Today I bring you a guest post by video game blogger and Giant Squid, Tony Lee! Tony is an avid Squid, co-founder of SquidsPro (along with myself), and owner of the video game blog Fung Foo Gamers! He has joined us today to tell YOU why Squidoo is so awesome.
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Join Squidoo
Squidoo is a popular platform website that encourages its members to write webpages dedicated to their favorite topics. You will find that many people are using Squidoo, and have been a part of this community for years! Squidoo gives each user the ability to write and earn at the same time. Each page the user creates and builds from scratch has the potential to make an income for them. Becoming a part of this community can either be a hobby or a full time job depending on your needs and available time. Squidoo also lets you give your earnings to a charity as well, which is a great feature that most other sites don’t have. So what makes Squidoo so unique? Well, this workplace is like no other because the service it provides for the member is completely free! Let’s get down to business.
1. Squidoo is free and worth your time – Have you ever felt like writing about a topic that you just want to share with the world? Do you have a topic that is so important to you that you want to support it or share it with others? Well, Squidoo is a great place to find your voice and use it proudly! When you start writing Squidoo lenses, you won’t ever want to stop. It’s such a great thrill knowing that other members and other people all around the world are reading your opinion on a subject that’s dear to you.
2. Earn from every lens you create – The learning curve for Squidoo is incredibly low, making it a simple task to jump into the community and get started. Earning from Squidoo is just as simple, they have it set up in a way that once you put some work into your lenses, you can easily earn something every month. The payment plan works great and runs smoothly, when they pay through check or Paypal. You get paid for royalties and the ad pool that is used with Squidoo. Can you believe that this is all free and just as easy to use? They want you and you want to increase your monthly income by a little. Even if it’s not your main source of income, Squidoo lenses can be a great source of supplementary funds.
3. You find confidence – Believe it or not, when writing for Squidoo you can end up gaining some self confidence that you might not have expected. Knowing that you have control over how much you earn and how hard you work on your Squidoo lenses, it creates a sense of strength in your personality. You can find your voice by writing to a large audience that is always growing and getting a payment every month really makes you want to be productive with your Squidoo career. The self-esteem boost is an incredible feeling, just knowing that you have all the tools to make something helpful.
4. It’s Fun – When you are “working” on Squidoo, it doesn’t feel like work at all. In fact, many people simply use Squidoo as a hobby. Squidoo isn’t completely meant to be a place that you have to earn with, it can just as easily become a place where you go to write freely and meet others. The community is extremely helpful in making everything easy, whenever you need help you can rest assured that you won’t be left hanging. You will find making friends in this large community comes easily because everyone is willing to help each other increase sales on lenses or give advice on writing styles. You also have a point system that keeps you interested and entertained throughout the experience. Leveling up and earning points from every visitor to your lens is a great feeling.
5. Increase traffic to your personal blog/website – Squidoo is usually well loved by search engines and that makes it easier to rank higher for keywords with your website or blog. Many people come to Squidoo to help increase backlinks to their own blogs or websites. This works, but more importantly, Squidoo is great at generating traffic to some of your pages and posts. You will find that referral traffic is very common when dealing with Squidoo and your own personal blog/website.
Earning money, meeting new people, and getting traffic to your website all at the same time sounds like a good deal to me. Squidoo is a friendly place and has many members that create a fun, welcoming environment . You’ll find that other members at Squidoo are warm and caring, they will let you know how to improve your lenses and start up conversations with you out of nowhere. The atmosphere is so positive and the opportunities are endless, so what do you say? Are you ready to get started?!