Placing an ad in Craigslist for corporate photography gigs

3 years 1 month ago #523966 by Jakov Barnes
I've just renewed a listing I have running in Craigslist for corporate photography gigs and head shots.  Do you all find you get a ton of tire kickers who try to fetch your pricing, or others that just want to pay you peanuts?

It would be helpful to know how others are making out with their Craigslist efforts.  

Let me know your thoughts.  Thanks


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3 years 1 month ago #523972 by Joves
Well that is what you will mostly get on CL for anything you post there. I call it Cancerlist anymore. Every time I post something for sale on there, I get flooded with SPAM, scams, and low ballers. It is all just a part of the game. I think that I get maybe 1% of legitimate people wanting what I posted.


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3 years 1 month ago #523978 by One Wish
Agree, Craigslist has gone into the toilet and isn't good for much of anything these days IMO.  

Did you try Gigmasters?  


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3 years 1 month ago #524094 by Ruby Grace
IMO the people on Craigslist will be those looking for cheap service providers. 

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3 years 1 month ago #524104 by Stanly
I would set up a dummy email address if you are going to use Craigslist.  Just my 2 cents.  

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3 years 1 month ago #524203 by Colorado Mike
I hate Craigslist with passion, last 2 times I used it.  All I got were a ton of scam text messages about paying $50 more on what I was selling and shipping carrier will come by and pick up my item I was selling. 

I'd avoid Craigslist like the plague unless the management cleans it up. 


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3 years 1 month ago #524264 by Kris W
10000%  agree


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3 years 1 month ago #524282 by Ian Stone
I avoid CL as much as I can for all the already mentioned reasons.  


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3 years 1 month ago #524308 by effron
I'll add this, I'd use FleaBay and the scammer preferred paypal again long before CL. Nothing but trouble....

Why so serious?
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3 years 1 month ago #524468 by Richard K Photography
ha ha ha, isn't that the truth 


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3 years 1 month ago #524879 by rogdel
THe trick to craigslist is to go into it without expectations...


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3 years 1 month ago #524927 by joirv
have never had much luck there...try to avoid it as much as I can


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