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Old February 22nd, 2007, 08:22 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Craig Seeman]Yes, I make a few thousand dollars a year from craigslist and at the rate I ask for too.

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Thanks for the first hand info. It's nice to know that someone's actually making an profit off the craigslist kind of work.

(I do note you're in NYC, and I've got to believe that "a few thousand" - while a fine side income - probably isn't really a "livable" wage for someone trying to survive in the Big Apple! :)

Still, it's cool that you're finding clients that will pay your asking rates on CL. It might make it worthwhile for other folks to check it out.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 07:36 AM   #17
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Bill, you're right, I couldn't make a living on craigslist alone. One does have to keep to a wage that is comperable to what one needs to live on though. In other words if I need to make X dollars a week at approximately 25 billable hours, that's what I charge. I may only get 5 hours of work a week from craigslist but it's at my rate. The rest of my income comes from noncraigslist clients.

craigslist in NYC has its own absurdity. I see people charging rates that can't possibly pay the rent, let alone video business expenses. I also see businesses (yes, BUSINESSES) asking for "interns" with experience. I refuse to compete in "that" market.

Hold to the rate you should make and you'll find a few sensible people who will pay it.
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