How Do You Use Craigslist?
The beauty of Craigslist is it can be used in a variety of ways.
Those who use Craigslist do so in many different ways. Some of the
most popular uses of Craigslist include advertising, meeting people
and finding jobs. This article will discuss these three distinct
uses of Craigslist.
Advertising on Craigslist
Advertising products and services is one of the many valuable
uses of Craigslist. Those who are hoping to generate a profit from
the sale of their products and services often turn to Craigslist
for advertising for a number of reasons. The two most significant
reasons are affordability and a large existing audience.
To say advertising products or services on Craigslist is
affordable is certainly an understatement. Craigslist only charges
a posting fee for help wanted advertisements in three specific
markets and specific housing advertisements in one city. Therefore
all advertising of products and services is free.
Finally, advertising on Craigslist is appealing because there is
no need to generate traffic to the website. Craigslist already
receives approximately ten million visitors per month who generate
approximately four billion page views per month. There is no
denying advertising on Craigslist has the potential to reach a
Meeting People on Craigslist
Another one of the many uses of Craigslist is to meet people.
The personals section of Craigslist is the most obvious section
designed specifically for meeting people. Here individuals can read
or post advertisements seeking either platonic relationships or
romantic relationships of different sexual orientations. The
personals section of Craigslist is restricted to individuals over
the age of 18. Additionally there are restrictions beyond the
individuals are prohibited from impersonating someone else when
placing an advertisement.
The discussion forums on Craigslist also provide an opportunity
to meet others. These discussion forums are divided into a number
of different categories so individuals can focus on a topic which
interests them and are likely to meet others who share this
interest. However, it should be noted that on any discussion there
is the very real possibility of heated debates. Those who visit
discussion forums are likely to meet others who share their
opinions on relevant issues but there are two sides to every issue
so they are also likely to encounter those who oppose their
viewpoints. Debate on important issues may remain civilized by
there are often situations in which this debate degrades to an
Finding Jobs on Craigslist
Many people who use Craigslist are those who are seeking new
jobs or career changes. The job posting section on Craigslist is
quite extensive and the available jobs are broken down by a number
of different categories making it easier for users to find their
dream job. Additionally, there is a search feature in the jobs
section which enables users to search for a particular word or
phrase in one of the job categories. Users can also search
specifically for jobs with certain criteria such as tele-commute
capabilities, contract positions, internships, part-time positions
or positions with non-profit organizations.
Job seekers can also post their resumes for consideration on
Craigslist. Although the resumes section of Craigslist is not as
well organized as other sections, those who know how to write an
eye catching resume can still attract attention. The keys to
attracting attention in the resume section is to create a
descriptive and attention grabbing title and to fill the content of
the resume with relevant keywords to make it easier for those who
search for these keywords to find your resume.