My Squidoo Experiment
The Squidoo Income Challenge: Week One
The first week of my Squidoo Income Challenge ended on October 7, 2012. It has been a very productive experience and it has motivated me to set a goal of 1000 lenses in the next 6 months. How close am I now? I am about to reach 200 lenses. Not bad when you consider that I started out with 84 lenses in August. I added 50 lenses in September. My goal was to add another 50 in October and I surpassed that goal. I am now at 192 lenses. I know what you're thinking. "That's great, but are you making any money?" I tried to take notes everyday, so I can share my results. Let's go over those stats.
How many Squidoo lenses were created?
On Oct. 1st I started out with 134 lenses, but added another 4 before I went to bed. At the end of the day on Oct. 7th I had 153 lenses. That means I added 19 lenses in a week.
Did the lenses earn any money?
The answer is yes. Some of them earned money within days. However, they aren't the type of lenses that earn every single day. I started out by using low competition keywords that didn't get a lot of traffic. i wanted to be sure I could rank for the keyword within days. Why? I wanted to make sure that there would be sales. The only way i would know is if it made it to the first page of Google as soon as possible without having to build backlinks. That saves me time which I can use to build more lenses.
How much did the lenses earn?
At the end of the first week my Squidoo accounts showed a total of $37.27 and $9.93 from my personal Amazon Affiliate account. (That doesn't include Squidoo ad revenue share or ebay sales). The earnings are a little difficult to keep track of because I believe the ebay sales from the previous month was already posted in preparation for my monthly payout. My totals decreased after my October Squidoo payment was made. I have the totals for those weeks too. Will share them in a future post.
Another Squidoo Experiment
While building my lenses, I decided to add a few seasonal lenses. I wanted to see if what I learned worked for all kinds of lenses regardless of the topic. I'm happy to say that I had successful results. I know that many of you want to see what the lenses look like. I tried to post links on my previous hub, but the HubPages TOS clearly states you can't have more than two links to the same site. I was so bummed out, I stopped sharing my results. However, I found another way to share the links. It's too late to go back and share every lens that I posted for the past month. However, I did create a list of my Halloween Squidoo lenses. From now on, i will also post the lenses I build on a daily basis. If you are joining me in the challlenge, leave me a comment over there. ;)
Take the Squidoo Challenge!
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