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«INTERVIEW SERIES How I’ve Made Thousands Off Of Craigslist. Without Really Trying Dear Student, I’m Michael Senoff, founder and CEO of ...»

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When my kids were young, there’s these learning electronic books and games that’s called Leapfrog Leap Pads, and it’s this electronic game that teaches your kids how to spell and how to do their ABC’s. We’ve had them sitting around the house for a long time. We had all the books that went with them. I photographed them and I put the ad up, Leap Frog Leap Pads, lots of books plus carrying case. You get two Leap Frog Leap Pads and carrying bag plus 10 different books, and I listed the books, fourth grade science, geography science, human body, phonics, preschool, take all for $20. I said I had more photos and can send them.

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Here’s a big one. I’ve got two kids. One’s in sixth grade now and one’s in fourth grade. I’ve used this ad multiple times over the years, and it’s: Math and reading help wanted for my 11 year old boy.

Listen to hours of free interviews, case studies and how to consultant training at 27 http://www.myfirsthmaclient.com For more interviews on marketing consulting go to http://www.HardToFindSeminars.com © MMXII JS&M Sales & Marketing, Inc. San Diego California -Tel. 858-274-7851 Looking for you if you are a female willing to come to my home and tutor my son going into sixth grade for math and reading, three to four times a week for one hour per session. Willing to pay $20 per session to start. You’ll love this kid. He’s smart and cute and very friendly.

Looking for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Times would be 2:30 p.m. until 3:30. If you have experience helping kids and like to help kids learn, this may be a good fit for both of us. This can turn into other income opportunities, and if you do your job well may be willing to refer to our network of other kids and friends. Must have reliable car, and will need references. Please send your e-mail, your resume, and work history, and send a short description about yourself. Do not respond if you do not have a car, if you smoke, if you have been convicted of a crime, if you have all kinds of personal problems. You must be within 5 or 10 minutes to the Pacific Beach area, and please do not apply if you make a schedule and can’t keep the times.

I promise to pay you every week on time without any excuse. We’re in the PB area in a single family home. After I review your e-mail, I will call you back to have you come to the home and meet our family, and we can take it from there. We are ready to start immediately.

We have found there are so many teachers who are looking to get credentialized for their teaching jobs, and they’re not homeless, but they’re out of work. They’re qualified teachers from kindergarten to nursery to preschool to elementary school to high school. We have found the nicest teachers to be our sons’ tutors. For $20 a session, for an hour session, they’re happy with that.

If you called one of the retail tutoring companies, you’re going to pay a lot more than $20. We dictate. They come to the home. One thing, you’ve got a lot of kids. I don’t know if you remember the days of helping them out with homework. It’s very hard to help your kids with homework if you’re not – they resist dad and mom. So having tutors has been a Godsend.

All our tutors that we have had over the last five or six years we’ve met on Craigslist. As a matter of fact, I have an assistant. One of the girls who came to interview for the tutoring job didn’t get it. We chose someone else. I asked her if she wanted to earn some extra money and become my assistant for my business. This has been probably now three and a half years, and she is still with me working with me as an assistant for my hardtofindseminars.com business.

Listen to hours of free interviews, case studies and how to consultant training at 28 http://www.myfirsthmaclient.com For more interviews on marketing consulting go to http://www.HardToFindSeminars.com © MMXII JS&M Sales & Marketing, Inc. San Diego California -Tel. 858-274-7851 So if you’re ever looking for sharp, capable people, you can find them by putting an ad like this on Craigslist. I’m not saying do it to deceive them or anything, but I’m just saying that’s what happened for us. We found great tutors. I’m going to skip that carpool one.

Okay, here’s one. Internet geek wanted. Looking for SEO internet geek who really understands code and website optimization, HTML and the importance of all tags and more. I have a website that needs optimization. You’ll work from my office the first few days. Located in San Diego. You must have references and really know what you’re doing. You must have a car. Part-time, 20 to 30 hours a week to start.

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Clayton: This guy, was he out of work, or did he do this?

Michael: No, he actually still had other work. It was just I became another one of his clients.

Clayton: Okay. That’s really reasonable for price per hour.

Michael: Very reasonable, yes. I dictate what I’m willing to pay, rather than them dictating what they’re going to charge. So by putting $14 an hour, if someone responds to my ad, they’re implying that they’re okay with the $14 an hour.

Clayton: That’s right.

Michael: Okay. Here’s one, another service type example. Plumber or handyman to help with kitchen sink. I have a problem with my kitchen sink. I need a guy who can help me replace some of the drain pipe under it. We had a situation where the water filtration unit was leaking.





It was making a terrible noise. I found a guy to come do the job for $25, which would have cost me a lot more. Just another example of hiring a professional.

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Clayton: Wow.

Michael: So the guy delivered it to my home, and I was going to use it on my home, but it ended up it didn’t work out because the size was a little odd. I chose not to use that one. I was going to give it to my brotherin-law, but he didn’t want it. So I go, “I’m going to put it up on Craigslist”. So I listed it up on Craigslist.

