Last week I posted an article about helping you on Craigslist. One of the questions I was asked was ‘How should I accept payment through Craigslist?’ Here are my thoughts:
I think Paypal might be the best way to accept payments online. It’s good enough for Ebay & a billion other shops. You can accept credit cards without having to set up complex banking arrangements. Also, you can embed Paypal Buy Now links in your website.
Also, why not redirect people from your Craigslist ad to your website where you might have other services / items you can sell them? Since you have pre-qualified your leads, you could capture their information and then market to them again as a warm lead.
As always, if you have any other website questions at all, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help out. If you’d like to get free tips like this delivered to you via email, please put your address in the form at the top of the page. That will stay absolutely private, I promise. Thanks for reading!
Other Craigslist Tips & Guides I’ve Written
- How to link your Craigslist Ad to your Website
- How to Put a Flickr Image on Craigslist
- How to Insert a PDF Doc in a Craigslist Ad
- Should Your Business Use Craigslist?
How to Sell Your Crap Online
Incidentally, there’s another guy out here on the interwebs who thinks helping people out a great business model. Adam Baker from Man vs Debt has an incredible story about taking his wife and small child out of the States and traveling around the world after selling nearly all of his stuff.
While you might not be looking to do something that extreme, he’s an interesting person to learn from – especially when it comes to selling your stuff and services on Craigslist, EBay, Amazon, or anywhere, really. If you’re so inclined, check out his (paid) guide on selling stuff online. He’s got a $100 guarantee on his site. Buy his book and if you don’t make $100 by implementing his techniques, he’ll refund your purchase.
Not a bad guarantee – you make back multiple times the price of his guide or you pay nothing. And that’s even without the tons of great extras he’s included from a legion of other interesting people.
I don’t often direct visitors to this website to somewhere else on the web, but if you’re reading my article on Craigslist, Adam has something that I think can help you out.