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My Squidoo Earnings Record

Updated on March 29, 2015
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Making Money on Squidoo

I first started on Squidoo with the idea of promoting my mother's book and also calling attention to a lake lot I wanted to sell. My first lenses accomplished those goals, but I didn't stop there. Creating the lenses appealed to my sense of creativity. I was looking for a new outlet after the eHow website developed publishing issues. Squidoo seemed just the right thing for me to create online content.

At first I didn't realize the earning potential for Squidoo, as there's a two-month lag in paying earnings. In browsing around the site, I found some lensmasters discussing the money-making potential of their lenses. It opened my eyes to the possibility of having fun and making money at the same time. Lovely idea!

Squidoo isn't a get-rich-quick site and there is real work involved in creating quality lenses. The good news is that the site is free and has a very supportive atmosphere with lensmasters willing to help others succeed. Over time, lenses can earn significant money for the lensmaster once you learn how to monetize, how to apply keywords and how to create a lens that attracts an audience.

Here are my payouts from Squidoo, so new arrivals can see the progression. This is just one sample, as others earn more if they create high-interest lenses and some earn less if they are less proficient in their lens creation. I've included a place to post your own earnings if you want to share that information. New lensmasters find it inspiring to see the possibilities of creating and earning on Squidoo.

(photo: my baby picture... you have to start by taking baby steps on Squidoo)

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Graphic from Zazzle: Growth by joxxxxjo

My Paydays on Squidoo - 1st Year - Note that for months and months, I earned very little

  • Sept. 2008 - Made my 1st lens and went away, forgetting about Squidoo.
  • August 2009 - Returned and made 2 lenses.

    September 2009 - Made 5 lenses.

    October 2009 - Published 9 more lenses on Squidoo. (on the 10/08/09 payday for the month of August earned nothing. Squidoo has a 2 month lag for paying out the earnings.)

    November 2009 - Added 25 more lenses. (Earned nine cents on the 11/05/09 payday)

    December 2009 - Made 34 more lenses. (Earned ninty-four cents on the 12/15/09 payday. This is from the October work.)

  • January 2010 - Made 27 new lenses. (Squidoo said I earned $3.73 for the November work, but still haven't reached the minimum $10 payout that I'd set)

    February 2010 - Made 23 new lenses (In mid-February, Squidoo told me I earned $4.23 for the December work.)

    March 2010 - Made 28 new lenses (On the March payday I earned $8.95 for the January work.)

    April 2010 - Made 12 new lenses (On the April payday I earned $9.57 for the February work.)

    May 2010 - Made 7 new lenses (May payday, I earned $31.56 from 61 lenses. The rest of my lenses did not earn anything this month. This was the royalties for the month of March.)

    June 2010 - Made 20 new lenses (On the June payday I earned $50.29. Remember the 2 month lag in paying, so this was for earnings from April)

    July 2010 - Made 29 new lenses (For the July payday I earned $42.22. This is for earnings in May.)

  • YOUR ROYALTIES (06/01/2010 to 06/30/2010)

    Your new lens earnings this period = $58.90

    Zero lenses in tier 1, 7 lenses in tier 2, and a huge number in tier 3 or lower.

    (I'm really looking forward to next month's payday, as I've had a number of associate sales on various lenses)

  • YOUR SQUIDOO ROYALTIES (07/01/2010 to 07/31/2010)

    Your new lens earnings from this period = $139.50

    96 lenses earned something during the month, but $85 came from my three lenses that stayed in tier one.

    Add in the $99 from the Summer Sunshine award, my earnings came to $238.50 this month from Squidoo.


At the end of the first year,

my best month was $238.

Rise and Decline of Squidoo Earnings - My Record

Won a Sunshine Award in August

The $99 for this award was deposited to my Paypal on the same day as my September monthly payment. Lovely!

You don't have to make this many lenses, but it took me awhile to learn what works best for me.

My Second Year of Earnings on Squidoo - Starting with the October 15, 2010 Pay Out

  • Not payday yet, but I just sold my first Squidoo lens. It was a tier one and I sold it for $100. That may sound too cheap to some, but it was a seasonal lens that will only earn a few months each year. I'm excited about this new way to earn using Squidoo.
  • YOUR SQUIDOO ROYALTIES (08/01/2010 to 08/31/2010)

    Your new lens earnings from this period = $193.27

    Total earnings = $193.27!

    Combine the royalties with the $100 from the lens I sold brings my Squidoo income to $293 for October. This is real progress!

  • YOUR SQUIDOO ROYALTIES (09/01/2010 to 09/30/2010) Paid out on November 16, 2010.

    Your new lens earnings from this period = $226.60

    A few of the dollars went to charity, out of the $226.

  • YOUR SQUIDOO ROYALTIES (10/01/2010 to 10/31/2010) Paid out on December 15, 2010

    Your new lens earnings from this period = $395.64

    Total earnings = $395.64! (a few dollars of the $395 went to charity)

    That's from the sales of Halloween items on the lenses plus 5 lenses were in tier one which paid about $25 each! Wow! The infolinks are paying mostly pennies and Chitka seems negligible. I'm loving Amazon though!

  • YOUR SQUIDOO ROYALTIES (11/01/2010 to 11/30/2010)

    Your new lens earnings from this period = $379.77

    Total earnings = $379.77!

    I was hoping that this month would be bigger (with Christmas buying) than October was (with Halloween buying). Guess not. I'm still excited about December Amazon sales which I won't know about until mid-February.

  • Just received the February payout (covering earnings from December 2010). I was anxious to see how the Christmas season earned. My total earnings after a small bit was given to charity is $455.06. That's the best payday for me yet!

    I expect next month to drop down without all the Christmas shopping boosting the earnings.

    I like the new way that Squidoo is posting the month's earning so you can see the top earning lens and scan down the list without having to click on each one. Great!

  • March 15 payout (covering earnings from January 2011) was $318.67. As expected, the earnings dropped from the peak Christmas earnings. This is probably the range I'll earn in unless I make more lenses, fine-tune my sales lenses and build more backlinks.
  • BONUS - I just received $30 for a creating a commissioned lens. The nice part, is I get to keep the lens, as they just wanted the backlinks. The lens is in the third tier, but I have hopes of moving it up to second tier over time.
  • Yes, there is FREE LUNCH. I made a lens for a friend and she treated me to a nice lunch.

