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[METHOD] AUTOPILOT Business | Squidoo, PPD & Flipping | TWIST INSIDE

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Hinkys, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Hinkys

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    Hello BHW

    I just have a lot of ideas through the day and I can't do them all so I figured I'd share some of them here here.

    There are many squidoo money making ideas on this forum but this one has a twist and can be automated with little to no investment and it will start bringing you some serious money after a while.

    Basicly you build lenses (pages) on squidoo with PPD links and then you rank them and keep them / flip them. 1 keyword = 1 lense.
    The twist here is that you're using PPD on your lenses to diversify things a bit and to keep earning automatically even after you sell your lense.
    You can even upsell some backlinks from Fiverr to your lense buyers.

    The best PPD site is imo FileIce. If you're not familiar with PPD, you basicly upload your files and earn money every time that someone downloads them (the person downloading needs to fill out a CPA offer)

    You can join here:
    Refferal Link
    Non-Refferal Link

    What's so great about using squidoo for this is the fact that you can rank squidoo lenses easily with little SEO if you find the right keywords.
    Also most of squidoo users aren't tech savvy so once you sell them your lense, you can upsell them basicly anything IM / SEO related.

    We will even use advantage of this forum and it's freebies to make this even better.

    You should focus on getting as much lenses as possible since this won't get you rich if you only have 3-4 lenses.

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    So, let's start with:

    1) - How to find keywords

    Keyword Reasearch
    For this (and for anything else) you can go get a forever free version of Market Samurai using this trick:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...e-market-samurai-forever-legit-w-updates.html

    Or you can just use G's adw0rds. Hopefully you know how to do some basic keyword research using any of those 2 (or using something else).

    Anyway, find keywords with around 1k exact monthly searches. Since you're not gonna be using your own adsense, you don't need high CPC.
    Actualy, the lower CPC is, the better. Low CPC means less MNS and as a general rule of thumb it means it will be easier to rank for.

    You just want something you will easily rank for while getting as much traffic as possible.
    (You could even go for <1k traffic long tail keywords since those should be even easier to rank for and you're looking to build as many lenses as possible)

    Also when looking for keywords, try to find ones that can be used with PPD (for example, you'd build a lense around keyword "US record labels", then you would find that list. (this specifically can be bought off Fiverr).


    Use Your Brain

    The point is to use your brain and think of stuff you already have / you could easily get that could be downloaded by others. (Tutorials, Free Ebooks / Reports, Videos etc)
    Just note that Squidoo is a 100% white-hat site so I'm not too sure how things like cracks, keygens etc would work with it since your lense might get banned. Just don't go too black hat in terms of your content.

    Great thing about this is that you don't need to be limited to just one niche. Tho it is actualy easier for part 2) if all your keywords are in the same niche but it's not something of significant importance.

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    2) - Your Squidoo onpage SEO & tricks

    Account Creation

    So now that you have your keywords, it's time to make an account on squidoo. Also when registering and if you're sticking to just one niche, try to pick a name related to that niche.

    For the above example where you have a lense about US record labels, your name could be something like "RecordLabelFinder" (I just made that up and I don't know if that's taken and plz don't all go for that example since it won't work
    with xy people doing the exact same thing)
    If you don't want it to be about some particular niche then just make it as real as possible. Don't do all that facebook / pinterest hot girl profile but rather come up with an older person.
    I don't know the exact squidoo age structure but I've mostly seen portraits of people 30-50 years old. I'd go with someone around 30 years old, add a picture, fill out all the bio etc.

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    On-page SEO

    So that's it about account creation, I'm just gonna be short about acutal lense on page SEO.

    Basicly aim for 1 keyword / lense. Keyword in URL, title, subtitle and text but don't overdo it, it needs to be written for humans. Also include modules with pictures and one youtube video.
    When using pictures,try to use royalty free images and rename them to something with your keyword in it before uploading.

    (It doesn't matter if you haven't bulit a lense on squidoo already, just play with it for an hour or so and you will figure it all out)

    Also be sure to include guestbook comments at the end.

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    How to get easy juice from Squidoo to your lenses

    If you participate in squidoo and go around commenting and squid liking other people lenses, your lenses will gain more authority.
    For example, each time you comment on a lense, you just got a backlink to your profile. And your profile has backlinks to your lenses.

