What to do Before Posting your Free Classifieds Ads

Most people don’t think too much about posting free classifieds ads. It doesn’t cost anything, most people think,  what damage could result from not doing it right. There are a number of things that you should do before you hit that ‘Submit’ button if you want your free classifieds ads to be effective. In this article, we will walk you through some of the key things you should keep in mind while submitting an ad.

Always use a legitimate business name

It is important that your business is properly licensed and has an official name if you are placing business-related free classifieds ads. It is illegal in many places to write fake business names when advertising on the internet. You should also ideally include a short description about what it is you do so that potential clients have a rough idea about what you have to offer.

Advertise in relevant classifieds

Most people make the mistake of flooding the internet with their classifieds ads, when as a matter of fact, most people would not be interested in it. It is useful to try and pinpoint your target audience and advertise in such a way that it reaches that particular audience. For example, if you own a clothes shop and you want to post an ad, posting it on a free classifieds ads website for cars might not be your best option.

Include all the right information

In an attempt to save time or be brief, many people leave out important details when they are posting free classifieds ads. However, a lack of relevant information will likely dissuade anyone from taking your ad seriously. You should be sure to mention everything that you think a reasonable person would enquire about your product or service. In case you are selling a physical good, make sure you mention delivery methods and whether shipping is included in the cost or not.

November 10, 2013 1:10 pm

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