Thursday, August 26, 2010

Live LInks In AD? Yes!

Add a live link to any website when you post a FREE ad at Sellfreeusa.com. Go post your local website in your cities Internet sites page... (Heck, post it nationwide! Just hit the Statewide or Nationwide links in the ad posting section!!

Once again, we will say it now and we will keep saying it. The entire site is FREE to use. Buy, Sell, Trade, Date, Announce and posted Wanted Ads as local as your own little corner of the world or across the entire U.S. in all 2,100 or so dedicated city ad pages.


It's all free and we want everyone to use it all that they want... for free... always.

Thanks for the ads Craig and Melissa Hull Founders www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Photo posting 101!

Ok kids, we love all the photos you post with your ads, but there are a few things you can do to make your photo posting easier and your ad viewers experience a little better. Think of this as Craigs quick photo primer.

Keep it under 1000x1000 pixels.
When loading those massively giganticness like photos you love on your hard drive, remember that some people don't have smoking fast modems or super duper graphics cards. Our recommendation is to keep your overall photo size BELOW 1000 pixels wide and 1000 pixels tall... to show you have large that format looks, the main photo above is just under those proportions. Click on it and you'll see that it is pretty big, but not stupidly large big, which is important.

What if I want to post a BIGGER photo?
You can try, but our server filters try to format all photos to better interface with all web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla. If you post some whoppers and they don't seem to load... don't panic, just open up the originals on your hard drive, resize them down under 1000 pixels in both directions, reload them and you will have magic on your hands.

Hope it helps and as always, drop me an email if you want to chat, gripe, complain, insult or torment us in any way.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The TRUTH is hard to find today...

Fox News says that the economy is flat, and unemployment numbers keep coming in as they always have recently. CNN says the the economy is growing and jobs are up???

I went and hunted up the data and found the following. Fox used overall unemployment numbers, which means... count the warm human bodies that came into the office and file to collect unemployment. That number did indeed climb noticeably higher than the month before. Especially if you take into account all of the people who have not found work yet and got and EXTENSION on their benefits. (in years past, these people who have had to come in refile again) not more with the stimulus package (yes please) have another extension that just magically happen.

So, CNN did show a HUGE spike in Hiring! (with waggin tails and bated breath)... good news? Nope... most of them are part time census takers. the rest are people who always come back after winter it over... law mowers, farm help, etc.


The reason i put this on paper and splattered out here in the netsphere is that i want you to feel like you are smart too. Take home foreclosure rates... here is some hard data on this... according to our very government agencies that are in charge of tracking such things, that are barely a teeny, tiny bit of them out there, less than 4%.. Put that in real word terms? Look at any 25 house neighborhood and at least 1 house on that street it in foreclosure! There are now nearly 3 million people who are very close to being flat out tossed on the street by the same banks that raped them on closing costs and interest rates, while also taking all of their customers daily deposits and fiddling around in mortgage derivatives and crashing the entire United States into what even i would have to admit, looks HELL of a lot like a full blown depression.

My advice? Look around you and see what people are needing that they can't easily find. Find a way to supply them what they want for a low cost. Charge a good profit, Take that extra money, split it in half and feed, clothe and shelter yourself and your family... .take the other half and reinvest it in growing your business to supply more of  whatever those items are, to even more customers, as a good profit.

Do that long enough and you will pay a ton of tax, employ a pile of people and have a great successful business. Don't care what it looks like right now kids, business is business in good times or bad.

Learn how to glean facts from the news and learn to quiz your neighbors and friends on what they want that they can't find right now AND go find ways to do that while making them happy and YOU a profit.

The rest is all BS.

GEt up, get to work, ask questions,, think smart... you'll do fine.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Your FREE online store is ready.

Sometimes, I think that people miss the point of sellfreeusa.com. To put it in its most basic form, it is nothing more than a big virtual shopping mall and gathering place that we came and built in your town. But, unlike the brick and mortar models, we don't have any limitations on how many 'stores' can be in a location and we don't charge any rent for you to come and set up shop.

So, think back to when you had hoped that craigslist was going to be just like this this for you, but they never came to YOUR town. Or they filled up with so many different ads that you couldn't even keep your ad on the front page for more than a few minutes. Well, we are going to do our best to make sure that we grow each site to a healthy level but never let it get over run with ads. If any one ad city starts to fill up, we will simply split it and keep spacing it out for the local guys to get their fair share of the space.

Why would we build totally free places like this? Because we believe that in the long run, the world will find that it is a better place to come look for things to buy, people to interact with and just create a more local, unified community in every city page. As that happens, the volumes will create the brain simple marketing for local businesses to sponsor pages and it will become self sustaining without forcing anyone to pay for an ad. Simple? Yes. Successful, only time will tell.

All we can say is that it is there as an experiment in how our modern culture views it. If it is a great idea, it will definitely grow. So... have you wanted to really own a truly local virtual store to market your products, services, ideas or just to get rid of some stuff? We've built your local virtual 'mall' and it is totally free to use, so start using it and tell others.  

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Can a small Iowa website play with the big boys?

We think so. The greatest part of the Internet is that it really doesn't matter 'where' you are located. It matters whether or not you have a good, easy to use, fun to navigate web site. A site run by a company in the tiny town of Clarinda Iowa can run faster and smoother than a site run in downtown Los Angeles. That is the greatest part of all about the internet. It really does eliminate borders.

Look at our site. We are located in Clarinda, Iowa while the site itself sits on one of the fastest and most powerful and secure servers systems in all of North America, in Winnipeg, Canada. We chose to work with GWN because these guys basically run the entire web based Canadian Healthcare system and have bandwidth, skills and frankly like the idea of a better online free ad site as well.

So.. can a couple from Clarinda Iowa change a little tiny corner of the Internet for the better? Sure. All we need to do is keep YOU, or visitors happy. As always, we are here to help you advertise and sell for free on the Internet and if you need help, just pop us an email.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Posted a wanted ad and got $100!

Courtney Meyer of Yorktown Iowa posted an ad on her local sellfreeusa.com page just looking for some good used appliances. Now, she has $100 to help pay for them because she was picked in our 3/21/2010 random ad drawing and picked up a quick hundred smackers.

How can you get $100 from us? Just go post at least one free ad anywhere on the sellfreeusa.com nationwide network of cities. We randomly choose a winner every Sunday and someone gets $100 just for posting free ads.

Really, can it get any simpler than this? Look at that smiling face! I think she's happy!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, March 19, 2010

Term Limits!!! Damn it!!! Term Limits!!!

Someone asked me what my politics were today.... My response was... Term limits, new roster, start over... someone stop this madness.

