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Teens On Squidoo

Updated on September 19, 2014

Teens on Squidoo

I am a young member of Squidoo. So, I have a supervised Paypal account that I use to bring in my money from Squidoo. Now, you might be wondering why a teenager would be using Squidoo while he still has to go to school and do his homework. I do get A's on my test and get 1st honors every year on my report card. So, Squidoo is manageable for any person who has the dedication. I am now a freshman in high school although I started using Squidoo earlier, so the work gets harder, but I will still be able to use Squidoo. There are so many benefits for teenagers when they use Squidoo. I have earned over $1000 on Squidoo, and my business is only growing.

Giving Back

When you create a Squidoo lens, it is worth money. Every Squidoo lens always starts at $5, and with the mix of royalties and advertisements, you will be making a lot of money. However, did you know that you could also give back to charities? You can give 5%, 10%, or even all of your earnings to charity. Even if you don't give money to charity, you will still have to give 5% of your royalties to charity, so giving back to your community couldn't have been easier.

Write About Your Passion

I have multiple lenses about Yugioh Cards. Why would I have a lot of lenses about Yugioh Cards? Well, the answer is that I like to play with Yugioh Cards. Yugioh is a topic that I know a lot about, so I put it into writing so that other people can find me. I want to share my interests with everyone, and on Squidoo, it is easier than ever! You can like grasshoppers, how a paper crumbles, or the comforts of sleeping. Every human on the planet has an interest or a hobby. I don't care who you are, but you must have at least one thing that you like to do a lot. So, put your knowledge into writing. People look at my content, and I have discussions about Yugioh Cards on my lenses. I get good quality comments based on Yugioh Cards and I see what other people think of my lenses. If someone says you are doing a good job and then more good comments come, you realize that people like you FOR WHO YOU ARE. Get this awesome feeling now by joining Squidoo today!

Is Squidoo Too Much Work


No, Squidoo will never be too much work. When you write about what you love on Squidoo, then is it really work? You get to write about what you love and get paid to do so at the same time! No lens master on Squidoo is a vampire. They all get fresh air and do things with their daily lives other than Squidoo. Even if you have school, there is always room for Squidoo at the end of the day. When you talk about what you love, there is no end to the fun that you can have.

You will never end like this person in the picture if you use Squidoo.

Don't be mute, be heard!

Instant Affiliate Access and Google Adsense

When you join Squidoo, you don't have to give your Social Security number or other important information like that. You are instantly an affiliate of Amazon, eBay, Zazzle, Cafepress, and other reliable sources of making money. In fact, I had one sale yesterday from an Amazon Module, and I should get about $14 from the deal. So, just look for what you want to sell and get to work. Also, Google Adsense requires you to be 18 years or older in order to install. You don't want your success to be limited, so Squidoo gives you Google Adsense no matter how old you are. Age shouldn't have a difference, should it?

See How Much Money You Can Make

There are many ways to make money on Squidoo, but I like proof in what I am doing. If you want proof, then you should check out Janet21's Squidoo Community lens about how much money she earns on Squidoo. The lens is ranked #1 in the Squidoo Community, and I read it many times, and you should too. Check it out now and see the potential of Squidoo!

Get More Confidence

When you are on Squidoo, you are part of something BIG. People see who you are and what you have to offer on the web. Usually, doing something honorable or accomplishing a great task will boost up someone's attitude, and a good attitude means more confidence. Doing Squidoo as a teenager is something rare, and other than myself, I only know of 3 other teenager lens masters (there could be more, but I have only seen 3). Know what it feels like to be elite at a young age!

Get Tons of Money Fast

Most people start to make a decent income when they get out of college. However, with Squidoo, you don't have to wait until college to be rich. You could make thousands of dollars a month writing about what you love at a young age. I could easily earn $25,000 before I go to college. No matter what it is, that big load of money going into college is something nice to have; it's like bonus points. Do you want to go out of college looking for a job, or do you already want to have a job. Well, if you want the job now, then go to Squidoo, but if you write about your passion, Squidoo doesn't feel like a day of work. To me, Squidoo is a fun activity that I get paid for at the same time!

Is Squidoo A Video Game

Imagine playing a fun video game, and then getting paid for it. Would you like to get paid $5 for every month you played on the XBox? Well, Squidoo is no video game, but it has the characteristics of one. You earn points for all of the good things that you do, and when you earn enough points, you level up. When you level up, you unlock new modules such as the Amazon Module, the iTunes Module, and more! When you level up, you also unlock special backgrounds such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Summer, St. Patrick's Day backgrounds, and more! The best way to unlock all of this is by creating lenses. You get 20 points for starting a lens, 20 points for adding an Intro Picture to your lens, 20 points for adding some modules to your lens (sometimes), and you either get 50 points for publishing a lens. If you unlock a trophy, then you get 100 points instead of 50 when you publish your lens. Click Here to see some of the trophies that you can unlock as a Squidoo member. Trophies make you want to go the extra mile, and don't stop yourself from doing so. They just make you want to create more lenses.

The Experience

When you use Squidoo as a teenager, you are open to the online market, and you will have experience. See what it is like to own a websites while having fun at the same time. It looks good for high schools and colleges, so don't be afraid to tell someone during an interview. Also, having a Squidoo lens at a young age could get yourself a spot on a magazine. Some Squidoo lens masters have been interviewed by 60 Minutes, an awesome show on CBS. There are a lot of rewards when you go on Squidoo, but the experience is awesome. Actually owning websites that make money is a wonderful experience for a teenager who loves what he talks about.

