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Squidoo Payday Questions & Answers

Updated on June 17, 2014

Squidoo Payday FAQ

It never fails, every month on payday the same questions are being asked in the SquidU forum. Most of them by new lensmasters, but surprisingly, there's also quite a bit of confusion among some who have been around for a while.

Figuring out how the payout works was one of the first things I wanted to learn as a new lensmaster. I asked a lot of questions in the forum, and I asked some to Squidoo HQ directly. I've been around for a while now, and I'm just about certain I have it straight. ;)

I always help answer questions in SquidU, and thought it was time I wrote out everything here in one place. Hopefully you find it helpful.


What is the minimum payout?

Can I change the default?

$1.00 is the minimum amount required to receive a PayPal deposit from Squidoo.

You can select the amount you want to reach before you get paid. Start by going to your dashboard. Select the My Profile tab. Scroll down to your Payment Settings. One of the options there is Cash Payout Threshold:. Click on the Change link next to it. You will be able to choose from $1, $5, $10, $15, $20, or $50.

I always suggest setting your threshold to $1.00. You only see your individual lens pay stats when you reach your threshold and get your PayPal deposit. If you want to wait for a higher sum you can leave it in your PayPal account before transferring it to your bank account.

If you do not reach your Cash Payout Threshold your earnings are held in your "Reserve Hopper" until the next month, or as many months as it takes to reach it.

*** Update: Starting with the July 2014 payout, HQ is changing the cash payout threshold to $25. ***

When will I see my first payout?

How long until I start earning money with Squidoo?

If you have sold an item through your lens right away your first payday will be 2 months after you published your first lens. Squidoo's payout schedule has a two month delay. Money you earn in January, for example, will be paid out to you in March.

If you haven't made any sales yet through a money maker module, your first payday will come the following month (3 months after publish).

After their first month lenses start to earn a portion of Squidoo's AdSense revenue, so even if sales are few and far between you will typically see a payout every month after that.

One reason you wouldn't is if the lens is a WIP lens, a Work In Progress. If your lens has a

symbol on your dashboard it's WIP.

What day of the month do we get paid?

When is pay day?

According to Squidoo, expect it on the 15th of the month, and if it comes before that it's early. They really just say that incase they run into a snag. Payday is usually well before the 15th. Update: It's now usually very close to the 15th.


2014 payout dates:

January 14th

February 14th

March 15th

April 14th

May 16th

June 13th

2013 payout dates:

January 15th

February 14th

March 11th

April 12th

May 14th

June 13th

July 11th

August 8th

September 11th

October 8th

November 11th

December 13th



2012 payout dates:

January 12th

February 13th

March 14th

April 14th

May 10th

June 12th

July 13th

August 9th

September 8th

October 12th

November 15th

December 11th

2011 payout dates:

January 11th

February 15th

March 15th

April 14th

May 13th

June 10th

July 14th

August 11th

September 15th

October 13th

November 15th

December 14th

2010 payout dates:

January 12th

February 10th

March 9th

April 13th

May 6th

June 10th

July 14th

August 13th

September 13th

October 13th

November 16th

December 15th



2009 payout dates:

January 9th

February 10th

March 11th

April 7th

May 14th

June 10th

July 10th

August 13th

September 15th

October 8th

November 5th

December 15th

2008 payout dates:

January 8th

February 7th

March 8th

April 8th

May 7th

June 4th

July 10th

August 7th

September 8th

October 6th

November 10th

December 11th

2007 payout dates:



May 9th

June 8th

July 6th

August 6th

September 7th

October 10th

November 7th

December 12th

How is AdSense paid out to lensmasters?

What are the payout tiers?

AdSense and Glam Ad revenue is not paid out based on clicks from your lens. The amount generated by all of Squidoo's lenses is added together and divvied up based on a Tier system.

There are usually 3 Tiers, I've seen a 4th reported on rare occasions. The "best" (read: worth the most $) is to have a lens in the first tier. The average lensrank, per lens, per month, is used in determining which Tier your lens falls in for payday.

Note:

The lenrsanks posted below are rough guidelines. Lens averages might be off by mere decimals from one another. After your lensranks are averaged they are then reordered based on the calculated ave. of all other lenses.

Tier 1 is for lenses with an overall lensrank of 1 up to 2,000.

Tier 2 is for lenses with an overall LR of 2,001 up to and including 10,000.

Tier 3 is for lenses with a LR of 10,001 up to 85,000.

Each month the amount each Tier receives varies depending on sitewide traffic and Ad click-throughs.

As an example, on the December 2008 payday:

Tier One got 25% of the ad pool

Tier Two got 17% of the ad pool

Tier Three got 8% of the ad pool

These are all of the previous tier payouts since this system was implemented:


2007 Ad Pool

July 6, 2007

$3.80

$0.65

$0.05

August 6, 2007

$5.99

$1.03

$0.06

September 7, 2007

$4.12

$0.73

$0.04

October 10, 2007

$3.32

$0.56

$0.03

November 7, 2007

$4.67

$0.79

$0.06

December 12, 2007

$6.05

$1.03

$0.05

2008 Ad Pool

January 8, 2008

$6.23

$1.06

$0.05

February 7, 2008

$6.91

$1.18

$0.08

March 8, 2008

$8.77

$1.49

$0.08

April 8, 2008

$8.94

$1.53

$0.08

May 7, 2008

$8.32

$1.42

$0.07

June 4, 2008

$7.53

$1.28

$0.07

July 10, 2008

$8.09

$1.38

$0.07

August 7, 2008

$7.78

$1.32

$0.07

September 8, 2008

$11.27

$1.76

$0.08

October 6, 2008

$10.97

$1.85

$0.08

November 10, 2008

$11.75

$1.96

$0.08

December 11, 2008

$12.00

$1.94

$0.08

2009 Ad Pool

January 9, 2009

$11.63

$1.82

$0.08

February 10, 2009

$11.56

$1.82

$0.08

March 11, 2009

$11.43

$1.81

$0.08

April 7, 2009

$11.44

$1.85

$0.08

May 14, 2009

$13.06

$2.10

$0.09

June 10, 2009

$10.15

$1.51

$0.07

July 10, 2009

$10.36

$1.64

$0.08

August 13, 2009

$11.13

$1.79

$0.08

September 15, 2009

$10.22

$1.67

$0.08

October 8, 2009

$10.61

$2.09

$0.08

November 5, 2009

$13.03

$2.12

$0.10

December 15, 2009

$13.20

$2.13

$0.10

2010 Ad Pool

January 12, 2010

$14.63

$2.49

$0.12

February 10, 2010

$16.47

$2.80

$0.14

March 9, 2010

$16.47

$2.80

$0.14

April 13, 2010

$16.84

$2.86

$0.14

May 6, 2010

$16.16

$2.75

$0.14

June 10, 2010

$16.29

$2.77

$0.14

July14, 2010

$20.72

$3.52

$0.18

August 13, 2010

$19.42

$3.30

$0.17

September 13, 2010

$20.57

$3.50

$0.18

October 13, 2010

$20.29

$3.45

$0.17

November 16, 2010

$18.02

$3.06

$0.15

December 15, 2010

$24.98

$4.25

$0.21

2011 Ad Pool

January 11, 2011

$26.09

$4.44

$0.22

February 15, 2011

$26.12

$4.44

$0.22

March 15, 2011

$25.29

$4.30

$0.22

April 14, 2011

$23.15

$3.94

$0.20

May 13, 2011

$23.50

$4.00

$0.20

June 10, 2011

$25.31

$4.30

$0.22

July 14, 2011

$27.93

$4.75

$0.24

August 11, 2011

$31.40

$5.34

$0.27

September 15, 2011

$32.83

$5.58

$0.28

October 13, 2011

$36.28

$6.17

$0.31

November 15, 2011

$35.89

$6.10

$0.31

December 14, 2011

$38.93

$6.62

$0.33

2012 Ad Pool

January 12, 2012

$40.64

$6.91

$0.35

February 13, 2012

$45.42

$7.72

$0.39

March 14, 2012

$36.58

$6.22

$0.31

April 14, 2012

$35.59

$6.05

$0.30

May 10, 2012

$36.05

$6.13

$0.31

June 12, 2012

$37.04

$6.30

$0.32

July 13, 2012

$42.58

$7.24

$0.36

August 9, 2012

$41.43

$7.04

$0.35

September 8, 2012

$42.12

$7.16

$0.36

October 12, 2012

$45.28

$7.70

$0.39

November 15, 2012

$51.37

$8.73

$0.44

December 11, 2012

$61.28

$10.42

$0.52

2013 Ad Pool

January 15, 2013

$58.94

$10.02

$0.50

February 14, 2013

$55.11

$9.37

$0.47

March 11, 2013

$39.42

$6.70

$0.34

April 12, 2013

$36.89

$6.27

$0.31

May 14, 2013

$29.67

$5.04

$0.25

June 13, 2013

$23.15

$3.94

$0.20

July 11, 2013

$21.70

$3.69

$0.19

August 8, 2013

$17.73

$3.01

$0.15

September 11, 2013

$13.85

$2.35

$0.12

October 8, 2013

$11.82

$2.01

$0.10

November 11, 2013

$12.24

$2.08

$0.10

December 13, 2013

$13.93

$2.37

$0.12

2014 Ad Pool

January 14, 2014

$10.81

$1.84

$0.09

February 14, 2014

$8.98

$1.53

$0.08

March 15, 2014

$8.79

$1.49

$0.07

April 14, 2014

$10.67

$1.81

$0.09

May 16, 2014

$8.55

$1.45

$0.07

June 13, 2014

$6.08

$1.03

$0.05

InfoLink Payouts

Now "Text link ads"

You've seen the green, double underlined links that get added into lenses by Squidoo. Those are InfoLinks. If you don't like them they can be turned off, but doing that keeps you from earning from this new revenue source.

