Craigslist charging to find labor now


#1

It seems Craigslist wants a piece of the Angieslist, Homeadvisor pie. Tried to find some labor for a small job this morning and got this. I liked Craigslist since it was one of the last free services that wouldn’t sell out to advertising or fees, but seems that’s changed.

Annoying. Are you all seeing this too?


#2

You are not alone my friend, just checked.

I don’t have the stomach for the craigslist lottery contractors anymore. The last one i just did, asked Facebook from their recommendations , got a ton, sorted by reviews ,found someone that was ok with doing some smaller things and larger things. It has been going good thus far.


#3

I have also used Task Rabbit for some smaller jobs too - found a licensed electrician for $35 per hour. Um, yes please.


#4

Didn’t even know they did that! I bid a n odd thing through them ( or maybe it was a small market ) with no takers so good to know.