Working from home – is so squidciting!

I have been looking into ways to monetize my blog. Its no secret that I have been interested in finding creative resources to add extra income to our family. I’m sure all of us bloggers try to monetize our traffic. While doing my research I found many great blogs that offered a variety of options for me to try.

These options range from advertising and coupons to affiliate marketing. There were even suggestions about writing for profit. None of these are secrets and obviously other bloggers have found what works for them. Just like creating the perfect meal – I am finding how to balance these options to work for me by adding a pinch of this and a handful of that.

My latest project is Squidoo. I have become a lensmaster (that is what they call members who write posts) and have created a few lens (web pages) so far. It’s really a fun to participate in their community. They have SqidU (a forum) where you can introduce yourself, ask for critique from long time suids and learn tips and tricks from the pros.

When you create a lens you can set them up so they earn you money, donate it to charity or both. As your readership grows so will your chances for profit. You can write about anything and everything! You can add modules from Amazon, eBay or your own etsy shop to increase your earning potential.

Here are a few of lens I’ve built so far:
Meet Nana Poppins
Giving Gift Baskets
Let’s Skip & Blog Hop
What Breed is my Dog?
Meningitis Is Not Your Friend
Creative Incentives For Parents

The Squidoo logo is a trademark of Squidoo LLC. This post is not endorsed by/affiliated with Squidoo LLC. For more information about the Squidoo graphics used in this post check out Greekgeek.

Comments

  1. Hi there Patty,

    Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate all the support and good wishes sent my way. I wish you and yours happy holidays as well. 🙂

    I am also working on monetizing my blog. Have not tried Squidoo before, but I’ll have to check it out. Right now, I am doing the affiliate marketing thing and advertising on social networks. I have to grow my pages first for that to happen so that’s the main goal.

    Feel free to send me an email if you’d like to chat more on this.

    Marie

  2. Following you back from the weekend hop! I just found out about Squido a few weeks ago and created a lens about my awesome photographer… I’ll have to do more! I too am trying to bring in a little extra income as well. Thanks for following!

  3. Hi there!

    I’m following you back from the blog hop! Looking forward to reading your posts!

    Thanks!

    Crystal

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  4. Following back from A Creative Spirit. Looking forward to getting to know you.

  5. Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Your post about Santa checking the list was to cute!

  6. Hi! I’m a new follower via Google Friend Connect. 🙂 Found you through the Blog Hop! 🙂 Hopefully you can stop by! I have a great giveaway for Mango Languages Bundle ($250 Value) & more coming up 🙂

    -Ai Mei
    StudentSavingBucks

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog- returning the favor today! What a great blog- happy holidays!
    Valerie@Occasionally Crafty

  8. Thanks for following! I started blogging this summer and am still learning the ropes. Looks like you know your STUFF. Mannnnn, am I impressed.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

  9. Hello,
    I am following you back from surfin saturdays! Have a wonderful day!
    -Liz

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  10. Hi again,
    I have a Squidoo account and need to go back and update it with some material… Thank you for the reminder!
    Stopped by to send you some holiday cheer and thank you for stopping by my blog – Positive Kismet.
    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

  11. Hi Nana,
    Thanks for coming by and following me. I’ve heard of Squidoo but didn’t know what it was. I’ll have to check into it!
    Thanks
    Julz@ julzjewlz.com and
    http://spookyjulz.blogspot.com/

  12. Thanks for following my blog…following you back…have a happy holiday…

  13. Thanks for stopping my my blog and leaving such a great message. I am going to have to check out Squidoo. Merry Christmas.

  14. JUSTED POSTED A TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS.

    LAUGH A LOT, HUG A LOT, AND TRY NOT TO EAT TOO MUCH.

    I PLAN TO DO THE FIRST TWO DAILY, THE LAST ONE WILL BE THE CHALLENGE.

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  15. www.skinmdnatural.com says

    HI there,

    I’ve read your recent post about Squidoo. It’s amazing. I heard about it before but never got further. I saw that pages that you created, It is very inspirational!

    Good job!

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    Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
    Quick Tattletails
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