Experiments with Passive Income – Squidoo Update

Squidoo LogoIf you haven’t read it yet, check out my previous post about Squidoo where I explain how I’m going to attempt to create a source of passive income for myself.

It’s been about five days since I started with Squidoo, and I already have 6 lenses created.  My approach has varied, but I did find a few ways to create lenses quickly using “modules” that make it very easy to bring in content from outside sources (e.g. YouTube).  Just so you can see what I’ve been working on, here are a few of the lenses I’ve created…

Lending Club Review – This was an easy one to create, as I simply copied the content from an article I wrote here at My4HWW.

The Art of Saying No – Again, this was nearly a straight copy from an article I wrote here.  I’ve tweaked some things to make it more Squidoo-friendly.

Crazy Ways to Train Your Dog – Here’s an example of a lens that I was able to write quickly just by searching Google for dog tricks.  I rewrote some things in my own words, added a little bit of extra commentary and some pictures (which Squidoo makes very easy to upload), and I was done.

Dog & Cat Videos – Here’s a lens that took 5 minutes to make.  Using the YouTube module, I quickly found 5 videos that matched the topic, added some pictures (quickly found on Google Images), and added some monetization modules (Amazon, CafePress).  It was very simple to create, and I really wonder if a quick lens like this could receive any decent traffic.

My game plan is to continue creating these lenses for at least the next 1-2 months.  It’s still too early to tell if these lenses will eventually amount to anything.  I’d be happy if they brought some traffic to My4HWW in addition to a bit of passive income.  We’ll see.

In my next update, I’ll go into more detail about how I come up with Squidoo titles, in order to best optimize them for search engine results.

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