How to Post Ads in Different States on Craigslist

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Craigslist is an online classified ad network that operates websites in dozens of cities, states and regions around the globe. Whether you want to sell merchandise, offer employment or seek out romance, there are legitimate reasons to post ads in multiple locations. Remember to follow Craigslist's Terms of Use -- in other words, don't "spam" the site and post the exact same ad multiple times -- if you need to post ads in several states.

  • Create a Craigslist account. It isn't necessary to open an account to post on Craigslist, but doing so makes the process of posting easier. Click "My Account," then "Sign Up for An Account." Enter your email address, the required "CAPTCHA" sequence then click "Continue." Enter your first and last name, and a desired password, then click "Sign Up."

  • Go to the Craigslist website of the state and city where you want to post your first ad. Move your mouse to the right side of the Craigslist homepage, click "US States" then select the name of the state where you want to post. Click the name of the city where you want to post.

  • Post your ad. Click the "Post to Classifieds" button, select a category, then input a title, price, location and description. Add pictures if necessary. Click "Continue" to preview your ad, accept the Craigslist Terms of Use and publish your ad.

  • Visit another state's Craigslist page to post your second ad. If your second ad concerns the same subject as the first, avoid copying and pasting content directly. Doing so constitutes spam and violates the site's Terms of Use.

Tips & Warnings

  • Craigslist explicitly advises against transacting with users who don't live in your state or city. Avoid posting ads that require monetary transactions on other states' or cities' Craigslist sites.

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