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5 Tips For Selling On Classified Ad Sites

Author : Martin Davis

Submitted : 2009-05-28 04:14:56    Word Count : 842    Popularity:   149

Tags:   Free ads, Classifieds, Recession, Selling, Buying

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As the recession takes hold more and more people are trying to find ways to beat it. Many people are using the internet as a way of earning an additional income to help support themselves through this troubling time. Although there are many who use the internet to earn an additional income some use it as a way of earning an income full time. Today more and more people are turning to online classified advertising to beat the recession.

Not only are small businesses using online classified advertising to help sell their services and products to others, but there are many people who have specific skill sets using them also. Along with search engine directories where these types of ads can be placed there are plenty of others you can utilise. However, in the beginning it is best if you initially just place ads on websites such as Backpage, Adflyer and Craigslist.

How quickly your business then grows will depend on the number of inbound links you have on the internet that then directs people to your website. It is important when you are placing any classified advertising to beat the recession you ensure that you place them in the right categories. So it is worth looking through the categories that the sites above have included their subcategories and place your ads in those that really do relate to the product or service you provide.

Along with making sure that you use the best directories and ensure that you place your ads in the right categories. There are a number of other things you need to do which will help you to create successful classified ads and below we take a look at what these are.

Tip 1 – You need to ensure that you have an eye catching title for your advertisement. Remember you need to get people to read your ad if you want them to use your service or buy your product. So take your time and other ads that have been created.

Tip 2 – You need to provide a description that will compel others to want to take the necessary action. So make sure that yours is well written because if it isn’t then your campaign simply won’t be as successful as you would have wanted. As you write the description pretend that you are the person who is going to be reading it. What you will find is not only will it be much easier to write but you will find that what you have written the reader will find more interesting.

Tip 3 –You will soon begin to notice that the successful classified advertisements online have the same sorts of characteristics. Along with an eye catching title, a well written description with correct grammar is essential. You need to add the cost of the product or service you are providing along with some pictures if required. If you produce an ad where you have given a clear indication of what is for sale then you are likely to generate even more clicks than any competitors you may have.

Tip 4 – When it comes to advertising you shouldn’t use too many words. Make sure that you stick with the theme of the advertisement. By keeping the article concise and simple you will not confuse those who could be potential new customers for your product or service.

Tip 5 – It is important that if you really want your classified advertisement to help you beat the recession it is worth actually paying to place it rather than using a free service. As you will quickly realise when you look at the benefits of upgrading to place ads you will see that this option is alot more beneficial than the free ones. However, be aware that the benefits offered for paying for advertising will vary from one advertiser to the next.

But you shouldn’t pay for a year up front on the sites you like instead try them out for a month. Remember to keep a track of how your site is doing during this month and see whether paying to place your ads has helped to increase sales and so the amount of profit you are making. There are a number of online sites today that have affiliate programs where if you want you use them to recruit paid members.

If you keep the above mentioned tips in mind when it comes to using classified advertising to beat the recession then you are going to get the right kinds of results. It is important that at all times when using this way of marketing your business that you regularly keep track of what is happening. This way you can work out which ads are successful and which ones are not and get rid of them to then replace them with something that does.

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