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My First Squidoo Payout

Updated on May 21, 2013

My Story

I am lensmaster MarcGuberti, and I love using Squidoo to share my content as well as to donate to charity. I have been on Squidoo for about 3 months now, and as I learn new information about Squidoo and create more lenses, I just become an even bigger Squidoo addict. I started using Squidoo in February, so I got my first payment in May. This lens is all about my first payout.

One Of The Highest First Payouts In History

On Squidoo

On Squidoo, I read a lot about lenses based on how much people earned on Squidoo. I was shocked to know that some people make thousands of dollars a month on Squidoo, and I was even more fascinated that they started with a first payout no more than $15. However, I started on February 14, 2012, so I had a lot of time to make my lenses good for March. I ended up making over $30, and some of my earnings went to charity. When I logged in to my Paypal account to see my earnings, I was amazed that they were there. I had never made money on Squidoo until that payout, so it was a great moment to earn money online for the first time. I have a Tier 1 lens right now, and I had in April, so my payouts will get bigger and bigger. I am so excited to see what is still to come.

Amazon Sales Have Been Very Helpful

Out of the $30 that I earned, about $8 came from Amazon sales, and I still have $25 in sales waiting for me. Amazon sales have been really helpful, and I am devising new ways everyday to try to get another sale. Most of my sales come from my Lego Station lens, but if you want to learn a good method for making sales with Amazon (or eBay), you can go right here.

It take 2 months before you make your first payout, and you still have to pass your threshold in order to make some money. I would set the threshold at $1 if you are just beginning so that you know that you are getting money from Squidoo.

Charity Is Important

At first, I didn't want to give my earnings to charity, but I am glad that I changed my mind. I have some of my best lenses donating to charity, and I want to eventually have all of my lenses donate to charity as well. I mainly donate to the Squidoo Charity fund and the ASPCA because I love animals.

Giant Squid

May 23, 2012

I am happy to announce that less than a week ago, I became a Giant Squid. I have been recognized as a high quality lensmaster, and I have been inspired to create even more lenses. In the summer, I could do 10 lenses a week with all of that extra time. I am so excited to be a Giant Squid.

Have You Received Your Payout Yet?

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      6 years ago

      I made my first payout back in May 2012 and I have since increased my earnings every month. I'm hoping that I will one day make the $500 a month target I have set for myself.

    • TeacherSerenia profile image


      6 years ago

      I think my first payout was $1 but then in my first calendar month on squidoo I made only 4 lenses.

    • finalfantasyxvi profile image


      6 years ago

      My first Payout was $0.05.

    • norcalkitten78 lm profile image

      norcalkitten78 lm 

      6 years ago

      SO it is possible,,,I am excited!

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      6 years ago

      Great Theres hope for me yet!

    • Millionairemomma profile image


      6 years ago

      Not yet but I'm happy for you.

    • christine616 profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm new to squidoo and have not gotten my first payout yet. But I am looking forward to creating more lenses (I have 2 now). Thanks for the informative article. Now I have to head back to click on "complete quest"! =)

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      Rudy145 LM 

      6 years ago


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      6 years ago

      Congrats on your first payout!

      And good job hooking me in to read this lens. Good luck and much more success to come.

    • Ahdilarum profile image


      6 years ago

      Congrats for your first payout..

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      6 years ago

      great lens knowing that the payouts will come soon

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      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      I know first payment always thrills. Congratulations and wish you more successes in the coming days.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations on your very first Squidoo payout. I am sure that your earnings will continually go up from this point and you will have many more in the future. Congratulations once again.


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