Seriously, what is it going to take to get people to understand that the basis of all of our current problems rests with incumbent Senators and Congressmen and Women who get to stay in office for DECADES and soon become so enamored with the lifestyle that they become government power 'crack addicts' who would kill their own mothers for one more term?

I am not ranting from the perspective of a U.S. taxpayer, though I have been classified in the top 3% more than 12 years in a row in the in the past. I am not ranting as some tea bagger extremist, though I can see exactly why they would be so, foaming at the mouth angry about things right now. I am also NOT ranting as a republican right wing advocate, though I can see why they would be pissed off as well.

I am ranting today as an American. I am angry as HELL because of the prostituting of all that made America great. I see the world that Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln and even FDR and Truman tried to build, deteriorating at our feet because of only one very important fact. We are allowing our elected officials in Washington to get waaaaay too used to the lifestyle, way too in entrenched and way to powerful to do us any good.

Why am I qualified to say this more than anyone else? Well, I used to own a manufacturing company in Iowa that my brothers, my father and I founded. We all started as average Iowa boys, all working hard, late on one payment or another and happy to be alive. We then decided to start building an item that apparently was popular. So popular in fact, that our little enterprise swelled to nearly 300 employees and nearly $50 million a year in revenue. So, yes... I did live fat for a while.

But, as many companies did over the last twenty years, we lived and survived only at the whim of a world gone mad. Raw materials prices and oil swinging wildly from one extreme to the other, followed by social and political upheaval from horizon to horizon, regardless of where you live.. Terrible things all counteracted by quick thinking and good relations with customers, bankers and employees.

It cost me a marriage from the stress, it cost me thirty years off of my life, probably and it cost me friends and family that I would never have dreamed I would have lost, but now, in 2010, I sit without a company, 300 people unemployed and probably a chapter 7 somewhere in my future because of only two things. One; I assumed, like many before me, that time would work it all out, therefore I still lived too well and didn't knock my corporate and personal debt down, like my grandfathers (who both lived right through the great depression) would have... and Two; because my Nations capitol is filled with people who really don't give two damns about you, me or whether we actually live or die.

"How can you say that, Craig?! Our elected officials are there because we ELECTED them! It's the will of the PEOPLE!"... Not true. Many of those people, like Tom Harkin, Chuck Grassley and others (I use Iowa as an example, because I was born here and still live here.) are only here because WE let them be here!"

BS.. they are here because we Americans hate change at any cost and because the law allows these men to keep running for re-election, we, who hate change just keep voting them back in, over and over and over again.

In 2008, in an attempt to help cure the problems that my company was facing, due to the housing crisis, I flew to Washington for the first time for one reason. I flew there to talk face to face with my elected officials and see if they couldn't tell me where I should turn or what I should do to make sure that, not only my lifestyle wouldn't be effected, but to see if I couldn't find a way to stave off terrified (YES, terrified!) bankers and save the paychecks of nearly 300 hard working, dedicated people, who counted on myself and my brothers weekly to feed themselves and their kids.

I was greeted by three things.. obscene shows of power by nearly all of my elected officials. Opulent offices, hordes of 'aides' and 'assistants' and a total lack of concern of actually correcting the issues at hand. Seriously! If you saw Chuck Grassley's office, you would be shocked.. Russian mobsters don't have digs that sweet. Just sickening.

So, why am I talking term limits? Because if it is good enough for our commander and chief to be in term for only 8 years, then it is good enough for the rest of them as well. Trust me.. this has gone on long enough.

Craigs solution to the banking crisis, the economy and the future? New team COMPLETELY, and don't let them EVER get this comfortable again! It WILL change the lives of your children and their children for the better. Seriously.

Re-post this on twitter and facebook for me, if you agree. It is time for someone who has seen the backroom at the whorehouse to stand up and say... burn it down. If I am that person... then I am.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, March 18, 2010

With us FREE really is FREE

It's been a strange journey here at sellfreeusa.com. Being a pretty honest, straightforward kind of guy, I figured that when I made everything on our new site free, everyone would say, "Cool, it's free and I can use it as much as I want for free!? I'll tell my friends and we'll start using it."

But, no.. every day, I get someone asking me what the 'catch' is. Buddy, there is no catch. Terry and I both agreed that we would do our best to just let this site run completely free of any charges for years to come. The reason is, it is the internet economy at work here. We are just going to give it all away, access, usage, all of it forever and as more and more people realize that we are indeed giving it completely away, they will finally start using it and telling others.

As the growth comes from more and more people using sellfreeusa.com, we get more and more hits. As the hits climb, local business people, who should already be listing in our business directory for free and posting all over their city page for free will probably want to make sure that they get all of the eyeballs that come to a page and they will decide to become a page sponsor, at their discretion. As all of these businesses in all of these towns decide to become page sponsors, we get the income required to run the site and YOU still get to use it for FREE... forever.

It's as simple an idea as we could come up with. So, no... there's no catch. Just use the site. We've got the long term plan hammered out.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Power of Referral

To put it in the simplest terms, no large scale enterprise ever grew to any extent without good person to person referrals. It's the basis of all great things and we hope that someday people will be telling others about sellfreeusa.com by the millions. but, today we have less than 200 facebook fans and 3627 twitter followers.

So, how does a website like ours get to the coveted million ad a month level? Referral from one person to another on a quantitative scale. It's so easy for anyone to do but so hard for a guy like me to convince people to start. Why? Because you don't know me.

You are afraid to tell someone else about me for fear that it may not work well and you will look foolish in their eyes. It's the number one reason why people don't refer people to someone else. Nobody wants to look like they mislead someone. I don't, you don't don't.. that's natural.

But, step out on a limb here and think of your referral for what it probably will be taken as. It will be an opportunity for someone to be an early adapter. People like to know about things before anyone else because it makes them feel smart. So, if you did tell people about us, you are simply showing them that you knew something that they didn't. It works well both ways, doesn't it?

Now for the explosive power of quantitative referrals. Let's take all of our facebook fans and our twitter followers, which totals 3804 people.

If all 3,804 people posted a single ad on sellfreeusa.com today, we would have 3,804 new ads.

Then, if they told someone else tomorrow (just ONE person each) to go post an ad, we would have 7,608 ads online. Then... stick with me here, if everyone just told one more person.. "Hey, you get online a lot. Have you seen that new site, sellfreeusa.com? They're giving away $100 every Sunday just for posting a free ad. You should toss an ad on there. You might win.".. the numbers get crazy big real fast.

