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Squidoo Lensmaster Fatherof4 Is Jeff Molnar

Updated on March 8, 2013

Fatherof4's Lenses: A little bit of everything from Babies to Yoga

Hello Squidoo community I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and my lenses to everyone. I am many things in life from a father of four wonderful children (Two are twins), a loving husband, a management professional, and a self taught blogger with a pretty good sense of how to use SEO. Like with most people the road of life can take you down many twists and turns and you may be surprised at the stops you have along the way. My road to publishing online is not something I ever thought I would be doing in a million years. I however have discovered this wonderful niche of being able to publish original content, have fun, and earn a couple extra dollars to help support my family. So take a minute while you're here to check out my story of how I started publishing online, and may be if you feel so inclined visit a couple of my lenses or websites I have developed and get a feel for my work.

How I Got Started Publishing Online

I got started writing online about three years ago by accident. Was was bored and for fun registered on eHow as a writer. That afternoon I published a small article on eHow "How to find Zhu Zhu Pets in stores" (remember those?). At the time I knew nothing about SEO, and keyword research, but somehow I managed to get ranked number two in Google for "buy Zhu Zhu pet" keyword phrase. Now this first article got me thousands of visits within the first couple days, and I made some serious earnings on. Once I saw my first dollar from publishing online coming I was instantly hooked, and I've been a publishing junkie ever since.

Where I Have Published

Squidoo, Hubpages, Xomba and More

I have tried many different Web 2.0 platforms over the years, and I have published on Squidoo, hub pages, Xomba, and I host my own websites with my own original content. I have loved all the platforms over the years but, this past spring a small penguin made by Google has paused me to reconsider where and how I publish. See this little guy is the one that has caused me to step back and evaluate all of my efforts, and realize which ones are loved by Google and which ones are not. After a "Google slap" a few years ago Squidoo regrouped and revamped their platform by getting rid of junk, and it has paid off. I have found that Google is now back in love with Squidoo, and if you publish a quality lens you will easily beat out some big sites for Page 1 rankings. With that said from here on out in 2012 I am focusing all of my publishing efforts on Squidoo, because you just can't get these results anywhere else.

I Won a PURPLE STAR!!! - Pinch me....I must be dreaming

My Purple Star
My Purple Star

I could not believe that the day I FINALLY reach Giant Squid status (I'm so psyched) I won the coveted Purple Star for my smoked chicken lens. I am so happy that this lens won, because it is one I made with my 9 year old daughter as a project to get her into writing. I just showed her and we are both so proud of our lens. Feel free to check it out yourself, but be warned it may make you hungry.

Indoor Smoked Chicken Thighs

My Websites

Here are some of the websites I have created all of the content for, and did all of the SEO for them myself.

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      Nice lens!! Congrats on being a Giant Squid!

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      Congratulations !

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Good job on achieving Giant Squidhood.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on your new Giant Squid status Fatherof4!!!

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @getmoreinfo: Xomba is not bad, and matter of fact it is a nice place to put a "bookmark" about your lens.

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      royyap 5 years ago

      My start on Squidoo is a lot like yours. Lucked out and picked a subject that rated highly but not as high as your Zhu Zhu pet. Haven't made any serious money yet though.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I remember Xomba, I wonder how that site is doing these days. Very nice story about your journey in online publishing, yes it is a learning experience and I am glad you found your groove here on squidoo. Nice lenses and congrats on becoming a squid giant.

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I also made serious money (for me) on Ehow. Haven't quite got the hang of Squidoo--but I am trying. Congrats.

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @LoriBeninger: Thanks for the motivation. I will be there soon. Thanks!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Keep up the great work! ;-)

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      James Trageser 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Awesome Lenses! Congrats on Giant Squid Status! Keep up the great work.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Hey you Giant, you. Well done. ;-)

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      LoriBeninger 5 years ago

      Congratulations on making Super Squid! You've only 5 more lenses to go for the next level -- keep it up!

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      athrunzala 5 years ago

      Congrats!

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      MALIPE1969 5 years ago

      hola desde colombia y como decimos aqui te tengo envidia! pero, de la buena!. mil felicitaciones..... contigo se puede aprender que bueno!!!

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      Congratulations, enjoy swimming with the Giant Squids!

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @mbgphoto: Nice to meet you as well. Thank you for the well wishes. I am so happy.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Nice to meet you...congrats on Giant status!

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @anonymous: Thank you.

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @shahedashaikh: Thanks for the compliment. I try to find topics that are not written to death about.

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @Faye Rutledge: Nice to meet you as well, and I try to cover topics that are all over the place, or I will just get bored writing.

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @poldepc lm: Thank you!

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      @shellys-space: Thank You very much.

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Congrats on reaching Giant Squid Jeff!

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      you published already a lot more than I did :) Congratulations on becoming a GIANT...

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Nice to meet you. You offer a lot of great info. :)

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      shahedashaikh 5 years ago

      Congratulations on being chosen a squid giant.AWESOME LENSES TOPICS.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome Experience!