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Squidoo Payday Questions & Answers

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Squidoo Payday FAQ

It never fails, every month on payday the same questions are being asked in the SquidU forum. Most of them by new lensmasters, but surprisingly, there's also quite a bit of confusion among some who have been around for a while.

Figuring out how the payout works was one of the first things I wanted to learn as a new lensmaster. I asked a lot of questions in the forum, and I asked some to Squidoo HQ directly. I've been around for a while now, and I'm just about certain I have it straight. ;)

I always help answer questions in SquidU, and thought it was time I wrote out everything here in one place. Hopefully you find it helpful.


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What is the minimum payout?

Can I change the default?

$1.00 is the minimum amount required to receive a PayPal deposit from Squidoo.

You can select the amount you want to reach before you get paid. Start by going to your dashboard. Select the My Profile tab. Scroll down to your Payment Settings. One of the options there is Cash Payout Threshold:. Click on the Change link next to it. You will be able to choose from $1, $5, $10, $15, $20, or $50.

I always suggest setting your threshold to $1.00. You only see your individual lens pay stats when you reach your threshold and get your PayPal deposit. If you want to wait for a higher sum you can leave it in your PayPal account before transferring it to your bank account.

If you do not reach your Cash Payout Threshold your earnings are held in your "Reserve Hopper" until the next month, or as many months as it takes to reach it.

*** Update: Starting with the July 2014 payout, HQ is changing the cash payout threshold to $25. ***

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When will I see my first payout?

How long until I start earning money with Squidoo?

If you have sold an item through your lens right away your first payday will be 2 months after you published your first lens. Squidoo's payout schedule has a two month delay. Money you earn in January, for example, will be paid out to you in March.

If you haven't made any sales yet through a money maker module, your first payday will come the following month (3 months after publish).

After their first month lenses start to earn a portion of Squidoo's AdSense revenue, so even if sales are few and far between you will typically see a payout every month after that.

One reason you wouldn't is if the lens is a WIP lens, a Work In Progress. If your lens has a

symbol on your dashboard it's WIP.

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What day of the month do we get paid?

When is pay day?

According to Squidoo, expect it on the 15th of the month, and if it comes before that it's early. They really just say that incase they run into a snag. Payday is usually well before the 15th. Update: It's now usually very close to the 15th.


2014 payout dates:

January 14th

February 14th

March 15th

April 14th

May 16th

June 13th

2013 payout dates:

January 15th

February 14th

March 11th

April 12th

May 14th

June 13th

July 11th

August 8th

September 11th

October 8th

November 11th

December 13th



2012 payout dates:

January 12th

February 13th

March 14th

April 14th

May 10th

June 12th

July 13th

August 9th

September 8th

October 12th

November 15th

December 11th

2011 payout dates:

January 11th

February 15th

March 15th

April 14th

May 13th

June 10th

July 14th

August 11th

September 15th

October 13th

November 15th

December 14th

2010 payout dates:

January 12th

February 10th

March 9th

April 13th

May 6th

June 10th

July 14th

August 13th

September 13th

October 13th

November 16th

December 15th



2009 payout dates:

January 9th

February 10th

March 11th

April 7th

May 14th

June 10th

July 10th

August 13th

September 15th

October 8th

November 5th

December 15th

2008 payout dates:

January 8th

February 7th

March 8th

April 8th

May 7th

June 4th

July 10th

August 7th

September 8th

October 6th

November 10th

December 11th

2007 payout dates:



May 9th

June 8th

July 6th

August 6th

September 7th

October 10th

November 7th

December 12th

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How is AdSense paid out to lensmasters?

What are the payout tiers?

AdSense and Glam Ad revenue is not paid out based on clicks from your lens. The amount generated by all of Squidoo's lenses is added together and divvied up based on a Tier system.

There are usually 3 Tiers, I've seen a 4th reported on rare occasions. The "best" (read: worth the most $) is to have a lens in the first tier. The average lensrank, per lens, per month, is used in determining which Tier your lens falls in for payday.

Note:

The lenrsanks posted below are rough guidelines. Lens averages might be off by mere decimals from one another. After your lensranks are averaged they are then reordered based on the calculated ave. of all other lenses.

Tier 1 is for lenses with an overall lensrank of 1 up to 2,000.

Tier 2 is for lenses with an overall LR of 2,001 up to and including 10,000.

Tier 3 is for lenses with a LR of 10,001 up to 85,000.

Each month the amount each Tier receives varies depending on sitewide traffic and Ad click-throughs.

