To post advertisements on Craigslist.com, click on the “Post to classifieds” link, select the location, choose the type of post you want to publish, provide the details of the post, and then click “Continue.” Review the advertisement for errors, click “Accept,” type in the CAPTCHA word, and then click “Publish.”
Craigslist offers different categories of advertisements such as personals, jobs and housing. To increase your chance of attracting a potential client, choose the right category for your advertisement. The website also comes with a set of guidelines that should be followed when posting particular advertisements. Advertisements that do not meet those guidelines are flagged by the website administrator. Make sure to read the guidelines in advance and tick the checkbox next to “I abide by these guidelines” before publishing an advertisement.
When providing their contact details such as email address, Craigslist users are allowed to choose between a coded version for privacy purposes, or their real email. A confirmation email is sent to the user before publishing the advertisement. In the confirmation email, users are required to verify their email address, edit, delete or publish the advertisement by clicking on the provided link. The advertisement goes live within minutes of approval.