How to Use Craigslist to Buy and Sell in Your Local Area

Craigslist is ancient in terms of websites. The site was created in 1995 by a guy named Craig Newmark  (hence the site’s name).

How to Sell on Craigslist

To list something on Craigslist, head over to the home page and click “create a posting” in the top left corner of the page. Having an account is not required to create a posting.

How to Sell on Craigslist

Titles are Important

In your title, try to be descriptive and include as many relevant keywords as possible, so your item will show up in more search results.

How to Sell on Craigslist

Use the Description to Make the Sale

You can add 1,000 characters in the description, so this is where you want to convince buyers why they should buy your item. Don’t make the listing sound better than it is, but try your best to make the sale sound like a great deal.

How to Sell on Craigslist

What Optional Information Should You Provide?

On top of the required information, you can also provide some optional details if you want. Depending on the item category, you will have the option to provide things like the make/manufacturer, model number, measurements, and condition.

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