Craigslist is without a doubt one of the biggest classified ad networks on the Internet with millions of people visit it daily looking to place ads or finding something they need. The best part about Craigslist is it's a free service, which means it will cost you nothing to advertise on. Here are the steps to get started advertising on the Craigslist classified ad site.
First, you will need to sign up for an account so you can post your ads. The form is quick and will ask you the normal things. It should only take you a few minutes. Craigslist has added a phone verification if you decide to advertise in certain areas. It's quick and easy and your account will be setup immediately so you can post right away.
Second, you will have to click on where you want to advertise or place you’re ads. Craigslist is divided into cities and states and foreign countries. Once you have decided where you want to place your ads click on that link. Remember you can advertise anywhere and are not stuck just where you live.
Third, deciding what categories you will want to advertise your product or service. Once the category is clicked on in the corner you will see a post button. By clicking that button it will take you to the posting page where you must fill out the form so you can post the ad.
Fourth, you will want to make sure that you have a great title for your ad. The first thing people see is your ad title. Make it the best possible. You are limited to 70 characters so you will want to keep that in mind.
Fifth, put the details of your ad in the box below the title. List all the important details. You can also add pictures to spice your ad. Try to keep the ad short. Add just the details people need to know. The key is getting them to call or email. If you tell them everything this cuts down on your chances of making a sale.
Sixth, you will want to enter your email address as well so people may contact you. At the bottom you will also have some letters that you will need to enter this helps prevent automating posting people try to use posting ads.
Last but not least you read the terms of agreement before your ad will be posted. The system will send a message to your email address that includes your ad. Keep that email message as it will have a link to edit ad if need be. Always check your ad once posted to make sure it is what you wanted. If not go back and edit it. Advertising on Craigslist as you can see is quick and efficient. With the millions of people that visit Craigslist everyday you should have no trouble selling something or finding an item on this classified powerhouse.