Yesterdays post on Checking Squidoo Stats caused my inbox to overflow – mainly with people who had been making the same mistakes that I had. One email that came through asked me if you can still make money with Squidoo. Before I’d packed up for the night, there were two more emails more or less asking the same thing.
Does Squidoo Still Work?
Parts of this email are really common, “I gave up before I made any money” and “Should I bother trying” are phrases that I hear all the time. It’s a sad fact that most people DO give up before they make a single sale online – a lot of the time its because they couldn’t be bothered to put in any time and effort and wanted that ‘push button’ solution.
Squidoo does work, it never stopped working and its set to stay that way.
Less than two weeks ago I created several new lenses (not all on Squidoo Queen account) all 12 of them are ranking in Google and getting traffic. One of those lenses is doing really well, you can see below when it was created ….
You can see that this lens was made on September 29th. Below you can see that it’s already getting traffic from Google ….
I’m not going to share my keywords with you but they are all at least three words long (good tip there). Just as importantly, you’ll want to see people are clicking through on the products that you have (or links etc).
The product that I have on the lens is HIGHLY focused to the lens content and its getting a good clickthrough ….
Clearly Squidoo is working well, you get indexed in Google much quicker and easier than you could with a brand new blog/site. That traffic is highly targeted keyword phrases that are finding what they want
Can You Still Make Money With Squidoo?
You don’t always make money directly from Squidoo – my dashboard is only showing a few dollars per month but I make a few thousand dollars from my lenses directly and indirectly.
Each month I make sales with Amazon, Clickbank, Commission Junction and a whole host of various other affiliate programs but I also generate a lot of traffic too. That traffic gets directed to my blogs, sites etc and that also generates a lot of sales so its hard to put an exact figure on my earnings thanks to Squidoo.
Bottom line is this: Squidoo works and anyone can make money there but you a) need to put in the time and effort to create good quality lenses rather than hundreds of ‘okay’ ones and b) realise that you do not have control over Squidoo and you MUST abide by their rules – if they make a change, it could change everything for you.