Ah, Craigslist. The land of both treasure and junk. A marketplace of weirdos. An….amazing way to find a cannabis writer?
Yep, you read that correctly. Craigslist is by far one of the best places to find a writer in the marijuana space.
High Traffic for Writers
Because many companies don’t wish to hire in-house writers, they send a digital bat call via Craigslist. It’s free, it gets a lot of eyes, and it’s not a judgmental place–hello “anti-marijuana” job boards.
For much the same reason, freelance writers peruse it regularly. It’s free, there are a lot of jobs posted, and they’re often in “off-the-wall” industries.
Easy to Weed People Out
One of the easiest ways to see if someone fully read your post, is to sign it with your name. Writers who skim, or send their resume to everyone will miss the boat.
But, if someone addresses you by name in an introductory email, you know you’re already at a good starting point.
On top of that, include 2 to 3 questions that a cannabis writer should specifically know.
If you’re an edible company, ask about the difference between an RSO and a chocolate. Or keep it super simple, and inquire about the meaning of “1:1”. Regardless of the question, there’s definitely baseline knowledge a writer in the marijuana industry should have.
Not as Taboo as It Once Was
I know a good majority of you are thinking, “this girl is cray cray for thinking Craigslist is a good place to find a cannabis writer.” And trust me, I had that same thought…
…until I was picked up by Heavy.Com as their cannabis shopping guide writer. Yep, a high-traffic website (with 50 million+ unique users per-month) uses Craigslist on the REG. It’s not just me–they find a majority of their writers through the platform.
And, if that doesn’t convince you, I received my first big girl, post-college job via Craigslist. I worked as a content engineer for a digital marketing company in the auto dealership niche.
Seriously, Give it a Shot
While there are many cannabis connoisseurs, there are few cannabis writers out there with a strong voice, and solid content. Stop poopooing Craigslist. Use it as a tool to expand your marijuana marketing efforts.
Or, you could just shoot me a message here. I mean, you are reading a post by a professional cannabis writer *insert sassy 1 hand emoji*