Squidoo is a money-making-machine. Seriously, Googles loves squidoo and always gives them top positions in their rankings. Allowing a flood of traffic to each lens that ranks for a specific keyword. So if you’ve been following that means that you can dominate the rankings for specific keywords and get a nice flow of niche-specific traffic.
Squidoo is a social media tool that allows you to create lenses (little web pages) one a specific topic. So lets say you like to play games. You can create a lens that caters to gamers. You can write articles, paste in videos, and share what you find online. You can also place affiliate links with-in the actual lens. Giving you a way to earn money.
Not everyone creates lenses to make money, but they should. Why let money sit on the table? Especially when you can make $XXX amount of money from a single lens? As always when creating a lens I suggest you write about something you like to do. This can be a hobby, job, or even a fantasy you might have. If you enjoy doing it, you are more likely to make money.
Once you have an idea of what you like. You should start making articles. I suggest you write one or two articles before you actually make the lens. That way you can just start working on the graphics and seo once you’ve created it. So get to it. Write a few articles.
You should have one or two articles finished already. Now its time to make the actual lens. Just head over the squidoo website and create the lens. Make sure that the title (url) has a keyword that is specific to what you have written. Example:
If you wrote about computer games, you might name the lens “computer games”. Or maybe “George’s Computer Games Reviews”. Just make sure you have your keyword in the actual title and URL.
Now all you have to do is add your articles. You can also go to youtube and find a few related videos. Make sure they are fun and entertaining. You don’t want to bore you viewers. Keep them on your lens so you can eventually convert them!
Now squidoo gives you a lot of features. I suggest you learn them and utilize them to your advantage. Of course you don’t need to know all of them. Nor do you need to use them all. A few of them will do. Just make sure you pick the ones that you believe will help you publish information better.
Now all you have to do is find a way to make money with your lens. You can use Google adsense, sell links, or join an affiliate program that relates to your lens. This is how you will bank with squidoo. I wouldn’t worry too much about having to promote your lens. Your lens will naturally rank, but if you want to get fast results start doing some search engine optimization. That should get the ball rolling.