As an example, on the December 2008 payday:

Tier One got 25% of the ad pool

Tier Two got 17% of the ad pool

Tier Three got 8% of the ad pool

These are all of the previous tier payouts since this system was implemented:


2007 Ad Pool

July 6, 2007

$3.80

$0.65

$0.05

August 6, 2007

$5.99

$1.03

$0.06

September 7, 2007

$4.12

$0.73

$0.04

October 10, 2007

$3.32

$0.56

$0.03

November 7, 2007

$4.67

$0.79

$0.06

December 12, 2007

$6.05

$1.03

$0.05

2008 Ad Pool

January 8, 2008

$6.23

$1.06

$0.05

February 7, 2008

$6.91

$1.18

$0.08

March 8, 2008

$8.77

$1.49

$0.08

April 8, 2008

$8.94

$1.53

$0.08

May 7, 2008

$8.32

$1.42

$0.07

June 4, 2008

$7.53

$1.28

$0.07

July 10, 2008

$8.09

$1.38

$0.07

August 7, 2008

$7.78

$1.32

$0.07

September 8, 2008

$11.27

$1.76

$0.08

October 6, 2008

$10.97

$1.85

$0.08

November 10, 2008

$11.75

$1.96

$0.08

December 11, 2008

$12.00

$1.94

$0.08

2009 Ad Pool

January 9, 2009

$11.63

$1.82

$0.08

February 10, 2009

$11.56

$1.82

$0.08

March 11, 2009

$11.43

$1.81

$0.08

April 7, 2009

$11.44

$1.85

$0.08

May 14, 2009

$13.06

$2.10

$0.09

June 10, 2009

$10.15

$1.51

$0.07

July 10, 2009

$10.36

$1.64

$0.08

August 13, 2009

$11.13

$1.79

$0.08

September 15, 2009

$10.22

$1.67

$0.08

October 8, 2009

$10.61

$2.09

$0.08

November 5, 2009

$13.03

$2.12

$0.10

December 15, 2009

$13.20

$2.13

$0.10

2010 Ad Pool

January 12, 2010

$14.63

$2.49

$0.12

February 10, 2010

$16.47

$2.80

$0.14

March 9, 2010

$16.47

$2.80

$0.14

April 13, 2010

$16.84

$2.86

$0.14

May 6, 2010

$16.16

$2.75

$0.14

June 10, 2010

$16.29

$2.77

$0.14

July14, 2010

$20.72

$3.52

$0.18

August 13, 2010

$19.42

$3.30

$0.17

September 13, 2010

$20.57

$3.50

$0.18

October 13, 2010

$20.29

$3.45

$0.17

November 16, 2010

$18.02

$3.06

$0.15

December 15, 2010

$24.98

$4.25

$0.21

2011 Ad Pool

January 11, 2011

$26.09

$4.44

$0.22

February 15, 2011

$26.12

$4.44

$0.22

March 15, 2011

$25.29

$4.30

$0.22

April 14, 2011

$23.15

$3.94

$0.20

May 13, 2011

$23.50

$4.00

$0.20

June 10, 2011

$25.31

$4.30

$0.22

July 14, 2011

$27.93

$4.75

$0.24

August 11, 2011

$31.40

$5.34

$0.27

September 15, 2011

$32.83

$5.58

$0.28

October 13, 2011

$36.28

$6.17

$0.31

November 15, 2011

$35.89

$6.10

$0.31

December 14, 2011

$38.93

$6.62

$0.33

2012 Ad Pool

January 12, 2012

$40.64

$6.91

$0.35

February 13, 2012

$45.42

$7.72

$0.39

March 14, 2012

$36.58

$6.22

$0.31

April 14, 2012

$35.59

$6.05

$0.30

May 10, 2012

$36.05

$6.13

$0.31

June 12, 2012

$37.04

$6.30

$0.32

July 13, 2012

$42.58

$7.24

$0.36

August 9, 2012

$41.43

$7.04

$0.35

September 8, 2012

$42.12

$7.16

$0.36

October 12, 2012

$45.28

$7.70

$0.39

November 15, 2012

$51.37

$8.73

$0.44

December 11, 2012

$61.28

$10.42

$0.52

2013 Ad Pool

January 15, 2013

$58.94

$10.02

$0.50

February 14, 2013

$55.11

$9.37

$0.47

March 11, 2013

$39.42

$6.70

$0.34

April 12, 2013

$36.89

$6.27

$0.31

May 14, 2013

$29.67

$5.04

$0.25

June 13, 2013

$23.15

$3.94

$0.20

July 11, 2013

$21.70

$3.69

$0.19

August 8, 2013

$17.73

$3.01

$0.15

September 11, 2013

$13.85

$2.35

$0.12

October 8, 2013

$11.82

$2.01

$0.10

November 11, 2013

$12.24

$2.08

$0.10

December 13, 2013

$13.93

$2.37

$0.12

2014 Ad Pool

January 14, 2014

$10.81

$1.84

$0.09

February 14, 2014

$8.98

$1.53

$0.08

March 15, 2014

$8.79

$1.49

$0.07

April 14, 2014

$10.67

$1.81

$0.09

May 16, 2014

$8.55

$1.45

$0.07

June 13, 2014

$6.08

$1.03

$0.05

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InfoLink Payouts

Now "Text link ads"

You've seen the green, double underlined links that get added into lenses by Squidoo. Those are InfoLinks. If you don't like them they can be turned off, but doing that keeps you from earning from this new revenue source.

