How to create a Squidoo lens - create your own Web page in a few simple steps
by Angela Booth. (c) 2008. All Rights Reserved. Initially created for Sell Your Writing Online NOW (SYWON) subscribers. Not a subscriber? Subscribe for complete Web writing and marketing training - your training teaches you how to make money on the Web today, whether you're experienced in the online world, or are a complete novice. This tutorial is a sample of the training subscribers receive.
New to Squidoo? Squidoo is a phenomenon. It allows you to make complete one-page Web sites, and make money with them, completely for free.
Your first step is to visit Squidoo and sign up.
Once you've signed up, click the "Create a Lens" button - the big orange one.
Sites on Squidoo are called lenses. Choose a topic for your lens. You can make a lens about anything you choose.
If you're a writer, a good topic for your first lens is YOU - you can sell your writing services from your lens.
Or just make a lens on a topic which fascinates you, from apples to zebras. :-)
(Not sure what you want to make a lens on? Visit Squidoo Lens of the Day for ideas.)
In this step, choose "I just want to do my own thing" - the pre-fab lenses are filled with modules you may never use.
Next, enter a title, complete the URL (Web address), category and rating. All this is pretty straightforward.
Occasionally, you'll find that your preferred name for your lens has been taken. Not a problem - just add another word. In this case I added "fast".
Enter some keywords (you can add more later), and enter the CAPTCHA word, which is designed to foil spammers. It proves you're a real live human.
When you get to this step, your new lens is all done, and is ready for you to add content. You can hit the PUBLISH button now if you like, and see your lens live on the Web.
Editing your lens is easy. Just click the Edit button.
In our next tutorial, we'll be having fun with our lens, but for the moment, just hit the Publish button so that your lens is live.
So here's my new lens - Stress Relief.
It's time to create your own! :-)
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