I’ve been meaning to write up about Squidoo. In fact, I checked my account and realized that I signed up ages ago. And never quite found the time to create a lens (that’s what Squidoo calls its webpages).
Anyway, yesterday I decided to buckle down and create a Squidoo lens and Walah! within a few hours I have a Squidoo lens up and running. Check it out: http://www.squidoo.com/make-your-own-web-sites
Okay, the truth is it will probably take you much longer unless, like me, you already have your content ready to insert into your Squidoo lens. If you’ve subscribed to my free course on how to Make Your Own Websites in 5 Easy Steps, you’ll notice that part of the content on my Squidoo lens is an abridged version of the course. So, I ummm … cheated. ;;)
Although you may not have your own content ready, it’s still much easier to come up with a lens than a conventional web page. In fact, you could easily build a lens without any content of your own. Actually, to think about it, you can build a lens as quick as I did, or even faster.
Squidoo makes it easy for you to add content from RSS feeds, Amazon, Flickr, YouTube and Delicious, to name a few. You can also add some interactivity by adding comment modules and polls.
So, if you have an interest in archery, you could build a squid lens with YouTube videos on archery, self updating archery rss feeds, archery books from Amazon that you read, and some archery photos from Flickr. And you could literally have the lens up within an hour.
And you know what else? You get a share of profits made from the sale of items of commerce partners such as Amazon.
So, if you have a passion and would like to share your knowledge and resource collection on the topic, you may want to give Squidoo a go.