The Infolinks pool is separate from the Adsense pool. Although the size of each tier is the same (ie. 2000 lenses in the first tier), the lenses that fall into each tier may vary from the Adsense pool since some lenses are opted out.

InfoLink Tier Payouts:


2009 Text link ads

September 15, 2009

$1.75

$0.30

$0.01

October 8, 2009

$1.80

$0.31

$0.02

November 5, 2009

$2.94

$0.50

$0.03

December 15, 2009

$3.22

$0.55

$0.03

2010 Text link ads

January 12, 2010

$3.77

$0.64

$0.03

February 10, 2010

$3.22

$0.55

$0.03

March 9, 2010

$4.48

$0.76

$0.04

April 13, 2010

$3.98

$0.68

$0.03

May 6, 2010

$5.07

$0.86

$0.04

June 10, 2010

$5.88

$1.00

$0.05

July 14, 2010

$6.05

$1.03

$0.05

August 13, 2010

$5.78

$0.98

$0.05

September 13, 2010

$5.34

$0.91

$0.05

October 13, 2010

$5.21

$0.89

$0.04

November 16, 2010

$5.11

$0.87

$0.04

December 15, 2010

$5.80

$0.99

$0.05

2011 Text link ads

January 11, 2011

$6.32

$1.07

$0.05

February 15, 2011

$4.10

$0.70

$0.03

March 15, 2011

$3.97

$0.67

$0.03

April 14, 2011

$5.60

$0.95

$0.05

May 13, 2011

$5.65

$0.96

$0.05

June 10, 2011

$5.74

$0.98

$0.05

July 14, 2011

$5.01

$0.85

$0.04

August 11, 2011

$3.74

$0.64

$0.03

September 15, 2011

$9.02

$1.53

$0.08

October 13, 2011

$9.94

$1.69

$0.08

November 15, 2011

$10.30

$1.75

$0.09

December 14, 2011

$12.29

$2.09

$0.10

2012 Text link ads

January 12, 2012

$12.61

$2.14

$0.11

February 13, 2012

$11.93

$2.03

$0.10

March 14, 2012

$8.74

$1.49

$0.07

April 14, 2012

$9.59

$1.63

$0.08

May 10, 2012

$10.04

$1.71

$0.09

June 12, 2012

$13.13

$2.23

$0.11

July 13, 2012

$13.49

$2.29

$0.12

August 9, 2012

$11.49

$1.95

$0.10

September 8, 2012

$13.03

$2.22

$0.11

October 12, 2012

$14.55

$2.47

$0.12

November 15, 2012

$15.19

$2.58

$0.13

December 11, 2012

$15.54

$2.64

$0.13

2013 Text link ads

January 15, 2013

$10.59

$1.80

$0.09

February 14, 2013

$6.51

$1.11

$0.06

March 11, 2013

$4.72

$0.80

$0.04

April 12, 2013

$1.63

$0.28

$0.01

May 14, 2013

$3.57

$0.61

$0.03

June 13, 2013

$1.37

$0.23

$0.01

July 11, 2013

$1.41

$0.24

$0.01

August 8, 2013

$1.71

$0.29

$0.01

September 11, 2013

$1.48

$0.25

$0.01

October 8, 2013

$1.26

$0.21

$0.01

November 11, 2013

$1.81

$0.31

$0.02

December 13, 2013

$2.03

$0.34

$0.02

2014 Text link ads

January 14, 2014

$2.02

$0.34

$0.02

February 14, 2014

$2.11

$0.36

$0.02

March 15, 2014

$1.00

$0.17

$0.01

April 14, 2014

$1.34

$0.23

$0.01

May 16, 2014

$1.71

$0.29

$0.01

June 13, 2014

$1.40

$0.24

$0.01

Chitika Ads
Chitika Ads

Chitika Payouts

Chitika ads are newest revenue generator for lensmasters. They are only shown to traffic coming to your lens via a search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.). Chitika looks at the search term that brought them to your lens and places relevant ads on your page. This appears in the sidebar of your lens as a text list of recommended offers.

The Chitika pool is also separate from the Adsense and Infolinks. Link Infolinks, you can opt out of Chitika ads in your Lens Settings if you choose.

Chitika Tier Payouts:


2010 Chitika

May 6, 2010

$0.95

$0.16

$0.01

June 10, 2010

$0.98

$0.17

$0.01

July 14, 2010

$0.91

$0.15

$0.01

August 13, 2010

$0.14

$0.02

$0.00

September 13, 2010

$0.32

$0.05

$0.00

October 13, 2010

$0.49

$0.08

$0.00

November 16, 2010

$0.42

$0.07

$0.00

December 15, 2010

$0.17

$0.03

$0.00

2011 Chitika

January 11, 2011

$1.64

$0.28

$0.01

February 15, 2011

$1.62

$0.28

$0.01

March 15, 2011

$1.15

$0.20

$0.01

April 14, 2011

$1.01

$0.17

$0.01

May 13, 2011

$0.96

$0.16

$0.01

June 10, 2011

$1.24

$0.21

$0.01

July 14, 2011

$0.77

$0.13

$0.01

August 11, 2011

$0.94

$0.16

$0.01

September 15, 2011

$1.45

$0.25

$0.01

October 13, 2011

$1.47

$0.25

$0.01

November 15, 2011

$0.93

$0.16

$0.01

December 14, 2011

$0.90

$0.15

$0.01

2012 Chitika

January 12, 2012

$0.37

$0.06

$0.00


This was the last Chitika payment on Squidoo.

What is the deduction for?

Something isn't adding up.

Squidoo takes 2% out of our AdSense pay to cover PayPal expenses.

That's why you might notice different amounts on the monthly stats verses individual lens stats.

When will earnings show up in my PayPal account?

Where is my money?

If you see the payday "blue box" on your dashboard and then check to see if you have gotten the deposit in your PayPal account, don't be surprised if it's not there right away.

Some months the deposit happens later that day, some months it happens the next day, and on rare occasions it happens a few days later.

What is the $$$ column on my dashboard for?

Why does each row show $0.00?

The $$$ column only shows sales that have been made through your lens' money maker modules (Amazon, eBay, CafePress etc.). Adsense earnings will not show up on your dashboard stats.

Since we are paid two months after a sale is made the totals you see are for more than one month's worth of sales. Don't expect to receive all of what you see pending in one payment.

How do I make sure the payout is correct?

Keep your own records

Many lensmasters like to keep record of their earnings. I know there are quite a few of us with spreadsheets and other documents.

If you think you will want to do this it's best to start right away. It can be difficult trying to get it all together months down the road.

I use Excel to keep track of how each lens and group are doing, and to see how much I've contributed to various charities. At a glance I can see how I'm doing over a months time, or year, or since I've started.

I also earn money through my lenses from various affiliate programs that I've joined. I keep track of those sales as well.

It's also a good idea to print or save the lensranks of your lenses. Remember they have started using your average lensrank over the month, so doing this at the beginning, middle, and end of the month might be the way to go. I just print out the final day of the month for a rough idea. This way you verify if your lens was put in the correct tier.

How much did you make on your very first payday?

The amount before any charity deductions were taken out.


How much did you make on your very first payday?

See results

Select the closest figure to your actual PayPal deposit.

You may want to wait on this poll until after you've been here a while. ;)


How much was your highest single Squidoo payment so far?

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      carny 8 years ago

      Nice lens, this will be very useful for newbies! Loved the images, too.

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      Gordon N Hamilton 8 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      A very informative lens, Christene. I particularly like the logical way in which it is structured. I don't think anyone could ever say it was not "reader friendly."

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thank you Christene - or should I say Chris -tal clear - groan! This certainly has answered all my questions in one hit.

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Crystal clear! Thanks!

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      kristensup 8 years ago

      Awesome, very nice. I really appreciate this lens - very good information!

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      ArtSiren LM 8 years ago

      Excellent, informative lens! Thanks for putting this together Christene. I've been around for a few months now, and still learned something new here. 5*

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      Tammy Winand 8 years ago from McleodGanj HP India

      thanks for your efforts putting this together Christene...PayDay has been a real issue for me over the years I've been here and despite all my research I always seem angry and confused because my calculations are not correct.now...come teach me to use Excel

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      mrsquidoo 8 years ago

      Solid lens! This will be a great lens to refer to when this question comes up EVERY month on Squidu.

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      aquariann 8 years ago

      Very helpful lens! You answered many of my newbie payday questions. Thank you so much for sharing!! :D

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      Ezmerelda LM 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info, Christene. very helpful for a newbie like myself.

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      MatCauthon 8 years ago

      Am I correct in assuming that if a lensmaster has say...10 lenses all on the 1st tier and the current payout is say... 5USD for that tier... then that lensmaster gets 50USD - all the necessary deductions? Or is it still subject to other factors.

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      Portable_eBay: Yes, that's right. And if you've made sales through your money maker modules it would be even higher.

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      MatCauthon 8 years ago

      Thanks Christine. This lens has indeed bee nenlightening.

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      FootballCrazy LM 8 years ago

      A very neatly laid out and highly useful lens! A great lens for all those wishing to know about Payday and its specifics.

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      Thanks

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      Paul 8 years ago from Montreal

      Great info thanks, the payout history for the different tiers was interesting.

