Ahhhhhh…. Craigslist. That crunchy granola commune-on-the-web. Source of slightly-used steal-of-a-deal large screen TVs, purebred puppies and new employees. One part yard sale, one part classified job site and one part hook-up site. I used to think of CL as embodying an updated zeitgeist from the sixties. Everything should be free and everyone should share. Then I stumbled across this headline from Inman News. “Craigslist Revenue May Reach $81 Million This Year.”
Wow. Who knew? Turns out that those teeny-weeny $25 and $10 charges CL hits up its employee seekers and property sellers — in just a few urban markets — really add up. Imagine if they charged everyone everywhere ten bucks to post a job ad? They’d be rich, I tell ya, rich. Oh, I mean richer.
The article is here.