Ok, so 3,804 people post an ad and tell there friends that they could win $100 just by posting a free ad, so they do...

and they all tell one person on day three that enters. Now we have 15,216 ads.

On day four, everyone finds one more person to do it and we get 30,432 ads.

Day five, same thing.. 60,864 ads.

Day six, one more time.. 121,728 ads and entries.

Day Seven, everybody tells one person who posts an ad. 243,456 ads.

Day Eight, ditto.. 486,912 ads.

Day Nine, one more time around... 973,824 ads.

And in only ten straight days, if everyone could just do that one thing daily, you would definitely have a solid new online classified network full of over 1,900,000 different and unique ads to choose from, all because you found someone who took the time to post something on the site and get entered to win $100.

So, are you REALLY tired of craigslist, like many of you say you are? Then give this Craig a little help and start by posting one ad and telling a new friend to enter our drawing by posting an ad every day.

Just pass it along and keep it going. When you think about it, we really CAN change the world.. one person at a time.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two weeks, two $100 winners

Betty Midgen, (no photo yet) of the Council Bluffs, Iowa area won our $100 random ad drawing on Sunday the6th of March and now Blake Clarke from Belleville Il, won $100 just for posting a totally free ad on our site this last Sunday, March 13th. I asked Blake to give me a reason why he started using sellfreeusa.com and though flattering, I hope that it strikes a chord with some of you who read this.


"I'm blake clarke and i love using sellfreeusa since it first was up and running, the fact i can not only post ads for free for everyone to see, I have yet to have one single "spam"or false reply. Up until sellfreeusa i had been using craigslist and it has gone so downhill, i got tired of the constant spammers.Not only is it spam free but its so easy to use all you do is follow a few steps that are completely explained :D. anyway i guess what im saying is i loove this site and the fact its free and easy to use, I plan on using this site for everything i need/or need to sell."


 
I'm just glad that people are starting to use our new site and hope that the chance of winning $100 just for posting free ads on sellfreeusa.com simply sweetens the pot.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

Why Formula One kicks NASCARS butt.

I want to start off by saying that I am now and have always been a motorhead. Seriously... no one can beat me at this. When I was four years old, my mother said that I saw the cover of my very first Hot Rod Magazine at the supermarket and cried until she bought it for me.If she had not sworn that she would disown me when I was young, I know that I would have worked my tail off, gotten a ride and probably have died in a fiery crash at some race track many years ago.

For my birthday all through my childhood, all I wanted was subscriptions to Hot Rod, Car Craft, Popular Hot Rodding, Truckin' (I was a 70's kid and vans WERE cool) and Car and Driver. When I was eight, I received a coffee table book about formula 1 cars that had one of those floppy plastic records inside called, "The sounds of formula one." which I played on my mothers old RCA console record player until it somehow disappeared off of the face of the earth a few months later. (I'm sure that my mother had decided that listening to full blast audio of Jackie Stewart doing laps around Monaco for the 800th time was all she could stand, bless her heart.)

I challenge ANYONE to out bench race me and know that my technical knowledge of all makes and models of automobiles and engines is stupid good. (Sample... the first gen Z/28's could not be ordered with air conditioning or automatic transmissions. AND there were less than 16 1969 convertible trans-ams ever built!) I was arguing the differences between the max wedge and Hemi when I was 8 years old to 20 year old men and I can still remember being dumbfounded at 13 when a 25 year old guy with a really sweet LT-1 '71 Z/28 thought that a close ratio transmission meant that the length that the shifter traveled between gear changes was shorter. (Seriously!)

Funny, though. I fell out of love with NASCAR many years ago while watching the Daytona 500 as a young man. I think Cale Yarborough flipped his car over and it didn't have a stock frame or floor pan under it. I was insulted! Suddenly, they were just hand built missiles that paraded around like showroom modified cars. To my young mind, I felt utterly cheated! It somehow seemed dishonest and my love for NASCAR quickly died off. I still just don't watch it much at all, even to this very day.But, to reiterate how much of an old school NASCAR fan I am, when I found out that Smokey Yunick had died a few years ago, I openly complained that I had been to Daytona 20 times and did not know that I could have gone to his shop and met him alive until that very day. I figured that any man who had lived that life could never have lived that long!

I had the same thing happen years ago in drag racing. Though, I am a monster fan of the men who built drag racing. I am still a HUGE drag racing fan and can call one of Drag Racings founding members, living drag god and legend, Tom the MonGoo$e Mcewen (Yes, Hot Wheels, Snake and the Mongoose.. mongoose) a friend of mine. I have sat in restaurants and been fortunate enough to have Don Garlits tell me about getting backwards on the track in Pomona in his first rear engined dragster and Joe Amato sit at Benny Hana's in 'Vegas and talk at length about how sponsors can get when you aren't winning. So, yes, I am now and always will be a drag racing fan.

Back in the 70's as a young lad though, I started seeing airplane wheels and all sorts of weird body work changes on top fuel cars and somehow just lost half of my interest in the love of drag racing. Give me two old Vega bodied 2500hp funny cars on Halibrands, running under crappy lights at night and I will be there with you. But, the 8000 HP super monsters of today have just taken some of the love out of it for me. Maybe when it became completely apparent that an average successful guy couldn't compete in top fuel drag racing and NASCAR, I just lost my taste for most of it.

Formula One racing, for some reason, has always been something I LOVE! I love it because no one makes any qualms about the fact that you need cubic dollars just to show up and that all the money in the world is necessary to get to the show, but it still won't guarantee a win. Maybe that is why I love it. It's the motorsports equivalent of space shuttle racing. Super, Ultra hi-tech, cutting edge dangerous quick, plus, those things are just too darn cool to watch!

Why am I ranting about this now? Because the new Formula one 2010 season starts this weekend and my DVR's are all warmed up and recording the practices on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and race on Sunday. The rules are all new, Mercedes has former Ferrari drivers behind the wheel, fuel stops are outlawed and things are going to get real interesting to watch.

If you consider yourself a true motorhead, then you owe it to yourself to study the new Formula One cars and start watching the races. You may just quit watching NASCAR altogether before its over, as well.(Sorry Colonel Sadler, but you just don't have Jensen Button!)

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

What's the deal about this site?

The first question that comes to peoples lips when they ask me about sellfreeusa.com is what it does and the second is how it will grow. What it does is just what you think. It's a new, more local place for people to advertise and interact for free in a much more local environment than craigslist offers. How it will grow is another matter.

