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Craigs list
« on: August 04, 2016, 04:21:57 PM »
Has anybody ever done a job from a listing on Craigs list? (I mean a legitimate job lol). I've noticed there are quite a few listings for freelance jobs and remote office jobs. Frankly, I'm afraid to try anything from Craigs List. But you never know?

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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 10:07:48 PM »
I have a friend who routinely looks for such jobs on the weekends and is able to find plenty of them. As per his experience and as per whats he told me, only 25% of the jobs re legit and getting selected in them is difficult.

However, to answer your question, yes there are legit jobs and if you are able to get selected for them, you can make some good extra money on the weekends or whenever you are free.

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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 07:11:53 PM »
Craigslist is very legitimate but you have to exercise caution when getting clients from there. There are tell-tale signs to let you know whether a job poster is a scammer or genuine. First, check the grammar. They will always provide their contact details including website, phone number and email. If they don't, then you have every right to be suspicious.

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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 02:58:18 AM »
I've sent some emails in regard to design jobs and never got a response from anyone. And depending on the location, they just look like scams! Stuff that usually offer work from hope setups with good salaries is like they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I've also seen some funny posts that I doubt anyone takes seriously (I deeply hope they don't), but it's probably my location. It's normally someone in the US requesting a young "cleaning" lady and offering to pay for Visa to travel and expenses and a good salary. LOL


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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 07:04:15 AM »
I think you need to talk to the person offering the job, so that you will indeed know that they are legit before you even go to their place. Most scammers won't really want a more personal interaction with you, so a phone call can gauge their seriousness in offering the job.

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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2016, 04:49:03 PM »
I would agree with Sidney.  Make sure that you can contact the office and confirm the job.  I've found some decent jobs on there, but there are quite a few that are fake.  I go with the "too good to be true" rule: if it seems too easy for the amount that they are paying, there is probably a catch.  Also make sure that the amount you will be paid is guaranteed up front.  It's very easy for them to say that you'll be paid when the job is completed, or after you've been there a certain amount of time or done a certain amount of work, then for them to fire you before that period is up or for them to say that they didn't like your work.  My advice is to get as much in writing as you can.

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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2016, 09:06:44 PM »

I have not actually done a job off of Craigslist yet.  Most that I have looked into have turned out not to be legitimate.  But I do believe there is a section where you can post promoting your own gigs.  This might work a little better.   You can post that you provide writing services, design services or other online work.

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Re: Craigs list
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 12:19:21 PM »
Well even if I said earlier that Craigslist is a legitimate site and you can get decent and authentic job offers from there, one of my main complaints is that it takes so long for the people to reply to you. Most posters do not provide proper contact details so you're usually forced to send through email. I doubt if some of your emails even get through. Otherwise, a number of them should have taken the time to reply.

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