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Squidoo-be Dobee Doo - Let Squidoo Ret Rou
I want to tell you all about Squidoo - The Party Animal style. If you have not gotten caught by Squidoo, then now is the time. I will tell why I love it so much, some tips and how to get started with your very own page. Once you start you will be addicted, making money and having fun. So don't be afraid - it is so easy - anyone can roo it.
So come on let your guard down and allow Squidoo to Ret Rou
Why I love Squidoo and Scooby Too
I found Squidoo one day searching something on the internet and decided it would be a great way to promote my party business website The Party Animal. So I did that and started generating nice traffic. In the time I was doing that I met another Squidoo-er who was doing quite well with Squidoo, money wise. So one thing led to another and I started adding more pages around my party planning.
Then over time I just started making pages on my other interests like cool toys, animals, art and now I even added some in politics - who knew. My lenses are always in fun and you will find my style is BLINGY and creative. Some hate that I use art that sparkles or animated stuff, but that is me and that is who I am.
I absolutely love Squidoo and find I am now addicted and I know if you start to Squidoo you will be too. I may see someting cool or talk about something to someone now and say "Hey I am gonna Squidoo that" and why not. I have found I enjoy writing and doing research on my subject and then that opens doors for even more pages. OH and the best thing is that I get paid to do it all. Ok OK I am not breaking the bank, but the extra money each month gets bigger as time goes by and I am having fun. Did I mention I am a ,
Oh and Scooby - I love him cause he is just one cool dog - who does not ruv Scooby?
Squidoo is FREE
Who says good things are not free?
How many Squidoo Lenses do you have?
Ok Sounds Great - Rut do I do now? What do I write about?
Well first you have to think what you can write about. What interests you? It can be anything at all. You can right about your grandmother, you can write about matching socks, you can write about Scooby Snacks, your business, your EBay, what makes you fart - you can start a duel over toilet paper - over or under. That is what is so great. So you think how can I make money off of that. Well you write something interesting and add links to products and when someone clicks and buys you get a percentage or you can even donate it to charity. I will add links that get more into that, but for now - think about all the things you can write about and pick one to start.
Another great place to visit and learn what it is all about Squidoo is The Squidoo FAQ Page
A Lens is a fancy word for a website with Squidoo
Do not be scared - it is so easy even for those who are not computer savy
Squidoo is so easy to do - even for those who are not computer savy. It is all laid out so easy even a child can do it. OK you may have to learn a thing or two to get fancy, but there are so many Squidoo-ers that have made lenses to help and even great people in the SquidU Forum who are willing to help those in need.
You will find links below to help you that I have found useful in creating all of my lenses. I am not gonna get into all the HTML and other real technical stuff cause other great Squidoo-ers have already done that, but you will find some links to them here to help get you started I am still learning and yes most is way above my head, but I do what I know for now and learn and read lenses made by others to help and there are many. Click here to see the Top 100 Lenses in the Answer Deck (A place for those who created lenses to help)
Anyone can Squidoo
Even Scooby could Squidoo
So how many Scooby Snacks can you really get from doing this?
Well that all depends. NOTE: It will not happen overnight, but with some work it will happen. It also depends on how good you are at writing, what you write about, promoting your lens, how many visitors come and click your links. So you want to be original and make a lens that there are not hundreds of. Still not so hard right? Just do a search within Squidoo on your subject or Google it and see what happens. I also say make your page catchy - especially in the beginning to keep readers wanting to continue reading.
Every month I earn more and more - the more your write, build and network the better it gets. I have a link below to Janet21 who loves to share what she earns.
How do You and Squidoo make money? How does it work?
From the Squidoo FAQ Page
It's simple. You make a lens. You recommend great stuff. Sometimes you might recommend a product from Amazon or eBay or CafePress and share a percentage of the sale.
Since Squidoo is free to use, they have to run a few ads on your lens in order to keep paying the server bills. But, since you're the brains behind the lens, you should get a cut! And better than a cut: you get HALF. That's right. Any time someone stops by your lens and buys a product you recommended or clicks on a Google ad, you get 50% of the royalties. We keep 45% for the company and send 5% to charity.