The basic concept behind growing sellfreeusa.com is promotion by bribe. If I can find the money, I am going to body wrap a new vehicle; my pick would be a new crew cab 2 wheel drive GMC sierra half ton in white with blue sellfreeusa.com themed wrap. Win this truck FREE would be the number one motto on it and I would do my best to get it shown where ever it goes.Why give away a truck? Why not a car or a motorcycle or cash? Well, i like trucks and I think that, as a whole around this country, people in America love trucks. They are strong, tough, give you excellent survival in a crash, can carry darn near anything and just make for a good all around vehicle. Get a crew cab pickup and you now have all the things that make owning a four door sedan great mixed in with the power, utility and versatility of a pickup bed on the back. Hey, I love a crew cab pickup and I think you would too, if you got one for free.
My goal is to give away a truck a month for infinity. A very expensive proposition but one that would get people talking sooner or later. The second thing I would like to do is give away $500 every day, 365 days a year to one lucky user. Once again, that would have to get some people chattering and posting ads by the millions sooner or later.
As I am hindered completely by funding right now, I am unsure as to how to do this. But I am looking forward always. I see the potential for this company to become gigantic and I feel like it is worthwhile to pursue it. With the potential to produce gross revenue and earn itself international status, that is just too large a potential not to actively pursue.
I am not pushing for my income though. I know that once this thing takes off, I will make money inevitably. I am more excited about the cool things that this company will create. The employees and others that will actually make good livings from this and the entire segment of the world ‘village’ that will choose to operate and do business within the confines of our virtual little world. That to me is extremely exciting stuff.
Plus, I get really excited about someday watching YouTube videos of the people who will win our contests and how excited they will be to get $500 or to get in their brand new pickup truck and drive it off for the first time. Seriously, I love thinking about that and how excited everyone around them will be and how the word would spread like wildfire in one town after another as more and more winners are created.
The day I first get to watch a network news show do a story on our company or our winners will be a major milestone for me as well. And the thought of opening up a huge national magazine and seeing a sellfreeusa ad in there, or listening to a radio show and hearing them talk about us. That will be a moment for me to become truly proud of what I have worked to build. I believe that the moments will come. All I have to do is keep working with Terry and the geniuses at GWN to make this site easy to use and fun to be on. The rest will come with time.
Right now I am working on no money. I keep growing twitter followers with our sellfreeusa twitter account and tout the totally free ad environment, our super local pages and the $100 I give away out of my pocket every Sunday to one lucky poster. It has been painfully slow at first, but by opening up ad postings to be automatically posted statewide or nationally for free (to build up ad volumes) I am finally seeing a little nudge in user ship. Keeping in mind that I have a 5 year growth plan for this company, there is nothing but blue sky ahead. I know that Melissa thinks I may be crazy at times to chase this, but as I said, the math is huge and I have to try.
If I have one goal, it would be to have 1,000,000 ads on our site as of December 31st of 2010. Averaged out over all 2100 city pages and 160 classifications per page, that would be only 3 ads per page, but I don’t need them all running. I hope to get 25 cities really started and being used by the end of the year. It’s a steep goal but I think that once people find it and appreciate it, the growth will be unbelievably enormous in scope.  At 25 cities running near ad capacity, I should have enough unrelated revenue per month to spend on ads and promotion, which I believe will be the most vital part of this company for years to come.
At that point, we could start giving away a truck and month and $500 a day, with enough left over for advertising and promotion. One could plan on putting full page ads in a few very large circulation magazines monthly, which should get our name, our giveaways and our total concept in front of about 10 million readers a month. With any luck we should be able to get at least 100,000 click through visitors a month through various ad pages on the net and we could spend the money to get a decent radio ad campaign going on at least one big name national radio show. This combination of promotion should help us push growth to huge levels in coming years. And every month that revenues climb, we will increase ads to keep it climbing.
Just think about the growth. If you get 20 million new people to learn about you a month, how fast will you grow? The possibilities are unlimited. With billions of twitters per month and 350 million facebook users, it kind of points to gigantic as an ample word to describe what could happen.
Who knows for sure. I guess when you see a GMC truck driving up your local road that says Win a FREE truck at sellfreeusa.com on it, you will know that my crazy dreams are finally coming true. In the meantime, if you like the way we have our network of sites setup, please post some ads and do us the favor of telling others about us. With that growth comes the free goodies. We can’t throw them at you until enough people come to the party. 

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How rich is REALLY rich?

We were talking in the office the other day about all of these dot com guys that got hundreds of millions of dollars for some startup firm or even billions, as in the case of the google boys. But, when you try to quantify it down to a number, how rich is really rich? How much cash up front and how many dollars per year would you require to live like a total monster of a rich person? Good question. Our local internet can always give us a nice financial picture of what it takes to live REALLY good. So, we dug in with no budget and just hunted for the coolest things you could buy and did some math on what it cost to live like a king day in and day out... ready?

Home Base: Of course, you have to start somewhere and home is the best place to do that. We assumed that you would want to call your home someplace in the action but above it all, so we searched around and found this nice looking pad for sale online at Hilton and Hyland Real Estate.  This 15 bedroom compound in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles puts you in the right neighborhood and should give you more than enough room for visiting guests. Just click on the link above and take the virtual tour to really get a taste of what $29,500,000 buys these days.

Wheels: Next, you've gotta have something to drive down to the store, so this Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe probably makes the 'Buddy, I am LOOOOADED' statement more than anything else could. Toss in a full time driver and bodyguard, for added effect at about $75,000 per year each and you are now in the club. At $458,000 for the model shown, it does make a statement. I bet it is sweet to drive, no doubt.




Hideaway: All wealthy people also have to have another place to call home, that the photographers can't get to. We found this lovely 681 acre private island in the Bahamas with a 6 bedroom main house, multiple guest, servant and grounds keepers houses, a paved runway, its own powerplant, fresh water and much more for the bargain price of only $55,000,000. Your nearest neighbor will be Johnny Depp, just to get an idea of the neighborhood you are moving into. I am sure that it is a fixer upper, so you better budget another $10,000,000 for personalization, updates and assorted island toys... (matching gold plated Yamaha Rhino's anyone?)

High and Pressurized: Of Course, if you have a house in what is basically Beverly Hills and an Island in the Bahamas with a private airstrip, flying on Soouthwest Airlines just ain't gonna cut it. The newest offering from Gulfstream will get even your richest pals a little green with jealousy, the new G650 Global Voyager can fly non stop from LA to the Bahamas with 18 people on board and do it in only about 4 hours. Sweet way to get around. Price? $60,000,000 plus taxes, upkeep, flight time and crew. 