    That way, you can effectively pass juice from other high ranking lenses to your own. This is where it's easier if you're sticking to just one niche.
    Just go to squidoo and search for categories the same as your lenses, and comment something on them, it doesn't have to be something smart, just don't write "nice lense".

    As long as you write something positive, your comment will most likely get approved since it doesn't contain any actual links and it won't look like ranom backlink spam.

    Do this on as much lenses as you can that are related to your own lenses (so if you have lenses about record labels, blue widgets and puppy training, you would find other high ranking lense about that
    and comment on them)
    This will also get people to interact with your lenses. And you want that since squid likes seem to be important for SEO and it will give your lenses a headstart.

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    Squid-Liking

    Another thing you should do to get people to interact with your lenses and to add more juice is to go and squid like other lenses.

    Luckily for you, this is BHW and things like this can be automated, take a look at this imacro script shared here:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...os-script-increase-squidoo-points-levels.html

    Some of my lenses have gone to page 1 for their keywords just by doing these 2 things

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    3) - Monetizing

    And now the good part, how will all this actualy make you money.

    Well since this is a multi-layered scheme, a few ways actualy.

    1. - Squidoo Tier system - read more about it here http://www.squidoo.com/Squidoo_Payday

    2. - FileIce - You can join here:

    Refferal Link
    Non-Refferal Link

    3. - Flipping Lenses

    4. - Upselling SEO

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    So how does this all work?

    You build your lense, finish the on-page SEO, put your FileIce download link in there and start your off-page SEO.

    You're looking to spend as little as possible on a single lense to rank it for it's main keyword as high as possible.

    While arguably this may be the hardest part, if you have any patience, you will see that these lenses rank like champs for 1k low competition keywords.
    If you don't have any software you can build links yourself or use fiverr. I suggest both, do some manual blog commenting while drip feeding social bookmarks and order 2 different link pyramids.
    Make sure you have enough anchor text diversity, don't blast all the links at the same time and you're good. You should start seeing some good rankings very soon if you got the right keywords.

    You should also use Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook etc for backlinks if not for traffic.

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    Once you have a good rank for your lenses 2 things will happen:

    1. - You will be making money obviously since that traffic should be targeted for the thing you're giving away for download

    2. - All that traffic will make your lense rank go up, you're aiming for Tier 1, but if you're on first page of g for any 1k keyword, you should be in Tier 2 without much, if any, problems.

    After you've ranked your lense, you can keep it and it will make money for you automatically or you can flip. I'd do both, keep 50% of the lenses I make and flip the other half.

    So now comes the twist.

    After your lense has stayed there for a while and it has earned you something, it's time to flip it. You're looking to flip those with highest lense rank, not necessarily the highest earners.

    Lots of people are actualy selling squidoo lenses, I'm not going to go into too much detail but you can make your own lense with a list of other lenses for sale, you can join some facebook groups, forums, you can directly contact other lensemasters etc.

    Tier 1 lenses will actualy sell for more than $200. And with enough traffic, any lense can get into Tier 1.
    Tier 2 might not sell for that much but you're looking for at least $50 out of it, and it's really easy to get your lense in Tier 2.

    Now you might be thinking, that's not a lot of money for something that took me few weeks to rank.
    Well this is why it's important that you use FileIce on your lenses.

    Since not many people using squidoo know about FileIce or PPD, you have an advantage.

    Now there's a lazy way to do it and a non-lazy way.

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    *** Lazy way ***

    Lazy way would be to just sell the lense to a buyer without changing your FileIce download link.

    This way, you're counting on them being lazy or just clueless and hope that they don't change your link. You will still keep making money from
    FileIce + you just sold your lense for some cash.
    However, it doesn't take much for someone to realize there's something wrong with the download link but I'm guessing you will still get enough people that don't change anything that way.

    And since your traffic source is G and not social media, you don't have to worry about them fcking up traffic generation.



    *** Non-lazy way ***


    In the non-lazy way, you make sure people know that you're making alot more money from your lense then just getting Tier payouts each month.
    Then when someone wants to buy it, explain them how PPD will make them alot of money, tell them that they should use it on as many lenses as possible and give them your reff link.
    Even better, if the person buying doesn't have what you're offering for download, you could give them that file as a bonus for buying your lense, increasing it's perceived value and enabling you to raise the price a bit.


