On July 13th 2008, I had joined Squidoo. I was looking for ways to make money online when I came across squidoo and had started writing, From day one, I got hooked onto the site and in all honestly it really is not that hard to get caught up in the mess of things especially when you have a goal. My goal was to make it to Giant Squid which I made in January of 2009. At the time, I think I had 65 lenses and currently I have about 86 lenses.
When it comes to creating lenses on squidoo, its all about creating ones that I am interested in doing. I’m more about giving out information than trying to actually sell. If anything sells on my lenses, that is great as you really do not know what is going to sell or not. My philosophy is to always have fun as I know I have to be passionate about what I am writing about.
Easiest way to make money
It only took a few months from the time I joined til the time that I started to make money. It was not much at first, but as I started writing my lenses, I started making more and more money each month. For most months I did go up. The way it pays out to you is that it is from the adsense revenue and its based off of lensranks. From the very beginning, I did manage to always keep one lens in tier 2, but recently I have been able to keep one lens also in tier one which is where you want to be. The payout tiers are pretty much steady.
Here are what the current tiers are as far as I know:
- 1-2,000 approximately
- 2,001 – 10,000 approximately
- 10,001 -85,000 approximately
Anything below that does not get any money. Tier one is the one that usually pays about $10 and they rank them based off of averages instead of where the lense ends up at the end of the month.
The other way to make money through squidoo is by affiliates. It can be either through squidoo or with your own affiliate links. Some people have made some real good money through this way. I have not really tried to hard through the affiliates but as time goes by,it may start picking up when you least expect it.