  • April 2011 (February 2011 royalties paid out 04/14/2011)

    * Total featured lenses on date: 203 lenses (I have more lenses but they did not earn anything)

    * Total paid in cash via PayPal: $323.74

  • March 2011 earnings (paid out May 2011)

    Earnings on May 13, 2011 payday ....$348.08

  • April 2011 royalties (paid out 06/10/2011)

    Total featured lenses on date: 187 lenses (this doesn't count my non-earning lenses)

    Total paid in cash via PayPal : $292.04 (a $56 drop from last month)

  • May 2011 royalties (paid out July 14, 2011)

    Total featured lenses on date: 183 lenses (I have more lenses than that, but the count doesn't include the non-earners)

    Grand total this month: $467.59 WhooHoo, this even beat my Christmas month earnings!

  • June 2011 royalties (paid out August 11, 2011)

    $446.97

    plus $5 for a referral which means someone who signed up through me made their first $15, so I get a bonus. My new total is $451.97 for the month.

  • July 2011 royalties (paid out September 15, 2011)

    $465.41 Then on September 21, received an additional $96 which was the missing Chitka and Ad money that I filed a bug report about. That brings the total for the month to $561.79. Highest month yet!

    October 10, 2011 - just received a bonus from an experiment Squidoo did with the angels. I earned $21.59 in the DueProps Angel Project. Very nice. That brings the total for the month to $583.38.

Whoops, Error on My Payout

Luckily I looked closely at my September 15, 2011 payout with the details of earnings for each lens. I noticed that Chitika and Adlinks $$ were missing. I submitted a bug report after checking to be sure my settings were correct.

They responded today saying that I would receive the money for that as a separate deposit. I'm hoping it equals another $35 to $50.

9/21/11 - just received the missing funds for another $96. Yay!

My Third Year of Earning on Squidoo

  • October 13, 2011 received the payout for August. It's the best yet! $623.22
  • November 15, 2011 received the payout for September. Even better than last month...$793.40
  • December 14, 2011 was the payout for October. Halloween made some great sales for me and with 10 lenses in tier one, I made $1,074.93.

    Best payout yet!

  • January 12, 2012 received the payout for November. Slight drop off after Halloween and before major Christmas shopping. Still quite good at $997.36. It dropped about $77 but I'm not complaining.
  • February 13, 2012 was the payout for December. Christmas earnings were good, so my payday was $1,360.82. That's the best I've ever had.
  • March 14, 2012 was the payout for January. I expected it to drop after the Christmas high, but wish it hadn't dropped this much.

    Total paid in cash via PayPal was $852.52. About half of my lenses did not earn anything, meaning they didn't rank in tier one, two or three and did not sell anything through Amazon or eBay.

  • April 14, 2012 - payout for February. Up a bit from last month. $881.43

    To give some perspective, this is about double what I made in April 2011. It's a huge improvement over the $9 that I made in April 2010.

  • May 10, 2012 - payout for March. Down a bit, but not too bad. $824.95 was the payout.
  • June 12, 2012 - payout for April. Up from last month (and double what I made in June 2011). $884.33 was my payout.
  • July 13, 2012 - payout for May. Big jump forward with a payout of $1,213.06. That included 11 tier one lenses and 16 tier two lenses with several hundred falling into tier three.
  • August 9, 2012 - payout for June. Holding steady at $1,337.27. I had 12 tier one lenses this time.
  • September 7, 2012 - payout for earnings in July. Dropped down some to $1,064. I had 9 lenses in tier one.

My best month for the 3rd year was $1,360

My 4th Year on Squidoo

  • October 12, 2012 - This is the payout for the month of August. Best pay day so far....$1,492. That included having 11 lenses in tier one and quite a few Amazon and eBay sales from my lenses. It does not include associate income from Amazon or Zazzle.
  • November 14, 2012 - Payout for the month of September. $1,348.05
  • December 11, 2012 - Payout for the month of October. $2,000.15

    The Halloween shoppers gave me a real boost with those topics earning $815.

    My purchased lenses pulled their share and earned $240. I'm sure they will do even better once they are more mature.

  • January 15, 2013 - Payout for the month of November. $1,443.

    As expected there's a little lull between Halloween and Christmas shopping.

    I started selling off some lenses once I reached 825. I'll add my profits from that later.

    Oops, forgot to include my niche account which made $350. That brings my total to $1,793.

  • February 14, 2013 - Payout for the month of December. $1,623.

    Not as high as I was hoping. I'll have to tweak my lenses and see what I can do better. This does not include my own Amazon affiliate earnings.

  • March 11, 2013 - Payout for the month of January. $736. I knew the tier payments were going to be lowered this month. That has hit everyone hard, I imagine. This is the lowest payout that I've had since October 2011. Hopefully the drastic changes Squidoo is making right now will impact earnings in a positive way for the future.
  • April 12, 2013 - Payout for the month of February. $719. Holding steady.
  • May 14, 2013 - Payout for the month of March. $778. Up slightly from last month.
  • June 13, 2013 - Payout for the month of April. $706, Down slightly from last month (and down $1300 from my peak month). I had 5 lenses in tier one, 18 lenses in tier two and 250 lenses in tier three. A few earned from sales but didn't make it into the tier ranking. About 1/2 of my lenses earned nothing (318 of them).
  • July 11, 2013 - Payout for the month of May. $769. Encouraging as there is a slight upswing. That's 6 lenses in tier one though the ad pool is sadly much lower than when Squidoo was flying high. Lots of sales though and ten lenses earned really well without even making it into tier one.
  • August 8, 2013 - Payout for the month of June. $822. Thanks to some seasonal lenses, an upward movement! I had 10 lenses earn tier one pay. Fifty percent of my lenses earned, though some earned only a penny each.
  • September 11, 2013 - Payout for the month of July. $639. Almost a $200 drop from last month so pretty disappointing. That's 11 lenses earning tier one payout, but many more just making 13 cents each. Sigh...

My best month for the 4th year was $2,000

My Fifth Year on Squidoo

  • October payout - $440. This is a drop of $200 from the previous month. Disappointing. Tier one lenses paid a mere $11 each. I am seeing an increase in sales so maybe the payout two months down the line will be better.
  • November 2013 payout - $706. Good increase and I feel encouraged. This is for earnings from September 2013.

