How to Export to Craigslist


As of April 2012, the Craigslist online classified advertising service has served over 30 billion pages and had over 50 million monthly visitors in the United States.

You may be able to find new employees, sell products, or buy office equipment for free via Craigslist, depending on where and what you promote.

Although using automated programs to submit your ads on Craigslist can be a convenient way to find the individuals and products your company requires, the service forbids it.

That doesn’t rule out the possibility of creating and organizing Craigslist ads in Microsoft Office and then exporting them to the site’s posting interface.

1. Create your advertisement in WordPad, Word, or Excel. A posting title, location, an email address for answers, a posting description, and the financial specifics of the job you’re offering or the item you wish to buy or sell are all required in your ad.

2. Go to your local Craigslist site’s home page and click the “Post to Classifieds” link.

Because you can’t place your ad on more than one regional Craigslist site, choose your posting area carefully, keeping in mind where the majority of your potential customers will come from or seek.


On the “Choose Type” screen, select the type of posting from the radio buttons.

You must read and accept the conditions that appear on the “Posting Guidelines” page that appear when you choose to place a help-wanted ad if you’re posting a “Job Offered” ad.

4. Select the type of job or product you’re promoting using the radio buttons on the “Choose Category” screen.

Switch to the content you’ve written in WordPad or Microsoft Word when the “Create Posting” prompt appears.


Choose the wording for each posting area, such as “Posting Title” or “Posting Description.” To copy the information to the clipboard, press “Ctrl-C.”

Return to your Web browser and paste the text into the relevant field on the posting page by pressing “Ctrl-V.” Rep until you’ve filled in all of the fields and finished your ad.