Squidoo is the brainchild of popular marketing guru Seth Godin. It's a site that operates just like HubPages. Squidoo however offer more modules that you can choose from to integrate into the content you create. The page you write and create on Squidoo is called a lens, Squidoo's version of HubPages' hub.
In order to be able to write for Squidoo, you will have to sign up first. It's free to join so the only investment you will have to make is the amount of effort and time you spend to write and create lenses. You can write just about any topic you want. There are no limits as to how many pages you can make for a certain topic. You can for instance make a lens for every Harry Potter movie out there. You can even create a lens solely dedicated to the young wizard's eyeglasses. Or if you love cooking, you can create hundreds of pages for all your favorite recipes.
As to the part where you get to earn some money from the lenses you create, there are numerous ways on how you can go about it. Squidoo has hundreds of modules you can use to write, create, and organize a lens. A lot of these modules are intended to make money from your lenses. These include modules for Amazon, Ebay, iTunes, Cafepress, and Zazzle. If you place these modules in your lenses and if a reader purchases from them, you earn a cut from the revenues.
Squidoo offers you the option to donate all or part of your earnings to charity. Or you can opt to keep all your earnings to yourself. You can collect your earnings via PayPal. The minimum payout is fairly low so you can basically transfer your earnings anytime you want. Minimum payout stands at $1.
To successfully write for Squidoo, you have to keep at it regularly. The saying “content is king” applies here. You have to consistently write interesting and high-quality links. It also takes some time before you get to see any earnings trickle in. If there is one virtue you need to get the most out of Squidoo, it's PATIENCE. Squidoo is not a make-money-quick system. It could take months or even a year before you get to see any substantial results. And this is if you regularly work on your lenses.
Once you finished writing a lens, don't just stop there. Learn to market and promote your lenses online. Submit them to bookmarking and sharing sites like Digg and StumbleUpon. Be active on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Promote your lenses whenever it's appropriate. It's also a must that you participate actively within the Squidoo community by reading other lenses, leaving comments, voting lens up and joining the conversations at the Squidoo forums.