Squidoo has just released its latest earnings update.
This update covers the month of July. My total earnings for July were $13.26, compared to $9.49 for the previous period.
Some highlights: Computer Game Making For Kids earned $4.12, up from $3.80. Roleplaying With Kids also earned $4.12, up from $3.80. My personal lens, Who Is Jay Shaffstall? earned $.04, down from $.65.
The main factor in these earnings figures is traffic (this is all Adsense sharing revenue). I’ve basically allowed Google to send me what traffic it wanted, without doing anything in the way of traffic building.
Will this continue to rise? With the additional lenses I’ve created, I imagine so.
How does this compare to running your own blog with adsense? Poorly. Your earnings from a blog running adsense will be higher, because you’re not sharing anything with Squidoo. But, a blog that covered as many diverse topics as my lenses cover probably wouldn’t get much in the way of regular readers.
Plus, creating a Squidoo lens is dead simple and free, while starting up a blog does have some overhead and cost associated with it.
If you have a topic about which you’re passionate and plan to generate a lot of content about, start a blog.
If you have a topic you want to put up a quick single page about, create a Squidoo lens.