You might have read that Google “slapped” Squidoo about a month ago. What does this mean? Well to me it meant that one of my lenses that was getting about 20 views a day is now getting 1 to 2 views. I was making about 1 sale a week from that lens and now nothing at all. Oh well….I guess the Gods at Google decided there was too much marketing and too little real information being disseminated on the thousands of Squidoo lenses.
Does this mean that you should give up on Squidoo or never start? NO WAY. Just because they took a downturn last month doesn’t mean they will always be buried in the Google sandbox. All I have to do is put more effort into them by adding more content and making them better.
I had about 3 lenses that were getting between 70 to 120 views a week and now they are probably getting that number for all three combined. I haven’t spent nearly as much time or effort as many people have but my lenses still managed to make around $8.00 last month from Squidoo profit sharing. And that money was passive income as I have not updated those lenses in months!
Squidoo then, is clearly another great way for someone to make money on the Internet without having to have a website. If my three lenses make $8 or so a month then think how much someone could make with 100 lenses. And how about 100 lenses that are carefully planned and laid out with nice pictures, videos, and verbiage? Make a very nice lens every day for 100 days and just sit back and enjoy the income!
Squidoo is free and that is the best part. It will take you some time and effort to learn the ropes and figure out what works best for you but once you do you can build an unlimited number of lenses on virtually any topic. I have heard there are people with over 200 lenses and I sure wish I could find out how much they are making. If you throw in some affiliate products in the mix I am sure it is a nice chunk of change and makes for a good work from home job.
Tiffany Dow has a great Ebook called Social Networking on Squidoo that comes with both video and audio. You can find her videos on YouTube as well as she has made Squidoo her passion.