CraigsList is a great place for local advertising. If you have a service home based business that relies on a local market, have you tried using CraigsList to find customers?
In this blog post, I talked about using CraigsList for Network Marketing leads. However, what about a home based business where you provide a service and need local customers? In that case, you can post in the services categories.
The services ads in CraigsList are notorious for being poorly written. You can browse the services categories for your local area and see them for yourself. It shouldn’t be difficult to create a better ad than the average CraigsList ad.
Remember that you need to pay attention to the Title. CraigsList allows a title of up to 70 characters. Whether the people searching are browsing or entering keywords to find ads, your ad will show up in list format with just the title showing. So make every character count! You hopefully know what keywords apply to your home-based business, so load them up in the title. The title must also grab attention.
In the body of the ad, create some ad text that takes the title and runs with it. Don’t forget to place a link to your website if you have one and of course, include your contact information. Service ads run for 7 days and are free, so you have little to loose by trying them.