What Is Squidoo And How Can I Make Money On Squidoo?

May 5, 2008

Social Marketing

What Is Squidoo And How Can I Make Money On Squidoo?

The one thing that I think I am guilty of is working forward and forgetting that other people are just arriving on the marketing scene, this blog is a great example of how I have neglected beginners to Squidoo.  Today I want to work on that and let people who might not yet know what Squidoo is and more importantly how they can make money on Squidoo.

What Is Squidoo?If you have never heard of Squidoo before then the chances are that you are new to internet marketing.  Today I want to cover the basics behind Squidoo and help you to understand the giant and help answer the question “what is Squidoo?”.

Before I go any further though, I strongly suggest that you go and pop over and take a look at the site.  Just take a look at what the site is and what you can find on it, I almost guarantee you that you will be able to find information on just about any subject over there.

You can get to the Squidoo website here.


Squidoo Wont Earn You A Penny Though!


I want to make it clear right now that Squidoo wont make you any money at all if you do not know what you are doing.  I might well be sounding a little dramatic here, but trust me, I see people complaining each and every day about how they can’t make money with Squidoo.  It’s simple, they just signed up and thought “this is simple, I’ll just add some information on here telling people how they can get my latest must have idea for a really bargain price.”  It really doesn’t work that way and you will be wasting your time and effort thinking it does.

What Is Squidoo Exactly?

Squidoo is a totally free tool that you can use to promote yourself, your products, your affiliate products or just have fun with letting people know about how cute your cat is.  The possibilities are endless with Squidoo.

The creator of Squidoo, Seth Godin, feels that everyone is an expert on something.  He has now designed a place where you can share that expertise with other people who want to know more about your given subject.

You are able to build a simple webpage with no experience of design, you simply type the information you want to share and hey presto, you have a ready made webpage that will allow you to get on the world wide web for free.

Squidoo Is Free So How Does This Work?

If you are just starting to learn about affiliate marketing or online marketing in general then you will already be aware of how difficult it can be to promote your products.  Squidoo could be the answer to this common problem faced by thousands of people each day.

When people ask me “what is Squidoo?” I often tell them that it’s a tool that they can use to promote their products to the people who need or want it.  Getting your product in front of the people who want it the most is what you to do in order to sell that product – now you can do that for free.  Something that people have been attempting to do for a long, long time.

Here are just a few of the benefits of using Squidoo and what they can do for you …….

  • Search Engines:  People need to get their products listed in the search engines in order for people to find them.  Without free traffic from the big players such as Google or Yahoo! you will have to pay for the traffic – we want free traffic from Squidoo!

How many times have you seen people complain that they can’t get their website listed in the search engines?  Squidoo has already done the SEO work for you, you can basically piggyback on their success.  Squidoo already has a high page rank from Google and this filters through to the pages that you create – known as lenses.

  • Search Results:  Similar to the above, getting listed for the words that people are searching for is hard going.  Now you can get listed in the search results faster than a website can.

Showing up in the search results is something that people can spend weeks or months trying to master.  A well researched lens (your webpage that you create on Squidoo) can be listed in Google and other search engines fast.  After all, you are not waiting to get indexed, the main Squidoo site is already indexed, you are just waiting for your page to get picked up.

  • Dominating Results:  Once you are aware of how powerful Squidoo is, you are able to totally dominate the search results by incorporating Squidoo with other free marketing tactics such as Bum Marketing (articles) and building strong backlinks.

This one is powerful to making money on Squidoo and can really take you from seeing a few hundred dollars in your account each month, to seeing a few thousand dollars.  It’s well worth practising this in order to really take your marketing efforts to a whole new level.

How Do I Make Money With Squidoo?

This is another common question that I get asked all the time.  Some people have created lenses (the name that Squidoo give to their webpages you build) and seen some income direct from Squidoo themselves.  Squidoo advertises on each lens with Google Adwords and will share the income they make with you.  After all, you sent the traffic to the site in the first place.

You have the option of trying to make enough lenses to increase this amount each and every week, or to use the modules that Squidoo offer such as Amazon or eBay to create more income.  Then you have the option of showing your visitors to merchant sites and acting as an affiliate. 

Once you have mastered the research that is needed to produce a world class lens that is getting free traffic flowing through it, you will be able to show that traffic products that could help them even further.  Each time those visitors make a purchase you will be given a percentage of the sale.

A Quick Overview On “What Is Squidoo?”

  • Squidoo is a powerful site that Google and other search engines love.
  • Lenses (when created well) could be listed in the search results fast.
  • Squidoo lenses can be monetized in several different ways.
  • You can be earning money online the easy way by harnessing the power of Squidoo.

If you want to find out more about Squidoo, then why not stop by Squidoo Queen and see if this could help take your marketing on Squidoo to a whole new level. 

 Squidoo Lenses For You To Visit (Don’t forget to rate them 😀 )

Making Money With Squidoo – Learn How To Make Money On Squidoo.

How To Get A Squidoo Lens Listed In Google – Find Out How To Get Your Lenses In Google.

USFreeads – Learn How To Use US Free Ads In Your Marketing.

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5 Responses to “What Is Squidoo And How Can I Make Money On Squidoo?”

  1. Paul Says:

    Hello Kelly,

    First off, I want to say I know you have not been well and I hope you are now feeling better. I think this current post may be primarily in response to my comments on part 3 of the course currently under way. If not then it addresses the questions I had in my posts. I now feel I have a much better understanding of what we are trying to accomplish with our lens building efforts. On a separate note, I also see that part four is now posted. So far I have not received email notification of the password to access it. I also had this problem after originally signing up. After the first lesson I didn’t get any notification on parts two and three and found they had been posted by accessing this blog. I actually signed up again to get that information. Normally I don’t have any problems with email getting through since I don’t have any spam filtering set up in my email program but for some reason I don’t seem to be getting these notifications.


  2. Kelly Says:

    Hi Paul

    All the email problems should now be sorted out and you should have got the password for the next lesson. Let me know if you didn’t.

    This post is basically in response to your post and to one other email that I got basically saying the same thing. I think that as a marketer I can get a little carried away sometimes and expect people to be up to speed faster than they can get there. I’m sorry if I was rushing you or didn’t fully explain something regarding Squidoo.

    I’m really glad that you found this post helpful. I plan on doing several more like this one in the coming week.



  3. Anne Y. Williams Says:

    Hi Kelly,
    What a terrificic idea you have about lenses. I really didn’t know what you meant until I went to your Squidoo Queen site. We all see the world and its wonders through our lenses. This is such a good analogy.
    The best to you Kelly.
    Anne Y. Williams

  4. Minsheyenwen Says:

    Today is Thursday July 10, 2008. I just received my 2nd Happy payday notification from Squidoo. I am learning how do I make money from Squidoo and Guess What? Anyone reading this comment even– You Can Learn How To Make Money On Squidoo, Too! The best place to start and learn what Squidoo can offer and do for you is right here on the Kelly Stone blog! If you have been online and never made a cent and want too then you must learn ” What is Squidoo” and ” How to Squidoo”. Kelly Stone, the Squidoo Queen can teach you!

    I am in the process of re-reading the Squidoo Queen guide to really hear Kelly Stone’s Squiddo marketing advice and to make better Squidoo lenses to increase the money I can make from Squidoo.


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