How to Sell On Craigslist, for free

Craigslist is a web site that allows people to post classified ads and forum posts on more than 700 local sites in 70 countries. With more than 50 million users in the U.S., Craigslist can be a great way to get the word out that you have something to sell. However, Craigslist users also publish about 50 million new classified ads each month, so it can be difficult to cut through the clutter.

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Post things for sale on Craigslist.

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Sign up for a free account with Craigslist. You will need a valid email account, and you will be asked to verify your email address before you are permitted to list items.

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Take a picture of your item for sale. Listings with pictures sell a lot faster than those without. Upload the picture onto your computer in an acceptable format.

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Create your listing to describe your product. You will need to include a product description, quantity, title, contact information, and location.

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Add your photo to your listing.

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Post your listing. After your listing is reviewed by employees at Craigslist, it will be posted on the site within about 15 minutes. Sometimes Craigslist will ask you to confirm your information through email before a listing is posted. Make sure to save this email so you can delete your post later.

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Delete your post by clicking on "edit/delete" in your confirmation email after your product has sold. All posts will automatically be deleted in 30 days.