Today, if you have designs on being able to make money from home, it is in your best interest to keep your finger on the pulse of emerging trends. One such trend which has come about in recent years is marketing via Web 2.0 or social media marketing. A particularly strong venue from which to execute such marketing methods is a portal known as “Squidoo”.
Essentially, Squidoo gives its users the capability to create individual web pages on a particular subject. Each web page is referred to as a “lens”, due to its pinpoint focus on a particular topic. Lenses are written by the user in line with their category or topic of interest.
So what does this have to do with those of you who want to make money from home? Keep reading and I will outline the significance.
1. Gain exposure by becoming active in Squidoo Forums. Demonstrate your expertise on the subject matter relevant to your online business by answering questions related to your field. Make sure that whenever you make a post on any forum that you add your signature, containing a link to your lens, to the end of that post.
2. Promote your Squidoo lens with other Web 2.0 platforms such as Delicious, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Propeller, Facebook, and Twitter. However, a word of caution. Do not become over-zealous here. Doing so will result in your account being closed for spamming.
3. Did you know that there are actually directories which were created specifically for Web 2.0 content? We all know that there exist several directories for articles, such as EzineArticle, GoArticles, Article Dashboard, Idea Marketers, etc. However, for the Web 2.0 world, a couple of the more popular directories are Squoogle and Lensroll. Submitting your lenses to these directories will increase the probability that your lenses will become ranked in the search engines.
4. As I am sure that you already know, you are not going to be the only writer who has created a lens in your niche market. Knowing this fact, use it to your advantage. Locate the most popular lenses in your niche, and add comments to them. In each comment, provide a link back to your lens. Make your comments insightful enough that it compels readers of this lens to go over and swing by your lens.
5. Squidoo does something which they refer to as the “Lens of the Day”. Essentially, they identify and highlight a Squidoo lens which stands apart from the others. Study these lenses and take note of what they did to stand apart from the rest. Take what is relevant to your lens and add it. Moreover, if the Lens of the Day is in your niche, make sure that you comment on it and link back to your lens.
There you have it. It is clear that Squidoo is a valuable tool for those of us who make money from home. Make sure that you utilize several internet marketing techniques, including Squidoo marketing.
Web 2.0 is something that you should add to your marketing strategy if you plan to Make Money From Home. One of your top Web 2.0 resources is Squidoo. Many entrepreneurs who have been able to successfully Earn Money Online were specifically able to do so because of their Squidoo marketing strategy. Swing over and see what we do at SOSComplete.com