I began writing some Squidoo Lenses several months ago. (A "Lens" is Squidoo's name for "article"; it is supposed to be "focussed" on a topic). Perhaps the most important feature of Squidoo is that it blatantly includes author-generated advertising...in addition to whatever advertising the Squidoo site adds to each Lens.

Although it has a report page listing each of my Lenses, with its rank, number of visits, and earnings, I have never seen any earnings attached to a Lens. I believe this means that no-one has clicked through my self-authored Amazon advertising to buy goods.

Imagine my surprise when I noticed that I had earned 52 cents. Whoo-hoo! But it was completely unclear how this had occurred.

This month, the number more than doubled to $1.08. They also provide a breakdown of how the money was earned. In my case, half comes from the "ad pool", and most of the remainder from the "reserve hopper". Infolinks and Chitika trail the leaders.

So it seems that Squidoo does pay, even very minor authors, out of the advertising pool.

My second point of celebration: This week I had a record 19 visitors to the DeHaan Lens for Coat Racks. Come on over and check them out!

Image of a Coat Rack by jon_a_ross
4/19/2011 11:58:35 pm

Way to go, Mike! The amount you get from the ad pool is minuscule - frustratingly so - I prefer HubPages method where you a cut of the ad money directly and it's not divided among the million or so members of the site like Squidoo. I've made a couple of dollars through ads - I somehow managed to have one lens in the top tier for awhile which made my earnings higher...and I've sold a couple of things on Amazon and eBay, and that's where I've made the most money. My first paycheque from them was I believe $1.69 which wasn't even worth transferring to my bank account after the conversation rate and PayPal fee, but my earnings this month were $22.99, something I never thought I'd see...and could quite possibly never see again, who knows! lol Best of luck to you, I hope your earnings continue to rise!


Leave a Reply.

    Mike DeHaan

    Mike DeHaan began writing professionally in 2010 as the sole proprietor of DeHaan Services.To see this information with the best background image, please refer to "About.Me",  befriend me at Facebook, or circle me at Google+.


    Circle me at Google+ with: .
    Google_+1 this post or page with:

    StumbleUpon this post or page with:

    Zoom me when it's Canadian content: .

    Friend me at Facebook.

    Tweet this article via



    Business Tips
    Writing Tip
    Writing Tips
    Writing Wordpress


    November 2013
    October 2013
    September 2013
    August 2013
    July 2013
    June 2013
    May 2013
    April 2013
    March 2013
    February 2013
    January 2013
    December 2012
    November 2012
    October 2012
    September 2012
    August 2012
    July 2012
    June 2012
    May 2012
    April 2012
    March 2012
    February 2012
    January 2012
    December 2011
    November 2011
    October 2011
    September 2011
    August 2011
    July 2011
    June 2011
    May 2011
    April 2011
    March 2011
    February 2011

    Flexible Sidebar

    Weebly's "Blog Author" widget from the Blog Sidebar's Elements menu provides a lot of flexibility. You can change both the title and the text.

    It has all the capabilities for text editing that you find in most Weebly text widgets.

    At this point, I don't see a way to code any HTML in this widget.

    The "Picture" does what you expect: it displays an image of your choice. I just added my home-made picture of "Copyright DeHaan Services 2013" as the top element in this sidebar on Jan. 22, 2013.

    The "Search Box" is a "Pro" feature; if you're paying for Weebly hosting, it may be worthwhile.

    The other widgets are pre-programmed to do what they say.

Check PageRank