How my customer is growing to $5,000,000 on Craigslist

Kelly’s customer (Mr. X) needed a key piece of equipment for their business that we found on Craigslist at $.10 on the dollar.  Mr.X, left the equipment installed and rented the facility.  Next, the Landlord had the expertise to manufacture Mr.X’s products, which has grown into a joint venture with the Landlord as the manufacture.  This partnership is allowing Mr. X to sell and market his products.  And, the Manufacture has top quality and service at a fair price.  Now Mr. X  capable of growing with Mr.X to $5,000,000 or more in sales.  This partnership has allowed Mr.X to find additional joint venture partners that are allowing him to target National accounts that were just a year ago out of reach.  This is not just theory,  Mr. X is on the ride of his life.

Lesson’s Learned:  There is a lot of excess capacity in our economy and don’t stop yourself from creating joint venture partnerships with larger companies to achieve your goals.

Following are some basics on Craigslist, John.

A Few Popular Questions

Craigslist is a nationwide version of the want ads found in your local paper. You go on the site, click on your city, and get to choose between job postings, items for sale, and much more. You can find more information here:…
Someone who wants to sell a product or service can post it on the Craigslist web site. Then anyone in the world can log in and buy that product or service.
How does Craigslist Make Money?

Craigslist makes money by charging for real estate and job listings. They are a for profit company and are now 25% owned by eBay. More than 30 million people use Craigslist each month. You can find more information here:
Where can I Find Craigslist?

The main website for Craigslist is located at….Once you are there you can click on your state and then your city to search in different categories such as jobs or garage sales, etc.
How to Sell on Craigslist

Craigslist is one the words most popular websites for connecting people at no cost. There is no cost to sell items on Craigslist. Some large popular cities have thousands of unique visitors each day. These are local people that are ready to buy.
This may be your best option for reaching interested qualified hourly workers-but only if you use it well.To be certain, it’s an employer’s market right now with unemployment at 10%. But, you can’t take for granted a pool of talented, experienced candidates. You still have to get the word out that you want the best and brightest to fill your open position.


About Kelly Business Advisors, LLC

Early in his career John started-up and sold 7 years later a Moving and Storage Company in Milwaukee. He acquired and was President of Kelly Pickle Company f/k/a Bond Pickle Company, in Oconto, WI for 12 years. Built a monthly round-table networking group of manufactures in Oconto. Developed marketing plans, sales plans, products and implemented lean manufacturing practices with many North American companies. Worked with non-profits as both a front line leader and behind the scenes. He is active in his church, a member of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce,Business Networkers International (BNI) and now is joining the Green Bay Downtown Rotary.

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