How to List an Item on Craigslist

By Techwalla Contributor

The Craigslist website is dedicated to posting user-submitted classified advertising for jobs, houses, apartment rentals, household items and personals. Ads for tangible items are posted for sale, wanted for purchase, or even to give away for free. The site does not charge for classified submissions. To begin using Craigslist, you search for your city, county or general area within your state.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Access

Step 1

Scroll to your closest geographic location and click on the hyperlink.

Step 2

Click on "Post to classifieds" in the left column under the title "Craigslist." Make a tick mark with your cursor in all appropriate categories under the heading "What type of posting this is." For example, if you are selling an item, male a tick mark next to "for sale." Continue entering listing information as required, such as pricing, a post title and item description.

Step 3

List your email address and select whether it should remain anonymous or not. Craigslist will send you an email to confirm your address. Log in to your email account and confirm the email address is accurate.

Step 4

Upload images of your item. In general, ads with pictures receive more attention.

Step 5

Submit your post. Follow all the necessary steps to ensure your item will be listed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Ask for cash as payment so you don't have to worry about the possibility of a check bouncing.

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