In the ad I said: I ordered this and it’s just too big for me. The photo in this image is of my other awning. The one I have for sale looks exactly like this one, same color and everything. I have all the hardware, all Listen to hours of free interviews, case studies and how to consultant training at 30 http://www.myfirsthmaclient.com For more interviews on marketing consulting go to http://www.HardToFindSeminars.com © MMXII JS&M Sales & Marketing, Inc. San Diego California -Tel. 858-274-7851 the brackets, the oak wood supports. I can even do the installation for you, including electrical, for all one price. You would easily pay $5000 for this today. You can come out to the house and look. I’ll show you how it works. Anything you need, I’ll have it transported, installed, up and running for a one-time payment of $1500, or if you want to just come by and pick it up and do it all yourself, you can take it for $900.

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Clayton: Okay.

Michael: Have you ever watched the show Storage Wars on the Learning Channel or the History Channel?

Clayton: No, I haven’t.

Michael: Well, do you have cable?

Clayton: No.

Michael: All right. Well, you could find it if you go to You Tube and type in “Storage Wars”. Storage Wars is a show where they have six or seven people in the business of buying storage units. When people put all their stuff in storage and they stop paying the bill, and then the storage company has to auction it off. They’re auctions.

Clayton: Yeah.

Michael: So these guys go to all these storage units and they have an opportunity to bid against each other to buy the stuff that’s in the storage containers. It’s a great show. I mean, if you want to learn how to buy and sell, and see all the amazing things you can find and pick up very inexpensively, and resell. It’s hit or miss. It’s not always a great deal, but it’s just an entertaining show if you get into this buying and selling. You can learn a lot from this.

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Michael: Here’s another...

Clayton: I’ve got a question.

Michael: Yeah, go ahead.

Clayton: [Inaudible 29:44-29:45] on the handyman transaction, you mentioned different ways of finding people to do certain things for you. How would Craigslist work for being a matchmaking person, trying to match up handymen or specialized skills with people who are looking for those skills, with the intent of saving people money?

Michael: I don’t know. I mean, I think Craigslist is the matchmaking service.

Someone puts an ad, someone responds. I don’t think I’d go – I think you’d have a much better success buying and selling. It’s a nice idea, but you end up being the broker. You’ve got to protect yourself. They might go around you. There’s a lot of negatives about that.

Clayton: Yeah, that’s true.

Michael: I’m not saying it can’t be done. It can be done, and if you really focus and made it work, it could be done, but I think you’re better off buying stuff. Buy low, sell high. Buy low, sell high. Make a profit on each transaction.

Here’s an example, Comicon is a huge comic book tradeshow that comes here to San Diego every year, and my kids wanted to go. It’s very hard to get into. Tickets are very expensive. So I put an ad looking for tickets. There’s a Wanted Section. If you’re looking for specific items, let’s say you’re looking for awnings or you’re looking for toy dinosaurs, you can list a free ad in the Wanted Section.

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Clayton: Okay.

Michael: Here’s a great little story where I bought something that wasn’t local.

Spray paint is very expensive, and I was just playing around with the buying and selling. I typed in “spray paint”, and I wanted to see what would come up. There was an ad up towards Orange County.

Someone had 53 cans of this SEM Color Coat Flexible Spray Paint.

Now, I thought it was regular spray paint that you could spray wood and stuff on, and I ended up buying all 53 cans for about $30.

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He asked me what I did, and I told him that I interview and market business experts, and we got to talking. I’m telling you, Clayton, if I pursued that, I could have gone back to him and signed him up for consulting, for interview services, even at the beginning of the year.

He wanted to do a whole product and start selling information products. He was already researching online marketing.

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Clayton: It’s [inaudible 35:45-35:46] Michael: I’ll give you an example. When the mover, Oscar, when they delivered that big refrigerator that we bought last week, the refrigerator was sitting outside. This Saturday, we needed to get the refrigerator off the dollies and moved into the kitchen and hooked up. It was so heavy; I wasn’t going to do it with my wife.

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Listen to hours of free interviews, case studies and how to consultant training at 34 http://www.myfirsthmaclient.com For more interviews on marketing consulting go to http://www.HardToFindSeminars.com © MMXII JS&M Sales & Marketing, Inc. San Diego California -Tel. 858-274-7851 So I’m waiting for the guy and I see this humongous school bus, and it’s like all spray painted. It’s got signatures on it. It’s like a hippie bus.

It’s painted like it was from the ‘60s. You know what I’m saying?

Clayton: I do.

Michael: Yeah, and I took pictures of this. I’m like, that is a crazy looking bus, what’s going on with that? First of all, he had two other guys with him.

They lived in the bus. He was at Wal-Mart because Wal-Mart allows you to sleep in their parking lot in a motor home. Did you know that?

Clayton: Yes.

Michael: So homeless people who have motor homes, they can sleep in a WalMart parking lot. So obviously he was camping out there. He came and did the job with the refrigerator, and then he goes, “Hey, do you want to sign my bus?” The kids were here, and I said, “Sure, we’ll come sign your bus,” and I go, “What’s the story with this?”

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He committed to himself right there that he would never pass a stranded automobile on the side of the highway without offering help.

He formed a nonprofit organization. He’s been to 48 states; he’s gotten signatures from Jennifer Aniston and all these famous people.

He rattled off all these famous names. He had something like 10,000 signatures on this bus.

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Clayton: How I’m doing for time? Haven’t seen a clock yet.

Michael: It’s 11:38 my time.

Clayton: Okay.

Michael: So you have to be back right on the nose?

Clayton: Around that. [Inaudible 39:24-39:25] Michael: Okay. Are you learning something?

Clayton: Yes, I am. This is very interesting.



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