What is Squidoo?

Squidoo is the brainchild of Seth Godin and others who put together a website where the content is generated by individual lensmasters (those who create their own pages)
and any revenue generated from those webpages, called lenses, is shared between the person who made the lens and Squidoo. 5% of any money generated gets sent to charity and the remainder is split 50/50. You can choose to have all, part or none of your share donated to charity as well.

You can search for other lenses by title or an associated keyword. Lenses are also classified according to the category the lensmaster chooses: computers & tech; entertainment; sports; health, just about everything you can name. There are currently about 650,000 separate lenses on Squidoo. Some good, some not so good. They are ranked and for each category you will find a top 100 list and one for the top one hundred lenses overall. The coveted number one spot overall has been held for some time by Janet21 with her lens called Are you a Stay at Home Mom (or Dad) Interested in Earning a Monthly Income? There are also top 100 lists by topic, by groups and by Giant Squids.

What The Heck is a Giant Squid?

The Giant Squids may sound like the name of a punk rock band, but they do a lot of the work around Squidoo. Giant Squids are those lensmasters who have been able to generate at least 50 high-quality lenses. Some moderate the forums, mentor others, and they basically provide inspiration for newbies and those toiling away with the lenses. They also get cool perks, but I'll get into that later.

Make Money at Squidoo

If you are someone who is already blogging or creating webpages, Squidoo is an opportunity you cannot pass up. You can make up a one-page website (Squidoo calls these pages lenses) in no time and add pictures, video and even advertisements. You just create your own original content about anything you want. You can have one single lens written about your favorite niche or any number of lenses covering what ever topic you want. This is niche marketing at it's finest and Google and the other search engines love Squidoo lenses.

Can I Make Money With Squidoo?

Well, one lensmaster has over 450 separate lenses and one in particular makes him $1,000 a month. Altogether there are over 650,000 separate lenses out there and more are being made today. People are starting to flock to Squidoo. The website itself is now in the top 300 worldwide for searches and climbing.

There are free tutorials being written that you can access on Squidoo about how to create a lens, use SEO tricks and tips, and it has an active forum where you can get advice from the people who are already doing it. Books and blogs are being written about Squidoo and money is being made. Go there. Look around. If you are not interested, at least you've done some valuable research on a potential market for yourself.
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