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Please Tell Me How to Be a Success on Squidoo

Every so often I get a message through the Squidoo contact button with a plea for help. The wording is usually something like this, “Tell me how I can make money on Squidoo.” I guess they are hoping I know some magic secret that I can pass along to them in an e-mail reply.

I’m sure they don’t want to hear about the 4 to 6 hours a day that I spend making or updating my Squidoo lenses. They also don’t want to hear about how I made only pennies the first year.

The first thing that I recommend that they do is read some of my Squidoo tips lenses.

Then they need to make four or five lenses and try out a variety of modules. By that time, they will have a better idea of the questions they need to ask.

I recommend they start reading all the tips provided by HQ and browsing the Squidoo Tips section of Squidoo. While doing that, they need to make five to ten more lenses. That gives them a chance to try out what they are learning from all those tip lenses.

They need to join some of the Squidoo Facebook groups and hang out in the Squidoo forum. They can post their lenses and ask for critiques. By this time, besides doing lots of reading, I’d hope they will have made another 10 or 15 lenses.

After a few months, they come back to me and say, “When do I start making lots of money?” I tell them they need to make more lenses and give it more time. I recommend that they make some product lenses. Many recoil in horror at that suggestion and complain that they are a writer and don’t want to make sales lenses.

At this point, I get a bit discouraged with helping them find success on Squidoo. They need to figure out for themselves what “success” they want to achieve. If success means money to them, then eventually they need to learn to monetize their lenses. If success means putting their ideas and writing out there and having it read by a lot of people, then Squidoo is a good place for that too.

If you stopped by to find the shortcut to success and riches on Squidoo, I must apologize. I don’t know the shortcut. It takes a lot of work making and updating lenses. As you see what topics draw traffic and what earns for you, analyze those and make more of them.

Best of luck to you on Squidoo.

 

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Squidoo

 

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List of Halloween Topics by Virginia Allain

Lens Rank Likes Visits

101 Ideas for Haunted Houses

307 113 1,469 week
188 today

2012 Best Baby Halloween Costu…

22,567 4 28 week
2 today

All I Know about Halloween

128,621 13 7 week
0 today

Amelia Earhart Costume

6,368 146 124 week
13 today

Baby Vampire Costumes

33,810 14 55 week
2 today

Barely There Costumes for a Nu…

27,692 69 102 week
20 today

Bloody Weapons for Halloween o…

115,222 11 10 week
0 today

Bloody Wounds Make Up Kits

46,605 11 27 week
1 today

Book Character Costumes: Go Li…

14,687 58 269 week
24 today

Buy a Renaissance Costume

38,112 11 18 week
1 today

Candy Corn Costume

102,828 7 7 week
4 today

Costume Accessories and Props

138,567 3 4 week
1 today

Costumes for Horses for Horse …

501 135 538 week
83 today

Creepy Spider Decorations for …

47,238 14 12 week
0 today

Cute or Sexy Cowgirl Costumes?…

31,168 11 41 week
6 today

Draw Cartoon Ghosts for Hallow…

26,790 35 102 week
16 today

Epic Baby Halloween Costumes

74,783 6 7 week
2 today

Eye Wear for Costumes

101,405 11 14 week
1 today

Fun Halloween Costumes for Cou…

70,417 13 26 week
3 today

Golf Cart Fun: Personalize It,…

17,057 118 140 week
11 today

Good Reads for Young Vampire F…

161,777 13 4 week
0 today

Gothic Fairy Costume

111,666 6 5 week
1 today

Halloween Costumes For Childre…

111,903 1 3 week
0 today

Halloween Drink Recipes

27,730 41 65 week
7 today

Halloween Onesies For Infants

87,965 8 7 week
1 today

Halloween Party Foods

43,473 21 29 week
3 today

Hats for Halloween Costumes

177,089 11 5 week
2 today

Haunted House in Chelsea, Kans…

247,244 5 1 week
0 today

Jack O Lantern Ideas

42,470 17 36 week
0 today

Pilgrim Costume for Halloween …

101,682 10 7 week
0 today

Regency Dress – Jane Austen Co…

13,257 40 69 week
10 today

Saloon Bartender Costume

22,710 9 25 week
2 today

Shoes for Costumes for Adults

134,625 4 3 week
1 today

Spooky Window Posters

5,314 54 91 week
6 today

Steampunk Fairies – Costume Id…

28,789 23 32 week
5 today

Sunflower Costumes for Any Occ…

29,498 24 35 week
4 today

Take a Florida Ghost Tour

219,488 10 1 week
0 today

True Accounts of Hauntings

164,947 13 3 week
0 today

Turn a Graduation Robe into a …

65,462 18 27 week
2 today

Turn a Prom Dress into a Hallo…

18,190 51 116 week
13 today

Vintage Black Cats for Hallowe…

57,087 12 30 week
2 today

Western Gunslinger Costume

27,054 20 37 week
5 today

World of Warcraft Costumes

6,287 83 285 week
33 today

Zombie Costume Ideas for All A…

34,792 11 21 week
2 today
 
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Posted by on September 9, 2012 in holidays, Squidoo

 

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