Floating Palace: No Self Respecting Rich Person can call themselves successful if they don't have a decent party barge to go hang out on. A quick look through yachtcouncil.com brought up this super nice little dingy, a 269 foot 2007 Oceanco Mega yacht with room for 12 guests plus 26 crew. At an easy $176,000,000 it is a great way to remind people that you are richer than just about anyone and its a great way to move around. With a 4000 plus nautical mile range, it can cruise from New York to London or from Seattle to Hawaii. Oh, and yes... that is a swimming pool on the rear deck that can be hydraulically converted to a helipad. Which brings us to the next and final big toy every rich guy must need.


For just under $2,000,000 having a Bell executive Helicopter standing by to transport friends from the house to the jet or the island to the boat could come in handy. Just store it on the yacht and be ready for anything.



Ok, you've spent about $333 million to get your lifestyle equipped. Add on another $2 million for other cars, limos, toys and etc., $20 million for various taxes, duties and titling fees and then figure that you'll need to come up with about $3.5 million per year just to keep it all up, maintained, operating and usable. Throw in a spare $1,040,000 per year for YOU to have some spending money ($2850 a day for 365 days should cover your basic soda and chips needs) and you have a first year expense of $359,540,000 and an annual expense of about $4,540,000.

Sounds like a ton of cash. Just imagine that if you were one of the founders of Google, your 5% annual interest off of tax free municipal bonds would only require a funding of $91 million to keep your lifestyle running for a lifetime. Plus, with an estimated worth of Larry Page, one of googles founders is currently $18.6 billion. That's enough cash to buy everything we just bought about 56 times!!!

Keep thinking big kids... others have done it.


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

$100 Sundays every Sunday

So, our new giveaway is pretty brain dead simple. You simply post a FREE ad on our site and we let the computer pick a random ad every Sunday. Somebody is going to win $100 a week just for posting free ads on our site. It's as simple as that.

So, you have something to advertise or sell? Why not start posting on sellfreeusa.com as well. We may not get the monster hits of other sites right now, but we do give away $100 to someone each week just for doing that. I don't see craigslist or kijiji throwing that out there right now. Just a thought.

The final point is this. As the months and years go by that we keep doing this, more and more people WILL post more and more ads, and soon more and more people will start viewing those ads and doing business from our site. It is just one more small stage in the 5-10 year growth plan that his sellfreeusa.com.

Bottom line here. You won't win $100 if you don't post at least one ad on our site and it costs nothing to post an ad. $100 for free is about as good a thing as I have seen lately, so why not give it a shot? You don't need $100? I bet some of your friends do, Moneybags. Tell them about our new weekly drawing. They'll probably thank you for it.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Sunday, February 28, 2010

And the winner is....

Well, I looked over the meager entries and Lenore Balsam of Orlando Florida just got picked as my favorite ad of the month, which means she just snagged a check for $400 from me. Why? Because she took a lot of time to type up her nice little sellfreeusa.com ad and even posted the cute photo I used as the blog photo here.

Lenore, congratulations. You are the first and last winner of such a contest. To make things more interesting and fair, I will choose a winner at random weekly from registered users and someone will win $100 each week. Spread the word, if you want to help your friends maybe pick up $100 next week.

 Keep posting and keep telling others about us... we aren't going anywhere and we are growing. See Lenores ad here.. FEBRUARY WINNING AD

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 26, 2010

Local Weather on every page.

In an effort to keep our promise, we finally got it figured out! On (nearly) every sellfreeusa.com city page, you can find up to the minute weather and temps nationwide. Why is this so important? It's not really, but if we are going to make each page as unique to each city as possible, why not show the exact weather for that city on that page at all times.

It will also help you decide if you want to drive over and get that couch you saw advertised. If it shows that its pouring rain and 33 degrees, maybe you'll wait a day before heading over with the pickup truck. It was just a thought that I really wanted to include on all pages and Terry came through for me with this cool code system. If you DON'T see weather on your local page, do me a favor and simply pop an email to me at craig@sellfreeusa.com with your city and ZIPCODE. If your weather isn't showing it's simply because the weather robot probably didn't have an accurate ZIPCODE to search off of.

The last reason why we added local weather to each page was that we hoped many people would soon choose to make their local sellfreeusa.com city page their starting page. The more localized we can make it for each person in each town, the better the chances are that they will do this.

Now, what else do you want to see on your local sellfreeusa.com page? Are you having problems posting an ad? It may not be you... it might be us. Don't be afraid to ask for help. We are here to make your online ad posting a joy today and every day from here on forward, so whatever we can do for you to make YOUR local sellfreeusa.com page better, more valuable to you and easier to use, we will gladly do our best to make it happen.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weekly or Monthly? You chose weekly..

After much debate back and forth, as of March, my favorite ad of the month competition will be run weekly with a $100 prize to the winner. All ads will be searched on Sunday evening and the ad that I love the most will win a $100 cash prize. Stay tuned for the February Monthly winner (who has still not been finalized!) which will be chosen Sunday evening and the winners info posted on my blog, on our twitter page, our facebook page and posted on the winners list within the sellfreeusa.com site itself.

Could you use $400? You know how to type? Why haven't you posted an interesting or entertaining ad on sellfreeusa.com yet? If you are creative, you could easily pick up $400 on the 28th of February 2010!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tools, welders, Cabinets.. you have a home

In our family, welders, fabricators, manufacturers and just plain people who build, fix and hot rod stuff abound. So when we were building ad classifications for our 2000 plus city sites, the whole tools section was a no brainer. That's why on every sellfreeusa.com page you will find a classification simply known as 'Tools' with the following subsections..

 It doesn't matter what kind of tool you have to sell or what you are looking for. Over the coming years we will actively pursue advertisers and grow this section into a national one stop shop for buying and selling tools all over the country. In the meantime, if you have some tools to sell, by all means post them with as many high grade photos as you can take for FREE. If you need tools, we won't complain if you post an ad in here WANTING tools as well.

Sellfreeusa.com is an open place. Seriously. Post what you want and don't worry. As long as your neighbors aren't complaining in mass, we won't either.


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 19, 2010

Here's $400... come and take it!

How can you get $400 for free this month? Well, I only know of one way personally and that is to post an ad on sellfreeusa.com that makes me laugh, or that i think is extremely interesting in some way. It's my $400 and I get to pick but I am being as fair as can be here.

$400 doesn't make me or break me. The notoriety that this competition will give my new site should be immensely more valuable, so I REALLY don't care WHO wins it, as long as they put an ad on my site that I liked more than anyone else's.