Nothing To Stop You

Breaks Anytime; Control Your Schedule!

Once you finish your homework and studied for your tests, you could easily go on Squidoo with nothing to stop you. If you start as a teenager, you won't have to do seminars unlike other business leaders, and you definitely don't have to work anywhere else but home. Some stores open at 9 am and close at 9 pm. Well, as a teenager doing Squidoo, YOU pick the amount of hours that you work for, and when you are done, you are home and could watch TV or do something like that. On the other hand, when stores close, the employees have to get home before they can rest. Also, if you feel like taking a 1 hour break from Squidoo because you had a bad day, you can. You will not get penalized in anyway. However, taking that same hour break at a store may be harder, especially when a couple of people are MIA-missing in action.

You also don't get phone calls from customers that could delay your time. Other people do, but you don't which makes your job easier and gives you more time to do that job. With Squidoo, there are no bumps in the road.

Learn More On Squidoo

Did you know that peacocks symbolize immortality, resurrection, and renewal? Well, I didn't know myself until I started creating a lens about peacocks (and eventually animal symbolism). I learned what a peacock symbolized because I did the research and rewrote my findings in my own words. Squidoo can make you learn new things about what you want to know. If you have an interest and you want to learn more about it, the obsession for creating more lenses encourages that.

More People on YouTube

When I looked at the You Tube Module and what it had to offer, I knew that this was the module for me. I showed off other people's videos, but then I wondered if I could show off my own videos about my own topics. I love Yugioh Cards, and to this date (3/24/12), I have 6 lenses about Yugioh Cards. So, I thought it would be a good idea to show off my knowledge through videos as well. So, I have created a couple of videos on a supervised You Tube account. This is a video about Number 17: Leviathan Dragon, a Rank 3 XYZ Monster with 2000 ATK and 0 DEF. I knew all of the information, but I thought now would be a good time to say it.

No Limits

Extend Your Publicity (do more than only Squidoo)

When you start to use Squidoo, it is not hard to wonder how else I can make money. I heard about how the You Tube partnership offers a great chance to making money easy. I wouldn't have found that information if it weren't for my passion on Squidoo. Squidoo is an awesome blogging platform that makes it easy to get on Page 1 of Google (which I have done for my keywords), but Squidoo will open you to the other places online to earn money as well. For example, I was looking around and found Host Gator which is reliable. Also, You Tube videos wouldn't be up if I didn't do my research. Squidoo gave and still gives me the inspiration to look at other sites as well to promote myself.

High School and College Tuition

Believe it or not, some Squidoo members make enough money that could be used to pay off high school and college tuitions. Some Squidoo members make nearly $3,000 a month, and most high schools won't charge $3,000 a month. Of course, full scholarships and partial scholarships help make the process easy, but Squidoo can actually help you out. You will be shocked about how much money Squidoo can earn for you.

A Teen's Jouney Through Squidoo

What I Think of Squidoo So Far and What I Have Accomplished

Well, I have 39 lenses up on Squidoo right now, and within a week, I hope to make that number become 50. I started slow with only 9 lenses in the month of February which will most likely make me $5-$10 through the ads for the April (nothing at Tier 1 or 4). I have had two sales from my Lego Station lens right now, but those sales took place in March, so I will be getting that money for the May paycheck. I have created exactly 30 lenses in March, but I could turn that number to 35 before the end of March. Squidoo gave me the inspiration to go on You Tube (124 views in less than 1 week with 12 videos). I believe that I could make $100 a month by the time I go to high school.

Who Could Resist? - Flower, My Dog

Sharing Is Caring

On Squidoo, there is no reason why not to share. I share my lenses on the SquidU Forum, and I have even created a new lens about my newest lenses in a given week. You can see that lens by clicking here right now! Squidoo teaches teens to share their information, and sharing is caring, isn't it?

Your Lenses Are Worth Money

Every time you start a lens, it is always worth $5. You can see how much your lenses are worth by clicking here right now. It is totally free and is a privilege for a teen to see the value of your lens (and that it has value). My Lego Station lens is worth about $138 within less than two months, and I am not selling, but it shows how all of that hard work pays off.

Going On Vacation Couldn't Be Easier

Don't you want to go to every vacation you can? Well, with Squidoo, you are the boss, so you can go to vacation on any day of the week without worrying about anything else. It is good to be the boss, right?

Schoolwork Shouldn't Stop You From Squidoo

Adjustment Is Key

I do get decent homework, and it's only going to be more as the years go on, but I am and will still be able to Squidoo. I get up early so that I can achieve this goal and adjust to the school schedule. Then when I do go to school, I have a couple of my lenses published, and it gets easier when I get home since I have a lot more time. Teens always have time in their day to do many things such as Squidoo, and it has made a big difference for me.

Teens On Squidoo

I'm A Teen On Squidoo, and you (or your kid or a teen you know) can be too. Squidoo has been a great experience, and I already have 2 Tier 1 lenses within less than 2 months. Nothing is impossible on Squidoo!

The Big Picture

Don't go to Squidoo and say, "This is all I have to do." I love Squidoo and will never stop, but You can make money elsewhere as well. For example, constant-content is a good place that I use and here is the link to my content for sale. Squidoo isn't the only place to make money, but it is a big stepping stone.

Original Articles. Constant-Content.

Giant Squid

A Big Step

Well, for a teen and any lensmaster in general, the Giant Squid goal is an honor to be a part of. The Giant Squids are a group of elite writers nown for their quality and quantity for content. You can't have only 1 lens even if it is the best in the world, and you can't have 25 terrible lenses either. The Giant Squid honor is a great experience and in my opinion makes you a veteran on Squidoo.


