Sunday, 13 February 2011

What Is A Squidoo Lens?

Ok has that caught your attention? Well let me tell you. A lens is a single page website, so-called because it focuses down on a single niche subject. I have been writing on Artist trading cards, art in general, home cooking, sixties music and one or two odd ( sometimes very odd) subjects. I have always been interested in recording and writing on subjects that fascinate me and so when I came across Squidoo by accident I took it up as a (zero cost) way of writing and publishing articles in which I could get much more detailed than in a blog. So my first lenses were about artist trading cards.

But that was not all, I started to notice that my lenses were earning money not a lot but there it was. I became more interested in this idea and found that some lensmasters were earning 3 or four figure sums monthly. I thought I would give this a go and started to build a portfolio of lenses.In the early days I had set my controls so that any cash I earned went to charity, and over the first couple of years or so, 40 dollars was notched up by four lenses which I had done nothing to promote. Not a major sum but for no work..........

Over the past couple of months, I have been adding to this portfolio. Now - it takes some three months to start seeing any payments and this week should see my first payment of hopefully 6 or 7 dollars. Again not much but I have it on good authority that given time and a few more lenses ( I am aimimg at 100 at least) this could be a little pocket money each month. And if I can make any sales  and via affiliate sites like Amazon, Zazzle or All-Posters, literally the payments could go stratospheric. Well get better, LOL.

If you would like to help me in this endeavour, please visit my home page lens with several music related lenses about sixties performers.

Of particular interest to this blog however, would be the lens on links for writing songs, something I started to do here some time ago but never actually got very far.

Hope you find something to interest you.