How to use Craig’s List for free customer research

Getting people to give feedback on your idea or product can be daunting.

Look no further than the free classifieds. You can use Craig’s List for free customer research.

  1. Post an ad on Craig’s List asking for help to solve your issue*
  2. Funnel respondents into a survey – Use Google Form‘s as a free option.
  3. Gather and anlyze your responses. Tweak and repeat if necessary.

*In a decent sized city you’ll typically get 200 or so responses.

Using Craig’s List for free customer research was just one of the suggestions from the Google Entrepreneur Hang Out about “Lean Design Meets Design Thinking”.

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Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Bussiness

Easy Email Marketing for Digital Marketers

If you own a small business website, then you know you must do online marketing, otherwise having a website is pointless. You may have social media, email marketing, blogging, and/or even a Google Adwords account, but all of those marketing campaigns take your time to execute. That’s why I only focus on the online marketing campaigns that best fit my business needs.

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How To Negotiate The Long, Slow, SaaS Ramp of Death

Priceless lessons learned in building an online product. This is the compelling story with many real life facts on how the world’s largest email service, Constant Contact, grew and thrived. Complements of Business of Software.

“Our biggest barrier to usage is content. Small businesses doesn’t know what to say” – Gail Goodman, Constant Contact (the raison d’être for our Flashissue newsletter creator).

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Our path to $1M in sales – A Great Story

This articles has all the highs and lows and phases of a start-up. It’s a good read because it sums up a lot about what starting a business is like.

  • The initial “ah-ha” moment – an accidental discovery
  • The idea guys blend with the business guy
  • The flat-line product launch and dashed expectations
  • The dogged determination and relentless cold calling
  • The apparent inability to scale
  • The big event and tipping point
  • The ever shifting definition of success and it always being out of reach

 

Our path to $1M in sales

Just over nine months ago, armed with a few beta users and a short wait list, we launched Teespring to the world.

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