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How I make money on Squidoo

Updated on November 29, 2012

Diary of my Squidoo Earnings

I joined Squidoo Nov 1, 2010, which means that my first payment won't occur until January 2011. I thought I would jump the gun and get a lens ready to keep track of my earnings on squidoo.

In my first month on squidoo, I earned $10 (at least) in affiliate income. Of my 66 lenses, I had 1 in tier 1, 5 in tier 2, and 50 in tier 3. I'm not off to a bad start, eh? Hopefully this trend will continue (and improve.) I hope that through cataloging how my earnings go on Squidoo, I can keep track of the things that work for me, and maybe give you some ideas, too!

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November 2010 Rankings - My First Month

November 2010 Squidoo Rankings
November 2010 Squidoo Rankings

I won't show a screenshot of my rankings each month, but since it will be Feb until I receive actual earnings from lensrank, I wanted to show off how I did with my rankings after the first month!

Monthly Rank Statistics

What are the ranks on the last day of the month?



Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier "4"

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*These numbers are based on the lensrank on the last day of the month, not the average of the month. Some of the lenses in tiers 1 and 2 were created the month they ended up there, and were thus not incorporated in the payments

2011 Monthly Payout





















































Jan 2011 Payout Breakdown - Almost all Amazon!

Jan 2011 Payout Breakdown - Almost all Amazon!
Jan 2011 Payout Breakdown - Almost all Amazon!

How quickly did you start earning on Squidoo?

How soon after joining Squidoo did you earn some income?

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My First "Blue Box" - January 2011

My First "Blue Box" - January 2011
My First "Blue Box" - January 2011

How much would you like to earn on Squidoo?

What are your monthly earning goals?

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Are your earnings goals realistic?

It isn't reasonable to start writing articles and expect to make a living overnight. But what goals are reasonable?

Do you think your earning goals realistic?

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How are you doing with your goals?

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    • Srena44 profile image


      6 years ago

      great lens

    • PurpleTurtle LM profile image

      PurpleTurtle LM 

      7 years ago

      I have just started but Thanks to this lens I will be setting my very own goals tonight!

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      7 years ago

      I'm making progress, but I have a ways to go before I make any real money. Nice lens.

    • hotbrain profile image


      7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I think you're next payment will be much bigger :) I am working towards my goal, but it will probably take at least a year to get there!

    • LauraMarie LM profile image

      LauraMarie LM 

      7 years ago

      Fantastic lens and very inspiring. I do much better on Hubpages but am planning on putting my stamp on Squidoo

    • GoodinDevelopme profile image


      7 years ago

      Looking forward to hearing how you do. Your writing is very engaging.

    • tajo profile image


      7 years ago

      I joined Squidoo a long time ago, and in the last week I've been getting back into things, my goal when I cam back was to discover what the points/trophies/levels are. I think I understand them now, but I still have to create lenses that earn income. Not sure how my niche will do (Spain, Andalucia, Ronda) but I'm hopeful it will earn some extra income.

    • mini cheong profile image

      mini cheong 

      7 years ago

      Wow, I joined about 1 1/2 weeks ago, there is so much information to take in.

      Aiming for Giant Squid, but I know I am still a little far from it.

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      7 years ago

      I joined around the same time and am anxiously awaiting the first payday! Good luck with your goals!

    • Reginald Reid profile image

      Reginald Reid 

      7 years ago

      Building one lense at a time, pacing myself as I go, and learning from people like yourself. Great Work!

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      7 years ago

      This is just the beginning, and the limit is only in your mind! I got my first earnings in December but it was less than my thresh hold, so my first 'in my hand' earnings will be in January also. I did make money through my own affiliate links in October, but it was again under thresh hold. I hope you achieve all your goals!

    • howtocurecancer profile image


      7 years ago

      I favourited your lens. I like your work, I checked other lenses.

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      look forward to watching you continue to grow


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