Under 18 Entrepreneurs: Lets get started Online Money Making with SQUIDOO

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Have you heard of SQUIDOO? Probably yes because whenever we seek for any information about a specific product, we get to a squidoo site. Now what is squidoo? Squidoo located at Squidoo.com is a service that allows you to create one page sites (lens). Now why would you like to have a free page where there are many sites who offer a complete free website? There are mainly 2 reasons,

The Popularity of SQUIDOO

Squidoo is very popular website with a growing user base, you can rank your lens and get visitors from the squidoo site itself. Other benefit is search engines such as google, yahoo and bing like squidoo. So it is easier to get traffic with a squidoo lens comparing to any other free website.

Earn Money with SQUIDOO

Yes you can earn money from your Squidoo! Put adsense ads or link to your affiliate program; infolinks and other promotional sponsors are added automatically in the lens, so what you have to do is to take the share from the site. Amazon affiliate products are also there and you can just put your affiliate id and you can start making money with every sale.

How to Start a Squidoo lens and in which topic?

This is very easy, go to Squidoo.com and sign up for the service then click to create a new lens. This is not actually your site, it’s a hub for information and you can create so many of these. When you create a new lens, you put the name, description and modules (text, images, RSS, links etc) this way it become web 2.0 (new web) friendly.

In order to make money from your lens, you have to make it worthy and have lots of lenses. You can pick a topic for the lens and have a goal to promote your service. Such as you are promoting your web hosting service such as Hostgator. Create a lens about the good and bad things of hostgator or a user review lens. In the lens you put the affiliate link, so when people will get the hosting, you make money.

So in a nut shell in order to make a good money from Squidoo, you have to create a niche (topic) lens. Additionally there will be related ads, infolinks ad, adsense ads and amazon related products (which you can set in the options)

The great benefit of Squidoo is, it is FREE to join that means you don’t have to invest any money to earn money and you also don’t have to worry about designing the site.

How to Promote/ Publicize your Squidoo lens?

You have created a brilliant page, have ads on it but you won’t get any results until you promote it. This is the hardest part of any website success; unlike any other site, promotion is the same but here are some pointers which will help you get up with the promotion,

  • Forums: You can put your squidoo link on forums with related topic; add the link on your signature; start a discussion describing your lens.
  • Blog comments: Comment on relevant blogs with your link.
  • Facebook/Twitter: Put the link on groups, pages and twitter account.
  • Squidoo groups: There are squidoo groups in squidoo website and you can promote your lens there as well.
  • Comment on other related lenses: There are related lenses in the sidebar, go to these lenses and comment, do leave the lens link you are promoting.
  • Email your friends about the lens and ask them to pay a visit
  • Create a youtube video and describe what problems your lens will solve and share the link
  • Create other small lenses and link to your main lens

Further reading


HomeWork for this Week

  1. Sign up for Squidoo
  2. Create a lens on your preferred topic
  3. Fill it up with original writings
  4. Find a product to promote (suggested:  hostgator webhosting ~ $50 per sale)
  5. Promote your lens to at least five sites (facebook, twitter, blog etc)
  6. Put your lens link on this post as comment
  7. Join a Squidoo group

28 thoughts on “Under 18 Entrepreneurs: Lets get started Online Money Making with SQUIDOO”

  1. Great tips on using Squidoo! I have just gotten back to using it again. I would say that, in regards to blog commenting for links back to your lenses that you should be blog commenting on CommentLuv enabled blogs – then you can get the link to your article with the exact title as anchor text – a perfect way to attract more traffic to your lens and build links to it! You can see the benefits of it (as well as a link to the Squidoo-specific guide) in the post below. 🙂
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..Strengthen Your Article Marketing With CommentLuv Links =-.

  2. Rakesh Solanki

    I have heard lots about SQUIDOO but i didn’t try! But after known it’s features or importance I will try! Thanks Blogkori
    .-= Rakesh Solanki´s last blog ..Download FoxySpider to Capture Images on Web Easily =-.

  3. University Eight

    I tried my hand at Squidoo Lenses, but didn’t have a very exciting experience. Guess it needs a bit more dedication!
    .-= University Eight´s last blog ..HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE GUEST-BLOGGING =-.

  4. Oh I’m 21 now! So I can’t start with squido lens. So, I started blogat21.com.

    .-= Eunus Hosen´s last blog ..Adsense Optimization Tips- Ad Format and Placement =-.

  5. very useful information indeed! will start squiddoin..rite away!
    .-= Mushfique´s last blog ..Testing out 3D in CS5 =-.

  6. Hi entrepreneur,
    How are you.I enjoy your posting and most interesting.go one your blog and show the Bangladesh your entrepreneurial spirit.

  7. Squidoo is awesome, I created my first lens ever about 3 years ago on Squidoo, and the Squidoo page I created Still gets traffic till this day. I also have a friend who has become hugely popular on Squidoo, with popular Len’s ranking in the top 100!