Read more at The Squidoo FAQ Page This is a great resource to answer a lot of questions you may have.
Use Affiliate Marketing to earn more
To earn even more money from Squidoo you can do some Affiliate Marketing. Choose the companies you want to be affiliated with and sell their products. Earn a percentage from every sale. Here are some good ones to get you started: Commission Junction, Ebay and Amazon - also see the links below.
Hey Squidoo-ers! - Make $$$
The AllPosters.com Affiliates Program is a great way to make money with your website. All you have to do is place links on your site to AllPosters.com. When your site visitors click on your links and make purchases at AllPosters.com, you earn 25%-30% of the sale.
Sign up today!
What was your best payout in a single month on Squidoo?
Squidoo is a great place to promote your EBay, Business, Zazzle Store etc...
Promoting your Lenses will help bring you readers - Rets Go....
It is important to know that promoting your lens is very important. I mean if you want to make one and you are good with just letting people find you - that is fine, but you want people to come read it right? So this is a step you want to take to draw people in and see your number of visitors increase. Everyone is always working on how to do this, the best ways and places to promote. I am still working on this too and learning tips from other Squidoo-ers to help (they are all so smart).
This part always seems to overwhelm me. Below I have links to some great lenses that will help you with that part. For me I usually always add my lenses link to, Stumble (I love Stumble), Tagfoot, Digg, Delicious, Lensroll, My Facebook, MySpace Page, posting in the forums and some others. Blogging is a good way to get your stuff out there too - The Party Animal's Blog
Some links to sites I use to Bling it up - I love BLING and some HATE IT - Whateva
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Just some Fun Squidoo FYI Below
FYI: What does it mean to be a Giant Squid?
Well it is a cool honor I think - I have recived that honor myself. For starters you must have 50 quality lenses made, but that is NOT the only requirement for becoming a Giant Squid Lensmaster. To read more about it go to: I want to be a Giant Squid? and learn more.
FYI: What is a Squid Angel?
Angels are passionate lensmasters who spend a lot of time looking at lenses on Squidoo, and have special powers to bless great lenses with a few extra LensRank points. They're also a huge help at keeping Squidoo safe from spam.Click here to learn more about Squid Angels I would love to have wings someday.
FYI: What is a Citizen Squid?
Ok I have to admit - I never knew what this was until now - see you learn as you go. Citizen Squids are a panel of volunteer lensmasters who, in exchange for weekly assignments, get first dibs on new features, learn the top skills from our awesome staff, and see how our top secret projects will work before we even launch them! That is cool. Click here if you think you have what it takes to be a Citizen Squid Ohhh Top Secret huh?
FYI: What does a Gold Star Mean?
This shows that a particular page is a certified gold star lens, which means it's the best of its kind on Squidoo (or shows some serious potential for getting there.) When your lens gets a gold star, it also automatically gets a little LensRank boost. Not bad. For now, only Giant Squids can get gold stars on their lenses. Yahoo - I have one.
FYI: What does a Purple Star Mean?
Purple Stars are fairy dust. They're magic. They're surprises. You'll never know when or where they'll arrive--but you'll get a special e-mail if you're bestowed with some Purple Star goodness.
Guess what - I got one for this lens: Barack Obama's Dog
Note to Self:
Squidoo is really cool.
Do you Squidoo?
Now Chilllax and Watch the Money Flow - Have Fun
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The New Squidoo-Be Do Theme Song Lyrics
Squidoo-be Dobee Doo, Where Are You?
We got some work to do now.
Squidoo-be Dobee Doo, Where Are You?
We need some help from you now.
Come on Squidoo-be Do, I see you... knowing you got a thing here
But you're not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you make us money
You know we got a lens to make,
So Squidoo-be Do be ready for your lens. [Squidoo-be Do] Uh-uh Uh-uh
Don't hold back!
And Squidoo-be Dobee Doo if you come through
were gonna have ourselves a Squidoo-be snack!
That's a fact!
Squidoo-be Dobee Doo, here Are You.
You're ready and you're willing.
If we can count on you Squidoo-be Dobee Doo,
I know we'll keep on Squidooin'.