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Craigslist charging now.

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JohnnyRocker, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    I see now, in my area, that to place a "now hiring" ad, it will cost $25 per ad to run one time. I believe the cost varies per location...maybe still free in small markets. Has anyone else seen this?

    BIG NICKY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    i saw that something was costing money. but i wasn't sure what t was
  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,548

    Earlier this year I noticed the Raleigh section was charging. I use the eastern nc section and it was free. I'm located somewhat in both areas so i chose not to pay.

    I still believe the for sale section is free but could be wrong.
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    I posted something in the for sale section this morning and it was free.
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  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,231

    The jobs area cost money. Typically you can put a ad in the gigs area for free.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  6. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    Craigslist has always had pay sections. That's how they make their money.
    What they do is select a few sections, in a few markets, and those become for-pay (jobs is their big money maker). Everything else is free.
  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,669

    It's better to post in the pay section, in the free section you ad gets bumped down in minutes in busy markets by people who spam their own ads.
    wanted Landscape laborer
    wanted landscaper
    landscape laborer wanted
    landscaper wanted
    now hiring landscapers

    and on and on and on… all the same guy/company.
    in a busy market, 10 guys do that, you add is #37 down the list an hour from posting yours.

    If you pay, each of those are $25, so you don't have dudes pulling that crap.
  8. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    Yes, my ad was in a group of maybe 10 per day as opposed to 50+/day, like I had been doing when our area was free.
  9. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,899

    This is good advice. post a job in the Gigs section, and you'll be bombed with dozens of spam emails daily--everything from plants for sale to porn. Go with a paid ad.
  10. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,493

    you can flag multiple ads and they get deleted

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