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My squidoo progress

Updated on October 30, 2014

Come with me on my journey to make money online.

I'll keep track of my progress on Squidoo here. I have set some easy goals such as making my first Amazon sale and some much harder ones like having the #1 lens on Squidoo. I wonder if I can actually do it? It would be amazing to even get on Squidoo's front page. Follow along with me and why not start your own progress journal to keep track or your journey on Squidoo.

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Why am I doing this?

I'm a 31 year old Canadian English Teacher in South Korea looking to retire early and scuba dive my life away. I'm convinced that if I'm going to retire early, and pursue my dream, I need to start establishing sources of passive income. That is money coming in, that I don't necessarily have to work for. Of course, it takes a bit of effort to set it up and maintain it, but it's not a direct correlation between an hour worked and an hour of pay. I started investing in Dividend paying stocks a couple years ago, and that is going well. I earn over $200/month and keep investing more money. I hope to reach $500/month in the next few years and hopefully $1000 in the next 10.

My second project is Squidoo. I'm a newbie, having just started in December 2010, but I'd like to make this a second viable source of passive income. Here are my goals and if I achieve them.

Wish me luck!

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Number of lenses

(x) 10 lenses

(x) 30 lenses

(x) 50 lenses

(x) 75 lenses

(x) 100 lenses

(x)125 lenses

(x) 150 lenses

( ) 175 lenses

( ) 200 lenses

Why do you Squidoo?

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Become a giant squid

(x)Giant Squid (Jan 7, 2011).

(x) Giant Squid 100 (Aug 1, 2011)

(x) Giant Squid 150 (November 3, 2011)

( ) Giant Squid 200

How many lenses do you have?

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How much can I earn on Squidoo?

What are your earnings in an average month?

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Lens Ranking

(x) 1 lens-top 2000

(x) 3 lenses-top 2000

(x) 5 lenses-top 2000

( ) 10 lenses-top 2000

( ) 20 lenses-top 2000

(x) 1 lens-top 10 000

(x) 3 lenses-top 10 000

(x) 5 lenses-top 10 000

(x) 10 lenses- top 10 000

( ) 20 lenses-top 10 000

(x) 10 lenses earning money (top 85 000)

(x) 20 lenses earning money

(x) 40 lenses earning money

(x) 60 lenses earning money

( ) 100 lenses earning money

( ) get on the front page of squidoo

(x) made the top 100 list for this lens:

Speaking Activities for ESL Students

( ) have a lens in the top 10

( ) make #1

(x) lens of the day!

How to throw an Anti-Valentine's Day Party

(x) earned a purple star for this lens:

The Best Expat Restaurants in Korea

Where do you make most of your money on Squidoo?

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Earnings

(x)) made my first sale on Amazon on this lens:

How to get Foreign Food in Korea

(x) earn something!

(x) earn $20/month

(x) earn $40/month

(x) earn $100/month

(x) earn $200/month

( ) earn $500/month

Other progress on Squidoo

(x) leave 100 comments

(x) leave 200 comments

(x) leave 400 comments

(x) leave 600 comments

(x) leave 800 comments

(x) leave 1000 comments

(x) leave 1200 comments

(x) leave 1400 comments

( ) leave 2000 comments

(x) complete 1 quest

(x) complete 2 quests

(x) complete 5 quests

(x) complete 10 quests

(x) complete 15 quests

(x) complete 20 quests

( ) complete 50 questions

(x) level 20

(x) level 40

(x) level 60

(x) level 80

(x) 5 trophies

(x) 10 trophies

(x) 15 trophies

(x) 20 trophies

(x) 25 trophies

( ) 30 trophies

(x) 500 squidlikes

(x) 1000 squidlikes

(x) 1500 squidlikes

( ) 2000 squidlikes

Squidoo Earnings History

January 2011: $21.37

February 2011: $18.19

March 2011: $30.90

April 2011: $65.61

May 2011: $48.99

June 2011: $53.21

July 2011: $51.51

August 2011: $44.09

Sept. 2011: $62.90

Oct. 2011: $72.17

Nov. 2011: $50.67

Dec. 2011: $65.65

Jan. 2012: $93.63

Making Squidoo Niches

A niche is simply a collection of lenses that are closely related to one another, but not exactly the same. By linking them all together, you can get much higher Google rankings than just having lenses that are unrelated to anything else you've done. My goal is to have 20 niches, with at least 10 lenses in each one.

Niche #1: ESL Teaching

NIche #2: South Korea

Niche #3: Dividend Stock Investing

Niche #4: Scuba Diving

Niche #5: Easter

Niche #6: Healthy, frugal living

Niche #7: Gift Baskets

Niche #8: Ipad covers and keyboards

How do you earn your money on Squidoo?

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Great information on how to track individual progress on Squidoo. I'm going to write down and mark off some goals because of this page :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      First thanks for your lens....I am taking seriously squidoo for a month...Iwish I can earn money by AMAZON and Ad media...

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      JublyJem 6 years ago

      this is really interesting. and inspiring. it encourages me to keep going and that i could earn some decent money from here if i just keep trying! thank you. great lens!

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      great lens, thanks for the info will put it to use...rwjr

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      I'm impressed! Great way to keep track...I should start something similar. Thanks for sharing.

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      very impressive! Congratulations and wishing you the best of luck in reaching your goal :)

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      rorymullen lm 6 years ago

      I earn my money on Squidoo by ensuing my Lens are properly researched and have great keywords.

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      Having fun and enjoying every minute of it! The more fun you have, the more money you make!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Making lots and lots of lenses- I love making lenses! The marketing end, am working on -:)) Will add this to my Squids in it for love and money lens. Wishing you great success in everything you do!!

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I have a progress lenses I started this year. It took me over 3 years to make 100 lenses, but my goal this year is to make 100 in one year. So far I am on track for the first two months. By January 2012 I hope to earn near $200.00 dollars a month. One option I am trying is my new selling lenses are going to have Amazon affiliate links, unless they shoot up in rank. Good luck with your goal. Mine are in the lens about 2011 Goals.

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      BW Duerr 6 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      You put some us to shame considering how many lens you've created and how many goals you've achieved in 1 short month. Congrats! See you around. Fav and Tweeted.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey there, jackiebolen! Must say that your goals are quite realistic, which you are making it happen just by the time and effort that you are putting into achieving them!

      This would be probably the strangest request that you heard all day but "give yourself a pat on the back"!

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      Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

      It is nice number. Congrats :)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Congratulations on reaching 75 lenses! That's a lot of stuff out there. Reach for the stars!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      @grannysage: Time is definitely required to make a good amount of money on here I think. It's easy to build lenses, but it takes time to make quality ones.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      @javr: I keep adding content too. I try to make one or two lenses/day and hope to have 100 or even more. And, I keep going back to my older ones and making them better.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I haven't been here long enough for a payout. Keep adding content is my main activity. I have a similar Squidoo progress lens. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      I like how you are keeping track of your progress and that you have set high goals. I make a small amount of money but it keeps building. My major stumbling block is lack of time, but that will be resolved by this time next year. See you at the top!