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Earn Extra Money by Posting Free Classified Ads

As someone who’s looking into making money online, you must see little value in posting free classified ads. In the first place, what are you even going to post in these classified ads that people will be compelled to buy?

Classified ads, the shorthand term for classified advertising, is a form of advertising common in newspapers. Yes, I’m referring to that section people always run to when they’re looking for a job or planning to avail of a particular service.

There’s nothing aesthetically appealing about it: it’s just a long list of text boxes with short details about the product or service being sold and the pertinent details. Ever wondered why they were called classified? Because the ads are classified into headings such as Clothing, Apartment, Massage and so on.

Like everything else in print media, this form of advertising has made its way to the Internet, and is now one way for you to earn extra money. The big question you must be asking by now is: how!?

First, let’s start with the most popular classified ad sites:

These are only few of hundreds of free classified ads sites that you can earn money from. The key here is to post the ones that are heavily visited by people. You don’t only want to save precious time and energy, you want to make sure that your classified ad will be seen by people looking for it – in the most popular classified ad sites, no less.

Now, here are three ways by which posting free classified ads can help you earn extra money

Tip #1: Earn Extra Money by Selling Informational Products

Did you just wrap up an eBook on a niche topic of your expertise? Or maybe you have an audio-book that contains hidden secrets to being rich by working at home (which is really what this site is all about, when you think of it!). In any case, you will find that classified ad sites are a certified treasure chest that is waiting to be filled with profits from people actively seeking for your information.

What’s so great about positing free classified ads of informational products in websites like eBay.com or craigslist.org is that people are already willing to buy your product! There’s no need to convince them that your information should be paid over information that can be found elsewhere in the Internet. In other words, you’re done with persuading them to pay for your information.

The next step is to make yourself visible to them by appearing in the search results of these classified ad sites. Consider the eBook below. The seller has an overwhelming positive feedback at 270 ratings. This makes the product a lot more credible and sellable. A buyer is more compelled this eBook from a free classified ad than from a paid advertising space, don’t you think?

eBook Ad

Tip #2: Earn Extra Money by Selling Affiliate Products

Out of ideas as to where to promote products from sites like www.clickbank.com? Why don’t you try posting free classified ads?

Like informational products, the good thing about selling affiliate products on classified ad sites is the low cost-high yield investment that you will be exerting. The cost will only involve the time and effort you put in placing the free ad. If you’re short on time, you can even use a classified ads software to get the job done for you.

In the end, what you get to market the affiliate product for a very low cost. Think about it: you earn extra money in exchange for a few minutes you spent on posting the free ad.

eBay Ad

Tip #3: Earn Extra Money by Advertising Your Service

If you have spare time and a skill you are especially good at, then it’s something you can certainly earn extra money from. Day after day, people are looking for skills that you have to offer: all  you have to do is to take the first step, which is to let these people know that you exist.

You don’t have to spend thousands in advertising a service as simple yet ingenious as editing photos. You can post them straight to free classified ads, and be surprised at how many responses you will get in the long run.

Craigslist Ad

I’m not kidding when I tell you that there are more than a hundred free classified ad sites in the net. One of the more popular ones is www.craigslist.org. Just look at how the website is neatly arranged into categories that people looking for a particular product will easily find what they are looking for:


So what are you waiting for? Start posting free classified ads, you will be pleasantly surprised at what an effective form of advertising it is and how it can help you to make money online fast.

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Currently there are "11 comments" on this Article:

  1. Anna R. says:

    I have a small web design company; I have my own site which I try to promote. I put several ads on this kind of sites, but really, no success, besides the fact that my rank on google is higher. It is not a bad thing, but I did not have any success with classified ads. How can I enhance my ad to be more attractive?

    • David Williams says:

      Hi Anna! As regards your problem, I think the best way to get your ad noticed is to have an attractive deadline that readers will be curious enough to click.

      Don’t tell them what you’re selling just yet–but arouse a certain level of curiosity that will compel them to click your ad. Once they click your ad, the offer itself must be tempting to the prospective buyer.

      • Dilawar Ahmad khan says:

        i want to do a work of ads posting ..i dont know how i can start and i dont know about any dealer

  2. I agree, don’t try to sell your product in the ad, simply try to attract a target visitor and give them as much information as you can regarding your services.

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  6. Komal singh says:

    Really it good idea to make money by posting free classified ads.

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  8. Kay says:

    I am living proof that posting on free ad sites works! I make money from home posting ads daily, and selling affiliate products. This is a good article, and great classified site references. Good luck everyone!!

  9. RobP says:

    Things have been changing a lot recently in how effective different marketing methods are for your business. Some classified ads sites still work – like Craigslist – but most of the hundreds you talk about are little more than spam farms. People… regular consumers… don’t go to them to find a product or service. You need to be really picky with which ones you post your ads on, and you have to make your ads not sound like a marketing come-on, or you’ll be seen as lower class I think.

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