Writing the perfect free online classified ad is as much art as it is science, but here at iBackpage we have devised a simple 5-step programme to help you make the most of your post:
- Choose your category
Your audience are looking to make a transaction so if you choose the right category, chances are you’ll find a willing customer.
- Be specific
People are here to save time so make sure they immediately understand your offer. Don’t lose a sale by being vague. Tell them exactly what you are selling.
- Be honest
Not everyone is seeking perfection; some people just want value. Be open and upfront in your online classified posting as a slightly outdated but cheap lawn mower might be just what the customer is after!
- Make life as easy as possible
If you are selling, offer to meet. If you are providing a service, offer a sample. If you have done similar work before, try and show references. People love to deal with reputable providers.
- Be available, even post sale
Sometimes things go wrong in the world of online classifieds and we must accept that. But if you offer some kind of post-sale guarantee, buyers will trust you and want to deal with you. Simple as that.
Free online classifieds can be a great form of advertising when used properly. So why not try one today and sign up to one of iBackpage’s membership packages to see where it leads you.