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      Squidoo-Pat 8 years ago

      You've presented this info in a very easy to understand way for us newbies-Excellent Job! 5 stars plus.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanks, answered my questions just fine

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      CubicleJoe 8 years ago

      Fantastic. This answers most of my questions that I posted on Squid U today. Thank you.

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      Marinadxb 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info.. but think I'm still a little unclear (there's always one!.) Where does the amount show up? How do I know if I've made any money and how much? Going by the tiers you mentioned, I should have made a few cents by now!

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      Hi MarinadxbYou started at the very end of August. Your first payday will be either in October or November. On payday you will see how much you earned at the very top of your dashboard in a big blue box. You won't be able to miss it.Also remember that the money you are given based on your lensrank is not listed in the $$$ column of your dashboard. That is only for sales.

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      Hi MarcoGYes, today's pay was for August earnings.There isn't a graph or calculation. The more lenses you have, sorting through your pay per lens you see a pattern on the lenses that have not made sales. It's easy to spot the three distinct tier $ amounts once you have a nice amount of lenses.

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      A RovingReporter 8 years ago

      Great five-star information. Just one question: Blue box says there is money for the period 8/1/2008 to 8/31/2008, but when I click on royalty payment for the month of August, it says sorry, you've no royalty payment for the month of August. Why the discrepancy?

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      Hi A_RovingReporterDid you reach Cash Payout Threshold and receive a PayPal deposit, or did your blue box say your earnings will be held in your Reserve Hopper? You will only be able to see stats once you reach the threshold amount you have set.

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      A RovingReporter 8 years ago

      Thanks for the fast reply Christene. My blue box says held in reserve hopper.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Great lens on payment info!

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      Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

      Christene, This is a very informative lens. Thank you so much for explaining the payout so clearly. ~Wendy

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      InternetRider 8 years ago

      Thanks for this I was wondering about this since I signed up... lol -Justin

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      I keep coming back here, thanks again.

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Great! I am breezing along not earning much. Just having fun. Thank you for the info. With your advice I think I will change my threshold.

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      Terrie Marcoe 8 years ago from Gardiner, New York and Joshua Tree, California

      Thanks for the info! I like the graphics, that started out with "1" and then "2." I was sure the next would be a 3, but it jumped right up to 15.... Hopefully that is what our earnings will do!

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Christene, I like this easy-to-digest explanation. I've added a reference link in from the Squid Money section of my Squidoo blog. Thanks for building this one. 8-] Lee

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you for this information.

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      PattB LM 8 years ago

      Thanks, Christene This is what I was looking for. 5 ***** and favorited this time!

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      TheMedievalNun 8 years ago

      This was so helpful! I was wondering when I might get money (I just started around the end of October) and wondered about how much money people made. I also wondered about the $$$ on my dashboard. I think this answered all of my money-related questions.

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      divashoefetish 8 years ago

      Great lens, answered all my questions about payment. I am glad I ran across this so I wouldn't ask the same questions in the forum.Thanks

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thank you, Christene. Very helpful information!

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      coolmals 8 years ago

      Thank you, this is the info i was searching and it helped me a lot.

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      CatCrazy 8 years ago

      It wasn't clear why rows show $0.00 for items people bought on Amazon etc... when does it actually show the dollar figure to expect to be paid out to you as a result of that sale?

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      [in reply to CatCrazy] Sales show up on your dashboard when the items have been shipped. Usually 2 days after they were ordered.

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      mtsandeep 8 years ago

      thanks, this helps me solve a lot of my questions regarding payment from squidoo. Now i can concentrate more on squidoo and earn some money.

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      DashRipRock LM 8 years ago

      Great lens, it cleared up several things I wasn't clear on.Thanks

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      Thanks for answering these questions! The tier one payout has been going up steadily!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great info. I didn't know about the paypal costs going off after - was wondering where they'd be (don't show up on paypal like with other paypal transactions).

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      That's certainly answered a lot of questions - thanks! Also the two voting sections were interesting. It's good to get everything in perspective as there does seem to be a lot of misinformation about.Thanks again (and also for your comments on my Forum thread - appreciated).Best wishes,Mike.

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      Steve-SEO-UK 8 years ago

      Got my first payment last month. Waiting in anticipation for this month. Thanks for the FAQ's.

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      vicaessee 8 years ago

      this answered all of my questions thanks a lot for putting this up!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      My thanks to you as well - you cleared up my confusion about how AdSense worked here!

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      Lloyd Pinto 8 years ago from Mumbai

      Excellent Christene. This makes it all so simple and clear! 5*

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      Ellen Brundige 8 years ago from California

      Heh, this is better organized than Squidconomy. Guess i may have to change some of the Featured Lens modules on my How to Squidoo lenses. :) There's an idea for your new blog, Christine: How to Be Very Succinct! Certain skilled lensmasters (*cough*) could use all the tips we could get on that topic!

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      Shloeb 8 years ago

      Great lens. really cleared my doubts about the adsense earnings

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      eclecticeducati1 8 years ago

      This is a really great lens!!! It really explains things. 5*

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      jolou 8 years ago

      Thanks for the information. You have made this very clear.

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      TakeShapeForLife 8 years ago

      Thanks! You are a goddess!!!cow

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      draik 8 years ago

      Thanks, you have clear up something in my mind. Now, I understand the payment better.

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      marcobrown 8 years ago

      Great explanation on the payout. Thank You

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      BW Duerr 8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Great info and clarification. 5* Fav. Thanks!

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      Sam 8 years ago from Australia

      Wonderful information and well presented! :)

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      oneskms 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info, clarifies a few questions I had

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      Nochipra 8 years ago

      Thank you so much for this info. I'm a newbie with only 2 lenses so far and I'm still trying to learn how things work around here. I appreciate it:)Nora

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      Very helpful 5* lens. Thank you for the info.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Squidoo blessing to you for this lens. Informative and very worthy of lensrolling several times over, and a featured place with me. - Thanks so much for putting this all together as a Squidoo help and resource lens. - Susie

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      You explained everything really well, but I do have a quesiton. It's about the Amazon payout. Do you know how much 50% is? In other words, what per cent does Squidoo get in Amazon commission? I read in one of the lenses (don't remember which one) that Squidoo gets a larger commission than an individual would, so that it is still as profitable to use their module as it would be if you are an affiliate with Amazon and use your own links. Do you know if that is correct? I'm an affiliate with Amazon, that is why I ask.

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      [in reply to partybuzz] It depends on how much YOU sell in a month and how much SQUIDOO as a whole sells in a month. There is a chart on Amazon's affiliate program page where you can see what % are earned based on the number of items sold. Amazon Performance Fee StructureRemember too that if you sell through a Squidoo module that boosts your lensrank, and you could earn more from tier payouts.

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      [in reply to Christene] Thanks so much for your answer and link. I knew it depended on how much I sold, but it was the commission amount I wondered about. Anyway, it does stand to reason that Squidoo would have more sales than I would as an individual, and for general products, that is a higher commission rate. I think it would be better to use the modules, especially if they boost my rank. They're easier, too! Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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      dotcomboy 8 years ago

      Do I have to pay PayPal receive fees or does Squidoo have MassPay?

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      [in reply to dotcomboy] No, we don't have to pay any fees.

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      Astrieanna 8 years ago

      Thanks for this information.As a newbie around here I really appreciate the clear explanation. =D

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      Teri Villars 8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thanks for the response to my forum question...however, you mentioned that the amount shows up in "payday stats"...where is that located and is it updated frequently so you can see how you are doing? Thanks. Terry

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      [in reply to tvyps] Payday happens once a month. That's when you see how much your lenses earned in all. It get posted at the top of your dashboard in the big blue box. If you reach your payout threshold you will then also get individual Royalty stats for each lens.

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Found this lens by accident and you have answered all my questions! Thanks!

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      Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      You really revamped this since I saw it last. Great job. Blessings. :)

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      Teddi14 LM 7 years ago

      Great job here! I am going to add this lens link to my Squidoo blog. 5*'s!!!

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      Teddi14 LM 7 years ago

      I am also lenrolling this to my lens about getting your lens noticed. :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very interesting lens that has explained everything I had been wondering about. Well done.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This will be extremely helpful to many lensmasters! It should be required reading for all newbies. 5*s and a fav

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      Bill 7 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      This is an awesome Lens with fantastic info!I have learned a lot from it, Thanks!

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      guacha 7 years ago

      Thaks for the info.But you said that for tier the average is (last month) 0,09$, and in the voting peple say 8%, that earn between 0,26 and 0,5 $ ¿How is this possible?Thaks again

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to guacha] If a lensmaster had a handful of lenses in the third tier that's what they would have made. Or, they'd have earned that if they started using Squidoo before this system was implemented. When I started there wasn't a Tier system at all.

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      simplegirl lm 7 years ago

      thanks for the information....as a new squid I was wondering how this worked.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for clarifying all this

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      The-Lens-Crafter 7 years ago

      Thanks for your knowledge

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      PizmoBeach LM 7 years ago

      Thanks for the simple explanation. I found it very useful.

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      GrumpyOldChef 7 years ago

      Thanks for this, all is explained.Except why I've been here with multiple lenses for nearly 2 years and am still waiting for a payout.That's not really true, I'm not waiting - I don't ever expect one.I've been waiting for Adsense for 5 years and have given up on that too. LOL

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to GrumpyOldChef] What is your Cash Payout Threshold set to? And is your PayPal email address correct? What messages have you gotten each payday?

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      KatherineKouture 7 years ago

      Great lens! Full of useful information, thanks for answering all my questions! I can't wait until I start getting paid!

