Chances are you’ve probably tried Craigslist to advertise your photography business. But even though Craigslist is one of the biggest, most used, and widely known, doesn’t mean there aren’t many other ways to find business in your local area. Here are 6 other free classified website listings you can try to bring in the business.
Kijiji is a free classified site that allows local ads based upon what State or City you live in. Kijiji offers both U.S. and Canada classifieds, and will allow you to put up more than one ad at a time in different sections. Kijiji is a division of eBay, and as a part of their terms of service, your ad may be run across one or more of their classified ad sites – bringing even more business potential to you. As of June 2009, they attract around 7 million monthly unique visitors – so the potential is huge.
SuperAds is a free local classified based in the U.S. and Canada. Choose your location, and start posting. Creating an account lets you monitor your listing. And you can add up to 10 photographs with every ad – a big plus to show off your work while you’ve making an offer.
Oodle expands classified advertising beyond the U.S. and Canada, and also allows you to make offers in the UK, India, Ireland and Australia. Once you advertise on Oodle, it expands your ad to other ad networks – opening up even more opportunity to you.
ListPage is a free local classified community for businesses and consumers in the U.S. You can post both ads and events, with events being showcased on their event calendar.
LiveSimon is a free auction and classified community. Sign in to keep track of your listings along the way. LiveSimon also has a featured listings area that keeps your ad front and center during the search process.
Google’s LocalBusinessCenter is another free service you should make sure you are listed in. The LocalBusinessCenter controls Google Maps, which places your business own the map in certain search terms. Its easy to fill out, and you can be up and running in minutes. Also work at having testimonials and comments placed on your page, and you’ll rank even better in the future.