If you have heard, as I had, that making a Squidoo “Lens” is complicated and time-consuming, take heart. I made my first Lens today (squidoo.com/the-content-writer), and it only took 1 1/2 hours from start to finish. That included adding an Amazon book widget, and I’m pretty sure future lenses will take an hour or less.

Squidoo is a good way to get dofollow backlinks to promote your content. Using your articles for marketing a blog, website, service or product (article marketing) is a powerful tool. And Squidoo is also another good way to make residual income online and/or donate to charity.

Squidoo pays writers a residual income via PayPal based on a complicated formula. You should read about it on their “Payment Help” pages if you want to learn more. You probably won’t get rich on Squidoo, but building residual income should be done using several venues. My “Zero Club” experience on eHow taught me that lesson in a hurry.

Another cool thing about Squidoo is that you can add your blog feed to it for automatic content. I used this one to backlink to this blog, and I will build two more to add backlinks to my other two sites.

If you have not tried Squidoo yet, I encourage you to give it a try.

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