Thursday, June 4, 2009

Starting with Squidoo

While I actually signed up with Squidoo over six months ago, I just went back to the site recently and started creating a few Lenses (that's what Squidoo articles, or pages, are called). Like eHow, Bukisa, and HubPages, Squidoo is a revenue-sharing content site written primarily by freelance writers and internet marketers.

Using the money-making modules built in to the Lens creation tool, such as those for Amazon and eBay products, allows users to profit from their Lenses. From what I can tell, average earnings on Squidoo are not incredibly impressive. But there are users, or Lensmasters, making hundreds and $1,000+ a month from their collections of Lenses.

More impressively, by adding affiliate links and properly marketing their Lenses, some Lensmasters, such as PotPieGirl, have earned six figures -- yeah, over $100,000 a year -- through Squidoo.

I've read PotPieGirl's ebook, which I will review for you soon, and plan to follow her method to build another residual income stream -- hopefully a sizable one. I already have a few Lenses up, but instead of tweaking them for her method, I plan to start new ones and put her one week marketing plan into action starting Monday (when my new computer cord arrives. I'm typing on borrowed time on my husband's laptop before he needs to start work for the day).

Are you on Squidoo? What's your experience there so far?


Melissa said...

I'm interested to see what you have to say about the ebook!

Patrice said...

Agreed. I have also read some of the blogs of PotPieGirl and I find it very inspiring as a newbie in the internet marketing. PotPieGirl is one of the best. Her annual six figure income is so amazing.

Anonymous said...

I have heard good and bad things about PotPieGirl's book. I would love to know what you think!

The BEDBUG Blog said...

I tried to create a Lens but haven't done much so far. As writers, we only have so many hours in a day and so many gigs we can work.

I found Squidoo a tad confusing but never really gave it a fair chance. I guess I like HubPages for their ease of use.

Virginia Allain said...

I made a couple back in Sept. but finally got going in December. I have over 100 lenses now.
It's fun as there are almost no limits on your topics and you can use affiliates (All Posters, Amazon, Zazzle) with those to make money.
I'm really liking it a lot.

Please put the link for your Squidoo lenses so we can visit them.