Or is it?

Competition is a word that reflects your character. Are you competitive, or do you just want to have fun. Well, at the start, Squidoo looks like a competition, but once you go to the SquidU Forum, you will have a change in heart. Squidoo inspires you to do as good as you can while thinking that this is not a competition.

How A Teen Is Doing On Squidoo

I have a couple of Tier 2 lenses as well as others on their way. My Lego Station lens has an average lensrank of a Tier 1 lens. I have a lot of Tier 3 lenses as well, and I hope to have more in Tiers 1-3. I love Squidoo, and I should be getting my first paycheck in May since I had 2 Tier 2 lenses in March. If I can do it, then anyone can!

I'm Loving My Sales

Within 2 months at Squidoo, I have made over 10 sales, and I have a total of slightly over $30, and my Lego Station lens makes over $30 from Amazon alone. I hope to keep that Lego Station lens in Tier 1 so it cashes out over $60 for me in June. My fingers are crossed for that one, but I am shocked to have over 10 sales in two months. I just can't wait for Christmas.

I hope I get that upward trend in the picture.

I'm Getting Involved With eBay

Yes, a teen is going to start using eBay very soon. I already have enough products to sell, and their value will skyrocket when they retire. I found a method that can make me a couple of hundreds to a few thousands by spending money. You can figure out my method by clicking here right now You can learn the method for FREE because I do not charge.

The Real World Or A New World?

In the real world, government gets to take away some of your money with the taxing method even if you are the seller. Government then charges yo for having a building up. However, on Squidoo, you could have 1 building, or you can have an empire, and you won't lose any kind of money. You are here to gain and lose nothing. Your lenses are your buildings, and your modules are your building features such as a window or a couch that comes with the building. You can make millions online like some people do, and Squidoo is a place where people have made over $60,000 for their careers on Squidoo. Squidoo's Tier payments keep on getting bigger and bigger as more and more people join Squidoo. We've got to think outside the box for this one.

A Major Move

I am going to try to create my own iPhone App in the future. I hope to be done with it before mid June, but it will take a lot of work. I am looking up ideas on how to create an iPhone App right now, and I hope to have it done. The iPhone App will point back to my Pinterest page which will contain my Squidoo lenses. I think this is a great idea and awesome for exposure.


I am officially creating and publishing leaves for Zujava. What is Zujava? Well, Zujava is a website that gives you money based on your content like Squidoo. Zujava has a much lower competition than Squidoo does, so getting your leaves in the "Tier 1" of Zujava isn't nearly as hard as Squidoo. Zujava offers Google Adsense (you don't need your own account to have ads), Amazon Products, and other money makers. Zujava is doing really well with Google search engines right now, so I think that you should give it a try.

If you use Squidoo, then you can use Zujava too. Join me, Zujava is free!

First Payout

Yeah, That's Right

On my first payout, I made $30.78! I've looked around Squidoo, and there haven't been results like those for your first payout for a long time. That's because teens like myself have a lot of time on their hands that they can use to do fun things. If using Squidoo is like playing a video game, that means that spending hours on Squidoo like I do is NOT work, but it IS fun! I love using Squidoo, and you can only believe when you try. I made more than $30.78, but that's how much was successfully received at Paypal. That just proves that you CAN make money on Squidoo no matter how old you are.

Buying Things Couldn't Be Easier

Stop saving your lunch money and leaving yourself with an empty stomach! If you are a hard worker on Squidoo, you will be able to buy a lot of things with your hard earned money. There are squidoo testimonials that are all about what Squidoo earning have provided these lensmasters, and those testimonials are from a year ago. Since then, the Squidoo revenue has been even greater. It is better to buy something with your hard earned money than with the money that is given to you.

I'm Finding More Ways To Make Money Online

I started with Squidoo, and now I want to make more money online. I have joined a couple of new groups such as Zujava as well as older groups like YouTube. Rather than just list all of the ways I have been making money online, I created a lens called 50 ways to make money from home. Most of these methods are online though, so I think you should check it out by right here

Shocking Results

I joined the online world on February 14, 2012, when I created an account for Squidoo. Many months later, I have received 2 payouts, and the results of a teen have been shocking. I have made over $160 on Squidoo and $5 elsewhere as well. My best Squidoo payout (the second one) was about $130, and only 34 of my lenses were counted because I didn't create all of my lenses during that month. With over 100 featured lens and a few WIP (like nearly everyone else), I have been very successful on Squidoo, and I hope to continue my success online.

Birthday Gift

On Squidoo, I am earning over $100 a month, and I hope to extend my possibilities. Right now, I could afford a really good birthday present to anyone in my family. I think that this kind of a birthday present would be a big surprise.

The New Generation

Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs were heroes for their generations. However, now there must be a new hero for the world. I believe that whoever that person is will be a successful person online. Being successful at a young age can give you that amazing honor.

Pennies Can Add Up To Dollars

On Squidoo, not everyone earns over $100 a month, but nearly every lensmaster makes some money on Squidoo. Even if you make a few cents per month on Squidoo, you are open to a wonderful experience, and if you work hard, you could be a top earner on Squidoo as well. As I love to say, you can collect a lot of pennies, but those pennies will eventually add up to real green dollars. For every 100 pennies you have, you have an extra dollar, and that's all you need to earn on Squidoo to get a payout.

Do You Want To Make More Money On Squidoo?

