Hey, have you joined Squidoo yet? It’s another great way to promote your website or blog. You can also make some money while you are at it.
Squidoo isn’t a social network and it isn’t a web directory. It’s a site where you can make a lens for your website or if you don’t have a website you can make a lens about whatever you are interested in – hobbies, politics, religion … anything.
I bet your wondering what a lens is? Well, to keep it simple, think of a lens as a resume for your website. You can sign up with squidoo and make a basic lens in as little as five to ten minutes.
What I’ve done for this blog was to just make a preliminary lens. I added a short description of the site. Then, using the RSS feed module I added this sites feed to the lens, and a subscription link for my feedburner feed for this site.
When I have a bit more time I’ll add a small image of the blog in the description area and perhaps expand the description. Then I’ll perhaps add the flickr module so that I can show off some of my photos.
I’ll also be sure to add modules for Amazon, Ebay and a few of the other affiliate modules that can be added to Squidoo lens. You see if you set up affiliate modules and choose items that compliment your site if anyone who visits your lens clicks on any of the items or even better makes a purchase you’ll share in the profits with Squidoo.
If you visit the lens I created for this site you’ll see that it still needs a lot of work but it’s off to a good start. The lens that I made for my gardening blog on the other hand is perhaps almost finished. Take a peek at the As the Garden Grows Lens to see what you can do when you add in several of the available modules.
You can add YouTube video, photos, similar links and many other things … basically there’s no limit to what you can add. You could even treat your lens like a blog and update it regularly by changing information or writing a new post in the text module area every once in a while.
Check it out. Oh and if you do decide to sign up I’d appreciate it if you’d click on one of the Squidoo links above, or this one as I’ll make $5 for referring you!