How to submit a paid job post (a fee for job ads is required in some areas)

Note - if you post using a craigslist account, go to your account homepage. On the far right side of the page, select an area, click "go", then follow the steps below starting with step 3.

 1. Visit your local craigslist homepage, at The example below is for the SF Bay Area.

Sub area tabs for sfbay.

  • Make sure the location named at the top of the page is accurate.
  • If the location is not correct, visit our list of available sites and choose the most appropriate one.

2. Choose "post to classifieds" in the top-left corner.

Post to classifieds link.

3. Select the job offered category.

Posting type selection page.

4. Choose a category (or multiple categories) for your job.

  • Please note that each selected category will incur a posting fee.

Paid job category selection page.


5. Create a title and job description for your posting.

Paid job posting description edit page.

  • posting title: the heading that will appear in the main list of posts.
  • posting description: the body of your post.
  • reply to: the email address you want to receive the responses to your post. Make sure to enter it twice.
  • compensation: payment offered for your job.

6. When you are done writing your post, click "continue" at the bottom of the screen:

Continue button.

Confirm and submit

7. The first part of the confirmation page displays your area, the categories you selected, and total fee.

  • Make sure the craigslist site, subarea (if any), neighborhood (if any), and categories are accurate for your post.

Paid post preview price summary.

8. The second part of the confirmation page displays your title, description, and images (if any).

  • Double-check the title, description, location, and selected categories.
  • To make changes to the post before submitting, click "edit text."
  • To add or delete any images before submitting, click "edit images."
  • If everything looks good, click "publish."

Paid post preview page.

9. You will now need to confirm your post via email.

  • When you see this screen, check your email for a new message from craigslist:

Further action required prompt.

10. Open the email from craigslist, and click the confirmation link.

  • If you are unable to click on the link, try copying and pasting it into your web browser.

Confirmation email.

11. Choose your payment method.

  • If you are paying with a prepaid posting credit, select the first option so that you can login to your account.
  • If you are paying with a credit card (most common scenario), select the second option so that you can enter your credit card information.

Payment method selection page.

12. Enter your payment information.

Billing information form page.

  • Make sure the information is accurate.
  • You may be asked to review the terms of use or confirm your phone number before finalizing your post.
  • Click "Submit" to submit your payment info and complete the post.

Your post is fully submitted when your payment information is accepted.

Final posting confirmation message.

Need to edit or delete your post?