I created a lens about all of the methods that I use to earn money on Squidoo. I earn over $100 a month, so I think that this lens could prove to be very helpful. How To Make A Profit On Squidoo


In the summer, we had to houseclean, and quite honestly, I didn't enjoy it too much. However, now with a couple of months on Squidoo, I knew how the online world worked, and I also knew that we moved around clutter and then it came back to haunt us. Well, no more! I decided that the hundreds of books my mom and brother found should be sold on eBay. Both of them liked the idea, so I created my account, and my mom found an awesome site at which specializes in selling books of all kinds. The first book I put up for sale was the American Nation Textbook since I didn't need it anymore. My mom and brother thought that $5-$10 was good, but I disagreed. I have good online credibility from Squidoo, so when I said the book should be $27.07, that's how much the book was going to cost. When a friend just left our house, I checked my email as anyone would, and I was delighted to realize that the book was sold! We are shipping it out now, and I am so excited to get my $27.07 (split with the family).

Payout Predictions

One thing that I love to do is predict what my payout this month will be. For example, I predict that I'll make over $140 in July. Will I exceed my prediction, or will I go under? I love making predictions about how much money I'm going to earn on Squidoo.

If I can make money online as a teen, then so can you.

A Family Of Squidooers

Most of the time, parents can help to influence a child's decision. This time, it's the complete opposite. I'm trying to get all of my family members to create Squidoo accounts. I will continue adding quality content to this lens, but if any of them are ready to Squidoo, I'll put their accounts right here.

My eBooks

I am proudly making an eBook about 50 ways to make money online. I am happy with the results of my eBook, as I have listed over 20 methods so far. When the eBook is finished, I'll include a link. I will also be making an individual eBook for Squidoo in the near future as well. Since I have a lot of good lenses, I want to create an eBook about what I'm good at.

Another Payout!

The July payout (from May) was not as good as my last payout, but I am happy with the results. With less than 5% of my payout coming from Amazon, I've made over $100. Now you can laugh with me because I made $100.03 which still puts me over $100. I feel as if I won't be going under $100 anytime soon, and since I keep on growing on Squidoo (especially in July), I hope to reach $300 a month by the end of the year. Can I do it? I'll give everyone the results when they come in.

More Successful Lenses

Even though I started Squidoo not too long ago, I've had many successful lenses, and more of my lenses are getting into Tier 2 everyday with the occasional extra Tier 1 lenses like this one which is now my highest ranked lens right now. I am happy to write more quality content that succeeds, and I hope that more of my lenses will succeed as well.

I'm Starting To Learn How To Make iPhone Apps

I am going to start learning how to make iPhone apps really soon. I am excited to learn something new, and even though it will take about a year to learn everything about the iPhone app creation, I'll update you all about how it goes.

Credentials For This Lens.

This lens has been ranked in the Top 10 of the Business and Work category.

The Cumulative Pay Day Chart

Every time I get a payout, I always look at the statistics. I want to see which lenses earn the most (the Lego Station always wins) and which lenses I need to work on. Occasionally, I look to see how much I've earned. The kids at school didn't see Squidoo the way I did, and now I am happy to say that I have earned over $400 on Squidoo. That doesn't even include the future payouts when this lens is considered as a Tier 1 lens.

Can I earn $1,000 before Christmas Day? We'll have to wait and see.

My Own Store

After I pile my Squidoo earnings together, I will try to create my own store and become a reseller. I already have the prices of each product that I am willing to sell, and I'll start off with Yugioh Cards. I will eventually expand to other products as well. I am planning out the blueprints, and when I become a reseller, money will start rolling in.

Tier 1 Lenses Coming Up

Despite this being the day of a big collapse where I lost all of my Tier 1 lenses, I believe that I will get them all back and have many more Tier 1 lenses in the future. The Teens on Squidoo lens (as of August 13) went down to Tier 2, but it is at 2,200, and the monthly lensrank still averages a solid Tier 1. My Yugioh Cards lens (as of August 13) is at Tier 2, and it has a slightly better lensrank than this lens. My Lego Station lens is ranked at 27,00, and that will be the hardest lens to bring back to TIer 1. However, I believe that it is possible.

I'll be on Squidoo trying to create as many Tier 1 and Tier 2 lenses as possible. I'm here to stay.

Being Opened to New Ideas

Couldn't Have Done It Without Squidoo

I am the example of a teen on squidoo. I started on Yugioh Philosophy writing about Yugioh Cards. Then I found my way on Squidoo. Now that I have the opportunity to make money online, other opportunities came into play. If I didn't have a starting point (Squidoo) I would have never found Sponsored Tweets or MyLikes. I wouldn't be thinking of developing my own iPhone app, and I would most definitely not be thinking of an online store without knowing that the online world (as I call it) has opportunity for anyone even as young as me.

Thank you Squidoo.

I'm A Seller

I'm not selling Yugioh Cards yet, but I am selling something else. I sell Squidoo lenses for $5, and I have been happy with the results. I have had 3 customers so far, and I have made almost $100 by selling Squidoo lenses. You can find my sales page here. However, the price goes up to $10 in September.

Maintaining Everything

Now that I am in my high school, I can say that I have done a good job maintaining my lenses. I have had some bumps in the road through the week, but many of my lenses are moving closer to Tier 3 and Tier 2 as well. I still have an monthly average lensrank as Tier 1 for 2 of my Squidoo lenses while this one remains in question. I was able to make an incredible run with this lens when it was awarded a Purple Star, so I think I could continue that run and make this lens and 2 others land in Tier 1 for the month. Maybe if I get lucky, I'll have 4 Tier 1 lenses for the month. Then I would be making over $300 a month on Squidoo with everything else. I also maintain my A's in class just like last year.