    That way, you will keep getting money for the lense you just sold since the buyer will be signed up under your link. Then when he sees that PPD is making him alot of money, he will build even more lenses based on PPD and you will be earning money on autopilot from all of them. Now imagine if you did this for 10 different lense buyers. Hell you could even upsell them backlinks from Fiverr.

    Or if you have more experiance and / or software, you could upsell them entire backlinking campaigns.


    So when they rank, not only will they come back for more lenses / backlinks but you will also earn from their FileIce links.


    There's no limit to this and you could make a solid business out of selling lenses and then upselling SEO.


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    Short Version
    1) Make lots of squidoo lenses, 1 keyword = 1 lense
    2) Put FileIce links on lenses
    3) Rank them with Fiverr + Manual Backlinks + Squidoo Juice
    4) Keep them / Sell them
    5) Give the buyers your FileIce reff link
    6) Upsell backlinks and watch the money roll in from your own lenses, your reffs and their FileIce accounts and selling backlinks


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    DISCLAIMER: I didn't make any money using this exact method, but I have been successfully using FileIce and Squidoo. However, common sense says that this method WILL work if you
    put in the time to do it properly.

    Hope you find this useful and remember, it's all about doing things, if you don't start now, chances are... you never will.

    So copy this in a notepad / word, close BHW and start doing it. If you start now, you could have 2-3 working lenses by the end of day ready to be blasted with backlinks.
     
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  2. PhaseSeo

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    Wow! What a great IDEA. I should bookmark this page for future reference. Thanks for sharing bro...
     
  3. AngelaRoberts11

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    Brilliant,hope this will work, sounds like solid method.
     
  4. extreme90

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    Nice method! expect to earn now :)
     
  5. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That is a pretty good twist, I like the PPD add-on. But how do you sell an individual lense and not give the person access to all your lenses?
     
  6. Hinkys

    Hinkys Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    On your dashboard, there's a "Transfer a lense" option, then you can very simply transfer a lense to the buyer's email.

    Squidoo actualy encourages selling lenses in some form so htat makes things easier. ;)
     
  7. valentinas25

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    nice method, how much do You earn with leneses?
     
  8. squidkai1

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    Great method and something to add to this. If you create a lens that you find is generating quite a bit, see if there is a domain available for it and register it / redirect it.

    I could see adding this adding higher conversions on the PPD and also increasing the price for the lens if you decide to sell it.

    Will definitely try this out. Thanks!
     
  9. anfyd

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    Did you only add one article per lense? And how long were your articles?

    Sincerely,
    anfyd
     
  10. sudirboi

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    sadly fileice now shut the door for registration
     
  11. charliebeck666

    charliebeck666 Newbie

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    From FileIce:

    Registrations have been closed for routine maintenance.
    They will be re-opened within a day or two, check back soon!
     
  12. exceeds

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    lol.. they out just for maintenance.. and you can try this with other's PPD network like sharecash, upload pay and so on
     
  13. DarkMage

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    This method would have worked better before big G slapped Squidoo a few years ago.

    Also I would expect Squidoo is going to shut down many of these lenses on manual review. So it all has to be quality content to even have a chance of staying up.

    But thanks guy, a nice method to add to the income stream toolbox.
     
  14. gtree

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    thanks for your tips for an autopilot business rep+ given
     
  15. Big_0n3

    Big_0n3 Senior Member

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    A very detailed guide. Thank you
     
  16. Hinkys

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    It still works, I have a number of lenses ranking for 400-500 searches keywords with very little backlinking done to them or they were just spammed while I was testing SEO software.
    Obviously you won't be able to rank for extremely high competition terms, but Squidoo lenses are generally better in ranking for long tail keywords. I wouldn't go for anything above 1k searches personally (that depends on the keyword but as a general rule).

    You're better off targeting something like 5-10 keywords with around 500 searches per lense. While that won't bring you loads of traffic, that's only 1 lense. You won't stop there, you will build a whole bunch!

    And you don't want to be using crap content. This isn't a method where you just take bunch of PLR articles and click for 1h. Put some effort in to it.
     
  17. Todorr

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    Nice thinking! And true, getting 50 KWs with 500 searches will bring good residual and will be easier to compete for.
     
  18. chugcore

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    Great, easy method! Very well explained.
     
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    The best Squidoo method I've ever read. Take action now!
     
  20. facebookgenius

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    I don`t know but i tried to create a squid lens and even after 2 months it has not been indexed by google :(