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Writing at Squidoo and ProSquids

09/13/2010
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I began writing Squidoo pages to promote my Zazzle shops. I highly recommend Squidoo to anyone who loves to share information with the world or is trying to promote an online store, sell a book, or even support a charity.
ProSquids
The next step was to join ProSquids where many long time Squidoo writers have joined forces to help those of us with less knowledge about the many good things Squidoo offers. One of which is how to make real money with your writing.
The people at ProSquids know about using keywords to get more visitors and lots of good SEO information. I have a lot to learn and at ProSquids I do learn a lot!
Just like at Squidoo, the community is helpful and friendly and you won’t be called a dummy (at least not to your face ..haha).
A squidoo page is made up of modules that can be added to the page and used for writing text, adding photos, highlighting an idea or link, leaving comments and even selling products with an easy to use Amazon module.
View some of my popular lenses to see how I do it:
Seashell Identification
New England Foliage
Sand Dollars
Photo Cooking: Cheesy, Easy, Chicken Parmesan

But you don’t have to sell anything at all to still make some money. Squidoo pays you according to “lensrank” and the more liked and viewed your page is, the more your share of the “pot”.
Lakeerieartists just wrote a nice explanation of how that happens which you can read here and just posted an insightful interview with Squidoo founder, Seth Godin.
If you’d like to add a little (or a lot!) extra to your PayPal account or help support a worthy cause, then I encourage you to look into Squidoo and then become a part of ProSquids.

And if you want to get started now… Go For It!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. 09/13/2010 8:40 am

    Great post, Pam! You’ve convinced me to join ProSquids. I am particularly interested in learning more about effective tagging.

  2. 09/13/2010 8:52 am

    Thanks for this great post, Pam. πŸ™‚

  3. 09/13/2010 9:14 am

    Well, Pam…I went and registered…twice…at Professional Squids. But they never got back to me with a password. I wrote a comment in response to the excellent primer on Zazzle tagging which you posted there…but found that I couldn’t post the comment, apparently because I wasn’t signed in (without a password…although they didn’t tell me that was the reason). That Captcha slot simply never materialized.

    • 09/14/2010 7:46 am

      Hmmmmm… I’ll find out what’s up.

    • 12/20/2010 6:02 pm

      Well, I am glad you made it in. πŸ™‚

      If not logged in, you can still “get by” that captcha problem. Just click beside where it asks you to. Have to guess, but you’ll see when your cursor lands. Have seen this on other sites as well. But, that’s a little tip. And hey, just shout it out if you have any other problems. We want to know! πŸ™‚

      Pam, thank you for this post. So glad you love ProSquids, so glad it’s such a great community. Thanks to folks like you being a part of it.

      Happy holidays and a very happy and prosperous Year 2011!

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