When you are having a Craigslist Ad Design completed for your company you will want to understand a few things about designing your ad. The following are 5 rules that we use when designing Craigslist image ads for our customers. (Each ad is only $25.00!)
Tip #1 - Always Place Your Phone Number At The Top Of The Page
People who are browsing Craigslist are trying to make contact with the small business in the industry that they are seeking out. You have to give them the ability to open your ad, see your phone number, pickup the phone and call you.
The upper right corner of your advertisement should have a strong "Call To Action" including a phone number where they can reach a live person.
Tip #2 - Use Bold Colors With High Contrast
This tip is one that most people do not seem to understand. We often see Craigslist advertisements that use neutral colors and do not make a "BOOM" impression. When we are designing an advertisement we try to use bold, vibrant colors that JUMP off the page - keeping in mind the brand identity of our client.
Tip #3 - Do Not Use Poor Quality or Watermarked Images
The advertisement that you are creating is a reflection of your business. Your Craigslist ad needs to appear as professional as possible. When you use photos that you find on the internet (as most amateur designers do) you run the risk of having low resolution or watermarks on the images. This SCREAMS unprofessional.
Tip #4 - No Walls of Text, Please
When creating your Craigslist ad you want to make certain that you do not have too much copy. The person sitting on the other end of the computer who is reading your ad will only stay there for 30 seconds, tops. Most studies show that people make up their mind about an advertisement in the first 5-6 seconds. Always keep your text SHORT and TO THE POINT.
Your Craigslist Ad Designer should be able to help guide you in creating good copy that presents your message in a professional manner. Proofread your article, check your spelling and punctuation and make sure that you
Tip #5 - Always Hire A Craigslist Ad Designer
While you may be able to fumble your way through your favorite photo editing software to try and create your Craigslist ad - we think it's best that you find a Craigslist Ad Designer who has been creating Craigslist ads for small business owners for a while. These designers are seasoned professionals, like Designer25.com. Even if you choose not use Craigslist25.com - please select another designer that produces high-resolution, quality work.
Taking each of these 5 tips into consideration, Craigslist advertising can be a great way for small business owners to reach a local audience to market their products or services. When planning your next marketing campaign, include internet marketing with Craigslist advertising as part of your marketing strategy.
For best results - contact us on our online form and let us design your next Craigslist ad.