Free Internet advertising is the best (and cheapest) way to get any product or service you are offering, known to the public. Every day hundreds of thousands of people across the world are using the Internet for the first time and so the potential market is growing rapidly.This new expanding audience is exposed to online advertising services on practically every page they are likely to visit during that first experience. Small businesses and individuals alike are turning to free Internet advertising especially in light of the present economic climate, and this method of presenting their products and services to the world comes in many different guises, including free banner advertising, writing articles and press releases, email campaigns as well as the free online advertising websites like Craigslist and USFreeAds. So let’s look closely at how these entirely different online advertising services work and how they can help you to sell the unwanted items cluttering up your garage or help grow your online business.Free Online Advertising ServicesFree Internet advertising sites like Craigslist and USFreeAds offer mainly classified ads like you would expect to see in the classified section of your local newspaper. The main difference other than the fact that local newspaper ads are not free, is that with the online advertising companies you are able to include photographs with your ad and create them in your own time, from the comfort of your armchair at home. You are able to choose a category and metropolitan area to place your ad and you can almost guarantee that it will be available to as wide an audience as it would in print. Also the audience would be targeted and actually looking for what you are selling. Free Internet advertising sites can be appealing to those individuals selling on-off items as well as the small online or offline business owner.Banner AdvertisingBanner advertising is available in both the paid and free formats although this form of advertising is typically used by those wanting to promote their website and it’s products and services. That works generally on a an exchange basis whereby other websites will display your banners on their site as long as you display their banners on your site. Whilst this helps get your website noticed, the disadvantage with free banner advertising is that you are unable to choose where your ads are shown, and they may be displayed on websites that are not relevant to your own, so it’s a little hit and miss as to whether you will receive targeted visitors. If you want to choose a category for your banners you will need to go paid.Article and Press Release WritingAgain this form of free Internet advertising is more useful to the online businessman or those who own a website and are looking for targeted visitors. There are a plethora of article directories who are always on the lookout for fresh new content, and articles can be written to promote a subject or methodology which in turn can not only bring visitors to your website but any author links added at the end of the article can be very useful in promoting a website to the search engines. Press release submissions can have a similar effect except that they need to be more newsworthy to have the desired effect. However, the search engines do love press releases.Email AdvertisingEmail advertising campaigns are usually organized by those website owners who have collected a large list of email addresses from previous visitors to their site, and who have agreed to receive promotional content in their in-boxes. Email advertising is not as popular as it was a few years ago, as people have become tired of spammers and don’t open a lot of the mail sent to them.So free Internet advertising comes in many formats and you should try them all, at least before you pay for advertising of any kind. In fact, it is noticeable that Facebook has become a great way to dispose of unwanted ‘stuff’, or find a company to repair your refrigerator especially if you have a lot of friends..