After squidoo announced their content acquisition by hubpages, it's time for quitting the third-party-pacifier and starting to play it right. I completely understand that those web 2.0 sites are the only option for some start ups to make money online. And they made me money, good money, when they worked. But we've all witnessed squidoo's slow death over the past couple of years and their attempts to survive on the expense of our highest performing lenses. A domain name costs $1/month, and hosting costs as low as $1.99/month. That's less than 3 bucks a month or 2 cups of coffee. Of course you're not going to be paying on a monthly basis, but still it can be covered by a couple of clickbank sales, or simply cut down your coffee consumption for a month (doesn't have to be coffee, you got the idea). From experience, when I had my lenses locked on squidoo and moved them to my own websites, it took them longer to rank, but after that they made me more money than they've ever done while just lenses. Besides being able to directly build a list from those pages and the overall value of my sites that increased, in case I think of selling them. My plan, and I am interested in learning about yours, is to move my lenses to my websites while letting the transfer to hubpages take place just to preserve my right to receive my unpaid loyalties from squidoo. Hubpages is going to un-freature them anyway because they either have a clickbank product on them, or are linking to a website of mine that has a clickbank link on it. Yes, hubpages is that much nosy. Any feedback?