I you have never done it before and intend to be a landlord for the first time, I would recommend you to join AAGLA, they will provide you with forms and things that you have to do. As a member you will be able to have some access to legal advise also. For the advertisement, start with Westside rentals. Be sure you take GREAT pictures and put a great description of your place. Things that are important for you as resident, probably is important to the renter. Price it correctly. If you don't know what price is correct, Westside has a way to compare your listing with the listings around you. Click on that and you will see if your pricing is within your competition. Step back and switch places, if you were the renter walking into your place, would you pay what you are asking? Be objective. I like Craigslist, but the other comment is right, you will need to be able to differentiate the scammers. If you are not comfortable do not do it. You can also try Zillow. I do not know if they charge, probably not. Check it out. Good luck!