    In addition I received $100 for being a winner in the lens making contest for the new product format.

    For perspective, this is about the same as Nov. 2011 when I had a lot fewer lenses.

  • December 2013 payout - $1,034. Halloween happy time! All the sales from October gave a nice boost to the payout. I also received this month a $50 Amazon gift card as a prize in one of the quests.
  • January 2014 payout - $726. Down from last month. The good news is there's a fair amount of $$ still on the dashboard, so maybe next month will be better.
  • February 2014 payout - $1,016. This is the Christmas sales payout so I expected it to be above what I earned last month and it is. It's about half what I earned last February though.
  • March 2014 payout - $442. Another big drop. Feel like I'm on a roller coaster.
  • April 2014 payout - $547, so a little better than last month. I'm seeing some good traffic on my spring lenses and have hopes for improved payouts in the next few months.
  • May 2014 payout - $751, so that's the 3rd month of an upward trend. Up by $200 over last month. I had 15 lenses in tier one but the ad pool only paid $8.55 this month.
  • June 2014 payout - $652, so slipped back a hundred dollars from last month. Sigh.

    I had 17 lenses in tier one but the ad pool was just over $6 for those.

    For the upcoming months, I'm hopeful to see a jump in earnings. The sales have picked up.

  • July 2014 payout - $625, so holding steady thanks to my summer time lenses. I was hoping for an increase but see a good amount still on my dashboard. So looks like next month will be better.
  • August 2014 - $676 for this month.

$36,987

Total royalties received over my time on Squidoo

(main account only)

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    • knysna 3 years ago

      A really good timeline of your struggles and rewards

    • Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      @SusanAston: It does take a while for your articles to season, for google to notice them and for you to get enough lenses made to get cross-traffic between them.

    • SusanAston 3 years ago

      wow - I'm impressed and inspired.I have only just started so no earnings to report.

    • Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      @rattie lm: You can expect to get faster as you gain experience. Keep working on it. Make sure you place some appropriate Amazon modules on each of them. The lenses need time to season too.

    • rattie lm 3 years ago

      $2.56 - my first earnings on 37 lenses!!!! It seems to take me a long time to write one and I am wondering whether I am going wrong.. I am taking comfort from your progress though. I have also taken a few weeks away as I have been working on writing for kindle.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I am intrigued by this...just new here...and had no idea of the potential. Looking forward to creating more pages...will see what transpires...

    • Carpenter76 4 years ago

      Nothing yet... but I'm enjoying every minute on Squidoo so far. I'm hoping that I can start a diary of my income as well within a couple of months :)

    • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @Klaartje Loose: Don't worry about the money the first few months, just make lenses and gain experience.

    • Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Hey I came back to say I just earned my first $2. WOOHOO!

    • Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Nothing yet. I, like you, joined squidoo to promote books - mine! And am just working out the other benefits. Ok, I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but I'm getting there.

    • ECressey 4 years ago

      My lifetime earnings is $9 and change... I had 20 lenses on this account, but 19 of them were put onto "inactive" status, so now I'm trying to bring them back..

    • AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      Starting in earnest in October 2012, my December earnings for fewer than 10 lenses was about $6. Since I had a tier 2 lens in November (which has since dropped back to tier 3, arrrrgh) and a few more lenses, should make a little more in January's payout.

    • jimmyboy88 4 years ago

      i started in Oct 2012 and now in Dec 2012 i got my first $10 bucks from squidoo :) not a bad start :))

    • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @skhdesigns lm: Don't stop at a 2nd lens, keep making them. It seems to me that 25 and 50 lenses can be "tipping points" where you really start to see progress towards earning on Squidoo.

    • skhdesigns lm 4 years ago

      I also made a lens and then did nothing about it. So needless to say... $0. lol Just made my second lens today. Am looking forward to reading all your tips about making a top tier lens!

    • Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      December 2012 has been my best month so far. I'm still new at creating lenses but I'm learning from all of you :)

    • dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      Embarrassed to say, I made a couple of lens and then left. Just came back and getting started again! I've made maybe 10.00? in the lifetime of my lens. Thanks so much for liking my lens! It's awesome the support we get from ones that have been here longer!

    • shineall 4 years ago

      I have got $2.8 till now, and feel so happy that I sold two products today.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have got $2.95 so proud of that :) have been working since Feb 2012!

    • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @greenqueen09: I wish I knew... I seem to always be behind on the updating. Pick your hot topics and keep those current.

    None of your business

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      • LUMOSE 3 years ago

        Congratulations. I can't wait this month to see if I earn something with my lenses.

      • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

        @domainnamecheap: The Squidoo lensmasters do a great job of sharing how-to info. I benefited greatly from that when I first started, and still do.

      • domainnamecheap 4 years ago

        Congratulations Virginia. I can see a huge potential when you share you skills, knowledge and experience.

      • SurvivalFood1 4 years ago

        So impressive that at least 6 people who took your poll made over $2,000 in their December payout. I am inspired and motivated. Thanks for this great lens.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I dare not say, its just too much! :)

      • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

        @BarbRad: One can still make some personal lenses and informational ones, but some sales lenses are necessary, I think, to boost earnings.

      • Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

        I've only recently started to deliberately make sales lenses. I"ve only had one lens that made it to tier 1 and stayed there for three months. So I've never had a three digit payout yet. When I see what you accomplished being here in less time than I've been here, I am encouraged that if I work smarter, I'll start making money one of these days, too.

      • Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

        November's payout was enough to pay cash for a new dishwasher or television set.

      • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

        @RuralFloridaLiving: It helps if you are a workaholic and have some previous writing experience. Actually there are a number of lensmasters who do better than I do, but an awful lot who earn much less.

      • RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

        Still new - but after reading many people saying you can't make money on Squidoo, I'm impressed with what you've accomplished!

      • lesliesinclair 4 years ago

        Until I read this lens I thought I was doing well with my squidoo account, but now i feel challenged, and will do something about it. Thanks a bunch!

      • Shinkarom 4 years ago

        $0.0000000000000000000000000000000

      • blue22d 4 years ago

        Pretty nice work, I say. Thanks for opening up your personal business to us and giving the newbies a spark of This Thing Really Works, if you work it!

      • Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

        February's payout was my best month ever on Squidoo! I received enough to pay both my gas/electric bill & my water bill. Definitely getting there!

      • Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

        This has been my best month so far. Enough to fill my gas tank & go to a fast food place for lunch afterwards. Getting there!

      • Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

        While I don't publish specifics, I've been earning from Squidoo for over 2 years now and have enjoyed fairly steady increases.

      • Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

        hmm, I was raised not to talk about money...but it gets better every month, I will say, and more lenses helps:)

      • ellagis 5 years ago

        At the moment, it´s me to be envious..... ;)

        Well, it´s only my second month here, so I should not really complain, because I´ve been feeling glad for the lovely atmosphere, around here, and it was really worthy!

      • rewards4life info 5 years ago

        We have found the more you put in the more you get out. Fine tuning lenses is an ongoing learning experience, we are having fun and things are going well.

      • Alohagems 5 years ago

        The best is yet to come :)

      Disclaimer

      My husband felt that I mislead people into thinking it was easy to make money writing online. He said I should tell everyone about the 4 to 8 hours a day that I spend at my computer. OK - now you know, that instead of watching television, I Squidoo. Since I love it, it doesn't seem like work to me.

      Anonymous Poll - How Much Was Your December 2011 Payout from Squidoo?

      This is just the Squidoo payout, not what you make with other affiliate income that links to Squidoo.

      After you answer the poll, it shows the totals. It's going to be very interesting to see how it averages.

      This is an old survey from a few years ago. I'm keeping it around for historical purposes.

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          Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

          In 2014 I made $939 total for the past four months, then along came June and July, and my sales and earnings have both tanked. I'm hoping for better days with the advent of the Fall season. Couldn't get the duel answer above to post. Seems we've all been all over the place with earnings.

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          Virginia Allain 2 years ago from Central Florida

          @IncarnateBeast: You will see from my payday log, that it takes quite a while to build up your lens library and earn well.

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          IncarnateBeast 2 years ago

          This is awesome! I hope to start making money on Squidoo soon. I just started yesterday.

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          asereht1970 2 years ago

          Thank you for sharing your earnings on Squidoo.

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          AnuradhaM 2 years ago

          I wonder if I could earn this much... Kudos to your efforts...

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          burntchestnut 2 years ago

          Thanks for such a detailed report on your Squidoo career. I joined November 2008, but have only made 78 lenses in all this time. I'm finally beginning to understand how to promote myself and my lenses and I can see it's paying off, at least in traffic. It's difficult for me to write a sales lens; I like to write about what I'm interested in. I have to balance the two.

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          LauraMarie LM 2 years ago

          Nice to see your earnings increasing again

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          Amanda Louise Cannon 2 years ago from Wynndel BC Canada

          I'm just starting... Joined about seven months ago and didn't do a thing... Then over the last couple of weeks I have been dedicating every minute that I can scrounge up and have produced over a dozen lenses thus far :) It is so educational to have advice from members of the community that have been here for a while... Thanks for sharing!!

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          fixitwithmusic 2 years ago

          On my records, nothing has happened the last two months - payment wise. Glad to see you are doing alright :)

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          Rob Hemphill 2 years ago from Ireland

          Can't believe how well you've done. Like scarlettohairy my earnings have dropped dramatically.

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          Cherrylyn Moquete 2 years ago from Philippines

          Great lens, I've only just started so I'll get back to

          you on that. But this is a fun hobby, hope it works well too :)

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          Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Thanks again for sharing your payouts with us. I'm glad you're still earning a decent amount. Mine has gone down down down.

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          Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

          @Lynda Makara: I have a lot of interests (genealogy, Civil War, gardening, photography, self-publishing, etc.). Write very focused pages and before you know it, you have 600. I also have a number of product pages.

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          Lynda Makara 3 years ago from California

          I just have to ask, how did you ever come up with so many ideas for lenses? Over 600 lenses just boggles my mind.

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          goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

          Wow, this is impressive. We don't spend anywhere near as much time as you do on Squidoo, so our payouts usually run $30-$60 a month. Someday maybe we'll catch up! Keep up the good work!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          Came to visit my first friend here :) I'm going to come back to read some that I missed. Blessing for the New Year! Appreciate you so much!

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          Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

          @favored: Thank you. I'm glad you persevered.

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          chrisilouwho 3 years ago

          Wow this is great thanks. Hoping to make a bit to pay off some student loans. Hopefully the new changes won't be a hindrance for all of us newbies!

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          Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

          @subuh81: Because of the changes this year, it is more difficult to earn now.

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          subuh81 3 years ago

          Thank you so much for sharing.I'm new here and your lens has inspire me to make some extra $$$ with squidoo.will try my best :)

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          deepateresa 3 years ago

          Your lens is really useful and interesting one, thanks for sharing this ; Keep on writing and inspiring....

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          PlumberJorge 3 years ago

          Nice to know you're still keeping up against the tide. Keep it up. Very helpful lens.

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          Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

          Thank you for sharing this info with us. It's good to know what squidoo is all about. I'm still new to squidoo but so far, I love it.

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          IrisHoppenbrouw 3 years ago

          Wow, the recent downfall of Squidoo is really obvious in your earnings history! Such a huge drop from one month to the other!

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          jseven lm 3 years ago

          You did get hit hard with the changes too but hopefully, you won't take any more hits and climb the ladder again! xx

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          Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

          Crossing my fingers Google comes to its senses and starts being more realistic. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Villain.

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          nightbear lm 3 years ago

          Very impressed, you,ve had a nice run of it and even during the hard times you remain in there. Very encouraging. Well done!

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          Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

          @DeeDeeGee LM: The tier payments are fairly low now and it's hard to get ranked in the top 2000 lenses (tier one). Going after sales (Amazon and eBay) is the easier way to earn on Squidoo these days.

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          DeeDeeGee LM 3 years ago

          So far, I haven't made anything at all. I have no idea which tier I am on, (Nor do I know how to find out - but probably not on any).

          I like doing Squidoo so, for the moment, I don't mind about not earning as I am learning. So I will look at your other lens to see what I can do to monetize them as I want to earn something.

          Keep up the good work!

