How to Use Craigslist to Advertise

Craigslist is an online classified website that has the possibility of reaching millions of people all over the world. This is the perfect place to advertise a business or product and best of all, it’s free to use.

The first thing you need to do when visiting Craigslist is to sign up for an account. It only takes a few minutes and then you are ready to go. Once you have signed up, you need to pick your location. If you are selling a product, click on the “For Sale” section. In the upper right hand corner you will find a button marked “Post” – you want to click this.

On the posting page you will be asked to fill in a title. Keep your title short and sweet, but create something to grab the potential customer’s attention. If you are advertising a business, make this the focus of your title. Keep in mind the keywords you use on your website when creating a Craigslist ad.

Once you are in the editing field, create an ad highlighting your business, product or service effectively. Make sure your post is clear and concise. Focus on the benefit to the consumer, not the features of the product.

When writing the ad, focus on playing up your business or website. Mention how your site can solve a problem for the person reading the ad, so they want to visit it to learn more. You want to use the ad to hopefully draw them to your website where they can then purchase your service or product.

Make sure you read all of the FAQ’s so you don’t overstep any Craigslist rules or your ad may be flagged for removal.

Craigslist is read by millions of people and can be an excellent form of free advertising for your business.

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