Ever spent a lot of time posting free classified ads all over the internet?
I can remember spending hours doing it only to feel like I hadn’t done enough and thought I needed to do more.
There is a lot of temptation to do free classified ads especially when your marketing budget for advertising is more like lunch money for the week.
I guess my biggest point is that even for all that time spent it resulted in some phone calls from people responding to the ads and well that’s about it.
A lot of people on the internet promote using free classified ads for traffic generation and maybe they did work very effectively at one time but with progress comes change and change isn’t always good.
I think it’s no wonder a lot of people try this marketing method first for their network marketing business and when it fails to produce the results they want they figure this network marketing thing is just not for them.
Well if you ever wondered why these methods aren’t producing for you here are some insights that may help.
1. With the creation of classified ad software people can spam these sites like there is no tomorrow.
2. The people actually visiting these sites are there just to POST their ads not read them most of the time.
3. A lot of the people that do visit the sites are there just for email harvesting so that they can begin their own spam campaigns.
The last one is a hard lesson to learn so if your posting free classified ads and start getting a lot of spam emails well now you know why.
If you do want to try this method and hopefully prove me wrong let me humbly suggest a couple of things to you about how to insulate yourself from some of the annoying aspects of it.
1. Set yourself up a throw away email address to hot mail or something along those lines as the reply email address.
2. Direct the ad to a sales letter or website that you have a autoresponder set up on. Responders don’t do spam..
3. Maybe invest in some classified ads software but don’t overdo it and abuse it and maybe you won’t spend all the time I did posting to these free classified ad sites.
Maybe preparing yourself this way will help. Now getting any responses from it well that’s another matter would love to hear about it if you do.