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How to make money with Squidoo

Posted by bernardinho | Posted on 12/07/2016 at 14:11:32

I know there are already a lot of people out there doing this, but I don't believe the market it is saturated and it's still relatively easy to make quite a lot of money with Squidoo.

For those who don't know what Squidoo is, it's sort of an article writing site that let's you create 'lenses' - basically pages of information about practically what you want. The benefit of Squidoo is that it's a well moderated site that is well liked by Google, and therefore you have a very good opportunity to get a good ranking with the search engines.

There is obviously a lot more to cover about this topic than I'm going to mention here, but I'll cover the basics of what's involved and how you can use Squidoo to make an income. Also, while I find Squidoo the best site for this type of work, the same process can be applied to any similar site to Squidoo.

How to make money with Squidoo

Squidoo is happy for you to create lenses about just about anything, providing you are writing something subjective, unique and useful. That is to say, they don't want you to list lots of products on a page with their technical specs; instead, they would like you to write about your experience and opinions. With this is mind, they are happy for people to create lenses about specific products / product categories, and are even happy for you to include affiliate links within those lenses, but the lens must be something which could be useful and interesting to others and not something that has obviously been set up just to promote a product and gain you commissions.

As long as you respect this, you should be fine.

The fact that Squidoo do allow you to include your affiliate links is where you can make money. Using affiliate networks such as Amazon Associates, which gives you commission for anybody who buys a product via your link, you can include such links within lenses that you create. The process is like this:

1. Create a lens to describe your genuine experience or opinion of a product. Be specific in your article and title about the particular model number of the product or products you are talking about, such as "Yamaha DGX630 Keyboard".

2. Include relevant images and a relevant Youtube video within the lens, and write plenty of useful content.

3. Register with Amazon Associates and get an affiliate link to that product, and then place this is a relevant part of your lens.

4. Register with Squidoo forums and share your lens, but also be sure to offer others genuine opinions on their lenses.

5. Post relevant comments on forums related to your lens and include a link to your lens within the comments.

Basically, if you create enough good quality lenses like this you will start to see the money rolling in. You can easily do the entire process in one day (with a bit of ongoing promotion), and as the number of lenses grow, so will your income.

Obviously there is loads more to this process than I have covered here, but I hope this will at least be useful to people who had never thought of this concept as a way of making money. The most difficult part is obviously getting a good search engine ranking and driving traffic towards your site. For this, you should investigate which would be the best keywords to target (you can use Google Keyword Planner for help with this) and then include these keywords at least 3 times within your lens, but SEO really is a much bigger topic than I could hope to cover here!

I hope this provides some sort of inspiration for somebody.

Comments (10)
fevermonkey
Comments: 43
2016-07-12 14:35:39

Great post!

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mynameisdave
Comments: 34
2016-07-12 16:35:24

Useful post. Squidoo are for sure one of the better sites out there as they don't let the site become overrun with useless crap that's automatically submitted by articles submitters like most of them do. I can see why it would make for a good promotional tool

#2
dennis
Comments: 6
2016-07-12 17:04:30

Tried and tested method. Definitely could be a nice way to make money if you can be bothered to put in the time and effort

#3
flybynight
Comments: 5
2016-07-12 19:40:46

I know we're not supposed to post affiliate links on this site, and I'm not intending to, but there is a really good course out there by Sara Young (that's not me by the way!!) which covers exactly this subject. The course is called Easy Paycheck Formula and it's very good. However, I've just had a look and the course seems to have gone up to $97 (I got it when it was on offer for $17) so it's expensive, but it's worth keeping an eye out in case the price goes down again as it's definitely good value at $17 (but probably not very good value at $97)

#4
bernardinho
Comments: 20
2016-07-12 21:45:55

I'm not aware of that particular guide but I know there are loads of people out there doing this, so it's likely that there are quite a few other people who've written guides on how to do it. Personally, I wouldn't bother paying money for a guide that shows you what you can find out by searching online anyway. Although if you're the sort of person who needs their hand holding throughout the whole process (I'm not criticizing those types of people) I guess a step by step guide probably would come in handy, but not one for $97, that's just ridiculous.

#5
moonfish
Comments: 14
2016-07-13 14:52:37

Very useful post, thanks for sharing

#6
mpp52
Comments: 12
2016-07-13 18:24:37

I see these pages come up all the time when I'm searching. Some of them annoy the hell out of me because they're blatantly just saying good things about products just to get you to buy them.

#7
simplesimon
Comments: 6
2016-07-14 00:31:37

I'll tell you how to make money with squidoo. Buy some shares in it. Or steal some from their very rich owners!

#8
christarrant
Comments: 3
2016-07-14 18:20:13

This I'm sure can be a very good way to make money if you can get the ranking, but methinks there are LOADS of other people already doing the same thing though. Great post though, thanks bernardinho

#9
wheelman
Comments: 8
2016-10-26 09:46:11

Very useful, thanks. Squidoo sites seem to rank pretty well too.

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