How to Make $100 a Day Placing Free Ads on Backpage & Other Free Classified Ad Sites
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I’ve made my living completely online since 2007. I have three primary income streams: online writing (I own an SEO writing company); self-publishing (I’ve self-published over 50 ebooks); and internet/affiliate marketing. I learned how to make $100 a day online – and more -- placing free ads on sites like Craigslist and backpage quite by accident in the beginning.

Since then, I fine-tuned my methods and shared my findings with others in an ebook. Once I did, more questions came in. Following are three that I’m asked often about placing ads on backpage, which is my favorite “go to” free classified ad site.

3 Common Questions about Placing Free Ads on Backpage to Earn $100 Per Day – Or More

1. Where to Place Free Ads on Backpage? Backpage has a list of over 500 cities, as of this writing, that you can place ads in. But, only a handful of those get the most traffic. Following are the Top 20 cities to place ads in on backpage.

Backpage Cities: The Best Ones to Place Free Ads In

Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Toronto, ON
Washington, DC

FYI, I place ads in the “Biz Opps” (Business Opportunities) section, because most of my affiliate offers are just that – online money-making opportunities (eg, how to start a freelance writing career, how to self-publish and sell ebooks online, etc.).

2. How Often Should I Place Ads to Make $100 per Day? When I first started out, I placed ads every day – anywhere from 50 to 500 (once I got a hold of a backpage auto posting software).

Nowadays, I place fewer ads because I also employ other methods (eg, article marketing) that drives steady traffic to my sites and blogs. I’ve been doing this since late 2008/early 2009, so I don’t have to work quite as hard to earn $100 per day as when I first started out (another reason to use a few methods, eg, article marketing, blogging, newsletter publishing, etc., by the way).

3. How Do I Select Product/Services to Promote that Will Make Money? I promote mostly my own products and services (eg, ebooks and freelance writing courses). I also have a few “evergreen” affiliate products I promote, which I discuss in the ebook on placing free ads to make money online.

My number one piece of advice here though is to choose products you believe in and/or have experience with. The reason is, it’s much easier to “believably” promote something if you’re passionate about it and/or have experience with it.

Prospective buyers can sense “fakeness”, so don’t promote a product/service just because the commission is good.

There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of products and services you can promote. Many of them can be found on places like CommissionJunction and Clickbank. It’s free to sign up with most affiliate programs, so it costs you nothing to get started.

Why It’s Never Been Easier to Make $100 a Day Online!

The internet and free classified ad sites like backpage and Craigslist is a marriage made in marketing heaven. I’ve earned as much as $900 -- in one day -- marketing affiliate products online. You could luck up like I did with a hot product and earn significantly more, or it may take a few months of trial and error. But I’m living proof that with persistence (yeah, it takes some elbow grease!) -- you can earn $100 a day – or more.

About the Author: Yuwanda Black has earned her living completely online since 2007. Learn everything you need to know about how to make $100 a day placing free ads online, including how to choose "hot" products to promote, how to write effective ads, whether or not you need a website/blog -- and more. She blogs at and

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