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Craigslist Macro - Save Time

Craigslist is a great site and can generate a lot of traffic and sales if used properly. One major problem though is that if you are posting more than one ad on Craigslist it can be a very time consuming process. This isn't an issue if you just post one ad every now and then but what if you have several ads you'd like to post on Craigslist? Time is money and time wasted on typing in text for ads is wasted money. In the past there were programs that allowed you to do this but they cost a pretty penny. Is there a free alternative to speeding up how you post ads on Craigslist so you can save time and money?

If you aren't looking to spend a large amount of money on some of the software solutions out there on the market to post ads faster, you may want to consider creating your own. Sounds difficult? In fact, you can create your own program without evening know any complex computer language code. Creating your own program to use to post ads with is much easier than you may think. The answer lies in the use of macros or a macro program. A macro is simply a command that performs a task over and over again. This might sound simple but this type of program works perfectly with Craigslist. Already you can probably see how useful this is. When posting on Craigslist you need to constantly enter your ad details such as the headline, body description and other relevant information. You can prepare all this in a notepad and then as you put your ads up just copy and paste, but this can still be very time consuming (although much better than typing it all out by hand). This is where a macro comes in to play. The macro will be able to perform almost every task that you are currently performing by hand. Every step from logging into Craigslist, ad and contact details and all the way up to confirming your ad can be done by a macro. The only step that you will need to perform is confirming or entering the captcha for your ad. There are plenty of macro programs on the market that will allow you to do everything you need regarding posting an ad and many of these macro programs are free or cost very little when compared to the other software solutions currently on the market. One more added bonus of using your own macro is that it is very flexible. If you need to change anything (maybe due to some website changes by Craigslist) you can quickly and easily do it yourself without waiting for some programmers to make the changes.

If you are sick and tired of posting ads by hand, don't want to spend or don't have a large budget to spend on software solutions to speed up posting or are just looking for some simple yet free or cheap alternative to assist in posting ads then be sure to look into setting up your own macro for Craigslist. Once you have overcome the learning curve on just how to create a macro you will be pleasantly surprised at just how much time and energy (in addition to money) you can save through using your own macro.

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