When you want to sell something online, the picture is everything. The problem is that even if you take a nice picture, when you upload it to Craigslist, it becomes small with low resolution, so it’s hard to see.
There’s a better way to do it. This tutorial will help you show large, clear photos in your Craigslist ads.
A few months ago I decided to sell my bread machine. Here is my photo of it:
I tried to make it look as nice as possible, showing people exactly what they were getting. When I uploaded my photo to Craigslist, however, it turned into this: shrunken with fuzzy resolution. Not what I want.
To make your photos on Craigslist look as nice, big and clear as your originals, you use an image hosting site.
1. Create a free account at an image hosting website. I’m using Photobucket.
2. Upload your photos to Photobucket from your computer.
3. Once you’ve uploaded and saved your photo, move your arrow over the photo and a little box will show you how to link to it. Click on the HTML code to copy it.
4. When you write your Craigslist ad, paste the HTML code into the “Posting Description” box with your text. You can add as many photos as you want using this process.
The result? When you finish writing your description and save it, you’ll see your nice big photo, and everyone else will too.