I will answer the question on how to find someone for free with a simple yet effective method that I have been using for years to locate friends at no cost or without paying for further information. Of course there are many other ways to do it. In fact you can even use people search locators online. However, start by reading about this method before going anywhere else online.
This is a simple way based on the concept of viral marketing. I know that you probably have a circle or network of friends that you get in touch with every now and then online. In fact in your inbox are many contacts ie email addresses and probably even phone numbers, residential addresses and more – depending on which email service you use.
Now what I did once was to create one of those slides that get forwarded over the net like crazy. It was a very nice slide with a beautiful message about love, family and happiness. I then added my message at the end. It was about my search for my long lost friend. I included his name and a nickname and then my email and phone number.
I forward this message to about a hundred of my friends and email addresses I had in my inbox. Few weeks down the line I received the same email I had sent out and had obviously been forwarded to hundreds if not thousands of other emails.
Did I find my friend? Yes and no. That helped me generate a few leads that I followed later on and was able to gather some very helpful information about the whereabouts of my friend. Like I said this is not the best answer on how to find someone for free but it is worth a try – if you have the time to come up with an interesting message that can get forwarded by friends and collections.