Craigslist Sign Up: How to Create a New Account

Everyone knows what Craigslist is all about, in fact, it is probably the most popular classified advertisements website in the United States. So if you want to start taking advantage of its huge user base, tools and services, then this article is for you.

Learn how to sign up for a new Craigslist account by following the steps and resources listed below, that way you will be able to start posting your own ads in order to find gigs, job opportunities, buyers, sellers, and even potential dating partners, in case you’re still looking for the one!

Although Craigslist is a free online service, it does offer paid posting accounts too. Don’t get me wrong all postings are free, except for job postings, therapeutic services, brokered apartment rentals, furniture and vehicles by dealer in selected areas.

To learn more about how paid posting accounts work and their respective pricing options, visit this page.

Benefits of Making a Craigslist Account

Craigslist Sign Up - Step by Step Guide

  1. To create a new account go to the sign up page.
  2. Enter your email address at the top of the page and click “Create account”.craigslist create account button image
  3. Now go to your email inbox and click on the new Craigslist account confirmation link.craigslist new account confirmation email link image
  4. Enter a new password that’s at least 8 characters long or more.create craigslist account password field
  5. Click on “Submit Password and Log In”.

Okay, now that you’ve created your account you can proceed to log in to post your first ad, make your first sale or make your first purchase, hire someone, whatever you want.

How to Login to your new Craigslist Account

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email / handle and password in the first box at the top center of the page.
  3. Click “Log in”.

If you have problems throughout the sign up process, please contact customer service at And if you have problems signing in request a new password here.

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