Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Squidoo Tip #11. Build Sales lenses.

There are two ways to make money on Squidoo. You may choose to build Sales lenses and make money with affiliate programs or you can build lenses around a "hot topic" (topic in demand) and make money by attracting visitors to Squidoo site (get paid for Tier 1, 2, and 3 lenses by Squidoo). If you sell Amazon and Ebay items through Squidoo Amazon and Ebay Modules (vs. Affiliate links to sites), you will most likely get nice Top Tier payouts from Squidoo plus your share of Affiliate commissions.

"Hot Topic Lenses"
 Coloring Pages lenses perform very well on Squidoo. They generate a lot of clickouts, including clickouts to Coloring pages websites and Google Ads. The lenses bring in a lot of Google traffic and get high Squidoo rankings even if affiliate sales are low. "Smurfs coloring pages", "Cars coloring pages", "Tinker Bell coloring pages", etc. are built around "hot topics" in demand.

"Sales Lenses"
On the other hand, there are Sales lenses. They are built for consumers ready to make a purchase who need a little help picking out the right item. The lensmasters who build lenses for the consumers (I will repeat myself here) ready to make a purchase are the lensmasters who make money on Squidoo. Let's take my Zippered Pouch Tutorial lens. Although it's informative, it's not a very good Sales lens. People searching for the tutorial are probably not exactly in the "make a purchase" mood. They may click on the Amazon or Ebay items I suggest, but will most likely leave without making a purchase. On the other hand, my Vintage Buttons Wholesale lens is very much geared towards the buyer looking for a good place to buy vintage buttons wholesale. My lens showcases various types of vintage buttons, and since Ebay is one of the best places to buy vintage buttons, I am likely to sell some Ebay items through my lens. Another example of a Sales lens - Dora Gifts for Toddler Girls that showcases Dora the Explorer products.

Comments? Questions? Do you have good Sales lenses? Would love to hear from you :)


  1. Hello Irina,
    I have been on your squidoo lenses and on this blog for the past 20 minutes. I wish you offer an email subscription facility to this blog.

    I have several questions to ask you. Shall we communicate through email? My email can be found on my Google profile.

  2. I found you on Squidoo and followed your link here. Thank you for posting your journey and strategies! It has cleared my mental path and helped point me in a good direction. It's also encouraging to hear about someone who's earnings are growing.

    I just posted my first lens today, but have big plans.


    Let me know what you think...also it says it's 91% complete and I need some more likes and a Giant Squidoo like..? How does one get these?

    I have two directions to write.

    A. brass fittings for my comapany and it's business growth.

    B. me and selling whatever through affiliates. Signed up with click bank and now have to figure out how it's done.

    Does it work well? Any tips on the whole affiliate thing?



  3. Hey Katie Such brilliant news! the sales are coming, you just watch us now!
    Over the moon for you! Lisa

  4. Hi Katie, thanks for all the great info on your blog and squidoo pages. Check out my squidoo sales lens http://www.squidoo.com/pink-shoelaces-pink-shoe-laces

  5. I love your tips here for increasing your Squidoo payments. I am having trouble with sales though. To date I have only made 1 sale and I wonder, how do you pick topics and products to make a good sales lens? I have a henna lens which made me a whopping .40 from Amazon and I want to make more.


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