If you never heard of Squidoo, imagine it as Blog, but with a little less options. Squidoo has been reviewed by The New York Times, Mashable, BoingBoing,... and is one of the 300 most popular sites in the US. Like on a blog, you write articles about the things you love or the things that inspire you. Every article that you write on Squidoo, is called a Lens, that is divided in several different modules. Every module is sponsored by a company like Ebay or Amazon, where you can promote their products, and earn a commission if you sell one of them. There's money to be made! You could keep all of the money for yourself, or you could donate a percentage of your profit to charity.
Squidoo has a large community with a forum. I would advise you to participate in this forum, certainly when you're a beginner, to attract readers and to learn more about Squidoo. The first thing you should when you've signed up is to make a nice profile, this way you'll get more attention. Squidoo is a perfect opportunity to get traffic to your blog. If you can make a good lens with links to your blog, and maybe reach the Top 100 lenses, you could get a good traffic boost to your blog.
Getting Started with Squidoo
The Squidoo Forum
Lens of the Day
I'll try to make a more detailed post soon.
Posted by SoccerFire | 12:34 PM | Getting More Traffic, Social Communities | 2 comments »