    I would also add that Squidoo is a great place to promote a website if you already have a normal website.

    Till then,

    .-= used tires´s last blog ..Used Tires Dealers Website =-.

  8. I would endorse the positive comments about Squidoo. You can make money directly as pointed out through the ads on the site. You can also promote affiliate products or your own products and build your list. I have over 100 Squidoo lenses on various topics – some on page one of Google for their target keywords. The beauty of the Squidoo lenses is that Google also deep indexes them – that is, they are indexed through to the end (including comments). I have one lens that has been found in Google via 600 different keywords (many of them long tail). So there are clear SEO benefits from Squidoo lenses.

  9. It’s a terrific introduction to Squidoo you’ve put together. I would add that one thing that really helps with Squidoo is to be a genuine expert on a topic when creating a lens. That can really help with building community on Squidoo, and getting a group together who you can help promote and who will help promote you.
    .-= ashok´s last blog ..Emily Dickinson, “It is an honorable Thought” (946) =-.

  10. Harshit Singhal

    According to me,buying a domain name & starting blogging turns out to be more beneficial than creating a lens on squidoo.Ultimately its squidoo who’s benefiting.

  11. Hahahaha. Eunus. I’m also 21. It’s not for me. Lol. Anyway guys squidoo is really a popular site to share your written article to make money. But think are you the actual owner of your squidoo page? Of course not. You have to write for other and you have to promote other’s site yes that’s is squidoo.com. So why work for other. So it’s better to make a blog and start writing there. Then promote your own site. But if you don’t want to maintain a blog then squidoo is best for you.

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  13. Squidoo looks like a great way to advertise your product or website, thanks for sharing it. Does the page rank better in SERPS because its a squidoo page?

    1. Yes, your Squidoo page will rank really well just because it’s a Squidoo page; that is, part of a huge network of millions of pages that has been on the internet since 2005 (actually I think the domain age is even older). There are so many backlinks to the domain, that Squidoo’s clout with search engines helps even a brand new page on Squidoo. Google loves Squidoo.

  14. Great post.

    More and more young entrepenaurs are looking to make money online now it’s great. My first inspiration came from Adam Horwitz, who is 18 and already has 3 six figure businesses. I’m currently following his dude i hate my job course and it’s awesomee, would defo recommend. Here’s a pretty good review: hubpages.com/hub/Dude-I-Hate-My-Job-Scam

    And I agree, forums are an amazing way to promote your lens/website especially if their related.

  15. Great tips! I joined Squidoo long time ago, also created one lense (really bad one lol) and lost interest…. Maybe it’s time to go back and create something good then? 😉
    .-= IngaOz´s last blog ..I Am Selling 2 Domain Names =-.

  16. What is the largest amount of money someone has made with squidoo? I have heard some great success stories but I was wondering what was #1.

  17. Yesa Squdioo is the best means for starting earning money . But you can make money with your Blog
    .-= Tej Kohli´s last blog ..Tej Kohli ipad Review =-.

  18. Garden Solar Lighting

    Interesting even though I do use squidoo I have never really used it to its full potential. I will be using your strategy above. Here in a couple of days to see if I can actually make money using nothing more then squidoo. Thanks for all this great information. I have sent this post out too all of my followers on twitter. Keep up all the great work. I will be back again and again to see what more you have added.

  19. Ibrahim Kamrul Shafin

    I’ve heard about Squidoo a lot before. But how could I utilize it as a money making machine, I didn’t know. Anyway Tamal Bhaiya has forbade me to run after money. But he told me to start a blog woth useful content. So I started http://www.ProductiveHobbies.blogspot.com ; It is now about 2 months I’ve started the blog, and Adsense has approved it. Now it is the time to gain the fame. And if the fame is achieved, then success may come towards me insha Allah (I’m not going to run after it). Please everybody visit my blog and suggest me about the designs and information and even writing styles! And thank you very much (Tamal Bhaiya) for this mervellous post!

  20. I joined Squidoo 2-months ago, also created three lense (not updated regularly) and lost interest….as I don’t know the tips to improve the lense. With your good tips trying something good.

  21. Daniel @ iPad Screen Protector

    Tamar! Okay, now I’m convinced to go onto Squidoo. Kristi’s right too, about commenting on CommentLuv enabled blogs per lens created. 🙂

  22. I have already my account in squidoo but I think it is not working. Is there any suggestions how to do it? Concern pls. I have my site that gives instruction in earning money fast. Would you think is there another sites related to the content of my site?
    Thank you and more power.

  23. software outsourcing services

    Thanks for convincing me to use the SQUIDOO. I am afraid to use it. but based on your post i really want to use it. thanks.

  24. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it
    was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any points for beginner blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

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