Ever wonder how Craigslist makes money? I did. Here’s what I found.
How Craigslist Makes Money
According to their About Page Craigslist makes money through limited ad sales in targeted markets. For us in Charlotte, North Carolina and most other places around the world, posting jobs and renting apartments via Craigslist is free.
However, there are some places they charge to do this. Great example to taking advantage and monetizing amazing traffic.
Q: How does Craigslist support its operations?
A: Ad fees for jobs in 18 cities, brokered NYC apartments, and therapeutic services.
So, NYC Craigslisters, thanks for subsidizing the rest of us!
I wonder how they are weathering the down economy vs competitors like CareerBuilder and Monster.