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Are you making the most of your lenses?

Posted on Feb 16 2009

Are you doing everything you can to earn money from your lenses?

Are you using every opportunity to earn money from your lenses and make every sale you can? Don’t beat yourself up about it. I wrote this lost as a guide for me to begin with.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Are you adding affiliate links [to trusted products] within the text, linking keywords and phrases?
  • Do you have a module on each lens with links to the top products for that topic?
  • Have you added a relevant link to your Bio for each lens?
  • Have you added the Featured Lens module to each lens to refer people between all your lenses?
  • Have you added a poll? Have you made any of the answers into links?
  • Do you look through the stats for your lenses and see what the most popular keywords are that people are using to find your lenses? This is a treasure trove of attainable keywords that you can make more lenses targeting!
  • Do you feature your existing lenses in the sidebar of your new lenses using the Lensroll feature?
  • Do you use your lenses to build mailing lists, for follow up compaigns on your profitable lenses? [if not check out]
  • Do you make more your lenses in clusters, making multiple lenses about a certain topic, looking at it from different angles and targeting different keywords?
  • What else could you be doing to get each visitor to be worth more to you?

It’s about PROFIT!!

Lewis 🙂

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Lewis Smile is a Writer, Blogger, Web Geek, and very much a daydreamer. He helps people for a living, and works online. See the Contact Info page to say hi. Find out more about him here.

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  1. JaguarJulie says:

    Super helpful tips — I think I could say “yes” to just about all your suggestions. However, I’m honestly remiss in NOT doing this: “Do you use your lenses to build mailing lists, for follow up compaigns on your profitable lenses? [if not check out]” So, I will be making a mental note to look into your suggestion.

    As always, you have hit on the Topicability index with a great blog post — Thanks Lewis!

  2. wow, what a great and succinct post. I am doing most of this, I’m not so great at using lenses for list building, and have not put a list of top products ~ that’s a great idea and will be adding that to my lenses.



  3. Tony says:

    Great list of ideas, a couple of things I haven’t done yet, will add these in. Thanks.

    Since I lost my job a week ago I need more than ever to focus on earning money online. Chance of getting another job in my field right now is slim, chance of retraining is also slim with so many people out of work.

  4. Robb Auspitz says:

    Hi Lewis, many thanks for the post. Once again you have reaised issues that never crossed my mind. Every time I read your Blog I learn something new and try to apply what I’ve learned. Have a SUPER week!

  5. I love your Squidoo tips/advice. Sometimes I forget to implement the one you give. Once again I see one that I wanted to do and haven’t yet; but it is on my Things to Do list. That one is the “cluster lens”. I SHALL do this.

    Thanks again for all your advice and help!

  6. Mortira says:

    I love the idea of using hyperlinks in the poll module! I’ll have to take a look at some of my polls and see if I can spice them up.

  7. MiMi says:

    No, but I will from now on — thanks to you! 😀

  8. spook says:

    You always seem to make so much sense.

  9. Thanks Lewis…excellent advice!

  10. paul barton says:

    Hi Lewis – taken too long to get round to reveiwing this post but as ever great, simple advice that just reminds us what we need to be doing to get consistently great results.
    I see people with twitter tags next to their names but not sure how they do that?

  11. paul barton says:

    OK thats clever – how do i add that twitter thingy to my blog comments – please share.

  12. Evelyn Saenz says:

    You offer several suggestions that I haven’t tried yet. I never realized that you could add hiperlinks to poles. I’m going to try that. Thank you for the suggestion.

  13. spook says:

    I try to learn but I keep on forgetting as there is so much to absorb and I haven’t used my limited brain for a long time. Thanks for the post and the tips.

  14. Brett Jarvi says:

    I need to get a auto responder and get with the program. I like the links in the poll method. It’s so crazy, it just might work!
    Thanks for the Tips!!

  15. Good information. Appreciate this one, domain names are difficult for me to understand. Definitely bookmarking this site for later use.

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