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      cconiam 7 years ago

      Very well done...great to have all the info in one place!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Thanks for the info Christine! Well Explained! Thanks! :)

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      guacha 7 years ago

      And what about infolinks? This money is for us?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to guacha] Revenue from info links is put into a new lensmaster ad pool, separate from the Adsense and Glam ad pool. Lenses that have text link ads turned on will get a share.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      thanks a lot, your leanse is very useful for beginner like me.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Thanks! This lens is so helpful. Nice to have it written up in such a friendly fashion.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      I just discover the lens and found it interesting... this finally taught me everything I wanted to know about Squidoo payday! Thanks for this!

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      storge 7 years ago

      Hi Christene,I just created my first lens.Wonderful,detailed and useful info for many of us here.How come the actual payouts between the tiers e.g. in 2008 Dec payouts-$12,$1.94.$0.08 such a huge difference as compared in percentage e.g. 25%,17%,8%?Many thanks!

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      leahthemoose 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for all this useful advice!!! :)

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      Mihaela Vrban 7 years ago from Croatia

      As you sai in your info, every month same questions on SquidU... :) Great job on providing answers! Blessed by an Angel!

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      thewishpearl 7 years ago

      Great lens Christene answers a lot of questions I had. I have another question, though. What is the html code for the link "Share this poll" I'm referring to the poll asking how much we earned on our first payday. Thanks! Carol

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to thewishpearl] I'm sorry I'm not sure what you are asking. Do you want to share the poll? Mouse over the share button and choose which location you'd like to post it from the choices that appear. Or, are you asking how the button got there? I didn't type any html, Squidoo puts it there automatically.

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      DeboraR 7 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens! Lots of answers found here.

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      thewishpearl 7 years ago

      [in reply to Christene] Thanks Christene, you actually did answer my question when you said Squidoo puts it there automatically. I noticed that as well

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Very helpful and informative. Thank you!

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      Cigale 7 years ago

      Helpful. Thanks. A question - do we need to open a PayPal account straight away or does Squidoo notify us it's time because a payment is ready to be made?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to Cigale] I'd go ahead and get a PayPal account now to avoid any confusion and make sure your Squidoo account has the correct info under Payment Settings.

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      daviddavid200 7 years ago

      Great work! Answered lots of questions!

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      EternalGlow 7 years ago

      Fantastic Lens! It really cleared all the questions I had about the squidoo payouts!

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      stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the info. I like how you take and answer everybodys questions. Very helpful.

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      rubyandmahoney 7 years ago

      Thanks for providing such helpful information and for keeping it current!

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for the answers.I think I finally understand about the "tiers".Poutine

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      NC Shepherd 7 years ago

      Thanks. This helps.

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      lakern26 lm 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for the thorough explanation!

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      schraderj23 7 years ago

      by far the best explanation I have seen. thx

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Very useful information

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I just seen that you posted a link to here in SquidU to help someone understand the tiers. Thought I'd review it again to refresh my memory. You sure have done a great job of explaining and keeping current on this lens, and that's very good of you to do. Helpful Lens!Best wishes and a blessing,Susie

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Great explanation of payouts. I did not know about the new info links pay.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Is infolink pay in addition to the other payout?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to Jewelsofawe] It is :)So, for example, November payout for September...Tier 1 with infolinks turned on (and no sales) received $15.97.

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      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      One of my tier 2 lenses was paid $5.06 for the November payout. There were no Amazon/ebay royalties, hence I am confused. Am I being compensated for any previous periods? Not that I am complaining ...lol

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      [in reply to Laddoo] That's right. It got the Tier 2 $2.12 plus the $2.94 in the top infolink tier. Some lenses are opted out of infolinks so other lenses move up the list. :)

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      WANDERINGWONDER1 7 years ago

      how do i change my settings to money maker? i chose easiest at first... now i wanna change it...

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @WANDERINGWONDER1: That is Step 2 in the lens builder. It just determines which modules Squidoo gives you to start with. Any lens can be a 'money maker'...just add Amazon modules. There's also eBay and CafePress modules.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Thank you for this helpful lens, appreciate your taking time to put this together for us ~claudia

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      now I understand why I made $17 but all my lenses said 0.00 what I don't know is why the earnings on a lens would be .18 cents? LOL now how do they come up with THAT amount.How do you make money with affilitates?

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      SuperZoe LM 7 years ago

      This is a great lens and really helpful. I was searching all over the place for a lens about the tier payments. Just what I was looking for!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Stopping by to grab the link to this lens to answer a forum post. Very helpful, thank you!

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Back again. :D Making my first tracking tool and checking the tier info. Thanks again I'm sure I'll be back.

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      seosolutions 7 years ago

      I have created 2 lensed, Will see what these get to see if it motivates me more lol.

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      wilddove6 7 years ago

      Very helpful, thank you!

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      @Ramkitten2000: I just did the same thing. This lens is great for that.

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      Herb-G 7 years ago

      I just completed and published my first lens. Wow! I wish I had investigated this program before. I have been so busy being busy and have neglected researching this sooner. Lots of fun. And thanks for this explanation. Will continue to my second lens.

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      blessedmomto7 7 years ago

      This was very informative, thanks! I've got 4 lenses and I'm becoming addicted!

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      wyrm11268 7 years ago

      Thanks Christine - now I understand the payment system a little better :-) Always nice to see the blue payday screen. Love Squidoo!

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      hallow 7 years ago

      Very detailed statistics on how to get paid on Squidoo. Really, all this time I have been thinking Squidoo pays lensmasters based on the ad clicks. Thanks for sharing this information. 5** By Portable Propane Heaters

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Christene. Good information. I was aware of most of this from here and there, but good to have it all in one place for review. Will you be adding a section to this lens reviewing the new Skimlinks program in the future? And I just had my very first-ever Amazon order from one of my lenses, and would find it helpful to have a review of payment for affiliates here too if you think it's appropriate, unless you, or someone, already has another lens about that. Thanks, and have a wonderful holiday.

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Well I finally got around to inquiring about tiers etc. (!) Thanks much, Christene. Why do you recommend setting payout at $1.?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @LoKackl: If you set your threshold high and don't reach it you won't have royalty stats for that month.

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I am thinking of closing a lens. Will I get paid for the last 2 months .. or will I lose that?I hope you will let me know.Thanks,Laraine

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Do not delete a lens with any money pending! If you close or transfer a lens you will not get paid for the previous months. Wait until your $ says 0.00 AND your lensrank has dropped past the 85,000 cutoff for tier payouts for two months...then you can delete it.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 7 years ago

      Love the Infolinks payments but couldn't figure out why a second tier lens was getting a combined 2nd tier AdPool revenue of $2.13 and an Infolinks 1st tier revenue of $3.22. I was wondering if the tiers were different. Thanks for explaining that because some people are opting out of Infolinks, it means some second tier lenses end up getting a greater share of Infolinks revenue. Coool. But maybe I want to keep that on the quiet to keep a larger share of the pie.

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      semas 7 years ago

      Very useful information.Just received my first pay from squidoo .I would love to work more on my lenses to increase the amount next payday!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for braking this down. Very useful information.

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      chardey 7 years ago

      I sign-up for Squidoo December 2009. I think I will receive my first payout on March 2010. Thanks for this lens I found it very informational.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      Nice lens and great poll - now I know how I'm doing!

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      FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

      Oh wow, why have I never seen this before? D: Extremely helpful lens - lensrolling to my Skinlinks and Transfer a lens lenses as it relates :D(Also, saw recently in the forums that Paypal deducts 2% up to a max of dollar, to it may be more worth getting paid in larger lumps. Although the difference is minuscule...)

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Congrats on the purple star! Blessed by an angel!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations on your purple star for this great lens.

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      callinsky lm 7 years ago

      Very cool. I have to admit I just came to write. When I realized it was possible to actually make a little something I thought I might outta look into it a little more. I had no idea it worked like this. Thank you very much for sharing this. Congrats on your success. Yippee!!

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      klaird 7 years ago

      Very good info on how we're paid!!! Thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I just saw your post in SquidU about pay-outs, so thought I'd stop by again.Glad that you keep this information updated, thank you so much.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I appreciate this information. I didn't have any clue how and if i would ever get paid.Thanks.

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      emmaklarkins 7 years ago

      Great lens! I finally found the tier information that I was looking for, thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      very good information and I like the fact all of it is in one location. Not having to search all over the place to get this is a definite time saver. thanks

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      Thanks for providing this information on Squidoo payday! Blessed!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I guess the question I have about being in the top tier. Can it be anytime during the month, or does the lens have to be in the top 2,000 on the last day of the month? If it reaches the top tier but then drops back, is it paid out at the lower level?

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I asked my question too quickly. Below the comments, I saw your link to the payday info and found the answer. Thanks.

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      cellmerah 7 years ago

      why my squidoo stop reporting my earning ? latest report about my earning it's in january 2010 payout, and there's no report about february or march payout,..it just stop,..???Could you help me ?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @cellmerah: We were just paid for January 2010 this month (on March 9th). February's earnings will be paid out in a few weeks (on or before April 15th).

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      cellmerah 7 years ago

      @Christene-S: Thank's Christene for the Information, but why Squidoo stop reporting my earning at february ? is it because squidoo not paid me yet ? and when squidoo paid me in april 15th then they will start to report my earning in februari and marh ?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @cellmerah: They haven't stopped reporting your earnings. The day you get paid those stats show up. In April we will be paid for February, so those are the stats you will see. It's always two months behind.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      Basically, if I understand this tier system correctly, the amounts stated for January, 2010 payouts are actually amounts paid for stats up to the end of November, 2009.As for lensrank averages per lens, I try not to create lenses during the last few days of the month but how long do they need to be active before they will count? For example, if I published a lens on the 25th of the month and it went to the second tier within a couple of days, would I still get the second tier payment (if it stayed there) or does it need to be an active lens for a longer period of time?

