US Free Ads is one of the very first online classifieds websites on the web. It first started in 1999, in the pre-tech bubble.
US Free Ads is designed to be exactly like a newspaper ad. There are automobile ads, real estate ads, job and of course, services ads.
There are two main ways to make extra cash using US Free Ads: By browsing the “Wanted” ads and by posting your own ad in the services section.
How Does it Compare to Craigslist and Kijiji?
Craigslist and Kijiji both get more traffic than US Free Ads.
That said, US Free Ads does have two major advantages.
First, US Free Ads seems to be loved by Google more than Craigslist or Kijiji. Ads don’t expire as quickly and the backlinks from US Free Ads actually seem to count for something from an SEO perspective.
Furthermore, US Free Ads’ ads can actually rank in Google. While Craigslist ads and Kijiji ads never seem to rank, US Free Ads ads do actually show up in the search engines.
The second big plus that US Free Ads has is their array of advanced features. One of these features is the ability to automatically repost, something neither Craigslist nor Kijiji allows. Also, you can add a PayPal button to your post so people can pay you directly from your ad.
Note that these advanced features do require a paid account.
Here’s how to use US Free Ads to find odd jobs to make some extra money.
STEP 1: CLICK “WANTED ADS”
Click on “Wanted Ads” in the categories on US Free Ads’ home page.
STEP 2: CHOOSE WHICH WANTED AD YOU WANT
You’ll arrive at a listing of all the wanted ads on US Free Ads’ system. Click on the one you’re interested in.
For example, right now what comes up is a few listings for paid clinical studies. That’s a great way to make a bit of extra cash.
STEP 3: LOCALIZE YOUR WANTED ADS
If you want to get wanted ad results just from your specific geographic area, enter your area code in the left hand side box.
Select “Wanted” again from the local results.
US Free Ads will bring up all the local wanted ads. This is one of the easiest ways to find paying gigs on US Free Ads.
STEP 4: REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT
The second way to get paid on US Free Ads is to post your own services offered listing. Start by registering an account. Click “Register” on the left hand sidebar.
STEP 5: SELECT MEMBERSHIP TYPE
What kind of membership do you want? You can post messages with a basic account; or get a paid account to get access to the advanced features.
STEP 6: FILL IN REGISTRATION FORM
Fill in your registration form to create your account.
STEP 7: CLICK TO POST
Upon completing your registration, you’ll be offered several options of what to do next. Click the “Click here to post an ad” button.
STEP 8: SELECT CATEGORY
Select which category your ad should go under. Generally you’ll want to post in the services section.
STEP 9: ENTER YOUR AD’S TITLE
Enter a title that’s descriptive, unique and attention catching.
STEP 10: ENTER YOUR PRICE
How much do you want to charge? Enter a specific number; or enter 0 if you have a wide price range.
STEP 11: DESCRIBE YOUR SERVICES
What exactly are you offering? Enter your description here. Give as much detail as possible. Make sure your ad stands out from among the crowd.
STEP 12: ENTER YOUR PAYPAL DETAILS
If you so choose, you can add a PayPal payment button at the bottom of your ads. Note that this feature is restricted to paying members.
That’s how to use US Free Ads to either find odd jobs through the wanted section, or to offer your own services through the services section. Since posting an ad is free, why not give it a shot?