‘Squidoo’ is a popular community website that lets you create your own web pages. You can utilize the opportunity to showcase your talents in diverse fields. If you are a serious blogger you will be benefited from Squidoo’s popularity. This creates an opportunity to enhance your own site’s page rank and also lets you earn money. The pages that are created and posted on Squidoo are termed as a lens. As soon as you login to Squidoo, you will face the dashboard. The dashboard lets you manage your activity on Squidoo. You can create and manage lens. You will be able to manage activities, items, statistics, comments and settings. Let us learn the process of creation of Squidoo lenses.
In the process of creation of lens, the first and foremost point to be remembered is that lens specifications should abide by the terms of service mentioned by Squidoo. You can register for an account if you are above 18 years of age. It is required to confirm your registration from your email account. After confirmation you will gain access to the site. You can start a lens in four simple steps.
By clicking on ‘Start a Lens!’ on top left hand side of the window, you can start the lens creation process. This can be done by going through ‘Lens’ tab as well. Lens is treated by Squidoo as your views on various topics such as product, hobby, story, etc. You should enter the details at ‘My page is about’.
Step 2 lets you enter the Title of the lens. The respective lens’ URL will appear automatically or you can modify the same as per your fancies. You should select the topic and sub topic. There are about 25 topics to choose from. The topics include Arts & Design, Music, Video Games and Weddings, etc. You should also select a subtopic within the subtopic.
You can describe the area of concentration of your topic through the Open Graph tag. A list of items is presented in the form. They are activity, blog, country, food, drink, game, government, sports, etc. You can also upload a photo to introduce yourself. You can also select the rating for a lens like ‘G’ or ‘R’. If you rate your lens as ‘G’ that indicates that all kinds of age group can read your post.
You can define the reach of your audience by tagging with most appropriate keywords. These are search keywords which are likely to be used by potential users on search engines like Google. In addition to the main tag, you have the opportunity to enter 3 more optional tags for your lens.
Squidoo gives you the opportunity to earn through your talented writings. You can take a monthly payout through your PayPal account or you can donate to a specific charity (anyone from the listed charity institutions) including Squidoo Charity Fund. You are required to enter your PayPal email ID if you wish to take a payout yourself.
As you go through these four steps, lens preparation process is completed. You can edit the lens at any time and publish the lens when you are satisfied with the presentation.