Places To Run Your Ad For Free

Free Classifieds

Classifieds are great for so many different forms of advertising, as they are essentially a blank canvas for your brilliantly worded ad. You can advertise and search for a job, a product, a cause, a date....practically anything. Some of the sites let you add a picture at no extra charge, some do not. Be sure to read the terms of service so that you know how many ads you can place a day.

You won't find Craig's List in this hub. Everyone is already aware ot that resource. As usual, I was going for names that were lesser known, but had a good membership built up.

USFreeads boasts 460,000+ members
USFreeads boasts 460,000+ members

USFreeads

USFreeads - Don't let the name fool you into thinking that you can't use this site if you're from another country. There are ads from many countries around the globe, including the U.K., Australia, Canada. I'm sure there are more, but I checked those countries specifically as I know these are just a few of the locations of some of our fellow hubbers.

You can place an ad for free, but if you want to post photos there is a fee. The site offers tips on creating powerful ad copy.

If you choose the free keyword alert option, you will receive emails notifying you of new ads placed that match your area and keywords.

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kijiji is now international
kijiji is now international

Kijiji International

I love kijiji. It is a child of eBay, and is very fast and easy to use. The idea is to advertise and search locally, but I have found freelance writing jobs by searching other cities and areas than the one I live in.

It is free to post up to 4 pictures with your ad, but you can't hyperlink, it just plain doesn't work.

Read the site's policies to make sure you know their rules to avoid being blocked, i.e. posting multiple ads that are too similar to each other is a no-no.

A Few of the Many Faces of kijiji

 

Enough with the kijiji links already!

My apologies to anyone whose country is missing. If you want a specific country and can't find it, just let me know and I'll see what I can do for you.

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For Canadian & American users
For Canadian & American users

Free4uclassifieds

Free4uclassifieds is a free site for Canadians and Americans. It doesn't seem to me that it has a lot of people listing yet, but that's how kijiji started too. You can add a photograph for free as far as I can tell, but to have your ad highlighted there is a $2.00 charge. In addition to ad placement, there are links to free stuff.

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Cornucopia of Business Tools
Cornucopia of Business Tools

Sales Spider

A networking site for small to mid-sized business, Sales Spider has the tagline, Other social networks make you friends. Sales Spider makes you money. This one is all business, and it appears to come fully loaded with classifieds, leads, forums, mail, and events - all for free. All of the ads I skimmed through were network marketing related.

Location options are Canada, United States, and All International.

Sales Spider got over 2,000,000 hits last month.

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Online presence in all countries
Online presence in all countries

Highland Classifieds

This is another free online classifieds site that I've used myself, and have been happy with.

Highland Classifieds is easy to use, and free as long as you don't want to add bells and whistles. A nice bonus of using this site is the report of how your ad is doing. You get emails that tell you how many hits you got, and when your ad is due to expire. Renewing is as easy as clicking on the repost button.

Country options are vast.

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In Conclusion

There are many more free online classifieds sites. These took me a great deal of time to compile, but if there is enough interest I'd be happy to do another hub on the subject.

Whether you're buying or selling or answering a job ad, use your noggin. None of these sites guarantee that the person you're contacting is legitimate. If something seems odd, avoid it or report it.

Personally, I have never had any problems but I have heard that some people have had some bad experiences. I use these types of sites often (especially kijiji, in case you couldn't tell) to find freelance opportunities. So far, I've always been paid immediately, but I bypass the listings that just don't sound right to me somehow. Scepticism is healthy sometimes, just don't overdo it.

Buy, sell, advertise, and have fun.

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lana289 8 years ago

Thank You so much for all this .I have to say it is very helpful....Take care ..Dana


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msms 8 years ago

It is most useful information Ms. Shirley Anderson that an internet workers needs to market his serviices online without loosing his money.

Great Compilation and analysis Dear. 

We have started expecting more such informations from you. 

Best 


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you both so much for commenting!

Msms - I shall try to live up to the expectations and put together more hubs like this one and the other two 'Places To...' Maybe I can make it my signature series or something. =) Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Thanks for this. I never though to look for freelance opportunities on Kajiji.Hope you had a good time in Arizona


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Susan. I just realized that I opened myself up to some awesome competition by giving away my little kijiji secret. :) Seriously, it takes patient looking, there are a lot of listings for technical writers in most of the cities across the country, but other types are much fewer and farther between though they are there. I've gotten projects for a newsletter, press release, and articles for dating sites from kijiji listings....it took 2 months of looking.

I had a wonderful time in Arizona, thx for asking. Can't wait to go back asap. I go a few times a year - love it! I've got a head start on my tan.


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Thanks for the great info! :)


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traffickahuna 8 years ago from Pittsburg

thanks for the information! Nice Hub.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Excellent resource. Thanks for all your legwork. It's appreciated.