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      It seems I've been looking for weeks for a lens such as this... thanks so much!

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @AuthorNormaBudden: Yes, in January we were paid for November.If you publish a lens near the end of the month it could reach a Tier payout, but it's not easy. The low rank of those first few days in factored in. I *think* they use the average rank for the number of days it was active (instead of 28/30/31 days), but I'm not certain.

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      investor77 7 years ago

      have Squidoo paid for February?

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      @Christene-S: Makes sense...

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @investor77: No. It will happen any time between today (Tuesday) and Thursday.

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks once again, Christene, for this amazing resource. I'm sending my I Squidoo, Do You? blog readers here to find answers to their questions about Squidoo payday. I really appreciate your keeping this page up-to-date and on such a timely basis!

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks Susan :)

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      investor77 7 years ago

      @Christene-S: thanks!

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      blessedmomto7 7 years ago

      My January Royalties section on my www.squidoo.com/blessedmombygrace lens shows royalties of $18.45 from EBAY yet I never rec'd that money at all. My total Jan payout was like $6.00. Will I ever receive the EBAY money?

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      This lens has been blessed!

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      Love this lense...Very good explanation. Give us more lenses like this....

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      investor77 7 years ago

      Has anyone been paid for February?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @investor77: Yes, we were paid on April 13th. Your account says you started in March. Your first payday will be in May or June.

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      investor77 7 years ago

      @Christene-S: thanks!

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      Qualitee 7 years ago

      Ah, thank you for this lens. I am now starting to understand how it all works.

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      DaShoeMan 7 years ago

      Where will i see how much i make through adsense?

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @DaShoeMan: Squidoo breaks things down by category in our Earnings stats. Ad Pool includes the AdSense payout.

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      amnaw 7 years ago

      What is the money you earn based on? Like if someone clicks on the ad or actually buys the thing? thanks :)

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @amnaw: You earn money directly when someone buys an item after clicking through your lens. You also earn a portion of Ad revenue generated by the entire Squidoo community. It's all explained above. :)

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      Thank you :) This lens has answered a lot of my questions about Squidoo's paydays

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I've lensrolled this to Squidoo Payday - My Earnings Record and put it as a featured lens on that lens. Having so much fun with Squidoo, and not just on payday.

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      SandraRoseDesigns 6 years ago

      Excellent information! Thanks for collecting it for us. I definitely have this page bookmarked for regular referral to it! The next question, is how do you get a lens ranking higher? What are the criteria? What makes a good lens? Thanks;)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Thanks. I will favorite this and keep it handy, since I'm very forgetful. Cant' answer th epoll because I never thought to keep track of my first month's earnings. I go by payout, which I have set for $10.00 because I wasn't sure if PayPal would take a transaction free from me. On my business account they charge a quarter for every deposit. I did open a personal account for Squidoo and Zazzle, since I didn't expect I'd be making the max allowed for personal accounts.

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      charity7 6 years ago

      HI Great Lens. I liked the way you explained the facts. My questions is: If you have more than one lens, does the payout increase? Say you have 3 lenses in Tier 1 and the Adsense Pool is $10, would you get $30 for the month?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @charity7: Oh yes, this is per lens. Each lens is paid based on it's own average lensrank for the month.

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      Jaydoo 6 years ago

      You mentioned that you also receive payouts for affiliate programs. I am interested in reading more on how to set up my lens with affiliate programs in the future. Have you written anything on this or know of a good lens? I would be very interested and I am still learning my way around the site. Thanks and great information - I have added to my favorite.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @Jaydoo: I don't have a lens on affiliate programs, but now that you mention it I might use that for my next blog post. You don't have to do anything special with your lens, just cut & paste the affiliate codes into a module. You will need to learn a little HTML so you can get it to look how you want it.

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      NickOng 6 years ago

      hey great lens ! really answered a lot of my questions!

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      WeirdStuff 6 years ago

      the best lens about squideconomy so far!

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      Contrice LM 6 years ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH...you really answered several of my questions. I'm new at making lenses. I've heard and read so many stories about people making money with Squidoo and was wondering when my payday was going to happen. Thanks...I'm going to be a bit more patient with my own payday.

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      nukemdomis lm 6 years ago

      Great information. Excellent job laying it all out the way you did. I wish more lenses were this informative.

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      Ellen Brundige 6 years ago from California

      @SandraRoseDesigns: Squidoo keeps the complete ranking algorithm a secret so people can't game the system, but we do know that traffic, clickouts (people clicking on links), commissions through Squidoo affiliate modules like Amazon, ratings (likes), and Angel blessings (visits by special Squidoo community members who volunteer to help support quality lenses) all lead to temporary bumps in lensrank that wear off over time."What makes a good lens" and how to acquire clicks, traffic, etc is a vast subject. Try clicking the Answer Deck logo at the top of this page, or the SquidU links and browse the Tricks of the Trade forum. Tons of Squidoo lensmasters share their tricks and techniques for making good lenses. :)

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Many thanks for this informative lens I'm bookmarking it,.

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      dantownehall lm 6 years ago

      Thanks, that answered all the questions I had with actual data! (And without me having to dig through the forums, too!)Great lens, favorited!

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      TwitterLover 6 years ago

      Thanks that was very helpful!

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      charity7 6 years ago

      I'm back visiting again. Was wondering if our Topic Lens rRnk which is usually a lot lower than our overall rank is taken into consideration? All of my topic lens ranks are below 2000, but my overall ranks are above 2000, so you're saying that our tiers are based on our overall rank. This doesn't seem fair

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      bsblmike2 6 years ago

      this is greaaaaattttt!!! thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for making this lens, it really helped me to understand the whole payout system, in plan english, unlike many of the other lenses.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      This is so clear, Christine! Payday at Squidoo is confusing for newbies. Thank you. I just referred some new folks to this super explanation. :)

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      Yume Tenshi 6 years ago

      Thank you for the FAQ! :) Now I too understand the Squidoo Payday. :)

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      Wow! Thanks a lot!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the real good information on the Payouts. Do the tiers get revised for the threshold as the number of lenses grow? For example, the cutoff for Tire 1 instead of being 2000 might become 3000 or more.

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Great lens Christine. Very helpuful. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! Very helpuful.

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      bobo05 lm 6 years ago

      Good info, didn't know that you can earn money with squidoo

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      WeirdStuff 6 years ago

      Thanks for the payout charts!

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      NarrowPathPubli 6 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I appreciate you breaking down how it all works.

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Thanks so much for the clear explanation of payday at Squidoo. *Blessed*

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      Sadheeskumar 6 years ago

      This is a very useful lens for new lensmasters. Almost everything is explained here about the payout. Good word.

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      Do-It-Yourselfer 6 years ago

      this lens was helpful thank you

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      indigomoth 6 years ago from New Zealand

      I have you bookmarked! Thanks very much.

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      HMQ 6 years ago

      Thanks for putting all this info in one place.

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      Blueyes01 6 years ago

      Thank You for this lens! It helps newbies like me to make sense of things that could be extremely confusing!

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Thanks, it is quite a mini-guide your lens. I have trouble with the clumn for AdSense. I have no AdSense account so.....it is still a big question there...

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for taking the time to explain payday so well.

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      Parleo 6 years ago

      Thanks for the clear explanation.

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      lwilkes 6 years ago

      Very helpful to a new lensmaster. Thanks.

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      Heidi Reina 6 years ago from USA

      great info on how lenses earn money. I learned a few things even though I've been here a while.

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      chrissuard lm 6 years ago

      Thanks, very helpful. Stopped me from asking questions on the forum. ;)

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the information. Now I know exactly what I needed to know.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      This is great information. I like how you have put actual earnings on here too so we can check those out.

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      iamjaqui29 6 years ago

      great! helped a lot. thanks!

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      This is the most detailed and helpful information I've seen so far about ad payouts. Thanks so much for sharing this info!

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      Genesis Davies 6 years ago from Guatemala

      Very useful lens! I'm going to feature it on my SquidooWorks.com blog.

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      ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

      are you paid per day or per month for the lens to be in any tier? for example if my lens was in tier one for a week then droped to tier 2 will i be paid for tier 1 for the first week or i will be paid for tier 2?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @ZablonMukuba: It's based on the average lensrank for the month.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thoughtful lens. We appreciate it.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Hi Christene - Just wanted to let you know that I featured this great payday lens on my new Squidoo Earnings and Lensmaster Survey.

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      This answered a lot of my questions. Thank you for taking the time to put this info together!

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      Nesli 6 years ago

      Thank you thank you...I should have read along time ago...

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      NicoleJoy 6 years ago

      Thank you! This was really insightful.

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      PiLemma 6 years ago

      must read for a newbee

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      taliasmith23 6 years ago

      thanks this helped me understand squiddo more! great info :)

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      This was very helpful, thanks!

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      Do you know why, even with the addition of so many more lenses, the big money still goes only to the top 2000 lenses? Are there any plans to tweak the tiers, ever? Thanks - good info.

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      modz 6 years ago

      This fantastic lens! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      LemonTreeDesigns 6 years ago

      Finally...a helpful lens about getting paid on Squidoo!

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Thanks for the useful info.

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      Glenn McCarthy 6 years ago

      The money is nice, but nice comments mean a lot as well. So here is my nice comment to you Great Lens , really useful

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Congratulations for LOTD for your great Q&A about Squidoo payday!

