Yard Sale Promotion Online: 8 Tips for Success

Yard Sale Promotion Online: 8 Tips for Success

If it seems a little slow around here this week, it’s because its Yard Sale season…and some of the best deals around town can be found at your local yard sale! While I don’t like the planning and having of the yard sale, as much as I enjoy getting rid of clutter we’ve accumulated and having a clean house and a little extra in my wallet after it’s all said and done!

Depending on where you live, yard sale promotion in your local newspaper, radio station and other avenues is a great way to ensure you get enough traffic to make it worthwhile….unless you’re lucky enough to live in a high traffic area.

We found this super ALL IN ONE Yard Sale Sign & Sticker kit for just $9.99 on Amazon, that would also be great to point traffic in your direction locally.

These days, promoting your yard sale online is also becoming the norm and can guarantee even more visitors that wouldn’t have found it otherwise.

We’ve got 8 tips for success with yard sale promotion online for FREE via Craigslist for you below.

Here’s how to get the most out of your craigslist post & your yard sale:

1. Write a clear headline.
Most people on craigslist are looking for something specific. Write a detailed headline for what you’re offering, and don’t YELL AT YOUR AUDIENCE
or use annoying characters (*#$$+@&*&*).

2. Balance creativity with clarity in your post.
Write a clear, descriptive post about what you are selling. Include all item details and dimensions.

3. Use lists.
When posting a garage sale, list all of the items for sale in the post. Lists are also good for including details about one particular item for

4. Include images.
Use your own pictures instead of linking to similar items on websites. People prefer seeing photos of the exact item for sale.

5. Price your item(s) right.
Do a bit of research to see what the market rate is for each item you are selling, and be open to negotiation and bartering.

6. Have your garage sale outdoors with family & friends.
Don’t invite strangers over when you’re alone or invite anyone into your home. Keep your doors locked as you will likely be distracted during the

7. Accept cash only.
Don’t use a cash box; keep the cash on you.

8. Be open to meeting new friends.
We have heard countless stories about people meeting friends and significant others while buying/selling items via craigslist. Be friendly!

*It’s very important to take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. Read all of the craigslist safety tips
(http://www.craigslist.org/about/safety) and familiarize yourself with common online scams (http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams).


“YARD SALE PROMOTION ONLINE: 8 TIPS FOR SUCCESS”, is a Guest Post submitted by Beth Cook Thanks, Beth!

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