Sep 1 2008

Squidoo Is Perfect For Bloggers

Make Money Online with SquidooOk, I know I am a little late on this one. I’ve found quite a few people making a Squidoo Lens everyday so I figured I would find out what all the fuss was about. Overall I am pretty impressed and think that it’s perfect for any blogger to use. Yesterday I created my first Squidoo Lens.

Why Squidoo?

Every time I go back to Squidoo I find something new. I probably can’t cover everything in this article.

Building a Squidoo lens is like making a mini blog that exists on one page. It’s basically a landing page for any niche you wish to write about. Basically it can be an extremely targeting web page about whatever you want it to be about. You can even create multiple lens’ to basically link them all together.

But why? Well for many bloggers building links to your blog can be difficult, but it is also very important. The more links that you have the better your website will rank in Google, and for the terms you want.

For example, I made a Squidoo Lens about free samples. In the lens I put links to my own blogs, as well as displayed their RSS feeds and put a bit extra ways for me to make money.

For every Google Adsense click, Amazon Sale, eBay sale, I get my own bit of commission for it. As well, I put my own affiliates on my lens to give me 100% of whatever I can get sign-ups for. If you haven’t taken advantage of Squidoo lens’ for affiliate marketing, you just might want to.

Squidoo is Easy!

I was surprised at how easy Squidoo is. Blogger took me a bit to master, but it is pretty easy as well. You can start a blog and publish an article in a few minutes at blogger. With Squidoo it’s even easier. You can have an entire lens finished in 5-10 minutes after a bit of navigating around.

There are different modules you can incorporate into your Squidoo Lens to make it interactive. One of my favorite Squidoo Lens’ is about online contests. There you can submit your own contest or even a contest blog if you want to. I’ve used this function on my own Squidoo Lens and allow visitors to add their own free samples.

Squidoo Referral Program

I didn’t even know Squidoo had an affiliate program until after I joined! It’s not much, but if you can refer people and they earn money, you can get money too. When your referral earns its first $15, you AND your referral will each get $5.

Basically it’s incentive enough for you to join as my referral so we can both earn $5!

Sign-up to Squidoo.

Squidoo Wrap Up

While writing this article I got inspired to create a few more lens’. The possibilities and topics for Squidoo are endless. You can build links to your niche sites, as well as earn a bit of income doing it. I definitely plan on keeping updates posted about how am I doing with my Squidoo. If you are already on Squidoo make sure to comment on my free sample lens and point me to your lens’. We can exchange ratings as well as favorites and fans.

If I haven’t convinced you to join, maybe Janet can. She has the #1 lens on Squidoo. She writes about how shes made money with Squidoo. From June 4th to July 10th she’s made $483 on Squidoo alone, not including her affiliate commissions. Check out her lens, but make sure to come back and join as my referral!

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  1. Mark Sierra at MeAndMyDrum.com said:

    I’ve known about Squidoo for a while, but never really got into it, though I did create an account a long time ago. It appears that it’s gained a lot of traction with a lot of people. I’m thinking I’ll be giving this a closer look. Thanks for the reminder, buddy!

    September 1st, 2008 at 1:06 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    No problem, tell me how it goes! If you decide to make one let me know so I can rate it and all that :)

    September 1st, 2008 at 1:19 pm
  3. Susanne F said:

    I couldn’t agree more. And since Google is in love with Squidoo (at least at the moment) you get both backlinks to your own blog and traffic to the Squidoo lens almost immediately.
    On my blog (about Squidoo) you can see an example of a lens I built and 1 and a half day later I started to get traffic to the lens.

    Squidoo is a great platform to get traffic from, so is Facebook, YouTube, Twitter (easy micro-blogging platform) and all the other web 2.0 platforms.

    Susanne Fs last blog post..A Squidoo it Yourself Way to Making Money Online

    September 1st, 2008 at 9:33 pm
  4. Navjot Singh said:

    I just created a new lens on Bollywood: http://www.squidoo.com/bollywoodtalk

    Vote for my lens and tell me how can I improve it. Thanks for hooking me upto Squidoo.

    Navjot Singhs last blog post..How to analyse a site completely

    September 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    I still dont know what Bollywood is but I rated your lens. Looks pretty cool, just add more I suppose :)

    September 2nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm
  6. C K said:

    Thanks for the writeup. Have signed up through your referral link. Will be Squidoo-ing from now on. Cheers!

    C Ks last blog post..Urinal on London streets

    September 3rd, 2008 at 9:49 am
  7. cchiovitti said:

    I love Squidoo. The platform is so flexible, the possibilities are endless for bloggers, businesses, and anyone else.

    October 4th, 2008 at 6:31 pm
  8. Stuart at iPod repair said:

    So what sort of traffic levels can it generate? If it takes a while to set the page up is it worth the effort? There’s nothing more frustrating than spend hours on something and having nothing in return.

    I’ll take a look though and it its any good I may be giving it a whirl. Thanks – Stuart

    October 15th, 2009 at 5:47 pm
  9. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Facebook would be more worthwhile now, over Squidoo.

    October 16th, 2009 at 10:59 am
  10. michelle said:

    i am using squidoo to one of my tactics to make money online at clickbank, always be sure that your squidoo lens should be unique content and very impormative

    November 5th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

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