Post classified ads online for free using photos and descriptions of the item or service for sale on a local Craigslist site, or post a free ad with a video, images and text on a local Backpage.com page. To reach a wider national audience, post the ad on sites such as Oodle.com or ClassifiedAds.com.
To post an ad on Craigslist, visit Craigslist.org to find a local site by state and area, click Post to Classifieds on the home page, select the type of posting, choose a category and complete the box with contact details and product information. Add up to 12 images to help promote the product, click Publish and confirm the post via email.
Backpage.com works in a similar way. Visit Backpage.com to choose a location by state and area, click Post Ad at the top of the page, choose a section, category and location, write the ad and upload a video or up to 12 images. Although ads posted in a chosen area are free, an optional fee payment posts the ad to nearby cities and keeps the ad moving to the top of the listings.
Click Post an Ad (Free) on ClassifedAds.com home page or Post on Oodle.com's home page to create an ad. Both sites allow customers to add photos to their ads, and Oodle.com also allows videos.