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Is Squidoo a scam?

Updated on July 26, 2012
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Is Squidoo a scam?

The simple answer to this question is no. Squidoo is not a scam.

Squidoo is basically an article directory like but it pays out a share of its' ad-revenue to it's writers.

Who can write for Squidoo?

Anybody can write for It doesn't matter if you are a professional writer or an amateur looking to become a payed writer you can write for Squidoo.

What can you write about on Squidoo?

You can write about pretty much anything on Squidoo so long as it is not against the Squidoo TOS.

The list of topics you are not allowed to write about are as follows:

  • Anything illegal such as drug taking and illegal downloading
  • Porn or anything that is too adult
  • Weight loss programs or anything that could be considered spam
  • Spam
  • Anything that is racist or prejudiced against a particular group of people

Other than this list you pretty much have free reign to write about anything. Most people will write about topics that they know well and are passionate about. The more you know about a topic and the more enthusiastic you are about that topic the better your writing will be. A reader will enjoy reading about something that a writer is passionate about.

How do you get paid?

Squidoo will pay its writers on a monthly basis. Every time you publish an article on Squidoo they will place Google adsense adverts in strategic places on the article. Whenever a reader clicks on those adverts Google will pay money into Squidoo's Adsense account. Squidoo then shares this among its writers. The amount of money you make will be based on how many clicks your articles generate, how high your articles are ranked and the topic of your articles.

If you place an Amazon module on your articles any time a sale is made through that module Squidoo will share 50% of the commission with you.

Squidoo Payments are paid directly into your Paypal account and the minimum payout is $1. $1 is really easy to reach with Squidoo so you will quickly see payments going into your account.

Do Squidoo payout on time?

In my personal experience I have had no problems with my Squidoo payments, they are always correct and they are always on time. Other people have had occasional troubles with Squidoo payments but have contacted the Admins and the problems have been rectified quickly.

Why do some people think Squidoo is a scam?

Whilst Squidoo itself is not a scam some people out there use Squidoo to scam people. Squidoo has strict rules about scamming people and they do not tolerate it and they have no problem banning any writer who uses Squidoo as a platform for scamming people. Some scammers slip through the net but are soon caught up with because Squidoo writers are a community and quickly report people who are not playing by the rules.

I hope this has cleared up any questions you may have. If you have anything else that you would like to add please feel free to leave a comment in the comment box below. Also post any questions you may have there and I will try to answer them.


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    • Ernest Hemingway3 profile image

      Ernest Hemingway III 5 years ago from The World

      Squidoo is a great site and lenses rank very well in the search engines and acquire page rank very quickly. They are pretty strict too in what you can write about..


      My Squidoo is if you care to check it out.