If you enjoy writing online but don’t have the time or desire to create a blog, you should think about making a Squidoo lens. Squidoo is a revolutionary website with its own unique concept and approach to content. Founded by marketing guru Seth Godin, Squidoo is one of tme most interesting and expressive places you can write online. Fortunately, it’s a relatively simple process to make a Squidoo lens.
The first thing you need to do is to decide on a topic for your lens. You might make a Squidoo lens on anything from knitting to computer troubleshooting to the music of your favorite band. There are no topical limits on Squidoo. If you intend to provide content in your Squidoo lens that is adult in nature, you can indicate that when you first make your Squidoo lens. That lens will not be available to visitors for whom the topic would be inappropriate.
Next, you’ll need to create a Squidoo account if you don’t already have one. Making a Squidoo account is a relatively simple process. Make sure to provide all the necessary information so that, when your lenses begin to make money, you can get paid.
Once you have your Squidoo account, it’s time to actually make the Squidoo lens. Here, you will choose the specific modules to include in your lens. The modules you choose will depend, for the most part, on what you want to accomplish with your lens.
If you want to make money with your Squidoo lens, you need to make sure to include Amazon modules. Include lists of products available from Amazon to include in your modules, so that you can earn comissions on those products.
Choose an image or two to include in your Squidoo lens. Make sure, of course, that you have a legal right to use the image. if an image violates copyright, you may find yourself suspended from Squidoo.
Begin to populate your Squidoo lens with content. You don’t have to have a lot of content to start out with, but you do want to make sure that you have at least a few hundred words of content to get your lens going.
Pick appropriate tags for your lens. Tags will help others find your Squidoo lenses.
Connect your Squidoo lens with others in the same category, or consider forming a group on Squidoo. This will help to drive even more readers to your Squidoo lens.
Promote your Squidoo lens on other websites. If you have a blog, for example, you can link to your Squidoo lens.
Make sure you regularly update your Squidoo lens to keep the information current and the traffic flowing.