Anybody can make money from the Craigslist wanted section with just a little thought and application. Of course there is the obvious and basic technique of doing your own ‘special item’ shopping with a posted ad on Craigslist.

Things found through the Craigslist wanted section are always discounted and because they are direct transactions between buyers and sellers there are no added ‘main street’ costs. It is worth having a browse through the wanted section just to get to know how it works. Just think how much money you can save buying a house without realtor fees for example or a second hand car without the dealers’ profit margin. is free to join and covers nearly every locality in the country. It is organized in easy to understand categories such as ‘jobs’, ‘property’ and ‘personal services’. If you want to make even more money from the Craigslist wanted section then you must be more efficient at searching the massive database of classifieds. There are a number of free downloadable search tools for Craigslist that can do multiple cities and even entire states in seconds.

Becoming a Craigslist trader can be a good way to make extra money. The wanted section in particular is a big list of people with what economists call ‘effective demand’. They know what they want, they tell the World what they are looking for and they have the money ready to pay for it.

As a Craigslist trader you can then go out and find the items that meet those needs and bring the grateful buyer together with their hearts’ desire and take a finder’s fee.

Don’t forget your own attic and garage as the first places to search for items that wanted-section-posters are looking for. That retro baby’s high chair that your kids have outgrown could bring you a little extra money.

Where else can you find the things being searched for in the wanted section?

Well there is always the Craiglist for sale section – you’d be amazed how many people post wanted ads without actually checking the for sale section first – and then there is ‘eBay’ or Amazon or even the more traditional printed classifieds.

As long as you can buy them for less than the ‘advertiser’ is willing to pay for them then you can make money with the Craigslist wanted section.

There is one more way to make money from the Craigslist wanted section and that is as an ‘affiliate marketer’. With this technique you enable trades between say eBay or Amazon and the buyer while a ‘pay per click’ fee or sales commission for the more popular items such as computer games platforms, video games or other technology.

Sign up as an eBay and Amazon affiliate and promote those products to the guaranteed sales leads on Craigslist.