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Squidoo Lensography of Nancy Oram - Entrepreneur From the Age of Six

Updated on October 5, 2013

Who Is Nancy Oram - Lensmaster on Squidoo?

"Creating an online income with quality content and products." I spend most of my waking hours in front of a computer screen. I started earning part-time income online in 2005. Today, 100 percent of my income is made online. I love the flexibility of working for myself. The secret lies in your motivation. I thought I could never make a full-time income working for myself, until my other source of income abruptly ended. I'm so thankful I had started something online I could seriously build on. I think the most important focus of being successful online is offering the the very highest quality in content and products.

This is a Squidoo Lensography and mini Biography of Nancy Oram, Giant Squid, entrepreneur, WAHM, genealogist, Mobile Notary, vintage pattern publisher, and most important of all, mother of seven.

Nancy Oram Lensography

Simply a list of my growing Squidoo lenses.

I discovered Squidoo in March of 2008. I loved it, but I had to research it thoroughly to see if it was worth my time. You see, I had to make money, and no time to waste. I didn't have to make it overnight, but the potential had to be there. From friendly people willing to share I determined this would work--over time and with good quality content. That's for me!

I plan on becoming a Giant Squid September 30, 2008, and have 100 lenses early in 2009. My lenses are detailed and take lots of time to build. I can't seem to do it any other way. Maybe as I build more I'll find shortcuts. I can't wait for the perks (like a template) that come with Giant Squidom. Also, since I have to make my living from home, I look forward to how Squidoo can add to that.

[UPDATE: I met those goals, and continue to build lenses on Squidoo as well as my other online properties. You CAN make a living online! It might be more work than a "real job" but it's a lot more fun and less stressful.]

My Family

My Family
My Family

My Family, My Most Important Accomplishment

Nothing Else Can Compare With Being a Mom

This photo is of me and my latest grandson, Jake. My family's the greatest. I'm so blessed. I'm the mother of seven, grandmother of six. I have five boys and two girls. One daughter is missing from the above photo. She was the victim of an accident in 1992 at the age of 17.

I only have two boys left at home. They're twins, and we've homeschooled for six years.

The Glass Is Always Full!

The above link will take you to my personal blog where you can learn more about my family and view more pictures.

UPDATE: Grandbaby number seven is on the way!

Google Nancy - Six Pages and Growing

What Web 2.0 Can Do For You

My mother says she knew I would be an entrepreneur when at the age of six she found me on the front lawn with a card table, selling all my old toys to the neighbor kids.

I started building web pages several years ago. They all need cleaning up, but they're still bringing in business. I really have my finger in too many pies, but it keeps life interesting.

In the days BI (Before Internet) I started a word processing business from home. Going through divorce, I found myself BART-ing to San Francisco as an office administrator for engineering consultants. A second marriage brought the surprise of my life -- twin boys at the age of 41! Back to working from home, and that's when the Internet came into my life.

Google NancyOram. (no space)

Google Nancy Oram. (space)

You have paid me the ultimate compliment by taking time to visit. I'd like to return the compliment.

It's Not Easy Talking About Yourself - Thanks for Dropping By

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Wow - that is a great collection of lenses Nancy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for providing information .I get inspired by your entrepreneur strategy .I will continue like you .All lense are informative .

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      I'm exploring many of your Squidoo lens. I hope to learn more about you and get inspired to do more lens myself.

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      Very nice lens!! It's cool to see all the different directions you took when coming up with ideas!

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      IrisHoppenbrouw 5 years ago

      Neatly sorted.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Another good lense...can you give us some original tips to improve our ranks...thanks a lot!

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you for taking the immense time and effort to memorialize your Squidoo blood, sweat and tears here. I enjoyed all of it. We also homeschooled our three kids (from start to finish, not one day in the school system) and completed the cycle last year.

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      Fascinating and inspiring! I have so many tabs open of your lenses from here that my computer is complaining loudly at me!

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      KillerDialysis 5 years ago

      You're killing it on here! Truly an inspiration. Now if only I could type 150 WPM instead of 90 :X

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Blessings to you, Nancy!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful to get to know more about you through this lens. Wow, you sure do wear many hats and have a big family. Kudos on all your accomplishments thus far and here's wishing you continued success and many more blessings! :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you so much for blessing one of my Pendleton Memories lenses and thanks for the heads up on the category

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      rorymullen lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your information.

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      krish218 6 years ago

      Gosh! where do you find time for all these ? I am mom of 2 and can't stretch for a minute. :) thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I just had to pop back in here to Bless this wonderful lensography!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lensography - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      dperry1 8 years ago

      You are a busy busy woman! I love you photo.This lens about you is great, I thouroughly enjoyed it..and favored it too so I can come back to it. You've written so many lenses that I didn't have time to read, so I will be back!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very informative lens about yourself. I enjoy learning more about you Nancy. I love The way you've laid out your information it makes it very easy to read. It flows nicely. Good luck and God bless. Check out our lens at

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Excellent lensography! I'm so glad that I stopped by! :) - Susie

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      Mountainside-Crochet 8 years ago

      What a busy and talented lady you are. Enjoyed your lensography and look forward to reading your many other lenses. Thanks for the welcome to Squidoo.... I have a long way to go, but your accomplishments encourage me.

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      marsha32 8 years ago

      very nice to meet you! you have lots of interesting lenses to check out.

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      I have an appreciation for pro-active, productive people and there appear

      to be a plethora of them in the Squidoo community. Your lensography and

      blogs reveal that you are indeed one of those types also. Congratulations

      on your Squidoo success and your interesting lensography and thank you

      for adding me as a friend in Squidoo Marketing. I look forward to getting to

      know you better. Fanned, Faved and of course 5*

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great lensography Nancy, 5***** I love the layout and learning more about you. Looking forward to hearing you made the Giant 100 Club.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a fantastic lensography and it was nice to "meet" you. You have such interesting and varied topics, I can hardly wait to visit them all! - Kathy

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      dreamingkiwi lm 9 years ago

      Awesome lens! You are an inspiration to a newbie squid! :)

      Best of luck getting to 100 lenses by the end of the year!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Enjoyed your blog with the family photos. You have a beautiful family. Actually, I had check it out earlier and feel like I know you.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      What a great lensography.

      Nancy, there is just too much here and I could spend the whole day. I am just going to have to put YOU in my squidoo library lens and come back from time to time,me. But what a great find you are. Thanks for finding me so I could find you!


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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on becoming a Giant!

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      religions7 9 years ago

      Congrats on making giant squid :)

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      ssuthep 9 years ago

      Good Morning Giant! :)

      Congratulations on becoming a Squidoo Giant.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wonderful lensography. Congratulations on becoming a Giant Squid.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow Nancy, how do you manage all of this? You must have amazing energy!

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Very nice lensography; you've done some impressive work!

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Hi Nancy, I love the way you chronicled your lens progress here. Great lens! I agree - family is most important. This SquidAngel enjoyed her visit and left a little something behind!

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      Linda Jo Martin 9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Hi Nancy - pleased to meet you here! I too am hoping for Giant Squid status at the end of September.