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Facebook: The Missing Manual by E. A. Vander Veer

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Placing an Ad

How you place an ad depends on whether you're listing something you have and want to sell, rent, or otherwise get rid of, or something you want. This section shows you how to do both.

Getting Rid of Something

To place an ad for something you want to sell, rent, or give away:

  1. On the Applications menu, click Marketplace.

  2. On the Marketplace Home page that appears, click the "Add a new listing" button. Up pops the Marketplace Listing page.

    Figure 8-2. 

  3. Select the category that best describes what you have to offer. Your options are For Sale, Housing, Jobs, Free Stuff, and Other. When you click one of those categories, you'll see subcategories pop up. (For example, if you click For Sale, you'll see the subcategories Books, Furniture, Tickets, Electronics, Cars, and Other.) If you're not sure what kind of listing belongs in a certain category or subcategory, click the "sample" link for an example. Keep clicking, narrowing down your item until a listing form appears with fields for the name of your item, a description, and other details.

    Figure 8-3. 

  4. Fill out the listing form, and then click Create Listing. The fields you see depend on what you're listing. For example, you don't see a price field if you're listing Free Stuff, and you don't see Hours or Compensation unless you're listing ...

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