Not Even A Year Ago

This can be motivational for any new Squidoo lensmaster

Not even a year ago, I never heard of Squidoo. I wasn't even thinking of Facebook and Twitter at the time. Believe it or not, not even a year ago, I didn't even have my Yugioh Philosophy blog which now gets over 300 visitors a day (the blog was started in mid October of 2011, so it will soon reach its 1 year anniversary). I was just like any average teenager. Then, I found Wordpress which eventually led to Squidoo. Then Squidoo led me everywhere (Twitter, Facebook, Amazon Affiliate, Sponsored Tweets, Pinterest). I am happy that I did not give up on Squidoo even when all of my lenses got terrible lens ranks. On the first day and for a couple of weeks, I had nothing but Tier 4 lenses. Those "Tier 4 lenses" are now Tier 1 lenses which earn me a lot of money on Squidoo.

One tip for the new Squidoo lensmaster is to go to the Squidoo Community and learn about Squidoo. When I was new, I wanted proof that I could earn money. I got that proof when I looked at the Squidoo Community lenses.

Big Sale

I can see why everyone loves the holidays on Squidoo. I got only 1 sale today (9/14/12), but the person purchased a Lego Passenger Plane on my lens. At first I thought it was the mini Passenger Plane for about $60, but when I clicked the link, I saw that the Passenger Plane cost over $400! That is the highest priced product anyone has ever bought on any lens, and I can't wait to see the commission.

My Business Plan

I decided to create a business plan for myself so that I could maintain all of my Tiers on Squidoo while doing more at the same time. I would say (and don't say you didn't do this), "I will get 1 Tier 1 lens a month," and never act upon it. That is why with Keynote, I created my business plan that I must act upon. If I successfully complete my business plan, I will except to get $570 a month within a year! That's more than I make now, but I have a year to pull it off. If I could type word by word, character by character for ALL of my Squidoo lenses, then I believe that nothing is impossible.

Putting It All Together

Now that I am making money online though over 20 methods, I want to put these methods together so that I can earn a lot of money online. For example, I use MyLikes, but then I tend to drift to Google where I search for the next way to make money online. I am going to take a small break from doing that any using what I already have. I also need to do more on YouTube and Pinterest as well. Creating my business plan will allow me to succeed on Squidoo and everywhere else online.

Squidoo has recognized me as a top earner. Since I have earned over $600 on Squidoo, I had to do the 1099 tax. I will say one thing. When I joined Squidoo, I wasn't thinking of the 1099 anytime soon. Now I have earned over $600 on Squidoo (and still growing)!

School Newspaper

I joined my school's newspaper, and I am really excited. Now that I have been writing online for almost a year (I founded the Yugioh Philosophy Blog on October 11, 2011), and my writing skills have gotten much better. Now that I am writing for the newspaper club, I will try to write about Squidoo and everything else online so that I can stick in a referral link or two. I am very interested in seeing what the school newspaper looks like.

Sales Are Getting Very Common

We are only in September, but now I am experiencing a lot of extra sales. Back in February, March, or even April, sales were very rare, but now I make at least 5 sales every week which has resulted in more money from Squidoo. I have earned over $60 in Amazon purchases alone in between the months of August and September. Now that October, November, and December are coming up, I wonder how many sales I can get, especially when I am working on lenses that could potentially get a lot of sales. I want to be able to earn over $100 at one point from Amazon within 2 months (or $50 a month).

I Am Getting Closer To Doing Giveaways

Now that I have made over $600 on Squidoo, and I have over 1,500 Twitter followers, I am in a position to do small giveaways. I may give $10 to a random YouTube subscriber or a Twitter follower. I could also give these people a sneak peek of my Making Money Online eBook before it comes out. I think that the giveaways will give me more publicity, and there is nothing better than a giveaway as Christmas gets closer and closer.

Making Money on Skype

My Next Goal

My mom showed me Skype which is a website that allows you to see people face to face on the computer. While Skype proves to be a great way to talk to friends even from far away distances, Skype can be a good source for money. For example, charging people money for a one on one conversation about how you make money online is a great way to get a lot of money online as well. I think I could charge $40-$50 an hour for Squidoo while I could also charge $100 an hour for Twitter since it is very popular. I am very glad that I found Skype, and I will create a website or Squidoo lens about those services soon.

Balancing My Time

With an extracurricular activity and homework, I am still able to balance my time with making money online as well. I still tweet everyday on Hootsuite, and I still make a daily blog post for my Yugioh Philosophy Blog. I also work on Squidoo whenever I can, and although some of my lenses have had bad lens ranks this month, there are some lenses that are having incredible lens ranks which could result in some of the highest payouts I've ever had on Squidoo. I am happy to be able to balance my time (and I'm doing good at school in case anyone was wondering). I am happy to have this wonderful experience.

My First eBooks!

Yugioh eBooks

I recently published my first Yugioh eBooks. I offer a free eBook about 7 tips to become a better duelist, and then I offer 2 other Yugioh eBooks as well. I am excited to have successfully launched these eBooks because my 25 ways to make money online eBook is nearly done. I think that eBooks will make me a lot of money in the future. You can get your free copy of 7 tips to become a better duelist here.