Wonder if you have a chance? Go to sellfreeusa.com and use our search feature at the top of the page to look at current ads posted all over. If you look and don't see an ad that blows your socks off, then you should post one that does. I mean, it's free to do and you probably have some sort of an ad you've been wanting to post online or you wouldn't be here anyway, so my only advice is to do it now. I know for sure that you WON'T get $400 if you don't post an ad.

Now, with only 9 days to go until the end of the first months competition, the pickings are kind of slim, honestly. But, I am a man of my word and someone will win it that is not my friend, a ringer or a cousin of mine.... yes, a total stranger is about to win $400 cash just for posting a free ad.

In 11 days, when you come back and see who won, look at their ad and feel regret for not posting something better, it won't be my fault. So.... go post.. who knows?

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Come on, make me laugh.

Ok, I have been looking and looking and I suppose I can find someone deserving of the $400 I am paying for the most interesting ad this month, but it could be much better. What I'm saying is that this is a new contest and a brand new site. There is MUCH room for improvement! I hope that this next week and in months to come, I see many more ads that are funny, well thought out, contain some really cool items of interest and just plain make the entire site a better place.

Yes, the contest will continue because we think it is a great promotional tool to get new visitors to the site and a good way to give all free ad posters a chance to cash in. Spread the word, post as many free ads as you want and make sure to fill in your data correctly on your account registration as that is how we will contact you if you are selected as my ad of the month poster.

Come on... make me laugh, I dare you.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A FREE way to give away your free stuff...

If you have something that you just want to get rid of, baby, have we got your place... actually we have about 2000 places. On every city page of every sellfreeusa.com site, we have a little classification link that is simply called Free Stuff. In this section, as long as it is legal, you can advertise it and give it away.

The site is free, the ad is free and whatever you're giving away is free. You just can't get much freer than that.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

City or Country, we've got a free place to sell your house.

The biggest advantage we wanted to give real estate marketers on sellfreeusa.com was the chance to focus in laser tight on a single city with properties and give you all the room in the world to show it with photos. By making it all FREE, we just sweetened the pot.

Imagine how much easier it will be to look for a  new home to buy or rent in the coming years as more and more people list their homes and properties for sale on your local sellfreeusa.com page! Really exciting stuff indeed! And the best thing about our site is that it's free and so easy to put an ad on that even I can do it! (And that is saying a lot.)

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 12, 2010

Posting ads in multiple towns is easy and FREE

So you created your free account and posted your ad in your hometown. But, you wouldn't mind putting ad in some nearby towns as well. But, when you go back into your 'My Sellfree' section and click to post a new ad, you don't see anyway to do that. Actually, you can, just click the 'Turn Wizard Off' button and there you go!

From this point on, you can then select your ad category, create your ad, then select that state and city you want this ad put in, post any photos and then hit the Save button.

Want to post more ads? Just go back and do it again. Whenever you want to post an ad anywhere other than in your hometown, just remember to turn the ad wizard off on the create an ad page.. and our whole world opens up for free.

Pretty cool trick, huh?

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

What do you want?

Come on, you know you want something. Maybe a new item for your Hot Wheels Collection, a used boat, a good old book, whatever. If you want it, you can go on your local sellfreeusa.com page and post an ad telling others. As the bible said, 'ask and you shall receive'.

So think about it. You now have a new local place to list your wanted items or services where other locals can easily find it. If you don't post, they'll never find you. It's free, it's easy and it's waiting for you right now on your hometowns sellfreeusa.com page. So, find a couple of photos of your hearts desire and get to posting today. We won't run you off and you might just find what you're looking for.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nobody is excluded!

Ok, since I have been getting a ton of emails from people who think that they can't enter my favorite ad competition, let me make this short, sweet and very clear.

If you want to post an ad on sellfreeusa.com, you can, its free and you will have as good a chance as anyone. Since I am picking and paying who I choose, I don't think that there would be anyway for me to NOT let everyone throw an ad on and see if it catches my eye.

Are you from overseas? If you have an ad that would be pertinent to users within the US, then post and you might win. Seriously.... its open to anyone. Go post an ad and make it interesting and entertaining in some way and I may just pick yours and send you $400.

It's really that simple.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Things you can buy with $400

When the idea of just picking out my favorite free ad posted on sellfreeusa.com every week and paying out $50 ballooned up to doing it once a month and paying out $400, the whole concept of $400 kind of stuck in my head. Sure, that's not chump change, but in trade out for the long term publicity, it is cheap. What gets me is that I get the feeling that some people think I am pulling their chain on this. I am not. $400 will be paid to one person who registered and posted a free ad on sellfreeusa.com at the end of this month. Whether or not it is you will depend on two things.

1. You have to register and post an ad. It costs you nothing to do it and if you were wanting to advertise anyway, then you really are out nothing to this end.

2. I have to think your ad is pretty cool. Now, that may be because I have never seen what you are offering before, or I like your witty, snarky attitude, or just because I like your photos.. whatever. The point is, you have to be on there first for me to even find your ad. Like the old saying goes, you CAN'T win, if you never play.

So, what can you do with $400?

1. Get an Xbox360
Love it love it love it! I love my Xbox360 and have worn myself out playing more games than I can remember. Most recently, I played Mini Ninjas and had a blast. What a fun game. Everyone from Best Buy to Amazon has them for only $199 right now and you could add on Assassin's Creed 2 $40 (excellent game), Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution used on Amazon for $18 (I am so addicted to this game that I have to take it out and put it away every once in a while. The Nuclear Missile is too much fun!), Grand Theft Auto IV used on Amazon is only $14 and will blow your little mind for the senseless violence fun factor. To use up the balance of your $400, throw in a copy of the Original BioShock (very cool game in an unbelievably drawn environment) used for $15 and about 8 more used games. That would give you about 120 constant days of gaming fun for your free $400 winnings from me starting next month. But you have to put an ad on first, don't you? 


2. Get a better TV. 
Walmart.com is listing 32" LCD HD televisions for under $400 now! Cool. 


3. Go to New Orleans!
Yes, you can actually get a room on Bourbon Street in New Orleans for about $99 a night, according to the Inn on Bourbons web site. We've stayed there before more than a few times and it is a very nice hotel that is smack dab located in the middle of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. No cabs, no hassle. Just walk out the Hotel's front door and you have arrived. Two nights there, $100 for food and 'toddies', $100 for fuel to road trip there and back... $400 buys one memorable hangover. 

Hey, I could go on and on, but the point is, I'm coughing up $400 on the 28th of this month to someone who simply posted a free ad on my network of sites. What you do with the $400 if you win it, is up to you. But, you can have a hope of even getting close it you don't go post at least one ad. You can post as many ads as you like... they are free and unlimited. Who knows, one of them may catch my eye. 

Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you put on my site tonight!


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh the shows you'll see...

 We've all had it happen. You went to stubhub and grabbed two excellent seats for AC/DC months in advance. You were all set to go in a week and then something happens. Hopefully nothing too horrible, like a dead family member, just an unexpected business trip that MUST be taken and you are the only person in the company who can go 'make the rain' and bring back peace to the corporate village. Whatever. I know how it goes. I have had to pass on more than a few tickets to others because things changed and i could not go.

That's why we had to included...

 On every sellfreeusa.com page. It's a free venue to sell, give away or hunt for tickets, show passes, VIP passes to clubs or whatever else requires some sort of printed item to enter. Can you imagine all of the cool FREE VIP stuff that you'll get to see listed in Vegas, LA and Miami? This could be very good indeed. Imagine, since it is locally based in over 2,000 separate US towns, your free passes to the local gun show won't get lost in the mix of free VIP passes to the TAO nightclub in Vegas.

Once again, it only works if you tell others, so make sure to spread the word to anyone who is into concerts or promotions for events locally. They can post away for free and we will all benefit from it in the end. Anyone got spare front row tickets to AC/DC in Kansas City, next month? 

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

Skates, Stick, Puck... sell it or buy it here.

It used to be a strictly up north kind of thing, but now Hockey is nationwide. Along with that comes the need to find hockey gear as well as sell stuff over the years. That's why we included it as one of the listing categories on all 2,000 plus sellfreeusa.com city sites...


 Actually, whatever sports related gear, items and miscellaneous 'thingies' that you may have for sale, we put a place for it on your local sellfreeusa.com page. If you know of someone in the sporting goods business in your hometown, they would probably love the FREE marketing leg up this will give them. Make sure to tell them about us the next time you see them.

In the meantime, get that old Easton Ultra Light and give it a new home online!

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Are you keyboard crazy?

Not, the PC kind... we're talking uprights, baby grands, electric and all of the other cool styles of America's lounge instrument standby. Since it seems that everybody in the world either wants one or wants to sell one, so why not put a Pianos/Keyboards listing on all sellfreeusa.com city sites. Just imagine all of the cool piano photos we will get to see over the years filling all of the FREE ad sites we offer. Do us a favor, now. If you know of someone who sells pianos, tunes them, or just loves them, please send them a link to this blog or our web site. You may just make someone's day!
 
Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Saturday, February 6, 2010

hmmmm.... what's holding you all up? $400 for posting a free ad??

First, let me say thanks for the new ads over the past few days! We're seeing some action on that front, but i am not really seeing any ads that catch my eye..... very strange. How about I do this.... I am thinking about holding the best ad contest for sellfreeusa.com out until the evening of the 28th to give everyone time to get their BEST written, BEST photos, BEST ad to show off on the site for me to look at. And at that point, i will just pick one ad that really stands out, give it the exposure it needs with a FEATURED WINNER ad listing for February on every ad page of every city on the sellfreeusa.com network.

So, the winner and maybe up to 10 other runner ups will get national exposure and the winner I pick will win the whole months budget of $400.

Think about it and let me know what you think. if some decent ads fly on tomorrow, i may stay on my weekly plan, but if nothing really jumps out at me, i will announce that the contest will run until the 28th with a VERY healthy $400 check going to one ad on the network that really caught Craigs eye.

What do you say kids? Don't you have an old chair to sell? Write up an outrageous ad with photos of your chair in all sorts of wild positions. Tell us big old whoppers about how Elvis once owned the chair or something... make it bold faced crazy wild! Then put it on for free and Craig might just pick your ad, put it out on 1.2 million other page areas around America and also drop you a check for $400.

Four hundred bucks for posting a free ad is INSANE! But, we're doing it. So go get your dam camera, create two dozen ads for your local sellfreeusa.com page and Craig WILL see it. Who knows, you could get $400 richer and a lot more famous!

Get to it.... Craig is looking as we write this.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Friday, February 5, 2010

You could win $100 this week for posting a free ad.

This is an update to my blog. The weekly prize money has been doubled to $100 because one of our sponsors came forward. Very NICE! I came up with this stupid contest yesterday and it just wouldn't get out of my head. I wanted more people to start posting free ads on sellfreeusa.com and I said out loud... "What does a guy have to do? PAY people to sell stuff anymore?"

the Idea stuck and I haven't had the nerve to tell Melissa yet. (Thankfully, I think she is tired of reading my blog, so she won't know for a day or two...) For more info on how this simple contest works, just visit ANY ad section on ANY city page on sellfreeusa.com as I have posted the contest and rules in all of them.

The basic outline is this. Post ANY ad on sellfreeusa.com, which is totally FREE on your part. I will search all new ads daily and pick a favorite ad of mine each Sunday evening. I don't care if it's a services ad, a business listing, something wanted or for sale or for trade. That's not the point. Just post an ad and I may just decide I like you more than anyone else, give you 1.2 million free copies of your ad re posted nationwide and a check for $100. Simple.

It's free to post the ad. You can only gain from advertising and you might just pick up an extra $100 for your trouble! If you don't win this week, you might be chosen next week as I won't disqualify any ad... I will just pick one of the current ads each week from the ones who have not won already.

All winners will be posted nationwide on sellfreeusa.com in all ad categories, featured on the sellfreeusa.com twitter page as well as on our facebook fan page. That's a pretty good piece of exposure. Plus, if there are any good runner ups, the top five will get the same exposure, minus the $100 check of course.

So, are you SURE there isn't SOMETHING you need to post an ad for? Go ahead... you might just win $100 and your ad posted on 1.2 million different pages nationwide for the trouble.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

It's time to move your motorcycle!

Whether it's a GSXR or a FLHT, the time to sell your bike is upon you right now. Statistics always say that March through August is the hot season to sell your motorcycle, so if you have one that needs to go bye bye, shoot some photos and while you're posting on other sites, do us a favor and throw a free ad on your local sellfreeusa.com page. We can assure you that it will allow your ad to get Googled almost immediately and will go a long way toward get it sold.

So, get out the digital camera, snap some shots and get it on your local sellfreeusa.com page tonight. You may have cash in your hand by tomorrow. Who knows?


Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's time... we need your help.

All of the kinks are worked out and now we need BETA testers nationwide. All we need is for you to go to sellfreeusa.com, register and post three or four ads to test the procedure, then email us and let us know what you thought of the process. Can't think of a single thing to put in an ad?

