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Millions of people visit Craigslist every month.
more have heard of it, but are not sure what it is. And still others
have never heard of it (amazing isn't it). This article is
a quick overview of the primary categories of Craigslist. Even
though Craigslist has been available in some kind of form going
back to 1995, there are people with no real idea of what it is or
how it's used. However, these people are missing a terrific chance
at being part of an online community that is constantly growing and
The Craigslist community can be a great asset for
selling things, discussing popular topics, or when looking for:
information, jobs, friends, mates or dates. Here are some of the
main sections presented in order as they currently appear on the
There's a lot of local information that can be
found in the
Craigslist Community section. Things that can be found in this
section cover events, lost and found, even local news and politics,
among others. If you want to look into a specific area then this is
one section you'll want to take a look at.
Whether you're looking for casual friendship or a
the personals are for you. You must be at least eighteen years old
to use this section. Categories exist for all tastes, including
opposite and same sex listings.
The Craigslist forums are a place where you can
keep in touch,
ask and answer questions, voice your opinions or exchange
information. The forums contain several different categories. This
makes finding others with similar interests much easier. You can
post to some of the forum categories without logging in, but for
others a login is needed.
If you are looking for roommates, a house swap, an
house to buy, parking, storage, vacation property, sublets,
tenants, commercial or office space then the housing category on
Craigslist is the place to start. It's good for your local area or
if you need housing in any of the 450 or so locations covered.
The Craigslist For Sale section is for the sale,
or requesting of physical items. As with other sections, it is
categorized. If you can find it for sale in a newspaper's ad
section you can find it on Craigslist - with the two additional
categories of 'barter' and 'free'.
The service category is ideal for business owners
who offer a
service instead of, or in addition to, physical goods. Just make
sure to post in the appropriate category. If you cannot find the
right category then you can post to the small business section.
The largest section on Craigslist by far is Jobs.
dozens of categories listed to make looking for the right job match
easier. The jobs listed here include full and part time, contracted
work, working at the employer's location or working from home.
'Gigs' can be defined as short term, one-off
There are fewer categories listed in Gigs, but they tend to be more
general so they cover just about anything. If you're looking for
help for an unexpected and temporary situation, or a special
occasion then post here. Ongoing positions should be posted in the
What if you are looking for work and want to get
your name in
front of potential employers? Then post to the Resumes section.
There are no subtopics here, so a headline that stands out is
essential for getting noticed.