Making a living on Squidoo


  • The $7,500 lens

    Do you treat your lensmaking as a hobby or a business? I would guess that more than 99.9% of lensmasters treat their lensmaking time as a hobby. It pays rather nicely if you hit upon a great niche idea and write up some great content, but most of the time people are making lenses it’s probably more fun than work. If it felt like work they probably wouldn’t do it as much, in their free time...

The New Lens Workshop: A Review

A whole new Lens Workshop went live today, so if you log in to any of your lenses you’ll see the new 2.0 version ready to wow you. It’s shiny, bubbly-looking, and clean. The best thing for you to do is check it out! Go now and edit a lens. It’ll be a nice surprise. A couple of people have asked me what I think of it, so I thought I would post a proper review instead of just a couple...

Rule Number 1: Get Blogging!

I’ve written about the importance of blogging before, and like in any good friendship I feel like I can talk about the same topics again and again. So here it is. Blog About Your Topic and Your Lenses! If you are making Lenses on Squidoo to earn yourself any kind of money, you need a blog too. If only to blog about every new lens you make. I have put together a few lenses lately to push you to...

Why You NEED To Be a Giant Squid – without fail!

A Giant Squid is a Lensmaster who Squidoo is in love with. The minimum requirement to become a Giant Squid is 50 really great lenses. 50 REALLY GREAT lenses. Original ideas, beautifully executed, that you are proud to put your name to. Once you get to 50+ great lenses you can submit your name to Squidoo HQ by emailing them at giants@squidoo.com. The Single Biggest Reason You Need To Be A Giant Squid: The...

AT LAST! Opt In Forms On Your Lenses!

If I had a dollar every time an internet marketer asked me if they can put an opt in form on their lens… I would have, well, a lot of dollars. It is probably the most requested Squidoo feature from internet marketers. They want to use their lenses to build mailing lists. Ever since Squidoo blocked the i-frame code we have been unable to get this working on lenses. Until now. You can now put a...

If you love Squidoo…

If you love Squidoo, then you’ll probably love these sites too! Tiffany, my partner at BuildMyLens.com, wrote an article yesterday that gave a nice little roundup of a few sites built on the same idea as Squidoo. Give them a go if you haven’t, comment on your experience if you have! ************ HubPages – This website gives users a chance to show what they know for free. You can...

FINALLY: Why Squidoo Tags Are Useless

Finally! My post about Squidoo Tags is ready. There has been a LOT going on in my life since I wrote that last post, but bit by bit I’ve been chipping away at this beast. So here goes 🙂 Why Squidoo Tags Are Useless Things change. Goal posts move. And it is our job to keep up with the moves and revaluate what is working and what is not, what brings results and what does not, and what is worth...


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