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

Craigslist is a great online classified ads website to find anything and everything under the sun. This article will help you understand how to: Sell on Craigslist, Buy on Craigslist, Stay safe when using Craigslist.

How to Sell on Craigslist

Select your preferred location and what type of posting you want to create. For most things you sell, you will need to select “for sale by owner.”

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. You get 70 characters for the listing title.

Use the Description to Make the Sale

You can add 1,000 characters in the description. Write a short story of how you've used the item and how it has worked for you.

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 and Model.

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

While you want to describe the item as best as you can in the title and description, the images are most likely what the buyer will use to decide if they want the item.

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