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Lens I Have Found To Help You With Squidoo

Updated on August 8, 2014

How I Found Squidoo

I have been writing just about my whole life. Before I had my son I had done a lot of travel writing for my job but I hadnt written much since having him three years ago. Recently I have moved to Orlando, Florida for my husbands job. I have been inspired by all of the activities there are to do in Orlando and all of Florida. Now that my son is older I have been writing again. Mostly on travel but I also had been collecting my familys recipes and putting them together for my other family members.

This past April I went on a vacation to visit my sister. One afternoon I began discussing how I was writing again. I told her I would love to find a way to put it on the internet so I could share what I had been writing and possibly make money doing it. Immediately she suggested that I should write on Squidoo. I got really excited as she explained that I could write about almost any subject and that I could make money from sales from Amazon and EBay. I got my lap top out and signed up right then.

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The day I signed up on Squidoo I immediately started writing my first lens My Favorite Free Online Educational Websites For Kids it was fun creating the modules and finding Amazon products that I felt related to my lens. The last four days of my vacation that's all I did was write, look at other lens and learn about Squidoo. I got back from my trip and on the drive home from the airport I excitedly told my husband all about what I had been doing.

It has been over a year now and I have written 51 more lens. Some have started to do really well. I have won a purple star, lens of the day and a food club quest. I have had 5 that were locked..Who knows why? I always use my own original content and follow the rules but every lens I have had locked had done well for several months. Even my LOD lens was locked! So I am learning as I go. I like that I can share my own recipes, tips and product reviews with others.

Making Money With Squidoo

I have been writing lenses frequently on Squidoo. I don't have nearly as many written as I thought I would. The first few months I would write 6 or 7 but I am still far away from my 20 a month goal!

When I started writing I thought that this would be a good way to make some extra money. After months of writing my lenses have moved up the ranks and I am earning a small amount monthly However I have consistently had trouble receiving credit for Amazon sales. I have personally had family and friends order items off of my lenses and not 1 time have I ever gotten credit for a sale. I have the same problem with Ebay. about twice a week I make a sale off of one of my more popular lens. I always receive the points but never any money.

Squidoo Is Changing

Right now Squidoo is undergoing some major changes and from what I have read through the HQ reports there are more on the way. The change seems to be with the lens that are just selling things with very little other helpful knowledge passed along. I am looking forward to creating my lens in a unique and interesting way yet still acceptable to Squidoos new standards.

Squidoo enables me to write about things I know about. It lets me learn about new subjects that I don't know much about. Squidoo is great way for me to express myself while earning a little money!!

I have found several helpful lenses that I have listed below. They cover topics from helpful modules to information on how to prevent your lens from being locked.

What Do You Think About Squidoo?

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      There is so much help for a writer on Squidoo. Such a blessing.

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      FLtraveler 4 years ago

      I'm glad the information was helpful to you.

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      ArtWebb 4 years ago

      Nice lens.

      For a newbie writer, a Squidoo, facebook, HTML, SEO,...newbie, all information to improve

      is most welcome.

      Bookmarked ya to come and have a look again.

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      ArtWebb 4 years ago

      Nice lens.

      For a newbie writer, a Squidoo, facebook, HTML, SEO,...newbie, all information to improve

      is most welcome.

      Bookmarked ya to come and have a look again.

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      Savingsmom 4 years ago

      Great Information Thanks

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      KTPT13 4 years ago

      Very helpful lens