I'm Making Money Online By Spending Wisely

My Making Money With Legos Squidoo lens has received a lot of support from the Squidoo community through Squid Likes, tweets, Facebook likes, Google Plus likes, and pins. I am very happy with this lens' success because I explain how you could make money by buying Legos and sell them when they retire. This idea of making money with Legos is the same concept as making money online. Sometimes you have to spend money to get ahead. For example, I'm going to purchase YouLikeHits points to get more Twitter followers. These aren't paid Twitter followers because these people can follow you whenever they want. Then I can use Sponsored Tweets to make even more money on Twitter. All of the software for my eBooks wasn't free either. Sometimes, you have to spend money to make more money online, but don't spend foolishly.

I've Made My First $1000!

I am happy to announce that I have made my first thousand dollars on Squidoo. If teenagers are looking for a job, Squidoo is the perfect place to go because they can express themselves, and Squidoo doesn't downsize or anything in that nature (thank goodness for that). Squidoo does take a lot of work, and you'll have to wait at least 2 months before you get paid, but in the long run, Squidoo is a great place to make money online.

What's My Goal

If you want to succeed on Squidoo, it is important to make goals for yourself. I have a goal of earning over $1000 a month before summer starts. I already earn an average of $250 a month which means I only have to make an extra $750 a month. Now that I have created my goal, I am doing everything in my power to make that goal become a reality. I will be pushing a lot of Squidoo lenses from Tier 3 to Tier 2 and some of them even to Tier 1. I am going to put a lot of work into 8 of my lenses that I think can get to the next Tiers easily. Once I have successfully moved these lenses to the next Tier, I will continue working on them and selecting another set of lenses. If I could earn $1000 a month, I would be making close to $12,000 a year instead of the $3000 a year that I am making at this moment.

There Are No Limits To Success

This is a quote that I made up because as a teenager, I have seen many opportunities online that say you must be 18 or older to qualify. I am happy to be earning money online at a young age.

How Am I Doing On My Goal So Far?

I am going to be creating a lens about my goal's progress of making over 1k a month over the Christmas break. So far, I have an extra Tier 2 lens and 3 lenses that will become Tier 2 lenses very soon. My last couple of payouts have all been over $200 not including January and February which are always very high payouts.

My Newest Blog

I have created my own blog with its own domain name, and I am very excited with its progress. I publish 1 post per day, and I have been getting traffic and comments. My posts are inspirational and give a new perspective to different scenarios. You can see my blog in action here.

Getting Closer To iPhone Apps

I found a service called Unity that helps people create iPhone games. There are a lot of companies that use Unity, so this is perfect. I am going to see how it works during Christmas break and tell everyone what happened.


I am very excited over Christmas break because this 2 week break will give me a lot of time that I haven't had for a long time. With this extra time, I will be updating a lot of Squidoo lenses like this one so that the lensranks have a dramatic change. My goal is still to earn over $1,000 a month by the summer, and I am hoping that I can raise my earnings from $250 to $300 a month with the long break. This will involve getting a lot of Tier 3 lenses to Tier 2 and Tier 2 lenses to Tier 1 so that many of my lenses get the higher payout. These 2 weeks will allow me to add thousands of words to my lenses which will result in a lot of success down the road (February and March when I get the payout from these months).

Why Get A Head Start?

Starting early and getting an advantage started for me when I did homework in school during lunch period. That way, I could go home and play outside without worrying about the homework. From doing the homework early, I wanted to make money online. I have started at an early age because after high school and college, the outside world is next (the world of income taxes and having to find a job). I hope to start that future with a lot of money from my online endeavors. That is why I recommend any teenager to try Squidoo so that they can earn revenue online before high school and/or college. In track, if an athlete gets a bad start, chances are that the bad start can effect the entire race. Getting a good head start gives you the lead.

My Notebook

I have recorded lensranks of my lenses in my notebook and addressed my goals. I can say that having a notebook is really helpful. You can target specific lenses with a notebook, and my notebook has given me more motivation to work on my lenses. If you are suffering from writer's block, I highly recommend using a notebook.

My Goals

These are some of my goals that I want to accomplish over a short period of time. Some of the goals will be harder to reach than others, but there is nothing bad with setting the bar high. A Squidoo lens will most likely be created about these goals and others.

  1. Make over $1,000 a month (right now I am close to $400).
  2. Run a mile in under 5 minutes (right now I am 27 seconds short).
  3. Become a YouTube Partner.
  4. Have over 5,000 followers on Twitter.

Some Of My YouTube Videos

I am going to do a lot of Lego animations over the summer. These are some of my Lego animations that are already up on YouTube.

Publishing On The Kindle

It isn't as hard as it seems. Although I have not published an eBook on the Kindle yet, I found a place called Create Space which makes it easy to publish on the Kindle. I am in the process of creating multiple eBooks. I have multiple ideas and hope to publish 1 eBook per month starting in the summer. I can't wait to see what they become.

I Looked Back

At This Lens

On July 2012, I predicted that I would make about $140. I ended up making $200 a month. I was jumping up and down because that was my best payout. Now, even with Christmas nowhere nearby, I know that I will make at least $200 each month with the quality of my lenses, the amount of sales, and ever since that July, the lowest payout I ever received in a month was $198 which just misses the $200 borderline. When Christmas did come, I was able to make $485 in 1 payout! I have come a long way, and I can only imagine myself doing even more great things. I do a lot of work for my business each summer, and with summer approaching quickly, I am ready to use every opportunity to go from $200 a month to $1000 a month.

