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Old 08-07-2012, 03:54 PM
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:06 AM
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Basically, CL ads need to be short and to the point. Making long ads with you resume and references scares people away (in my opinion). I would simply write a few sentences based on what you are offering. Also, narrow down what you are offering. You will also want to have something catchy to attract their attention.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:30 PM
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You can always look through the ads posted on CL to get some ideas. I can't see someone on here telling you EXACTLY what to write because you are their competition. I know I wouldn't. I have gotten one private client from CL who lives in my area that has been ongoing off and on.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:23 PM
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I did not mean to step on any toes. I apologize.

I am quite honest and never intended on stealing clients away from any of you.

Perhaps I should have worded my post differently.

Sorry.
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I don't think there's any harm in giving someone general information ... we are all here to support each other, after all.

I have had a lot of luck with Craigslist (although I currently have 2 ads running and have gotten NO bites). A few of my current and fairly regular clients are from CL and one local client who found me on CL was good for about $3,000 worth of work over a 2-month period and a referral which resulted in an ongoing $240 a month blogging contract (small but also very easy job).

I keep my ads fairly short, and simply tell people why they should hire a writer (I think a lot of small business people think they can do their own writing, that it doesn't matter that much), and how I can help. I give a link to my website and that's it.

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:08 PM
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I don't think there's any harm in giving someone general information ... we are all here to support each other, after all.

I have had a lot of luck with Craigslist (although I currently have 2 ads running and have gotten NO bites). A few of my current and fairly regular clients are from CL and one local client who found me on CL was good for about $3,000 worth of work over a 2-month period and a referral which resulted in an ongoing $240 a month blogging contract (small but also very easy job).

I keep my ads fairly short, and simply tell people why they should hire a writer (I think a lot of small business people think they can do their own writing, that it doesn't matter that much), and how I can help. I give a link to my website and that's it.

Good luck!
Thank you for being so kind! This was the information I wanted to know in order to assist with writing my ad.

I did not think there was anything wrong with asking for help either, so I appreciate that you understood!
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