With Craigslist comes a lot of scams, I can’t tell the amount of times I’ve listed something on Craigslist and have gotten random scammers trying to dupe me in some way.

That doesn’t mean the whole site/app should be thrown to the curb though. There is a gigs section, jobs section, and you can find people selling businesses on Craigslist. I like to start out with the following:

  1. Go to the gigs section and see if you can find something that resonates with you. There are short term gigs that can be done from home on your computer or smartphone. This is also the same section where you’ll find odd jobs and temp work. Either way check out the gigs section if you’d like to make some money using Craigslist. We’ll go over posting in the gigs section to make money in another blog post.
  2. Explore the jobs section if you need a job or want to change careers. I don’t know why Craig’s gets a bad rap sometimes, I guess it’s about what I mentioned earlier and that Craigslist killer documentary but there are real opportunities (and threats) out on Craigslist just like in the real world or any other website. Sorry but that’s just how it is. If you want to find only remote opportunities, check” telecommuting ok” in the search area and click apply. (this is on the website, it’s may be a bit different on the app)
  3. Check out the business/commercial side of the for sale section for people selling things that could very well be your next side gig or business. If you’d rather not spend $15,000 on a box truck or a $2,000 hotdog cart, it’s a great place to get some ideas or to buy an existing business.
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