Just about everyone has placed a classified ad in the newspaper. If you have something to sell you want people to know about it right? Everyone knows that classified ads cost money. Sometimes something everyone knows is wrong. You can post classified ads for free.
If you post a classified ad in the newspaper, the newspaper charges you for the ad space. When you post the classified ad in the newspaper, you get a limited amount of exposure for what you want to sell. The people who see your ad are people who get that newspaper. There is a better way to advertise with a classified ad and it’s free.
If are computer literate, you can do a Google search for free classified ads. That search will turn up over 50 pages of websites that provide free classified ads. Some of these websites provide national or international exposure, some are product oriented and some are geographically oriented. Prior to posting your ad, you want to think about what group of people you want to see it.
Chances are you have heard about Craigslist. Craigslist is a website that posts free classifieds. Posting a free classified ad on this website involves little more than putting the item you want to sell into a category and then deciding what city or town you want it to fall under. Other websites use this same technique to make it easier for someone to find a particular product in a particular place.
Unlike Craigslist, some websites provide free classifieds that are tailored to a particular locale. To find a website for free classified ads in your particular location, simply begin a Google search with the city name, Memphis for example, followed by free classifieds. Chances are that you will get a result with over a dozen pages of websites that offer free classified ads for that particular location.
Some websites that offer free classifieds do not have a geographic discrimination. If you have a product that you want to advertise, it simply gets put in with all of the others of that same product. If you sell silk flower arrangements and live in Michigan your free classified ad will be put in next to one from Florida. This exposure allows you to sell your product nationwide or worldwide with no advertising expense.
At this point the thought occurs “someone has to be paying for this”. Someone does pay for this and it’s advertisers who pay the website by the number of times that the website gets visited. These advertisers pay the owner of the website a fee every time someone visits the website. The paid advertiser gets the product advertised for a minimal cost and the classified ads are free. What could be better?
If you are a startup, mom and pop company that desires to achieve national exposure for your product, free classified ads provide a no expense method of getting your product on the market. If you simply want to sell something that you don’t want or use any more, free classified ads can bring your item to more people at no cost to you. Free classified ads really are a free lunch.