I'm Writing Down Ideas And Goals

Summer is just around the corner. I was able to do a lot last summer, but I didn't think I did everything that I wanted to do. This summer is going to be a lot different. I have multiple notebooks that I write down goals in. Some of the goals are easier to achieve than others, but I strive to achieve them all. I have a notebook for Squidoo, eBooks that I want to publish, and other ideas as well. I will be making a lot of progress on Squidoo over the summer, and I hope to have 10 Tier 1 lenses by the time summer ends. This task will be a very hard one to complete, but at least 10 of my lenses were/are Tier 1 lenses at a certain point, and I believe that I can get those lenses back to Tier 1. This lens is one of them.

I'm Working On Something Huge

I have published 5 books on the Kindle. While I gave up on the vow to publish 1 book every month a while ago, I have been able to make up for that. I am in the process of writing my next book called Lead The Stampede which will teach people how to become leaders in their niche. Lead The Stampede will feature many successful entrepreneurs who have been praised by big media outlets such as NBC, ESPN, Forbes, and plenty of others. Lead The Stampede will come out before the end of the summer. In addition, I have big hopes that Lead The Stampede will be the book that gets me on the map and gets me on the NYT bestsellers list.

Purple Star

It is my honor to say that this lens, Teens on Squidoo, has received a purple star for excellence and quality content. Since this is my first purple star and at the same time being accepted as a Monster Giant Squid, I am delighted with the wonderful news. I hope to have many Purple Stars in the future, but I am very happy that this lens won the Purple Star since it is about my success on Squidoo as a teenager.

Sound Off Now! - How Did You Like This Lens?

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      4 years ago

      Thank you for all the valuable information. You are doing so well and inspiring me at the same time.

    • chocochipchip profile image


      5 years ago

      Such an informative lens!!! Very good!! Thank you

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      5 years ago

      i like your len !

      to me ^_^ xu ly nuoc thai

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      5 years ago

      I'm a newer on squidoo. although I still have more knowledge about squidoo, but I hope I will get some achieves like you

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      uneasywriter lm 

      5 years ago

      Congrats! What a good lens! Inspiring too. I wish you all the best in your endeavors!

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      5 years ago

      Very nice. I love your enthusiasm keep it up and after you graduate from college you will have a back up plan because with the path your own you will have a full time income in no time. Great job.

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      5 years ago

      Very nice lens, and great information.

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      Dawn Lasmanis 

      5 years ago from Ocala, Florida

      You are a very talented young writer and I enjoyed your lens. It has inspired me to encourage my teen daughter to jump on the Squidoo bandwagon. Kudos!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, you really changed my mind about doing this. I'm in high school and I am going to try.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi great lens, you have a lot of info and tips here thanks for sharing. Blessed and added to my lens Squid Angel flinnie. Wish you the best.

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      6 years ago

      you have so much knowledge. Thanks for this informative lens..

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      6 years ago

      Marc, what a wonderful lens! It's great to see that this lens received a purple star; well deserved! I am a substitute teacher for middle school and high school students. I hope that my students can develop the ambition and attitude that you display in this lens. Well done!

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      pearls2cents lm 

      6 years ago

      Wow! You are awesome!

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      6 years ago

      I'm not a teen but I am new to Squidoo and looking for ways to make a little additional income. This makes Squidoo seem like a great option..

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      6 years ago

      Thats pretty awesome, nice job. Also, i am mainly a youtube user, and it pays off a lot too. right now i am at about 200 a month. Thats really cool though, think i might sign up.

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      Deborah Swain 

      6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      huge congratulations - I tip my hat to you!

    • celmara profile image


      6 years ago

      Very motivating lens, even if I'm not a teenager :D Keep it up!

    • RBENL99 profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm 12 and I am really enjoying squidoo.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Marc,im 19 and i've known squidoo since i was 17 but just actived in squidoo in the past few months. Your story was really inspiring me to create more great lenses. I saw you've been a giant squid and thats really motivating me to do more in Squidoo. Thanks for sharing this nice lens.have a great day.

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      cmacleod lm 

      6 years ago

      Im 15 and have been using squidoo for a couple of weeks. If you don't mind me saying, I'd advise you go into android development instead, it's a tad easier (in my opinion) and you have no overheads to publish apps. (On the app store, you have to pay to develop). Google also offers some nice dev tools :)

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      6 years ago

      In few years time, you might be able to pay for all your school fees etc just by using your squidoo income! Well done and may you continue to grow successfully.

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      6 years ago

      Wow! Inspirational. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      You are amazing! I've seen your other lens... great content. Keep up the good work!

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      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Great lens! I'm going to show it to my children and hope they get inspired!

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      Paul Turner 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Well done young man! Teenagers have what it takes to make a difference, and you have proved that.

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      6 years ago

      You express yourself in writing VERY well! Congrats on your Purple Star. I'm going to share your lens with my grandson. :)

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      6 years ago

      Marc, I'm so proud of you and happy for you as well. You have always been an inspiration to others as you overcame many health issues as a child. You turned every negative into a challenge and found some positive approach. Perhaps, one day you will create a Squidoo page on that. It's a blessings to see how you always inspire others with your positive, encouraging, entrepreneur spirit. Looking forward to observing you in the future as well.

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      6 years ago

      I am 19 and like you post :)

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      6 years ago

      Marc, I am inspired by you! I am a substitute teacher and will share this lens with my students who are interested in Squidoo. Thanks for sharing your Squidoo experience with us through this lens.

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      6 years ago

      You are truly inspirational for sure. I think you are quite brilliant in your writing and I love how driven you are to accomplish your goals on Squidoo. It's wonderful that you are so young and yet you are making your dreams come true now for your future. I would give you one piece of advice for the money you're earning, and that is to read Start Young Finish Rich by David Bach and all his latest books so you can retire a multimillionaire. I wish you the best always. Super lens!

