How to Apply for a Job on Craigslist [Tutorial]

I’ve been using Craigslist since long before it came to Montreal. I was living in Boston and first used it to find an apartment. I couldn’t wait for it to take off in Montreal and I’m happy to report that it has become commonplace in the city.

For those of you who aren’t sure what Craigslist is (and for some reason a lot of people have trouble describing what the site is), put simply: Craigslist (Craig’s List) is a free classified ads website. The company generates revenue by charging for job posts in a select few cities.

Once in a while I post help wanted ads as I search for fresh talent to hire. Most of the time I’m looking for web designers, website programmers, graphic designers, SEO people, Internet marketers, and related talent. Unfortunately, the replies I receive, while plentiful, leave a lot to be desired. So here is my guide on how to reply to an ad for a web-related and/or designer position on Craigslist.