Using Craigslist to Promote Your Business

6a0133f3fc5805970b01539068cb34970b-320wiCraigslist is the largest free online classified service in the country, now available in most metropolitan areas.

It is a place where parents look for a child care provider, and family child care providers place ads looking for parents to enroll in their program.

On the day I wrote this article, over 80 child care providers were advertising their program on Craigslist for Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Are you advertising on Craigslist?

It’s easy to do. You can post a lot of information about the benefits of your program. Here’s one example: “A safe and fun place to experiment and learn through play. I encourage each child to share experiences, honor diversity, respect each others feelings, and discover the beauty and importance of nature and life that surrounds them.”

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  1. Tom – I live in San Francisco and value your input, but you need to be cautious about Craigslist. Last year I sold a car and the callers were ruthless. In this day and age I don’t want anyone knowing I watch children–my neighbors and a variety of merchants are fine, but the elements in the city are changed and we need to be very careful. best to you and yours. Karen

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