Make Money Online
Squidoo Bucks or Squidoo Sucks?Squidoo, a way manypeople use to make money online in case you don't know is the brainchild of Seth Godin, founder and CEO of Yoyodyne, the industry's "leading interactive direct marketing company" which was acquired by Yahoo in late 1998.
He has an MBA from Stanford, and was named "the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age" by Business Week.
According to the Squidoo site "Squidoo is the world's most popular site for people who want to build a page about their passions. Highlight books, blogs, vids, online shops, or just spread the word about stuff you love (stuff you love? how do these 'people' know what stuff you love? - I hate sloppy English - Ed.). Bonus: you raise money (for you or charity) at the same time! It's fast, free, and supereasy."
Squidoo has what they call 'lenses' but what everyone else calls 'pages'. You sign up to Squidoo (free) and make yourself a page using their modules. Each page you create acts as an advertising/marketing space for you to sell stuff which belongs to other people (e.g. Ebay listings). You get a commission if a sale is completed as a result of the referral from your link. There are also Adsense ads. and you get a share of the total Adsense commissions.
I signed up a long time ago, but found the whole site so slow and clunky I decided it wasn't for me. Recently however I read a post on Andy Beard's blog which made me have second thoughts. So I went backto Squidoo (and discovered I had made 44 cents in my absence!) and made myself a couple more pages (sorry 'lenses'). I have since been eagerly awaiting for something to happen, unfortunately I think I must have been shunted off into some backend of cyberspace on Squidoo as there are precious few visitors (6 in total I think) and no clicks on anything.
My ranking has improved, however, my Louis Vuitton page Squidoo Designer Labels is now number 1842 in 'shopping' and my Franck Muller page Squidoo Franck Muller USA is no. 4004 also in 'shopping'.
I have also done some research and discovered that some people think that 'Squidoo sucks', one such person even created his own Squidoo page to let everyone know - Squidoo Sucks - and even Michael Arrington of Techcrunch is fairly negative on the whole ventureSo, as far as I'm concerned the jury is still out, I'll give it a few more days to see if there is any change, and to decide whether it is worth investing any more time in it. Maybe you have to wait a while for the surge to happen? Certainly there are people who report positive experiences with Squidoo, but mine so far has been uninspiring to say the least.
If you visit my Squidoo pages the extra visits may improve my page rankings! And if you click on 'favorite' that would probably send them even higher!
If any of my esteemed readers has had any experience of Squidoo I would be most glad to hear of them and any tips they may have. Have a nice day !
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