February 25, 2018

Craigslist Advertising

How to Advertise Your Business on Craigslist

Everyone recognizes the advantages of advertising their business on Craigslist, even you. That’s the reason you are on this page. Craigslist was founded over 22 years ago by Craig Newmark. As reported on Craigslist.org, the site receives up to 10 million unique visitors daily.

Craigslist homepage

Craigslist homepage

Not only can you advertise your business and/or services, you can as well advertise to sell your household items. The possibilities are just numerous to mention. This point is further buttressed by the broad categories you can find on their homepage. Although there are a few exceptions, advertising on Craigslist is free. These exceptions are for Job Listings in a few locations. The price for paid ads ranges between $10 – $15.

Advertising on Craigslist is pretty straightforward and easy. It takes 10 minutes to set your adverts and just under 15 minutes for it to go live. Just follow these steps:

Visit Craigslist Homepage via Craigslist.org

Once here navigate to the location your business is located. If you can’t find your location, choose a location that is most relevant to the ad you are about to place. Just make sure not to choose a distant place. When the location displayed at the top left corner is what you have in mind, click on ‘Post to Classifieds’ at the top-left corner of the homepage.

Select the Appropriate Category

Depending on the sort of ad you want to place, choose the proper category with the help of the radio button. You may be asked to fill out additional categories such as your location. Choose appropriately and click ‘Create’.

Fill Out a Short Title for your Ad

On this page, you’ll be requested to give a short title of the ad you want to post. Keep it simple yet very relevant to your business.

Specify an Email Address

If you’ll want to receive email replies from readers regarding your ad, specify. There are other options available if you choose not to share your email address. Select one that best applies to you.

Write a Detailed Description and Include Images

Be very precise with your description. Don’t beat around the bush. Tell readers what they need to know about your business or the services you are offering. You can also upload images, up to 12 of them. Ensure the images are about your business. They should be enough to help your readers decide why they should choose you. If all looks good to you click ‘publish’

Confirm your Ad via the Confirmation Email Sent to You

The link provided in the email will let you preview and make changes to your ad.

If all goes well, your advert should be live in 15 minutes.