So if you want to know how you can have a profitable side hustle on this popular platform, then keep reading IVA Hustle - 6 Quick Ways You Make Money on Craigslist with Your Side Hustle for ideas!
1. Buy and sell stuff
This method is probably the most widely used on Craigslist. People sell many kinds of items on Craigslist. Some even give stuff away for free, provided you pick it up. You can find a literal treasure trove if you know where to look. To make money, you can buy items on the cheap on Craigslist, and then turn around and list the same item for a much higher price! The difference is, of course, your profit.
Another technique you can use is called retail arbitrage where you buy an item on Craigslist, and then sell it on another platform like eBay or social media.
2. Apply for suitable part-time jobs
If you decide to apply for part-time jobs on the platform, make sure you do your due diligence, so you don’t get scammed. If you’re not careful, you can fall victim to numerous scams that are rampant on Craigslist.
Before you get scared, know that there are also plenty of legit jobs on the platform – you just need to weed out the good stuff from the bad.
3. Sell various services
If you have a skill that other people can benefit from, then, by all means, put up a listing on Craigslist advertising that fact. You can sell items in many different categories like automotive, beauty, computer, creative, financial, household, labor, legal, lessons, pet, skilled trade, writing, and more.
4. Rent space in your place
If you’ve got an extra room (or two) in your house, then you can list it for free on Craigslist. Make your listing as enticing as possible and be sure to thoroughly vet all interested applicants to make sure they’re serious renters!
5. Find leads for your business
If you offer a service and you need clients, then you can head on over to Craigslist and look for people who are looking for your service. For example, if you’re a designer, you can answer ads from people who are specifically looking for a graphic designer to help them with their logos and graphics needs.
Again do your due diligence to make sure these are legitimate people looking for services and not scammers.
6. Advertise a class
If you have a space or even do it virtually you can advertise a class or webinar you are offering on Craigslist. Put up the registration link in your advertisement (this weeds out most scammers) and make sure that you monitor your events chat rooms to make sure there’s no one soliciting the other participants emails etc. (if virtual). You can rent local library space for your event if you are not charging a fee to come.
Until next time hustlers!
Iolande V. Argent,
Your branding senior side hustle solutionspreneur
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