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          Kristen 3 years ago from Boston

          I'm glad that your husband had you mention how hard you work. I know that you work on Squidoo all the time, so it definitely is a full-time job to make the amount of money you have. You create quality articles Virginia and I'm so glad that it translates into income for you. Very well deserved!

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          msmith1386 3 years ago

          Hi Virginia,

          Thank you for being so open about your squidoo earnings. It is inspiration to new squids like myself for the coming months and years that I'll be on squidoo. I love that you said that instead of watching tv, you squidoo! Awesome.

          Matt

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          Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

          @jethrosas: The visitors from Google had dropped off, so hopefully the changes will make that better. Then we will earn better after all the lenses are improved.

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          Jethro 3 years ago from Philippines

          I didn't know that the changes that Squidoo did has a great impact on how our lenses earn.. Hope the big changes will affect our lenses in a positive way in the future. Anyway, I enjoy returning back here and read this again and again. :)

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          Fridayonmymind LM 4 years ago

          This is great. Thank you for letting us know of your success and the hard work part.

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          trishafly 4 years ago

          I appreciate all the work that went into this lens. It is very thorough.

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          Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          I really appreciate your monthly update. I don't feel so bad with my March earnings after seeing yours cut so drastically. Yes, let's hope bigger and better earnings are in our future!

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          IMHustle 4 years ago

          Wow ... 663 featured lenses! Someone has been very busy :) Congratulations on your success with Squidoo. I'm in reboot & build mode here and this lens of yours is great motivation for me to apply myself + keep at it. I'm adding this to my Squidoo notebook on Evernote. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

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          NizzleNet LM 4 years ago

          Very Motivational ! Thanks for Sharing this Great Journey.

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          bluelily lm 4 years ago

          Well! ma'am your passion and commitment has enabled you to earn these amounts. So there is nothing misleading in this, rather I should say no pain no gain.

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @elizajane202 lm: Wading through the month-by-month listing of earnings is tedious, but I wanted to give others a complete picture of how your earnings build up on Squidoo. Yes, it is a lot of work, but I find it fun.

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          elizajane202 lm 4 years ago

          Love seeing that you showed it takes time to earn money but once you get there you stay up there. Course they must realize it takes a lot of work. :)

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @InfoCoop: Too many people give up after just a few months. It really does take some time to build a significant lens library and allow the lenses to mature.

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          InfoCoop 4 years ago

          Excellent information and very motivational. It helps so much to know that I'm in a marathon and not a sprint race. I'll keep plugging away and hope to one day have my own earnings success story.Keep up the good work. Kudos!

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          Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

          @Virginia Allain: Thanks, I will do.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Hey Vaillain how many lenses do you have in that niche account is it mainly sales lenses

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          Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          I love coming here each month to see how big your Squidoo pay out is. You've had some fabulous months lately!

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          Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

          I always return to this lens because I get inspired whenever I look to the earnings every month. I hope I can earn what you make. Thanks for inspiring us by showing them here. Keep it up! :)

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          Resident-Nerd 4 years ago

          Very inspirational!! I have wanted to make money online for many years and just recently found squidoo, i hope this may be the real start for me as no other avenues have had any luck. New year and new doors opening i hope. Thank you

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          carolweez 4 years ago

          Reading stories like yours, making good money with your lenses, is very encouraging for rookies like me. Many thanks for boosting my confidence.

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @artmarks: I'm starting to see 2 1/2 to 3 years as maturation time for a lens. A few get big traffic and sales right away.

          I don't spend much time on backlinking and social promotion of them. Over time, as I keep enhancing the lens, traffic builds and money follows.

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          artmarks 4 years ago

          This just shows that you have to build more lenses and overtime they will start earning some nice money :) Keep creating good quality lenses and the money will follow.

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          AstroGremlin 4 years ago

          So inspiring! I've never been afraid of a little hard work so think I can do this. Somewhere in your writings you mentioned "dud" lenses. If a pro like you can write dud lenses, this helps me accept it when it happens to me. (Not that I give up on sprucing up ones with promise.)

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          atala1 4 years ago

          Excellent information! Thanks and very well done.

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          jerbo63 4 years ago

          I have really enjoyed the articles about your adventures in the squidoo journey. I joined up over three years ago and started to build a site. I have been away until two weeks ago when I came back to complete my first site which I actually enjoyed and now I have the desire to make two more before the end of the year. I plan to e around for a while so I'll see you again.

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          BelleBanks 4 years ago

          I always enjoy reading about what other people are earning as it gives me motivation to write more. Great job and I'm sure your earnings will just continue to grow and GROW!

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @pumpum: You're doing great! It took me months and months to actually earn something.

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          pumpum 4 years ago

          WOW!!!You give me hope. I am new, my first pay will be in january, but nothing much, although I had my first sale this month, so in February I am gonna get something :)) Great lens,thanks for sharing.

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @Scarlettohairy: Thanks, I was elated when I saw the $2000.

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          Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Congratulations on cracking the $2k threshold! Wow!

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          Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          Thank you again for all you do to encourage other writers!

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          Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Back to check on this month's payout. Way to go on having your best month ever. You're such an inspiration, Virginia!!

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @marigoldina: No, tokyonights7, the totals shown here are strictly squidoo payouts. I do make more with Amazon and Zazzle above and beyond what is shown here.

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          Heather B 4 years ago

          I was curious, Virginia, are you including your Amazon Affiliates earnings in that total? Congrats on breaking the $1000 mark!

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @Hannah Writes: You have a very good point, about earning online being more of a marathon. Best of luck to you on Squidoo.

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          Hannah Writes 4 years ago

          Thank you for sharing this success story with us! Step-by-step is the way to gorw your online income. This is a marathon, not a sprint!

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          fathomblueEG 4 years ago

          This is proof to me that it's possible to earn income on Squidoo if you work hard and write really good lenses. Thanks for the inspiration:-)

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @Shoputopian: I think you are doing marvelously for the year and a half that you've been on Squidoo.

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          Karnel 4 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

          I'm so jealous now think I had better get my butt in gear and make a new lens.

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          RichLeighHD 4 years ago

          Brilliant lens... It's reminded me of the money that's there to be made if you really put your mind to it on Squidoo.... Makes me feel all the more foolish for not having really put in any work on my lenses/created any new ones these last few years.

