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A short introduction to Making Money with Squidoo

What’s great about Squidoo is that you can set up a page (lense) for free on any topic you like. It’s very easy, any you don’t have to know hardly anything about how to make your own homepage or blogging to start using Squidoo. When you have your own lens, you are known as a lensmaster.

Your lens ranks great at the Search Engines

One of the most important thing when it comes to using Squidoo to set up your own lens, is that it usually ranks great at the Search Engines. If you do everything right, you will probably get some traffic to your lens without hardly doing any work.

If you are looking for information about how to sign up for Squidoo and how to create a lens, then you should take a look at their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

How to Make Money with Squidoo

A lot of people are using Squidoo in order to make money, and there are two ways to earn money with Squidoo:

Splitting of revenue; when your visitors buys from clicking on your links (using the integrated Squidoo affiliate system), or by clicking on your Google AdSense ads, Squidoo splits the revenue with all the lensmasters. Affiliate products; you can link from your lens to affiliate products or other websites where you can earn money.

Now, I will just give you a few hints on how you should use Squidoo to start earning money. Don’t think about the splitting of revenue, because most people use this to donate money to charities instead of actually earning money.

Remember to be unique

First, before you start creating your lens, you need to find a unique (or rather unique) topic. Because Squidoo is a system with a lot of lenses (and so is the rest of the Internet), you want to create something that’s not there already. I am using Micro Niche Finder to find hot niches, you can use this software, or you can find it any other way.

Let me give you an example.

I am promoting Affiliate Silver Bullet, and I could be using Squidoo in order to promote the system. If I was one of the first people to promote it, I don’t think that it would be a big problem, but today, I would have to compete with many other lensmasters in order to stand out from the crowd. Just check out all the other lenses about Affiliate Silver Bullet.

Be creative, find a niche, and start monetizing it. But be unique, or find keywords that are unique.

When you set up a lens, use the keyword phrase as the url. If your keyword phrase is “affiliate silver bullet”, you should use www.squidoo.com/affiliate-silver-bullet. If your keyword phrase is already used, then just add a new word at the beginning or at the end. For instance, you can add the word review at the end, and it would be a great keyword phrase.

How to set up your lens

Use your keyword phrase as the title of your lens.

Use a variation of your keyword phrase as the introduction title.

Write a short introduction about your lens.

Use at least 3 modules in your lens. Read all about the different modules at http://www.squidoo.com/module

Link to affiliate programs, using eBay, Amazon, or any other affiliate program.

Your keyword phrase and your introduction are probably the two most important parts when it comes to ranking well at the Search Engines.

Learn from the best

Just take a look at some of the best lenses, and find out why they are good. Do what they did, but in your own way. Just visit the frontpage at Squidoo and click on any of the featured lenses. There are at least two reasons why they are featured; they are (rather) unique and they all contain interesting information.



2 responses to “A short introduction to Making Money with Squidoo”

  1. Lynn says:

    Great post. I started squidoo a few years ago, but just recently I’m beginning to really focus on making money. Last week I learned a technique that will help me search for keywords that will rank well. But so far I’ve only made a few pennies, but I’m hopeful that when I select a good market and promote my lenses, I will succeed.

    • jens says:

      Hi Lynn,

      Squidoo is awesome. It’s been a while since I used it, but I had some great results. Now, I’m more focused on blogging and writing a novel, and that takes too much of my time 🙂

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

      Jens

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