How to Post Ads on Craigslist

craigslist-los-angelesIf you’re wondering about how to post ads on Craigslist, the process really is very simple. In this article, we’re going to show you the exact steps to do it.

First go to the specific Craigslist page you want to post ads to. If you’re located in Los Angeles, then go to Craigslist Los Angeles. Once you’re on the page, choose a section that’s relevant to your ad. Create your ad on the page that lets you create your ad. Then publish your ad. Craigslist will then send you an email where you need to confirm your ad so that it will become public and be seen by the people you are targeting.

If this is your first time to hearing about Craigslist, you should know that it’s actually the number one site for posting local classified ads in the world. While there’s only one Craigslist, there are sub-sections for each country and locality in the world. Craigslist has a sub-section for just about every major and not so major city in America. You can find Craigslist in other countries as well. For example, in South Korea, there’s a Wherever you are in the world, there’s a great chance you will find a local Craigslist, just make sure you type in your country’s domain name extension.

Over the years, Craigslist has had a bad reputation for being a haven for scammers. This is truly understandable considering that the company that owns the website does not filter ads at all, and you can post practically anything you like.

But really, there can only be scammers if you are easily scammed. That said, whenever you see an ad on Craigslist offering the next big income opportunity, take it with a grain of salt. Sure, you can reply to that ad but don’t give out your credit card details. For personal ads, make sure to meet in a public place before taking things further.

In my experience, Craigslist is really useful for selling and buying a wide variety of products and services.  It is also a great place for meeting people as well as looking for and applying for a job. If you have never tried the website, you are actually missing out on a great opportunity!

Anyway, if you are planning on selling things via Craigslist, the best way to do it is by posting it in the most relevant section. For instance if you are a lawyer, and you’re wanting to post your personal injury services, you would post that in the legal services section of the local Craigslist city you live in.  It is really quite simple, and all you need to do is follow the onscreen instructions once you are there.

The good thing about using Craigslist is that it’s free, however, if you want sales, you need to post there regularly as ads are pushed down as new ads are published. It can be a lot of work, but a good way around it is to outsource it to someone such as a Craigslist Posting Service.