I Made Money From Squidoo Last Month!

Discussion in 'Squidoo' started by web20mentor, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. web20mentor

    web20mentor New Member

    I have been all up and down the rankings there with my different lenses. I have 10 or so lenses. All different subjects. It's fun. But I use them more to give my youtube videos backlinks which drives them up the search engines nicely. So they have indirectly made me tens of thousands of dollars.

    How much did I make last month? $8.00 and some change. I give it to a charity called Blood/Water.

  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    How cool - I never did a whole lot with my lenses except to write them - am too busy right now to really put a lot of time into them but I made .17 last month[​IMG]
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    How much traffic do your lenses get? Also can you share how you make money with Youtube?
  4. web20mentor

    web20mentor New Member

    My traffic on Squidoo varies greatly from month to month.

    Again, I don't attempt to create lenses that get good organic traffic from other squidoo users. I create lenses based on current market events.

    For example, when Rich Schefren launched his E book called The Attention Age Doctrine (which was all about how to get attention using web 2.0 technologies), I created a lens that was backed by several videos. The point was that I could use his launch and grab some of the organic attention that was on him for his launch and bring it to myself and my own business.

    So that particular squidoo page got a TON of traffic for about a month until Rich's launch sort of died down a bit.

    But I got LOT'S of attention from it and the squidoo page gave me credibility and back links. As a matter of fact, if you go to youtube OR google and type in "The Attention Age Doctrine" (Rich's e book title!), you will see my face at the top of both search engine results!

    Then you will see that video is attached to one of the squidoo lens'. I created sort of a funnel around Rich's launch. You could not look for him without finding me.

    So that is the long answer.

    How do I make money with video? I use video to get traffic. Lot's and lots and lot's of it..to my various business'.

    Some of my techniques are easy and obvious. Some I flat out don't share with anyone.

    I don't spend any money on advertising...ever. But I get 30 + very targeted leads to my squeeze page everyday. THESE LEADS COME AFTER THEY HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN TO KNOW ME, LIKE ME AND TRUST ME ON ONE OF MY VIDEOS! So to say it's more targeted than a standard lead would be a gross understatement.

    I hope that helps you understand.
  5. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Danny,

    Congrats. You're practicing some good methods. Using Squidoo lens PR gives your backlinks to your vids some umph. Riding the web 2.0 wave and making pages or sites based on current trends or new buzz is a favorite method of mine.

    I also like to diversify and create multi-page sites that last for years.


    ~Newbie Shield~
  6. samran

    samran New Member

    Hi All.

    I have total in eight lenses on Squidoo and last month i have made total $0.50 cents from my lenses and its kept increasing in each and every month.
  7. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Samran,

    If you build a decent lens and drive decent daily traffic to it you will do much better. You make money in three ways on Squidoo:

    Coop pay
    Money module pay
    Affiliate links

    Affiliate links pay the most. Money modules are premade templates for Amazon, Ebay, etc that you may tweak to your liking. Coop pay is Adsense.

    Coop pay is split into three tier payout levels according to lens rank, which is largely determined by the amount of average traffic per month.

    The lowest ranking lenses only make a few cents per lens. Apparently your lenses don't rank well. I don't know what the cut off for each tier is but I know that I was paid according to the highest tier because I rank well with all four of my own lenses.

    Do your SEO research before you create the lens. Then you will get decent organic traffic and you won't have to worry much about updating the lens.

    If you want to make money you'll have to work at it. Squidoo makes it quicker and easier, but you can't just toss up unresearched junk and expect that your lenses will do well.

    If you'd like me to look at your lenses you can pm me with their addresses. Perhaps I can help.


    ~Newbie Shield~
  8. Marktech

    Marktech Member

    I made $8.00 from my lenses last month too. What a coincidence. I currenly have four lenses, but deleted some. One of which got a lot of traffic for awhile - 100's of hits per day. There are lots of ways to increase traffic to Squidoo pages, one of the most important things you can do is get a good long-tail keyword phrase as the title of the page and the url. If you get that right you can build on it.
  9. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Marktech,

    100's of hits per day is excellent if you can sustain that. Longtails in the title and url are good, you are right.