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      carny 6 years ago

      Congratulations on the LotD :)

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Congratulations for your LOTD.You deserve it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on getting such a well deserved Lens of the Day Christene - I have no doubt that GreekGeek chose this lens, not only because it is so helpful but because YOU are always willing to help people on SquidU.

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      Louis Wery 6 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Very helpful! Congratulations on LOTD!!!

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      Rob Hemphill 6 years ago from Ireland

      Very helpful information, well collated!

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Congratulations on achieving lens of the Day with this very informative and helpful lens!

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      Thank you. Very informative. Now, I have a quick question. I have referred few friends to squidoo recently and when will I see credit for those referrals?Thank you!

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      Matie 6 years ago

      It's always great to have all these things cleared out! :-) Thanks! I often dream of when my Squidoo payout reaches $500 or $600, that'd be awesome!

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      deisai1 6 years ago

      Very informative lens.

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      shush lm 6 years ago

      @JJNW: I agree, they should update the tiers. I also think there should be more tiers. I don't believe that the quality of a lens ranked #2001 is equal to the quality of a lens with a rank of #99,999

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on LOTD! Thanks for sharing your info on all the different payment types. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween! :)

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      Bluewren08 6 years ago

      Thank you for a very informative lens. I had no idea about the earning potential of Squidoo, so this has been very helpful.

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      jenms lm 6 years ago

      Great informational lens and worthy of LOTD - congrats on LOTD! P.S. the minimum threshold for payout is $5 now - I know as I had under $5 a couple months ago after the whole payout problem where they had overpaid people and had to withhold the overpaid balance the following month, so my remaining $4.50 or so that was left was carried over to the next payout.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think there is a need to revise the threshold for each tiers because so many lenses are getting added every day.Congrats for the LOTD and thanks for compiling the statistics for all these years.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on lotd! Awesome!

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      Thanks for the helpful information. I never really looked into the payment structure before. I was just always happy to receive the payments.

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Thank you, I learned a lot and will start keeping my own records to make sure I understand the dynamics of the system. Of course, I still Squidoo mostly for my own enjoyment, but it's fun to see if I can make a little money as well.

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      Biomechanoid 6 years ago

      Thank you, that lens explains a lot! Perhaps one day I will be able to reach that one dollar payout too.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @jenms lm: It still shows $1 as an option.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @Mix Mafra: If they are in your Referral list, you earn $5 once they reach their first $15.

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      Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas

      This is a great, easy to read explanation. Congrats on LOTD. It's well deserved!Perhaps you could share your spreadsheet template for us to download and use? Yours sounds much better than mine.

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Good lens and a good idea, explaining the Squidoo payments that we receive. A penny is better a kick in the you know what's, right? Squidoo is Great no matter how little or how much we receive, see you around the galaxy...

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      Congrats on LOTD :) Thank you for explaining this tier thing, I've never really understood it before now.

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      robert2704 lm 6 years ago

      Great explanation and congrats on LOTD. Here's a question for you though you may condisder adding. What is the difference from LENSRANK and OVERALL LENSRANK. I worked my butt off to push a lens to under 2k lensrank and got excited I'd made a Tier 1 lens. If it's overall though I just dropped to TIER 3. ti an 11k overall HUH! I'll see if I get paid cents or dollars I suppose.LOL! Thanks

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @robert2704 lm: Tiers are based on a lens' Overall Lensrank. The rank you see on your dashboard. It doesn't matter where they fall within a category.

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      Excellent info, wish I could have found this earlier :) Congrats on LOTD

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      AHERMITT LM 6 years ago

      Just changed my payout to $1.00. Plus this lense just cleared up a lot for me. Thanks.

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      TopMovieSoundtr 6 years ago

      When I first started Squidoo I counted on Loyalis' lens so it's great to see your lens with current info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is the second critical missing piece of so many other social ventures I seen this decade. Great work.

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      Barbara Casey 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      Thanks for this information, especially the tier thing. Makes me want to work harder to improve my lens rankings.

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      Fran Tollett 6 years ago

      Lots of good answers about squidoo paydays. Now I have an idea of what of I'm doing to get to my payout. I also wasn't aware of the one dollar payout. I am so excited! Thanks for the great info.

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Congrats on your LoTD!

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD! I remember reading this a long time ago and it was extremely helpful - still is.

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      mosaic lm 6 years ago

      I love the graphics. You make everything very clear! Thanks!

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      David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Thank you for putting this lens together... It clarifies some of the mystery! :-)

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      juliasenesac 6 years ago

      Good article! I am new to Squidoo and now am clear on money. I had no idea it could be so profitable-cool. Thanks.

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      @Christene-S: Thank you! I am very gald to know that, as I did not know when I would receive the credit. Sounds great and I will make sure to send many referrals in the future as many of my creative friends have not idea that Squiddo exists! I just joined in and I am becoming an addict!

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      This was wonderful and very helpful. thank you

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      stacy mcdaniel 6 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of day:-)

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      WhitePineLane 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! This lens really got me thinking and looking back through my payment history. It was fun and interesting to see how far I've come! Great lens!

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      Gail47 6 years ago

      Great information! It's always helpful to know how best to utilize the tools provided on a site. Also, received new information about what monetization efforts are best. Thanks!

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      I wouldn't have a clue how to create a spreadsheet to track 135 lenses? This is way too complicated, but thank you for trying to explain it.

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      JollyvilleChick 6 years ago

      LOTD - fantastic. I use the "Lens Labels" in the dashboard to sort my lens by tier. Even though they flucuate and move in and out of tiers, it still helps me see where they stand.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Lots of great info about Squidoo payday...cleared up somethings I was not understanding even after being on here for 3+ years ;) Congrats on LOTD.

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      CynzdaReveur 6 years ago

      Wow..such an informative and helpful lens for a newbie like me. Thanks for making this lens. Best of luck with you..;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nice job :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nice job :)

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Really clear- thanks! Congratulations on LOTD too.

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      nimai_pandit 6 years ago

      I found this helpful because I did not know about tiers. It seems like if I am in a certain tier then it is possible to earn $ even if no one visits my site? Because I would be added in some kind of a mean score? Also, I am not really clear about the ads and if visitors buy something when they click on an ebay or amazon link. I have a feeling that some more advanced features are "unlocked" as we get new points. I am a novice so I only have 1,152 points now! I don't know what that means, but hey....

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      BuildingBlockToys 6 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of day!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Just stopping back by to congratulate you on getting LOTD for this helpful lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info. This has helped clear up some confusion.

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      Jeremy 6 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Congratulations on earning LOTD! Could you be convinced to share a template of the spreadsheet you use to keep track of your earnings? Just the setup of it of course, not your actual figures.

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      DebMartin 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the info. You've made sense of a lot a couldn't figure out. Congratulations

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      sewjr24 6 years ago

      Very informative lens. Congrats on LOTD. Well deserved!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. This is a lens that I have referred people to for answers to questions. Nice to stop back to see the updates myself once in a while. Thank you for keeping this up to date Christene, it a good resource for Squidoo pay-day questions.

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      Thanks, lots of useful information there!

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      Judy Goldsberry 6 years ago

      Very useful, I had no idea how the system works, thank you for writing this.

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      Lost in Mirkwood 6 years ago

      That's really useful, thanks. I wasn't sure if I'd ever earn anything writing lenses but now I am inspired to write more! (I only started last week!)

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Great lens to demystify my earnings which would fluctuate from $24 to $2.17. When I was earning @24/month for 2 months, I never wrote new lenses. When I started to publish more lenses, the money dropped big time. My last earning was $2.17. Thanks for sharing this. Something we have all been waiting for and explained very well.

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      Very very helpful, thank you so much for taking your time to write about this.

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I've been wondering about the Ebay module? Is it a good money maker? Do people have to buy things from it to make money? Will we know if someone buys from it? Thanks in advance for answers! This was a great, easy lens to read!!

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      sweetjasmine 6 years ago

      This is an wonderful article for newbies like me. I am very much new to squidoo and I don't even have any idea of improving myself. After this article i got some good info. Thanks a lot for this post

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Congratulations on being Lotd. This will be great for those just starting out.

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      Airinka 6 years ago

      This lens is very informative! Actually, it is great.

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      DataLaura 6 years ago

      Lots of good information about the payout system here. There were a lot of tips that I didn't know. Thanks!

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      Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas

      @Christene-S: Yepperz. I have mine set to $1.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for all the great information! This is fantastic!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      All questions cleared. Thanks for sharing this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Lens of the Day Christine! - Kathy

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the info.

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      lankanwriter 6 years ago

      Thank you for this very informative lens, even though I have joined Squidoo around two years ago only very recently did I learn about the tier system. So I think this will be very useful for new lensmasters.

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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      Congrats on a well deserved LOTD. This is a great source of information.

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      jtgoodgame 6 years ago

      i don't like to set my threshold at $1. it's too much of a hassle for bookkeeping

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      thepartyanimal2 6 years ago

      Great Lens !!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks. That was very helpful.

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      Cashstar 6 years ago

      I am new here . So, I did not earn anything till now. Hope I will earn in near future.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      good clarification for the FAQ about payment procedure here in squidoo

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thank you for all the information. Congratulations on LOTD! =D

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      HtCares 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the information. So far, I only have 3 lens done but hope to do many more. This lens will help me figure out my earnings. Thanks again.

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      Very helpful, thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. Really helpful lens for newbies :)

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

      Very helpful lens - thank you so much, Christene!! :-)

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      An interesting and helpful lens. It's amazing to see how far Squidoo has come by seeing those improving tier payouts!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks! I learned a lot with your easy to follow lens.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Giid educational lens on this subject. Congrats on LOTD and I am featuring this on Squidoo LOTD Lenses and also on The Beating Heart of Squidoo.

