How to Sell Something on Craigslist

By Morgan O'Connor

Craigslist offers listings in a wide variety of categories. You can use the site to find a tenant for an apartment or fill a job vacancy, for example. It can also serve as a relatively straightforward way to make money and get rid of unwanted belongings. You can list items for sale in a wide range of categories from appliances and antiques to tools and toys. Unlike posting a job listing, posting an ad to sell something is free.

Things You'll Need

  • Image of what you're selling (optional)

Step 1

Direct the browser of your choice to

Step 2

Click the "For Sale" link above the list of categories containing items for sale. There is no need to click a specific category at this point.

Step 3

Click the "Post" link in the upper right corner of the page that opens. Select the appropriate category on this page and then click "Continue." Select the area nearest you on the next page and click "Continue" again. You may be prompted to select an even more specific area; do so if you wish, or click "Bypass this step."

Step 4

Fill out the information for your post. This includes a title, an email address and a description. You may optionally include a price and/or images as well. Click "Continue" when you are done. Review your post to ensure it is accurate. If so, click "Continue" again.

Step 5

Check your email account. You should have an email from Craigslist. Click the link within this email. Accept the terms of use and then type the verification word(s) into the appropriate box. Click "Continue" to finish posting your ad.