Sunday, January 8, 2012

Making a post on craig list

The trick to this success was to create a post that would stand out from the rest. I dont know how many of you have posted on Craigslist but 99% of the ads are just plain, type text and insert images

It has to be made in HTML because if you just post a large image and link it to your website, it will take too long for the image to download and the viewer will leave before even looking at the image

Now unless you are pretty familiar with HTML, you will not be able to create an ad like this right away but if you follow all of the tutorials I will be writing, you too will be able to create an awesome Craigslist post like that.

Here is the url to the Craigslist ad I had made, http://costarica.en.craigslist.org/crs/2355526488.html or you can just take a look at this picture below

Step One
The first thing you need to do though is open an account where you can host the images you will be using like flickr or your own website.



Once your images are uploaded, get the url of each image, for example, the image I have placed in this article is located at this url: http://blindmonkeymedia.com/ap/BMM_banner_animated_125x125.gif



Now that you have the images loaded and ready to go, here is what you do:



For an image to show up, here are the html tag


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Let me tell you that the results where much better than expected with 6 real incquiries and 3 of them turning into clients.



The trick to this success was to create a post that would stand out from the rest. I dont know how many of you have posted on Craigslist but 99% of the ads are just plain, type text and insert images.



It has to be made in HTML because if you just post a large image and link it to your website, it will take too long for the image to download and the viewer will leave before even looking at the image.



Here is the url to the Craigslist ad I had made, http://costarica.en.craigslist.org/crs/2355526488.html or you can just take a look at this picture below.







Now unless you are pretty familiar with HTML, you will not be able to create an ad like this right away but if you follow all of the tutorials I will be writing, you too will be able to create an awesome Craigslist post like that.


Step One
The first thing you need to do though is open an account where you can host the images you will be using like flickr or your own website.



Once your images are uploaded, get the url of each image, for example, the image I have placed in this article is located at this url: http://blindmonkeymedia.com/ap/BMM_banner_animated_125x125.gif



Now that you have the images loaded and ready to go, here is what you do:



For an image to show up, here are the html tag


which is this image below:





putting this tag in the area where you type in your ad on craigslist will show that image.



Linking an Image or Text
if you wanted to link that image to a website, you would insert this tag before the image tag



and this tag after the image tag



So it would look like this:




so the end product would look like this:



you can use those same tags to link text as well like this:





to get this: text you want to link



Aligning the Image
now if you wanted to make to place the image to the left and the text aligned with it you would ad this tag in the image tag, align="left" and to align to the right it would just be adding align="right"



the tag would then look like this,



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and the end result would be this:

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Making the text bigger using header tags
If you wanted to make text bigger the easiest way to do it is to us the header tags which are:



and here is what it will more or less look like:



Biggest
bigger
big
The End Product


So now, going over what we just did, you can now do this on craigslist:

Website Design Services




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BlindMonkeyMedia can create for you a professional looking website that will bring you more traffic and more conversions.



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Here is what you would enter in the Craigslist box where you enter your text:



using these html tags:





So now that you know how to do it, start practicing. We are still a few lessons away from you being able to duplicate the ad I posted on Craigslist but when I am done with all of the tutorials, you will be able to do it and from there, it will just be a matter of picking up the phone and answering emails!



*I apologize that you can't copy and paste the tags but because of formating, I had to use images to show the tags to use.



In the next craigslist tutorial, we will talk about the table tags to postion all elements you want insert in the craigslist ad with more accuracy.

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Philippe Moisan May 5th 00:10

A-W-E-S-O-M-E !!! Fred, I told you when you joined APSense, and I repeat it here: WELCOME TO APSENSE! A big, heartful welcome. Now, that is information that is well presented, rich, perfect for Craigslist newbies, like me LOL You have a new fan! Keep those articles coming :)

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Bryan Syzlak May 7th 11:37

Wow, great stuff Fred, I saw your craigslist ad and its unbelievable. I had no idea you could do something like that

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Rieke May 17th 03:27

Fred, a BIG, GREAT thank you for this post. I almost forgot about Craigslist.... and it is such a great place for promoting your product/service!!!! And now this explanations. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

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Fred St John May 21st 15:24

Hi Rieke, thanks for for the compliment. I have been swamped at work and have not had a chance to write the next part of this article but stay tuned and I'm hoping that I will have it done next week.

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Philippe Moisan May 21st 15:35

I can't believe my eyes... I had NOT topped this article... Shame on me :)

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Philippe Moisan May 21st 15:36

I stand corrected. Bookmarked, tweeted, FBed :)

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Fred St John May 21st 15:37

merci philippe!

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Philippe Moisan May 21st 15:40

De rien, Fred :) btw I saw your change of status LOL

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