How To Make Money With Squidoo

Setting up your own website costs money, even if you do it yourself. But free web pages provided by other sites or providers always come with provisos – such as the fact that you can’t sell on them.

Don’t they?

Not all of them – in fact, one of the best ones gives you all the tools you need to make a nice income every month. All you need to do is put in the work required.

The name of the site is Squidoo, and whether you use it to make money elsewhere or to make money through the site itself it holds a lot of promise if you learn how to tap into it correctly.

Once you have opened an account with Squidoo you will notice how easy it is to start setting up your own web pages. I say pages because there is no limit on how many you can have. Whether you go for dozens or hundreds, the only limits are those you put on yourself.

This is a great opportunity for affiliate marketers who want to have a strong web presence in order to be able to recommend and sell products that they will receive a commission on. And seeing as you can also earn purely from having a page or more on Squidoo (known as a lens) there are two great ways to earn money here.

When it comes to building your first lens you will see that there are a vast number of modules which you can select from in order to make your lens take on a unique appearance. Some of these are built to earn money – the Amazon and eBay modules, for example, and dozens more besides.

Others are designed to give you a lot of leeway to create your own layouts and add banners and other advertising material, so there is a lot you can do here to create something that is truly original. Every lens is ranked within the whole of Squidoo, and there is no doubt that the higher the LensRank the better your chances of getting more visitors and sales as a result.

New lenses can be found and indexed by Google fairly quickly if they are of good quality – and that is really the secret of making money with Squidoo. Don’t expect to create a lens in ten minutes and be making sales the following day. Make a good start, publish your lens and then start adding new material to it on a regular basis. You need to build something worthwhile so offer your visitors real value. If you can do that then they will come to trust you and be more likely to spend money with you as a result.

If you don’t yet have any products to promote, join ClickBank or Commission Junction (or both) and find a niche to start promoting. There are so many products to choose from on these two sites that you could create a new lens every day on a different subject and not run out for ages.

The trick to building a lens that is successful is to do so over time. Make sure you edit it and add to it regularly just as you would with any other website, as this will help your ranking within the search engines. Don’t be afraid to experiment, because your most successful lenses might not be ones you would expect!

You will receive a royalty payment per lens per month, which will vary depending on how well each one performs. Together with commissions from items sold through your lenses and through your affiliate links you can make a lot of money here once you have established yourself.

One tip for getting started – make sure you start with a subject you love and have a real passion for. The chances are good that there will be plenty of other people out there who feel the same, and your natural enthusiasm for it will help you to build a great lens to start with.

Make use of all the helpful tools Squidoo offers to help you in your lens building efforts too; you’ll soon notice the difference.

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