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @Frischy: I've been really encouraged by how well the combination of sales and tier rankings are earning for me.

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          Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          Wow! Wow! Wow! Show 'em how it's done, girl!!! Great payday!!

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          gemjane 4 years ago

          I have it bookmarked--there is so much info you have shared, including generously including others' helpful lenses. Thanks for the great lens!

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          getmoreinfo 4 years ago

          Thanks for the inspiration it is really helpful especially when one is just starting out with squidoo making lenses.

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          @Mickie Gee: Remind him that you could have a hobby that involves shopping and spending lots of money.

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          Mickie Goad 4 years ago

          My husband often chides me about my hourly wage on Squidoo. I spend way too much time and get paid way too little for it. Like you, however, I love it. So far, my earnings have paid for many art camps and gifts for my grands.

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          lesliesinclair 4 years ago

          Stunned to know how your work is paying off!

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          JodiFromFlorida 4 years ago

          Thank you for sharing with everyone.

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          Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          I really appreciate your letting us know what you're earning, Virginia. Thanks for updating this lens!!

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          Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

          I always come back to this lens because I know someday my earning here in Squidoo will be the same as yours or exceed. :P Thanks for sharing your earnings vallain. :)

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          hntrssthmpsn 4 years ago

          I have a tendency to make a lens here, a lens there, and then wander off for a month or two... this is a very inspirational lens, and a great reminder that, like most things, Squidoo gives back what you put into it. Congrats! Your hard work is a wonderful, shining example for slackers like me!

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          Hi loved reading about your payday, congrats on making so much.

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          IncredibleArtWorld 4 years ago

          Well done on all the hard work you've put into making lenses! This lens inspires me to try harder on Squidoo and put more time and effort into it.

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          wolvyz 4 years ago

          What you make in Squidoo is quite awesome. I hope I can reach at least half of your level some day.

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          FamilySolutions1 4 years ago

          You got a great lens here. I just published my first featured lens and it took me many hours to make so I appreciate the work that goes into a great lens.

          The best part of this lens is the disclaimer. The past few months I have been spending an insane amount of hours and the better parts of nights doing online marketing. I just started seeing small results now. Deep down I knew that the people who make it in online marketing long term put in lots of time but people love selling the "get rick quick dream".

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          Adrienne Jenkins 4 years ago

          Isn't it amazing to have earned over $10K so far on Squidooing. Thanks for sharing your earnings which are oh so inspiring. Glad your husband suggested that it takes 4-8 hours of work to earn as much.

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          Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

          I always find myself keep coming back on this lens. It's my inspiration! :)

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          ToyTown 4 years ago

          I'm very impressed with not only the amount of money you have come to make on Squidoo, but with your open attitude about it. It is motivation for those of us who are just starting out to keep working at it and to never give up! Thanks for Sharing!

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          PennyHowe 4 years ago

          Love you baby picture. You are so right about taking baby steps. Congratulation on sharing this very personal information with us. I know you work hard and am glad to see you are finally being awarded for it.

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          gottaloveit2 4 years ago

          Wow! You're really doing so well, Virginia. Over $800 last payday! You, as always, are my inspiration.

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          Cara 4 years ago

          Congratulations on your success. I'm a newbie to Squidoo and still finding my feet. Some good pointers for me. Kind regards.

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          ForestBear LM 4 years ago

          Congratulations, you have done so well! I still have a long way to go, but appreciate you sharing your amazing squidoo journey with us. Thank you so much, you are a great inspiration. Wishing you all the best

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          Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

          Congrats on your impressive success on Squidoo. Very inspiring for those of us who are still getting established here and online. I am slowly but surely beginning to see the results of dedicated effort. Up to now, I haven't really focused on making money. I should, though, given the time I invest in creating content. Thanks for sharing your journey. Appreciated! Wishing you much enjoyment and continuing success.

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          norma-holt 4 years ago

          This is a wonderful lens with some great information and inspiration. My lenses are not really aimed at money making but there is some coming in. Featured this on Blessed by Skiesgreen and also on How to Work At Home - Internet Marketing, hugs

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          marsha32 4 years ago

          My April was $10.86 lol You have become my mentor though! I truly do wish we could meet in person :)

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          David Gardner 4 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

          Yup. Squidoo isn't a "get-rich-quick" scheme... but as a freelance editor and writer, I've seen worse ways to make an income. ( *grin* ) ... I've been Squidooing since May 2007 (yeah, I'm an *old-timer*) ... and I've been seeing my payouts from Squidoo inch up month over month... haven't broken the $200 barrier yet, however. Probably because I'm writing lenses and doing my own photography for the sake of my interests rather than trying to sell anything in particular -- but I'm working on that, too. Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece that gives inspiration to us all!

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          CruiseReady 4 years ago from East Central Florida

          You are so right about the fact that it's not easy... or quick. But Squidoo is addicting, that's for sure.

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          Sunflower2423 4 years ago

          Good lens and very informative. Thanks for sharing this gives me confidence that in due time I will hopefully be making money too a month from Squidoo.:)

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          kismet80 5 years ago

          LOVE the disclaimer. I've been making my living online for years now, and it's SO true. You really have to love it or be prepared to spend a lot of hours working hard at something you find tedious (which is still good enough for some people). I've never done much with Squidoo, but it's true of any kind of online work.

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          writerkath 5 years ago

          I'm learning a lot from you Virginia... I'm off to visit more of your lenses. You are top notch! Thanks for the inspiration! Kath

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Thanks for sharing this. I feel inspired. I just started a few days ago but I can clearly see my first paycheck in front of my eyes :-)

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          Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

          I envy you but because of this it made me more determined to do my best here in Squidoo. Thanks for sharing this vallain. :)

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          Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

          Congratulations on your success.

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          MoonMaa 5 years ago

          I haven't made a lot of money on squidoo yet, but I'm going to keep trying until I do. I love squidoo too! Thanks for sharing! Very encouraging and inspirational!

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          greenmind 5 years ago

          Envious? Ummm...I HOPE to make a few dollars some day? Thanks for this lens as it is very inspirational. I love writing lenses but a little jingle in the jeans is also a motivation.

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          Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

          I appreciate the information. I have been telling people about Squidoo. It is a great way to share information and our passions for helping people.

