Free Online Advertising Sites

free online advertising sites

Every internet marketer can do with a stash of Free Online Advertising Sites. Imagine slashing your online advertising bill to Zero.  Impossible? Not at all.  Nowadays there are literally dozens of websites that offer free online advertising.

Note:  This method does take a little more time than paid advertising.


What You Need To Know

If you place ads online, you will receive confirmation emails and other relevant information updates.  You will have to verify and register at each site that you advertise at, so it is best to use the same password for every registration, or remembering could become a nightmare.

The other problem that arises is that you could receive hundreds of confirmation emails each day, so it may be a good thing to set up an extra free business email address before posting your ads.  You can do this on either hotmail, webmail, yahoo or gmail, and direct all your advertising emails to this account.

This will prevent a whole lot of extra admin work that you really don’t need. All  you will need to then do is go in once a week to clean up your account and delete any unimportant emails so your inbox doesn’t get too full.

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How To Use Free Online Advertising Sites

When logging into a free advertising site, be sure to browse through the different categories on offer.  Make sure to place your ad in the correct category for the best chances of the right person seeing your ad.  You can also use several related categories, and this increases your chances as your ad will pop up in more places.

Make sure to always include your website address, as your goal is to drive as many people to your website as possible.  Don’t waste precious time putting ads up that won’t drive traffic to your website.


How often should I place Ads

This will all depend on the free online advertising sites that you are using. Sometimes your ad will roll off the site within the hour, and others you will be on for a month or more.  It is advisable to post to your free advertising sites once a day so that you are always showing up as a recent addition near the top.


Where Are these Free Online Advertising Sites?

Here is a list of some of my favorite online advertising sites, and most of them are 100 percent free.

  • www.gumtree.co.za
  • www.capeads.co.za
  • www.alltheweb.co.za
  • www.adoos.co.za
  • www.youpost.co.za
  • www.mytoko.co.za
  • www.vottle.com
  • www.adssa.co.za
  • www.browzit.co.za
  • www.freebizadsweb.com
  • www.advertiseforfree.co.za
  • www.junkmail.co.za (Also a print edition for this one)
  • www.facebook.com (Great for viral marketing)
  • www.olx.co.za
  • www.freeadstime.org
  • blog.hubspot.com
  • www.airbnb.com

There are literally thousands more.  Simply Google “Free Advertising.”


The Best Advertising of All!

The simplest and easiest way to get exposure is to create a buzz for whatever it is you want to advertise and then get the word out there.

Speak to people everywhere you go and make sure to carry business cards or flyers with you to hand out.  Printing a sign for your car also works wonders.

The best advertising of all is definitely word of mouth.

For more great Free Online Advertising Sites I have Listed my Top 10 Safelists Here.






  1. Hello Michel.
    Interestin article you have got. Didn’t know before that you can place your ads for free on some pages. I’m interested in trying how this works. So far, I’ve tried putting my ads only on facebook… So tell me, have you tried these free online advertising sites, and which ones? Did they help you to bring the traffic to your website?

    • Yes have tried them all, but not only for traffic, but to also sell goods. Posting consistently does the trick

  2. Great and informative article! I’ve never tried free online advertising sites, only paid ads.

    Do you ever use paid advertising? What are your experiences with free advertising compared to paid advertising?

    My concern is always that free ad sites are visited mostly by people who put the ads up there and not the real audience.

    If you think it’s worth the effort, I´ll give it a try!

    • I can’t vouch for any of the paid ones I have tried, but if I find a gem I will post an article. Free does work but is harder work and more time consuming.

  3. Hi Michel, thanks for these recommendations. One question though: How can I tell if I come across scams. I hope you forgive me, but when I see something for free that sounds too good to be true, I wonder if it could be a scam.

    Are there sites that pose as free advertising but turn out to be scams? Or are there any other harms that could result from signing up for sites like these? Thanks again!

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