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      LouieWrites 6 years ago

      Wow, nice breakdown you have here. It gives newbies like me a look at the earning potentials here.

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      VincentEllis 6 years ago

      At last! Somewhere the legendary "formula" of lensrank payments can be found... May I ask were you got this information from? Also, if I have a number of WIP lens', will that influence my earnings in any way? Thanks for this, it really helps visualise the breakeven point!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you, this lens is very helpful

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @VincentEllis: All of the number are from my own payout stats. Each lens earns money individually, so a WIP has no bearing on how much your published/featured lenses will earn.

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      VincentEllis 6 years ago

      @Christene-S: Awesome! Thanks for info sharing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      good info

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      lots of good, honest info; answered a lot of questions for me

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      ICanCook 6 years ago

      Wow. I finally found this. Thanks for the explanation. Chi Ching!

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      mom-247 6 years ago

      Thanks, I keep returning to this lens... Being new to squidoo I haven't actually had a single payout yet, but I'm working on it!

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      cherielady lm 6 years ago

      thankyou for brief explanation. very helpful :)

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      southcarolinaweb 6 years ago

      I did not know about the tier system before, now I do!

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      george185 lm 6 years ago

      I wonder if Squidoo is thinking of changing the tiers structure for payouts. There are many more people writing for the site now and getting quality traffic. Just curious.

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      tpnetcom 6 years ago

      these Lens have Ranked #27 in Squidoo Tips, #2,898 overall, that's mean Tiers 1 or 2?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @tpnetcom: You look at the overall number. And, it's not the lensrank on any one day, but the average throughout the whole month.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just received a 57 cent payment showing on the Dashboard for a lens that I didn't make a sale on, and 53 cent payment for a lens I had 3 sales on totalling $79.00. Its all really confusing, but at least I am starting to make money!

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      acopson 6 years ago

      Great lense, i always get a dollar or two each month lol, better than nothing, so i am grateful

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      JJGJJG 6 years ago

      thanks, for your clear explanation and detailed numbers and data to give us new folks a better idea how things work and have grown.

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      Tr0y 6 years ago

      God bless you for putting this lens up. Great job!

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      mskaylay 6 years ago

      Nice lens, very helpful.

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      CaliforniaGrown 6 years ago

      Wow, thank you for this great lens. You answered all the questions I have at this time :)

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      wadestar 6 years ago

      very nice lens very informative, sincere thanks

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      I joined Squidoo in 2008 and created a lense back then. I returned in Oct this year, deleted that lense and have created about 25 new ones. I have made 8 sales so far from Amazon and one of the Lenses is in Tier 1. 2 or 3 are in Tier 2.Would I receive the money in December or January 2011?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @Jhangora LM: If you built a lens in October and made a sale that same month you will get paid for the sale in December. You won't earn ad (Tier) revenue for that month though. You'll get a tier payment in January based on the lens' average lensrank in November.

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      RanjeetaP 6 years ago

      Nice tips for newcomers like me. Thanks.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Returned to bless your lens. Good job!

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      Barbara Casey 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      Gotta work harder to get more lenses into Tier 1!

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      MikeEssex 6 years ago

      Thanks for the help. No $ for me, but having fun all the same.

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      JackieM293 6 years ago

      Very excited to have just learnt that on 15th Jan 2011, three months after my first lens was published I can expect a payout....Yipeee and thank you!

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago

      I believe this is the best Squidoo lens regarding payouts! Thumbs up for you...;)

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      Tilly4Family 6 years ago

      Thanks! So, how do you add other affiliate programs that you are part of to your lens created on Squidoo? I am SO new at this, just tried to publish my first page today....about our dog...but, it is still showing up on WIP--how do I change that? I am having issues finding where to ask questions as well. Guess that may be b/c I have almost no idea how to use a forum... :-) thanks for posting this information, it is GREAT!

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      refrige23 6 years ago

      thank you for this great lens.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the good tips.

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      leathersleepersofa 6 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. I'm new to Squidoo and this sinfo is very helpful

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      dndcomputerserv 6 years ago

      i am still kind of new to the whole squidoo thing but i am getting my way around ...i made a sale (small ) (unrelated to my lens) lol.. just 3 WEEKS after creating my house lens (the Dr. House M . D . series lens , as of currently i have a house , dora , and a xbox 360 , ps3 , nintendo wii hottest games 2010-2011 ..stop by and check them out if you get a chance and as always the best of luck to your continued success .

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      DIY-Solar-Electricity 6 years ago

      Thanks for all this info. Great!

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      tdpierceall2002 6 years ago

      This is the first I even heard about the tier system. Looks like I need to do more investigating. Thanks!!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for the information. I am trying to figure out if I will get my very first payday in January or February? My first lens was published in the beginning of November, made a small sale on Amazon at the very end of November, I think it didn't show up until December. So, I am waiting patiently. :)

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      indosquid 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Very useful for newbie like me.. :D

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      This info is hard to find so that's for putting all together. Angel blessed because you have answered all my questions. Thanks

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Thanks for all your good information about payouts. It's good to know how much I'll make.

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      Koopper 6 years ago

      Thank you for the info Christene. I have just started and it's interesting to understand how Squiddo works. Clearly written lens.

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      spider-girl 6 years ago

      Awesome desciption!

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      nosajreef lm 6 years ago

      thank you nice lens

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      RocklawnArts 6 years ago

      Very helpful, thanks!

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Thanks for putting all of this in perspective.

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      AirplaneQuote 6 years ago

      Thank you for explaining. I had no Idea how Pay Day worked. now that I am more informed I will be spending more time trying to get my lenses higher ranked.

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      PlannerPat 6 years ago

      Extremely helpful lens. Thanks!

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      geekguy lm 6 years ago

      I'm just starting out with Squidoo. Bit miffed that I have to wait two months to get my money as I've had some good sales this Christmas time. Still, it's an incentive to work harder.

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      fbaum818 6 years ago

      I've just started, but I'm already looking forward to my first payday. Thank you for keeping this lens up to date!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for this lens. I am adding it to my favs and will return to re-read and continue to learn!

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      doubleside lm 6 years ago

      Thank you for the lens. It's very useful for a beginner squid like me.

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      Helpful and encouraging. Thanks. Blessing it. Maybe I can help you keep your rank up there as much as you've helped me with my angle on all this squdooing!

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      thanks for sharing this. very helpful!

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      BrandonJames926 6 years ago

      The breakdown of payments for each month is great! Allows me to see a general idea of what I could expect to earn on each lens. How did you get that information?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @BrandonJames926: From my own payout stats. :)

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      Eighteen18 6 years ago

      Another great well written Lens. Fab

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      Great lens and answers to all my questions.

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      COOL LENS BUT IT ISN'T AS EASY TO MAKE GOOD MONEY ON SQUIDOO IT TAKES A LOT OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION (NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME) bUT WHAT SQUIDOO LEARN IS INVALUABLE!

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      Danfree LM 6 years ago

      My stats - earnings has been stuck at October. How can I get this fixed?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @Danfree LM: That's right. Our last payouts were for October (paid in December). We should be getting our November within the next week.

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      mini cheong 6 years ago

      wow thanks, this answers all my questions on payday, now I can focus more on lens making :D

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      DIY-Solar-Electricity 6 years ago

      Thanks. I got all the answers of my questions regarding payday. Thanks again. Great!

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      tpnetcom 6 years ago

      I don't have payment this day? why?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @tpnetcom: We were paid for the month of November. Any lenses you published in November aren't eligible for tier payments for that month. If you made a sale you would have seen it on your dashboard. You'll see your first 'blue box' next month.

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      tpnetcom 6 years ago

      @Christene-S: I think, at November I have 15 lens for tiers 3..Huufft.. so, I must wait payment at the next month..But, thanks for your answer Cristene..

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for this informative lens! cheers

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      Returned to Bless this lens and feature it on My Time as a Squid Angel :)

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      sugunalinus 6 years ago

      Really very informative. It was like a dark room now this lens gives light to the payout questions. Thankyou for sharing.

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      thanks for explaining about payments and payday. I have been here seriously for a couple of months and was beginning to wonder about these things. Very informative lens

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Hi Christine. Brand new to Squidoo, so this is quite informative, thank you.

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      Arquinn 6 years ago

      Nice! Nice! Nice! :DVery well written and quite informative!

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      Great information to know. I always see people posting info about payday and issues/questions on SquidU.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for the info!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks! This was very helpful and encouraging, too!

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      Paul 6 years ago from Montreal

      Thanks for keeping track of the pay tiers for us, great reference :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      Thanks for pulling all this information together in such a nice, concise, comprehensible way.

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      SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

      Excellent lens, I've been wondering about a lot of these things and you've answered so much in a clear, concise way that's easy to understand, which is especially nice for newbies like me - thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the detailed info -- very helpful.

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      RGebbiePhoto 6 years ago

      Thanks for the information it was very helpful.

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      zupi 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      The "$$$$" drives me nuts! and I can never understand it! you are noitifed someone bought something, but then it does not show up in the pending? but clearly on the stat page you have indeed sold items? confused.com....lol thanks for the info - actually answered a few of my questions and thanks for letting me rant! Great information and I like sending people to it because it is so easy to understand.

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      magicgeniewishl 6 years ago

      Wow, my intention was not really to make money on squidoo, so I don't have many ads on my lenses. I had no idea about the tiers and LR payouts. I have been between T2 and T3 for some of my lenses since I joined last year. Might have to switch to pay out for a bit, it would be nice to make a little money for a while. Thanks for the info!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info.