How about putting your facebook page link on your local Internet sites section. Are you looking for ANYTHING? Post a wanted ad or two looking for tickets to a game or a cool old book you've always hoped you could find. Don't you have anything you would like to just get rid of? Help us out by putting your FREE item on your local page and tell us how the ad posting process went. Do you have a favorite bar or restaurant? Why not throw and ad on there for them. If it helps someone find them, they will LOVE you for it. Just do us a favor, test the procedure, help us populate your local site with some honest ads and let's get this thing taken to the next level.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu Grip!

America's most notorious military action figure, notwithstanding, collectibles are now and will most likely always be a hot item. If you are like me, you really love those little things from when you were younger. The games, the toys, bikes, rare items from times past that cheer you up when you see them. That's why we included the following categories on all of our sellfreeusa.com pages...


 We thought that these three categories would cover a ton of ground in the collectibles arena, but would allow anyone to post their collectible items locally on their very own sellfreeusa.com page and find buyers, sellers and like minded collectors nearby to expand and develop their collecting hobbies.

Know of someone who buys and sells collectibles? Let them know about their local sellfreeusa.com site. One at a time, the entire web of sellfreeusa.com pages will start to fill up with all the stuff you forgot that you loved, until you see it again.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Steven Colbert is either Satan or sent from God...

If you have not sat down and watched Steven Colbert do his thing, you are missing bold faced comedy from start to finish. His bold, loud, deer-in-the-headlights kind of attitude about every concept, guest, situation and socioeconomic problem is so fun and refreshing to watch. So much brilliance and perceptive aptitude is hidden under this purposeful doltish appearance and it works magic, when you get the joke and start playing along.

Comedy Network, nearly every week night. Take the time to watch it two or three times before to a final decision about it will do you wonders. i think that once you get past the crusty top layer, you will see a smart, fast paced and funny show that stabs at the truth of many common problems we all deal with today in America.
 
Now, if he would only give us the old Colbert Bump..... that would be grand. 

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

FREE Guitars, Drums and Instruments for sale ads.

Time to get rid of that complete drum set? Old Telecaster Guitar? Sax or Trombone? Once again, whenever you can list if for completely free locally, that's like a no brainer to try. At sellfreeusa.com we've created the following listings just for moving such items. If you, or someone you know has a really sweet set of Zildjians  to get rid of, have them throw a photo ad on their local sellfreeusa.com page today. They could easily be gone by tomorrow and they could have the cash instead!


 Just click on the sellfreeusa.com link below, pick your state and city, then look for the links. Registering is free and you could be posting ads within 5 minutes. No better time than now. You're at your computer, you're wanting to sell something and we're open 24/7... get to it.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

There IS someone out there for you... close by.

We've all been where you are now. You are starting to think that all the good ones are gone. You're just not having much luck dating and you are thinking about springing for the fee and getting on one of those national relationship sites. I think that they all work great but I always thought that a free and more local alternative would always be a good first place to start.

Why not post a photo ad on your local sellfreeusa.com page today? What could it hurt? We have many classifications in our personals section on each city page and they are all there for you and everyone else to use for completely FREE. Who knows, you might just find the one you've been looking for. I am a firm believer in fate. If you are reading this, maybe fate put you onto our site. One thing is for sure. When fate hands you something and you ignore it, then you've usually lost a great life changing moment.

If you are serious about getting online and trying to connect with someone new, put a personal ad on your local sellfreeusa.com site and maybe pop a new listing on the nearby town pages. Who knows? Maybe someone has been in there looking.... for you.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Retail shelving, cash registers and more ads, all free in 2,000+ cities

When you shut a store down, whether a small market, hardware, clothing, general merchandise or whatever, finding buyers who need your racks, retail shelving, cash registers and display cases can be a headache sometimes. Sure, there are always those who will give you 10 cents on the dollar, but you would like to recoup more by finding someone who needs it just as badly as you need to get rid of it.

At sellfreeusa.com, we created the Retail Store Equipment classification for those of you who both need to buy and sell these specialized items and put one in each of the 2,000 plus town sites we have in all 50 States. We just couldn't imagine getting you more local for both the selling and buying of retail store equipment than that. So, do someone a favor today. If you see a store closing up, let them know that their local sellfreeusa.com page has a classification for them to list all of their items, with as many photos as they want to include, in their home town, for FREE.

The location is right, the classification is spot on and you really just can't beat the price.

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Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Desks, Copiers, Phone Systems & More all FREE Ads!

Why wouldn't we create a listing classification to allow people to liquidate excess office desks, chairs, phones and systems, photo copiers, fax machines, printers and anything else that anyone who's emptying out an office would need to sell and anyone trying to setup a new office would be wanting to buy. The real magic of this idea rests in the extreme locality placement of ads within the sellfreeusa.com network. You know that if you are looking at a local ad, whatever you are wanting to buy is nearby, which speeds up the process of doing business dramatically.

What will your local Office Equipment/Supplies section be filled with in a few months? Time will only tell. But, if you want to see it and all of the other classifications in your hometowns sellfreeusa.com page grow, then make sure to spread the word, forward this blog to someone who would like to know about it and just get our name out there. Once it takes hold, it will be good for you and everyone else in your hometown.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Local Industrial Equipment ads in 2,000+ towns

Fab Shops, Factories, Warehouses and other firms are rising up and shutting down every day in America. Not offering a classification category that catered to those companies and their equipment would just be silly. Sellfreeusa.com has the Industrial Equipment/Machines category listed on each of over 2,000 U.S. Towns city sites for the liquidation and purchasing of just such items.

In this section we are expecting to see forklifts, pallet racking, press brakes, mills, welding equipment, iron workers, feeder mills and just about anything else a professional fabrication or manufacturing business might need to sell or buy. Once again, as the word goes out for a new totally free place to buy and sell such items, we can't wait to see what comes up for sale in the future.

Still think we're missing something? Just email craig@sellfreeusa.com and we will see about adding a classification for what you need to sell or buy.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What is it about TMZ?

I have never been a star watcher. I could care less about who's eating where or what so and so said about somebody else. The whole famous people watching thing has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. Yet, I have been somehow drawn in by the TMZ TV show. Is it Harvey Levin? All of the quirky staff he has in his televised morning meetings? I really cannot say, but man... I DVR this thing religiously and  watch it every night before I crash. Who knows why for sure... but, if you haven't watched this stupid TV show, do it once and you will probably start watching it a lot. It is really addictive.

Other TV shows that I can't miss? The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Simpsons and more than I want to list here. But, seriously, this Levin guy has got some evil hold on me with TMZ TV. Check it out.

Thanks for the ads
Craig and Melissa Hull
Founders
www.sellfreeusa.com