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candees 8 years ago from Arroyo Grande

Thanks for all the great resources. Great Hub, as usual :)


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

You have given us more options to check out now thanks for that.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're both very welcome. Hope it helps.


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Lisa Bryan 8 years ago from Dallas, TX

I am favoriting this as a definite resource. Thanks for your help in this area. And, I might be interested in talking with you about writing some content for me to market with on the internet in the future. :) I will be in contact. Thanks again.

Lisa


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Lisa - thank-you for commenting.

Feel free to contact me anytime.

Shirley :)


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

Trying to learn as much as I can in past 5 mos. Hubs like this one are a big help. Thanx for info.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

C.S. - I'm glad to help, thx for stopping by.

I hate to say it, there have been times in my life that I've looked like Skin E. Chic. Looking forward to dropping into your blog from time to time.


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ms kim 8 years ago from IL

thanks for all the info and the time it took to gather it. Good, solid, useful information

will be checking some of these out

ms kim


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Jeromeo 8 years ago from Little Rock

Thanks for the info, I have a book coming our on 05-05-2008, THE GODS OF PROVIDENCE, I've just posted a free ad, and I thank you again. I have also become a fan.

U...are invited to drop by my hub and have a good read sometimes.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ms Kim, Jeromeo - thanks so much for leaving such nice comments!

Jeromeo, I am going to accept your invitation to drop by for a good read, thx. Good luck with your book, how exciting! I have seen authors advertise on kijiji before, but have never heard how successful it is for them. Perhaps you can report back?


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grumpyjacksa 8 years ago from south africa

Thanx

Somewhere along the line I lost track of what a decent ad can be worth . Time to bring out the old toolbox again.........


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Shirley, great list, also Craigslist and Google offers free ad services for charity organizations.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Grumpyjacksa - give it another go, find yourself some freelancing jobs, or sell something....it's free, all profit!  Thx for reading.  :)

Cjull8m - thank-you.  I intentionally left Craigslist off because everybody knows about them already, but I didn't know that Google offers free ad services for charities - thx for adding that information!  :)


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

very useful, thanks.


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Panic 39 8 years ago

im going to start using this info right away! thanks!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you all for reading and commenting. Hope the info helps.


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thelatin10 8 years ago

Great info! :), thanks!!~


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Shellz 8 years ago from Chicago, IL

You're just a wealth of information! Thank you so much for sharing!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I love doing these kinds of hubs. Hopefully, it can cut down on search time for some folks. I like helping other writers, and there is plenty of work for everyone, it's just a matter of finding the opp that suits you best.

If any of you have success stories from my 'Places To' hubs, I'd love to hear it, maybe put the results in a hub, or edit the hub responsible and add your name and success.

Good luck, all!


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commentonthis7 8 years ago

thanks for the info


dleonov 8 years ago

Great info, thank you!I didn't know that there is such a service...


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Lilymag 8 years ago from Upstate New York

Thanks for the info! I didn't know of any except USFreeAds!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey Lilymag, you're welcome! I use kijiji most of the time, out of habit, but I also Highland Classifieds on a regular basis to advertise my freelancing work.

Thank-you everyone for commenting!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, this is a great resource for me. I am going to refer to this hub every now and then. :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Michelle! Thank-you. I'm glad that it is useful to you.


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prasadjain 7 years ago from Tumkur

How much useful information you have given! really , this is of great help.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Prasadjain! I'm really glad that it is helpful to you.


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Lgali 7 years ago

This is most useful information in all hubs


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Lgali! That's very nice of you to say!


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amreen_b 7 years ago

thanks this is really helpful


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Amreen. Hope you can get some good use out of these sites.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks.


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mattressguru 7 years ago from TO, ON, CA

very informative list. i was looking for something like this :)

Thanks!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Mattressguru. I'm glad this hub is helpful to you. Thank-you for commenting.


hotels 7 years ago

It's a great article. Is there anybody here who can offer to me excellent absolute free of charge classified ads services where the inserting of an URL is allowed? However I would be happy for SEO friendly free classified ads. Thanks for your response and attention.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Hotels. I know that Free4UClassifieds lets you link but I don't know how much traffic they actually get. As far as I can tell, they don't have a lot of listings, at least in Canada. They're free though, so it's worth a try.

Good luck.


Dave 7 years ago

Here's some free advertising services and links: http://fuelspace.com/more-free-advertising/


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey Dave, your first link doesn't work. The second works and may have things to offer people looking for free advertising. I didn't explore the site but it looks as though it also has affiliate links.


Mandy K 6 years ago

Are you looking to update your list? Another good one is http://www.khrido.com/ Their canadian sites are popular than US and UK counterparts.


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RGraf 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Great tips. I've forwarded this on to a few people who could really use it.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Mandy. I've not heard of Khrido before, I'll have to check it out. When I have more time, I'll add it to the list and mention you there.

Thanks, RG! I hope it helps them a lot.

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