isn't any technical work involved although you end up losing a lot of time to get beans out of it.
     
  10. mshteam

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    Yeah i've tried a few things simmilar to this, where someone says "Im looking for X" and you say "Here it is <affiliatelink>" sometimes it works, most times it dosnt, and from experience it can take a while to bank, or sometimes you can bank within the hour.
     
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    what if we say i am selling this here.
    that is if we pretend its our auction?
     
  12. supermat007

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    Craigs-Agent :)

    Code:
    http://www.craigs-agent.com/