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      FlynntheCat1 6 years ago

      Oh! You might want to update the 'first payout' bit, as it's 3 months, not 2 now :D

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info, it helped a lot, just one question as i am not sure i understood correctly, even if people aren not buying or clicking directly through your lens to the ad, you still get a percentage of the payout? thank you

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      BlakeCzirr 6 years ago

      I appreciated the info; your lens basically sums up the entire "questionairre" concerning how you get paid. From here on, I'm basically going to refer to your link if anyone asks me about Squidoo Payouts. Thanks for educating me.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @FlynntheCat1: If you make a sale the month of publishing it's still 2 months. I do say 3 months after publish for tier payments. ;)

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      Luminosity LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for the well organized data, now only to get a payday.

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      skezixx 6 years ago

      informative thanks for the info

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      Alohagems 6 years ago

      I am glad I found this lens about payday. I was wondering before when to get paid for my second payout. thanks

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      James Jordan 6 years ago from Burbank, CA

      Great info. I'm just sorta doing it for fun. I have 6.15 in my hopper but don't really expect to make money just having fun here!

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      Useful info, clearly presented

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      Very well presented and informative. I love when payday is early and more than expected. Thanks!

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      Blueoceans23 6 years ago

      Thanks for this info.I was searching for this informations

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      This is a lens I come back to again and again when I am working out tier payments - so this time I come back with something in return - Blessed by a MerAngel! :)

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      inetsolutions 6 years ago

      This info. helped me a lot thanks.

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      eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

      I have already rated this lens. Just coming back to "bless" it.

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      goatlover_and_pescetarian 6 years ago

      briiiil

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      soccerdream27 6 years ago

      i really like this lens. just a quick question- so my adsense, chitika, and infolinks earning do not show up in my dashboard or in my lens revenue (how much each lens has earned)?

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      Wonder-V 6 years ago

      Very awesome! Thanks for the info...I am hoping to be in the 4 figure number before the end of the year! That would make me happy! :D

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @soccerdream27: They won't be in the $$$ column of your dash no. You can see how much you've made through each on payday, and in past payday stats.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Very well organized and easy to follow - thank you!

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for this great information on squidoo paydays. I was wondering how this worked:)

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      Peter Murray 6 years ago from Izmir, Turkey

      Roses are redViolets are blueI love paydaysAnd Squidoo too!Thanks for making this lens.

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      dperry1 6 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for the info

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      Torquise 6 years ago

      clear enough for a newcomer in Squidoo, thanks

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      sugunalinus 6 years ago

      Very very nice and informative for newbies like us. Thankyou for sharing

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      ensign16 6 years ago

      Thanks about this lens, At least now, I know how payment works in squidoo ^_^

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      thebabyshop 6 years ago

      Thanks for this FAQ about payments! I'm sure this is a popular page, it answers every question I can think of.

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      Kathryn002 6 years ago

      I hope I will soon see money coming in through ads if not sales - I'm new (or at least, I only just started making lenses) so just now it's looking like a long climb just to reach that $1. :D No mind, I'll keep going.

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      Gendhis LM 6 years ago

      February, I got 0$...LOL

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      ghosthost 6 years ago

      its hard to get earning on squidoo, but i keep it try :p

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      Nicole Pellegrini 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Good to see some detailed information on how the payouts work. Thanks!

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      cloudiosify 6 years ago

      Thank you. Now I know about the payout more.

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      pacrapacma lm 6 years ago

      Nice lens! Very helpful. I have a question I don't think you've answered. Do Amazon sales show up on your dashboard the day or a few days after they are purchased? I've been getting a lot of click outs on my Amazon book links in a recent LOTD Reading Starts at Home. I don't see any money or sales on my dashboard yet.This lens made one sale early on. This makes me think I have everything set up right. I still only see the $.35 next to the lens in my dashboard.Do you know when sales show up?

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      dantownehall lm 6 years ago

      I'm surprised this lens isn't in tier one just from the number of times I've visited it!Very useful.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      This helps SO much - Thank you

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      Brightonbee 6 years ago

      many thanks for the information. very helpful ofr a newbie

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      RandomSpecifics 6 years ago

      Thank you for a great lens! This really made sense and I've been looking for something like this. :-)

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      Gripandflip 6 years ago

      Great lens with great information for all squids. Great job.

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      GroceryCosts 6 years ago

      Great lens Thanks:)

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      Fox Music 6 years ago

      Thank you for the heads up information

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Thanks for the helpful info. I'm still stumped as to why I haven't earned anything in 2011 when I did in 2010 and I had less lenses, less activity...

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      rorymullen lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for letting people know about the tiers. I am new here and have a few Lens under 100,000 and also 1 lens under 5,000. My payday will be nice.

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      BabyCheetah 6 years ago

      This was helpful, I have not hada payday yet but only have 3 lenses so far so should make a few more I guess :)

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      sha2 6 years ago

      Can I find out how is it that I sold 3 books the amount is around $40, but I only got payout of only $1.26?? please????

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @sha2: First, always check to see if the item that was bought had a lower price offered (there usually is). We can't see how much a person paid. Then, depending on the amount Squidoo gets, they give half to us. An example: If an item was exactly $40, and Squidoo was paid 8.5% for the sale you'd get $1.70.

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      wolley811 6 years ago

      Hi, so does this mean that once you're on Tier 3, you're bound to make at least $0.22 cents on your first month? :) Thanks!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Thanks SO much for this. I was really lost about the tier thing - just couldn't grasp it. But, you laid it out so that it made sense.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Great information! You answered my questions. Thanks!

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      thanks so much for this lens!! :) you've no idea how much it has helped me! just a quickie for you...i haven't been here long enough to see a payday yet, but i see that most people in their highest payout only got $20.00. what is the secret behind earning $1,000+ each payout? thankyou!!

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      I had a couple of questions and you answered them here. Thank you!

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      Reymus 6 years ago

      Awesome lens, and answered questions I've had about payouts since I started here a few years ago.

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      JamieSueAustin 6 years ago

      I'm new to squidoo, so this info was really helpful.

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      meisgood132 6 years ago

      Thanks for all this stunning information.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      now i know thank you

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      Malestone7469 LM 6 years ago

      Thank you for the great info. Now I know how AdSense and all the rest work in Squidoo

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Useful info. Thanks.

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      ltraider 6 years ago

      You answered a lot of my questions. Thanks

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      glitterfrog 6 years ago

      I don't know if this is the proper place to ask this question, but I'm gonna throw it out there anyway. If someone clicks an Amazon ad on my lens, then buys something ELSE from Amazon instead of what I'm advertising, does that still count?

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      @glitterfrog: It does, yes :)

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      glitterfrog 6 years ago

      @Christene-S: Thanks! The main reason I was wondering about that is because I've DONE that! Then I worried they wouldn't get paid.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      cool lens

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      Infact 6 years ago

      Christene,thank you for all this great information here! I am still a newbie (on my 19th day here, yeahh!) and have to learn a lot.Great work!

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      ForestBear LM 6 years ago

      Great information, thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thanks for the lens, it really helped

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      sluggasteve 6 years ago

      Great info!

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      Marika 6 years ago from Cyprus

      Thanks for this lens, it actually cleared up a lot of confusion I've been having with the payday and the reserve holdup and when exactly the payment is done. Now it's much clearer.

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      natelrevoh lm 6 years ago

      Thanks! I've been trying to figure out the royalty program for some time now. :)

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      Andrea987 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for this lens! :D

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      marckq 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot!

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      great lens! :) i've visited this lens before but came back today coz it certainly answers all my questions!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Thanks for writing this lens. I had no clue how tiers and the ad percentages worked. I have Favorited this lens so I can come back and study it more.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      I'm with Scarlettohairy (and, as usual, just a bit behind!). I have to come back to and digest this list - without wine this time...

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      eclecticfuzz 6 years ago

      Very helpful! Thank you! I learned some things I didn't know. :)

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      Bercton1 6 years ago

      Very helpful information and clarification. Thank you!

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      Rachel J Singer 6 years ago

      thank your for the lens it was very helpful and answered all my questions

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      achraf lm 5 years ago

      thanx a lot; great info!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image

      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Did a reread of this lens. I'm getting closer to understanding this stuff. Thanks.

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      celeBritys4africA 5 years ago

      You convinced me to spend more time on Squidoo.

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      arpak12 5 years ago

      Great info, it definitely helps.

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      RhondaSueDavis 5 years ago

      Thank you for putting this information together! Nice layout !

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      Really helpful info, thanks.

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      meemoo11 5 years ago

      i liked it its so orgnized and helpful

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      This lens went a long way toward demystifying Squidoo payments. Thank you so much! I'm not anywhere near fifty lenses and giant squid-dom yet, and I'm wondering how you folks with hundreds of lenses manage to track all those numbers every month. That's a lot of data entry. I bet there's a lens somewhere that tells how to do it fast.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Very helpful, thank you!

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      soyanz 5 years ago

      Thanks now I understand how the squidoo payout.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great ! Thanks a lot !!

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      wizardgold lm 5 years ago

      It was a complete mystery to me before I read this Lens - At least I have an idea now of how come I have yet to see any money from Squidoo. But I live in hope

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      olpampam 5 years ago

      Thanks, I did not realize that I could make money with my lens. I had simply signed up to refer Zazzle products. This is great.

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      hysongdesigns 5 years ago

      thanks for taking the time to give us all this info; I was very curious as to how the lens ranks broke down into the tiers and wanting to get an idea of the amount paid for those tiers and you answered my questions perfectly.

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      Shanna Redwind 5 years ago

      Thank you for taking the mystery out of how the tiers relate to payouts.

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