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          ekogde 5 years ago

          Thanks for this great lens..can motivate newbie like me to make more lens

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          getmoreinfo 5 years ago

          Thanks for sharing what you have learned as being a writer for squidoo, it shows that if one puts in the time and the work that we can be rewarded for our efforts.

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          heehaw lm 5 years ago

          i am happy to hear that people are getting more than $400. this encourage me to work even harder in order to archive it someday. thanks for creating such a wonderful lens which inspires me.

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          bolillie 5 years ago

          Congratulations on your earnings! And thanks for sharing so openly. It really helps those of us who are still rookies. I'm glad to know that it takes work to make money on Squidoo- wouldn't believe it otherwise.

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          Hypersapien2 5 years ago from U.S.

          Thanks for sharing your earnings and story. This is very inspiring to me - can't wait until I'm earning and have something worth sharing.

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          poutine 5 years ago

          That is wonderful earnings Virginia, congratulations.

          I know that you work very hard for it and i am glad that you are getting your just rewards.

          Poutine

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          SPhilbrick 5 years ago

          Very inspiring. I, too, look forward to your updates!

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          Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          I look forward to reading your updates each month. Thanks, Virginia!!

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          klaird 5 years ago

          Thanks for featuring my Squidoo Earnings Report above. I love reading other people's stories of how they got to be where they are on Squidoo, and I plan to go through and read all the other featured lenses you have shared on this page! Thanks for all the info.

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          sherridan 5 years ago

          Thanks your husband for the honesty - that does put it more into perspective!

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          Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

          I am so glad I kept going!...lol what a great payout! It is great and encouraging to many

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          Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          Thank you for all you do to inspire and encourage other lensmasters. This is one of my favorite lenses. It is so motivating to know that even though it is slow to get off the ground here, that persistence and hard work can pay off. Congratulations on a great Squidoo payday!

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          Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

          This really does help us new ones keep time and lens numbers in perspective. Thank you for letting us see into your squid world and giving us hope that someday our lenses will make us some money as well.

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          Evelyn Saenz 5 years ago from Royalton

          Congratulations to you on another great Squidoo Payday!

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          Ruthi 5 years ago

          You've made it clear I need to apply myself diligently to reach my earning goals here at Squidoo! BRAVO for you, Virginia. Oh, and I thank you for adding my link to this lens.

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          Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

          Wow. Well done.

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          Evelyn Saenz 5 years ago from Royalton

          Congratulations on the great payout!

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          Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          @gottaloveit2: Me too!

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          gottaloveit2 5 years ago

          As alwyas, you're my inspiration

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          Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

          Well done you! Mine are minuscule but I'm happy to learn and I'll come back to this again to check out your progress. Generous of you to share progress. (My very first blessing!)

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          SaintFrantic 5 years ago

          You put a lot of work so you've deserve it.

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          gottaloveit2 5 years ago

          I am always in awe of you but now I'm just downright jealous. Congratulations on your fabulous October!

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          MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

          Thanks for sharing and being open with your earning I would be a little embarrassed to post my earnings.

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          patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

          It appears you are very organized about Squidoo. Thank you for all the links to the "How To" lenses! And congratulations on your successes! I appreciate you!

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          Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

          thanks Virginia! I credit you amongst others for KEEPING me going, and I can only thankyou! when it was tough in the beginning, a lot of work and NOT seeing a lot of return! but you explained it like a huge wheel that needs a lot of effort to get going! and boy am I glad I found you guys! this for me has been the best payout to date! and it just blows me away, so thankyou for sharing all your tips and tricks and help! It sure is appreciated

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          KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

          Thanks for sharing your progress. You create high-quality lenses, and deserve success.

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          Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

          Congratulations on doing so well. I wish I could earn that from my lenses too, as it would virtually guarantee my trip to Florida to see my daughters every summer.

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          dahlia369 5 years ago

          Thanks for sharing - and I really mean it! :)

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          Richard 5 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

          Great to see your earnings increasing progressively. I seem to have hit a plateau over the past few months, so need to do some rethinking :)

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          Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          It's very motivating to see your Squidoo income rising all the time. Thanks for sharing, Virginia!

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          Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

          This is great encouragement fo a baby squid. Thanks for sharing this. I hope to someday show my husband that my time online pays off. :)

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          Seeds Of Future 5 years ago

          I have joined squidoo for a few months, but i can only earn for 0.3... i am so disappointed

          Elsy

          Visit my lens and give me some suggestions!

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          PurplePansy LM 5 years ago

          I always enjoy learning about what others are making whether large or small because it helps me to figure out realistically what I can do with Squidoo.

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          Showpup LM 5 years ago

          I've returned to this lens of yours several times. You never cease to inspire me. Thanks!

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          Othercatt 5 years ago

          I'd like to ditto Frischy's comment. This lens is totally motivating! Thanks for sharing your success with us! Blessed!

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          SantaLady LM 5 years ago

          Very motivating lens. Thanks for sharing.

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          Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          This lens is so motivating to me! Thank you for sharing this with us, Virginia!

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          Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

          @jseven lm: If they sign up but never do anything, there's no bonus. When they get in gear, make some lenses, and finally hit $15 in payout, then the referrer gets $5.

          That's why you see in many lenses an invitation to join Squidoo or to "make a lens" so the lensmaster gets a referral.

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          jseven lm 5 years ago

          Good job, Vallain! I didn't know you get a perk for people signing up at Squidoo.

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          Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Nice of you to share this!

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          Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Thanks for sharing this info, Virginia. I had a lens in Tier 1 for this pay day!

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          Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

          I love the fact that lensmasters are willing to share their success online. that the is a way to earn money working from home! I will add this to my page of "legitimate ways to earn money online" as part of my Squid angel Duties in the Work at home catagorey, as I like a place that has a collection of ideas, and proof that working online can be achieved! Blessed by the work at home angel

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          tinypearls lm 5 years ago

          Thank you so much for sharing! This is very motivating information. I joined Squidoo as part of a link building program, but now I'm hooked and am torn between my original goal of building my site and the new opportunities I see here. Tough choices, and not enough hours in a day!

