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Five Things You Can Do With Craigslist

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Did you know that you can find a house to buy or rent on Craigslist? Interact with people all over the world in a variety of forums? Barter your services for something else? That's just the tip of the Craigslist iceberg. Here's a few more things you can do with Craigslist.

Craigslist Forums

With forums for housing to self-employment, you're sure to find a Craigslist Forum that helps you in some way.

Post Free Classified Ads

You can post free classified ads for pretty much anything at Craigslist. I've sold a truck and gotten rid of a very heavy hide-a-bed this way.

Find a Job on Craigslist

There are all sorts of interesting jobs on Craigslist. Just find your city, look under Jobs, then look under your job category. Non-profit, systems, government, writing, etc. jobs are all represented here.

Craigslist Housing

Use Craigslist to find your next home, from apartment living to residential listings to vacation rentals. I recently found a beach rental here for less than it costs our family to go camping!

Subscribe to RSS Feeds

If you are looking for something specific, say a Queen Anne brocaded couch circa 1965, you can set up a Craigslist alert to be notified when something new pops up that fits your criteria. This is how you do it:
  • Go to your city's Craigslist, and click on "Furniture."
  • Then enter your search term(s), what you're willing to pay, and whether you're looking for something from a furniture dealer or private seller.
  • When you're done, click "Enter."
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • You'll see an orange button with the letters RSS. Click on that button.
  • You'll see a whole page of funny lookin' code in your browser window. Copy that page's URL and paste it into your favorite feed reader.
  • Now you can be notified via your feed reader every time an item is posted on Craigslist that meets your criteria.

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