How does craigslist make money – A simple explanation

Craigslist is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs,resumes and discussion forums. I have seen that people do search for how craigslist make money & hence I decided to research & write a post about it.

how craigslist makes money

Income streams of craigslist

The various income streams of craigslist are as follows :-

Job listing in 7 major US cities where different city may have different rates.

Fee to list an apartment rental in New York

The truth is that they are not making any profit out of it as all the earnings are used up in the operational activities of the company. However when you read craigslist fact sheet you would come to know that craigslist was incorporated as a for-profit in 1999. It is very true that the revenue of the newspaper ads went down considerably after the introduction craigslist.

Here is a video I got to watch on craigslist & sharing it below. Please do watch it if you really want to know the working of this classifieds website.

This is one of the most popular websites in the world & has a motive of being valuable without thinking about the money. Share this article & leave comments below with your suggestions. I will add more to this article after I feel like adding more to this content.

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  1. Neil

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