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          ellagis 5 years ago

          Motivating, inspiring lens. I love the idea of people reading what I write, but I must confess that I would also like to get some money ;)

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          chocsie 5 years ago

          wow! this definitely motivated me to work harder on my lenses.. hopefully someday I can be as successful as you! thanks for sharing.

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          mumsgather 5 years ago

          Thank you so much for sharing. This is very useful information for a newbie like me. I like your sticky note about what your husband said. :) I am guilty of spending about that much or more time online too. It really isn't that easy to make money online but it is possible with hardwork. :)

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          arunii lm 5 years ago

          congratulations for the patience you have shown and now you are earning good money

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          Wow, you are an inspiration. It seems to be getting harder and harder to get ranked in the top two tiers but I keep trying. Thanks for sharing your Squidoo Payday and congratulations on doing so well.

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          pablina31 5 years ago

          This is a great lense and shows what hard work, patience and time can do. :)

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          Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

          I know through Ehow it takes time to develop any earnings. I still miss Ehow and the warm personalities, but am slowly enjoying and getting the hang of Squidoo. Thanks to people like you!

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          rewards4life info 5 years ago

          Great lens, I like your presentation and your breakdown of earnings. It shows that external links and targeted products help to increase your monthly earnings by a considerable amount. Fantastic selection of additional lenses, I can recommend a few myself. What a good find, thanks.

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          Sue Dixon 5 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

          Very interesting- thanks for sharing all this info. As I see it, it's really a hobby for me- maybe for you too. Most folks hobby costs money- mine earns me a little- that's what I tell my husband !

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          MELSlandscaping 5 years ago

          Great info, but if you equate it to working a regular job the time spent on a making good money is not worth it. Is there really a way to make a steady income form this ?

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          Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

          You are so inspirational and disciplined. Very well done, and here's to your continued success.

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          masz09 6 years ago

          Your story is very inspiring, now I want to work harder to get more.

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          MelissaInTheSky 6 years ago

          You have so much great info to share. I am new here and it is a little overwhelming how much I have to learn. I am still on the fence whether I want to do this hardcore or just dabble. but I really appreciate your lenses!

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          Patricia 6 years ago

          Cool on your earnings! Mine were not bad, over $100 but not as good as yours!

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          jolou 6 years ago

          This is very helpful and encouraging. I think a person needs to allow about six months before earnings really start to climb. The best thing is it's all free so it costs nothing no matter how many lenses we create, and it's fun too!

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          JackieM293 6 years ago

          Thank you for the wave of inspiration, I am in awe of the number of lenses you have created. The only way is up! J

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          gespooner 6 years ago

          Excellent lens, really informative - great to meet a fellow blurbarian too... good luck with the books, will take me ages to check out your lenses, still getting to grips with the site, good luck with the writing too

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Its been an enjoyable time on Squidoo, and my income keeps going up. I received my highest pay-out so far, this month. I reached and exceeded my goal for 2010. So! I'm happy.

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          supermom_in_ny 6 years ago

          Thanks for sharing. I always love to read about fellow Lensmaster's progress. However, some don't like to share. Not that I blame them. Some have had bad experiences with mean spirited people. I know I had my share of people scraping my lenses.

          I've been using Squidoo for over 4 years. I earned most of my money from affiliate networks and freelance SEO jobs. The pay is good except I spend a lot of time promoting my services and doing the work. I want to focus on passive and residual income. So since November I changed my strategy to use Squidoo amazon modules, ebay and my SEO knowledge. Love to wake up and find out what people have purchased!

          January will be the first payout in my little experiment. I made a lot of Amazon and even more ebay sales. I have added a lot more lenses and my rankings have improved. Can't wait to see how much my payout has increased!

          :)

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          Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

          I've seen a steady growth since I joined 3 years ago. I am looking forward to more growth next year.

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          Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

          Nicely done. My payout is about half that but still an all time high for me. It has been growing nicely for the past 5 months, maybe by the end of next year I'll see way more $$$ in my account each month. :)

          The good news for now is next month will be even better as I'm sure the same with you.

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          Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

          This is great, I have thought about doing this and putting it out there, people need to know it is certainly not a get rich quick however if you like writing have an interest in learning about web pages, then Squidoo is for you oh and you can make money doing it

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          LouisaDembul 6 years ago

          Very encouraging to see that it took some time before you started earning...

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          poutine 6 years ago

          Congratulations for winning a Sunshine Award.

          My highest earnings so far is almost $50.00

          That's not much of an hourly rate considering

          all the time put in those lenses and promoting

          for traffic.

          But I love my Squidoo.

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          Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

          You are definitely going in the right direction -- look at those figures climb! Congratulations on your Sunshine Award, I know that will be a very welcome boost.

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          oztoo lm 6 years ago

          Good job. It's helpful to know how other people are doing and gives encouragement to know that you can do it too. I'm afraid my earnings are not very consistent so far.

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Great job, and encouraging! Yes, Squidoo is amazing - it's not a "get rich quick" scam at all. I remember the first months and the excitement of a few cents registering, but not paid yet of course! Squidoo is a wonderful community of amazing people, like you Virginia, who write about what they know about and care about.

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          callinsky lm 6 years ago

          Hey, Virginia,

          This is very cool. I originally didn't look at Squidoo as a way to make money online, really. I looked at it as a way to spread the word about issues I care about. After getting $10.00 here and there, I started realizing Squids potential. I am very excited about it trying to make some extra income now. Rock and roll.

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          Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

          You are right about the baby steps in earning money from Squidoo. It has been fun and great learning experience from other lensmasters. Hope to improve my earnings on Squidoo.

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          It is fun to see how others are doing. I am concentrating this summer on making some money for my charity, Friends of the Park, and am so anxious to see this month's payout.

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          puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

          It's interesting to see what other people are making on Squidoo. I agree whole-heartedly with your statement, "Squidoo isn't a get-rich-quick site and there is real work involved in creating quality lenses." You summed it up perfectly.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          Wow! Look at that June payday! Awesome! I enjoyed seeing how your earning have steadily increased. Squidoo is my version of my egg money :)

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          VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

          Nice to see that you are making progress. Great job. Also, thanks for featuring my "I made 68 cents on squidoo and you can too" lens! Looking forward to your future updates!

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          Gamganny 6 years ago

          Here's to ever inceasing paydays! My earnings have gone up every month. Thanks for the info.

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