Friday, October 21, 2011

How to register for a FREE account at

How do you create a account? Easy... here you go!

Here's a quick step by step on how easy it is to create a free user account at and start posting free online classified ads immediately. No email verification, no phone verification, no begging and whining, just create an account so that 1. No one else can get in an monkey with your ads. 2. give an anonymous email link for people to contact you and 3. (after you sign in and go to your account) put in a contact phone number, if you want to, that will automatically post along with every ad YOU post.

 First, go to and you will see the very front page of the site here, with a full map of the United States on it.

Next, click on the State you live in. We'll choose Missouri for this new account. 
And our new account holder lives in Maryville, MO, so let's click here. Remember, there are over 5,000 towns in all 50 States, so find your city and if your town is not on there, email Craig and he will be glad to add it! (How about that for service?)
 Now you are on the main classifications page for Maryville, MO. Anyone who wants to post a photo ad for Maryville will put it here. 

At the top of the page, you will see a link titled Register. That is where you will create your own unique user account. In here you can change your personal info, your contact info, publish AND unpublish ads at will and more. Sound like fun? Let's get started. 

Here we are at the actual registration page... not very scary looking, is it? Our new account will be for a man named John Anyone. So we put in John's name, an actual email so that people can email the link directly off his ad (anonymized so that no one can actually harvest your email), select your home town and state, plus create a password that only John would know to keep this all private. Once we get this all filled out, we hit register and.......
Here is where you enter your email address and password to log into the account. Don't forget! If it weren't for this, anyone could jump on and monkey around with your ads... and that would NOT be fun.

and you accept the terms of use, after you read every last letter of it!!! (We actually have many people who do and that is OK. Nothing to hide, just the usual 'behave or we'll spank you' stuff.

And there you are... at your very own unique accounts page. From here you can go in and add a phone number by editing your demographics or just dive right in and start posting ads by hitting the Create an Ad! button.

See! We told you it was no big deal! Now go have fun and start posting away. We expect you and your friends to help us fill this site up with all sorts of cool stuff, services, info, events, personal ads and much much more.

Enjoy it on us and once again,

Thanks in advance for the ads!
Craig and Melissa Hull Founders

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

From Little Things.....

As of Thursday, October 20th, 2011. and our favorite local radio stations, 97.1 the 'vill and pickup country will partner up. This creates an entirely new world for these two great radio stations and expands their current free online classifieds out into an exponential new world of users and listeners.

For us here at SellFreeUSA, it gives us the small seed we had been hoping for. After years of designing and tweeking and thinking, we can't wait to put this out in a small midwest market and let people play with it, tell us what they love and more importantly what they DON'T love about the site, so we can change it and make it better.

Stay tuned.... we are here waiting to help you out in any way we can. If your local radio station needs help in the ads department, have them contact us about this exciting new program and watch grow a little here, a little there and then finally.... grow everywhere.

And just to think. YOU got to be here when it all started! (sweet!)

Thanks for the ads Craig and Melissa Hull Founders

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How do you go from Zero to 35 million?

Hey, maybe I'm crazy! Really... I mean, it is well within the realm of possibility. To think that a guy from a tiny farm town in Iowa could somehow even hope to snag a small percentage of the hits that craigslist gets a day could truly be considered insane. But, here are a few things that make you know that I may not be crazy.

#1. I didn't bet the farm on this one. I just bet half my cows, so to speak. But, it was all happenstance anyway. My friend Terry owned this huge company in Canada with all of this server space and speed and talent at his disposal and I spouted off one day about how Craigslist was getting almost impossible to live with for a guy wanting to actually advertise anything that he hoped to make $5 on. Terry agreed, I thought up stuff and he created, designed, debugged and hosted it for pennies on the dollar, because he could see the advantage to it as well.

#2. I am morally centered. Not to say that Craig and his crew are not, but the reality of it was always this. Craigslist was where you went to find a hooker. Plain and simple. Now, i tried to justify this in my mind a million times. "Come on, Craig, YOU aren't a pimp. YOU aren't doing anything wrong by putting an 'adult services' link on every city sellfreeusa page. You're just paving a highway. If they choose to drive down it, that is between them and their God." ....  

Wrong. It is a sad state of affairs when even Craig and his crew at craigslist tried to hold onto it, even after numerous young women were killed and only finally ended the practice when public outcry became great enough. My public outcry was much smaller, quieter and deep inside myself. I just couldn't live with it and i didn't want to be a part of it. As the father of four children, 3 of them grown, I just couldn't do it and still look at myself when I shaved in the mirror in the morning. Maybe that's the reason that won't succeed and if it is, then I don't want to be a part of it. Bottom line for me is that I MUST to stand on the fact that if a man's ways please the Lord, even his enemies will be at peace with him. I am doing my best to do the first, so that God will do the last and let this project grow and become something good for, not just myself, but hundreds of employees down the road.

And that is enough soul searching for one night. God Bless and I hope that you and your friends go and look at the page we created in your hometown and start using it. It's there, and regardless of what weird goodies we may be working on in the background for the future, just remember... it really is now and always will be completely free to post photo ads on... forever and ever and ever...


 Thanks for the ads Craig and Melissa Hull Founders