    Here's a tip: Put your main keyword phrase in the title and in the url. Then make your module titles relevant keyword phrases. This will serve as an outline. Develop the body text in each module. Make sure you are using keywords in each body, but don't over-stuff it. Use 1-5 tags and there you have it: a nicely SEOed lens.


    ~Newbie Shield~
  10. madnawat

    madnawat New Member

    Lenses with catchy information generate good money. My best ranked 5 lenses generate around $ 20 last month. I think it was pretty decent.
  11. feiyie

    feiyie New Member

    Awesome. So far, I have $1 something on my reserve hopper.[​IMG]

    lol. Anyways, i still love Squidoo.[​IMG]
  12. cdvassell

    cdvassell New Member

    I made $20 but not sure by what..they say it's royalty. I only have 2 lens but i like it and i think the search engines do too. Because when i submit the site in no time my lens was on the first page.
  13. Money4Mommy

    Money4Mommy New Member

    I just received my first payout from Squidoo and nearly fell off my chair when I saw it. I did not realize the potential of creating lenses, -I was just having a lot of fun making them and became slightly addicted. I've got about 35 lenses now and a few more that I'm still working on.
  14. kaazoom

    kaazoom New Member

    I have found Squidoo a really good way of promoting online. I have managed to get on the top page of google with keywords I have targeted in 3 days or less. I always do some keyword research before writing my lenses so that I can include it in my squidoo URL. I have made little from Squidoo as such, but I have made money from affiliate programs that I have recommended in my lenses.

    One lens I wrote made me $250 last month from the affiliate program I was recommending, and they only pay $2.00 a referral! I wrote the lens nearly a year ago. It started with a small amount of commission. Then about December it went up to a $100 a day, and has steadily increased each month.

    If you are trying to market using squidoo, you need to be patient and make sure that there is plenty of content on your lens. I have written some lenses by just re-writing the copy from the affiliate program that I am promoting. But these tend not to work to well. I have found that if you write original content in a conversational manner people feel they know you and will often buy.

    Puting in plexo modules is a good way to get repeat visitors. I wrote one lens about marketing your Ebay store on Squidoo and allowed people to put a link to their store via the lens. I then made a few posts to one of the Ebay forums about the lens. My lens was soon in the top 100 lenses in a couple of weeks. People are still visiting to add their store even now, although traffic has dropped off.

    Squidoo is one of the best tools for affiliate marketing that I have found. Getting paid to write your lenses is a bonus.

  15. justlikethat

    justlikethat New Member

    I just started usuing squidoo and love it. It took me awhile to get the hang of it but man oh man is it addicting. I havent made any money with it yet but it's fun.

    I intend to make more lens I only have two as of right now.
  16. luv4cash

    luv4cash New Member


    I love squidoo as well, it aids in promoting my business online
  17. Phil Stones

    Phil Stones New Member

    justlikethat: just started usuing squidoo and love it. It took me awhile to get the hang of it but man oh man is it addicting. I havent made any money with it yet but it's fun.
    It is amazing how many people use it !
  18. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    LOL - I have a whopping $2.86 in my account now[​IMG]

    I do not use Squidoo as a means to make money with them - but rather to direct traffic to other sites as Google likes them and it is much easier to get organic traffic with the Squidoo lenses than with a blog or at least it has been for me... and they are actually quite addicting.

    Seems I learn how to do something new almost every time I build a new lens...[​IMG]
  19. BeAChampion

    BeAChampion Member

    mountainmom5: but I made .17 last month
  20. BeAChampion

    BeAChampion Member

    mountainmom5: I do not use Squidoo as a means to make money with them - but rather to direct traffic to other sites as Google likes them and it is much easier to get organic traffic

    Yes, this is exactly why I use Squidoo. I make consistent sales in affiliate marketing using Squidoo pages to rank well.

    Keep it going.


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