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      6 years ago

      You sure are an inspiration, good writer, and a real asset to Squidoo.

      I wish you much success, I truly do. ~ Blessed!

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      Beverly Lemley 

      6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Wow! I must say I am fan of yours! You have a wonderful attitude, and don't see obstacles at all, which is very inspiring. I can tell you will be a great leader in just about anything you set your mind too! How much would you charge to market my work? Best of luck to you, I know you definitely are going to help this world get back on its feet ~ or is it axis?! Take care and thanks for all the inspiration! SquidAngel blessed! B : )

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      6 years ago

      Very Inspiring lens! thanks for sharing!

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      Linda Pogue 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      I am sharing this lens with my teenage grandchildren. Good work and excellent information. Blessings!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! I am trying to get my son to start using Squidoo. I plan to show him this.

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      6 years ago

      I love the mug!

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      6 years ago

      YOU are an inspiratation! Great lens! Keep up the great work and great attitude. The sky is the limit for you!



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      sarasentor lm 

      6 years ago

      I feel like Squidoo is for all and all those who are not currently on Squidoo they should join it.

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      6 years ago

      woah! I love this lens so much! I'm 19. (:

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      6 years ago

      Love to see your entrepreneurial spirit so young. Great Lens and Blessings to you.

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      6 years ago

      I really like this lens for my boys who are approaching their teen years before I know it, I'd like to feature this if that's OK with you Marc? Thanks so much and God bless!

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      Close2Art LM 

      6 years ago

      great job, I wish this was available when I was your age, angel blessed

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      6 years ago

      I know your parents are proud of you. Sundae ;-)

    • steph-naylor profile image


      6 years ago

      Just the Lens I was looking for - Thanks!

    • VeseliDan profile image


      6 years ago

      I think that it is great that you earn your money and have fund at the same time! *blessed*

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      6 years ago

      Brilliant lens! All the best in your Squidoo journey!

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      6 years ago

      Very, very cool lens - thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      You are a good example of what a person can do if you have a set goal and go after it. Proud of you Marc.

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      6 years ago

      Very inspiring lens... Great information and thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago


      It didn't seem once that you are a school boy. Wonderful! Even I learned a lot from you.

      Great Job!

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      6 years ago

      Hi Marc would you consider an interview about your success on Squidoo?

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      6 years ago

      A very inspiring lens! I'm glad that you've found Squidoo, and can't wait to read all of your other pages! *Angel Blessing*

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      6 years ago

      I am very impressed and inspired by this particular lens. Thanks for taking the time.

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      6 years ago from US

      Way to go! Very inspiring.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens you are such an inspiration

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      geekkid lm 

      6 years ago

      I am a teen also on squidoo I am not making as much as you but I will finally be getting my own laptop next month meaning I can start earning big. One piece of advice I would give you is to not burn out, if you are writing a lot it can start becoming a chore have a break at least once a week or more. Maybe you could include success stories of teens on squidoo

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Marc, sorry to cry all over your lens (and my keyboard.. erm) but they are some seriously happy tears! How cool is a teen like yourself making money on squidoo??!! It's cooler than cool! It's Ice Cold (haha a little I was a teen in the '80's humor for you). I'm a parent of a kid on squidoo and I also make money here too, so I know just how amazing the potential is for you kids here. So amazing it makes me cry tears of happiness. You are going to be very wealthy in money, just as you are a gold mine of a person already. I'll try to help you keep your head on straight when the fame hits :) Many blessings to you and yours! What a great experience, thanks!

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      Katie Harp 

      6 years ago

      I love your ambition! blessed by a squid angel and fellow teen lensmaster :)

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      6 years ago from Texas

      What you say about "You are instantly an affiliate of Amazon, eBay, Zazzle, Cafepress, and other reliable sources of making money" is something I love about Squidoo. :-)

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      6 years ago

      Excellent article with tons of good tips not only for teens but everyone of any age who writes on Squidoo or is thinking about starting.

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      6 years ago

      Wow! I have been thinking about getting my oldest grandson involved in Squidoo. He needs something to fight the "boredom syndrome" of being 15 and I believe he will be inspired by you. He is an excellent writer as are you. You have done fantastically well, and I am sure your parents are very proud of you. Keep up the good worki!

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      6 years ago

      i think it is great to start young ! good luck

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      6 years ago

      Incredible talent and really good advice to anyone out there who wants to write about their passion. Teenager or not! :)

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      Shelly Sellers 

      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      You have done a terrific lens MarcGuberti! Keep it up and you will be a top earning one day! Blessings :)

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      6 years ago

      Very nice and inspiring writing... Best wishes in your quests!

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      6 years ago

      I love your enthusiasm and positive attitude. Well done!

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      6 years ago

      Heck yea dude! Keep at it! A lot of the adults don't like that us younger individuals are starting to get involved on Squidoo, but I think it is great!

      Great lens! Keep up the good work man! I'll be seeing ya around!



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      6 years ago

      Great story! Inspiring!

    • MGuberti profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I think that is a wonderful idea mamabush. If you let your 11 year old son create a Squidoo account, then I will be the first to Squid Like it.

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      Wonderful to see such a young person making great lenses on Squidoo! My 11-year old son has helped me with our Bigfoot for Kids lens and he's been wanting his own Squidoo account...I'll have to consider it! :)

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      6 years ago

      Love the lens! Great information :)


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