The Infolinks pool is separate from the Adsense pool. Although the size of each tier is the same (ie. 2000 lenses in the first tier), the lenses that fall into each tier may vary from the Adsense pool since some lenses are opted out.

InfoLink Tier Payouts:


2009 Text link ads

September 15, 2009

$1.75

$0.30

$0.01

October 8, 2009

$1.80

$0.31

$0.02

November 5, 2009

$2.94

$0.50

$0.03

December 15, 2009

$3.22

$0.55

$0.03

2010 Text link ads

January 12, 2010

$3.77

$0.64

$0.03

February 10, 2010

$3.22

$0.55

$0.03

March 9, 2010

$4.48

$0.76

$0.04

April 13, 2010

$3.98

$0.68

$0.03

May 6, 2010

$5.07

$0.86

$0.04

June 10, 2010

$5.88

$1.00

$0.05

July 14, 2010

$6.05

$1.03

$0.05

August 13, 2010

$5.78

$0.98

$0.05

September 13, 2010

$5.34

$0.91

$0.05

October 13, 2010

$5.21

$0.89

$0.04

November 16, 2010

$5.11

$0.87

$0.04

December 15, 2010

$5.80

$0.99

$0.05

2011 Text link ads

January 11, 2011

$6.32

$1.07

$0.05

February 15, 2011

$4.10

$0.70

$0.03

March 15, 2011

$3.97

$0.67

$0.03

April 14, 2011

$5.60

$0.95

$0.05

May 13, 2011

$5.65

$0.96

$0.05

June 10, 2011

$5.74

$0.98

$0.05

July 14, 2011

$5.01

$0.85

$0.04

August 11, 2011

$3.74

$0.64

$0.03

September 15, 2011

$9.02

$1.53

$0.08

October 13, 2011

$9.94

$1.69

$0.08

November 15, 2011

$10.30

$1.75

$0.09

December 14, 2011

$12.29

$2.09

$0.10

2012 Text link ads

January 12, 2012

$12.61

$2.14

$0.11

February 13, 2012

$11.93

$2.03

$0.10

March 14, 2012

$8.74

$1.49

$0.07

April 14, 2012

$9.59

$1.63

$0.08

May 10, 2012

$10.04

$1.71

$0.09

June 12, 2012

$13.13

$2.23

$0.11

July 13, 2012

$13.49

$2.29

$0.12

August 9, 2012

$11.49

$1.95

$0.10

September 8, 2012

$13.03

$2.22

$0.11

October 12, 2012

$14.55

$2.47

$0.12

November 15, 2012

$15.19

$2.58

$0.13

December 11, 2012

$15.54

$2.64

$0.13

2013 Text link ads

January 15, 2013

$10.59

$1.80

$0.09

February 14, 2013

$6.51

$1.11

$0.06

March 11, 2013

$4.72

$0.80

$0.04

April 12, 2013

$1.63

$0.28

$0.01

May 14, 2013

$3.57

$0.61

$0.03

June 13, 2013

$1.37

$0.23

$0.01

July 11, 2013

$1.41

$0.24

$0.01

August 8, 2013

$1.71

$0.29

$0.01

September 11, 2013

$1.48

$0.25

$0.01

October 8, 2013

$1.26

$0.21

$0.01

November 11, 2013

$1.81

$0.31

$0.02

December 13, 2013

$2.03

$0.34

$0.02

2014 Text link ads

January 14, 2014

$2.02

$0.34

$0.02

February 14, 2014

$2.11

$0.36

$0.02

March 15, 2014

$1.00

$0.17

$0.01

April 14, 2014

$1.34

$0.23

$0.01

May 16, 2014

$1.71

$0.29

$0.01

June 13, 2014

$1.40

$0.24

$0.01

Chitika Ads

Chitika Ads

Chitika Payouts

Chitika ads are newest revenue generator for lensmasters. They are only shown to traffic coming to your lens via a search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.). Chitika looks at the search term that brought them to your lens and places relevant ads on your page. This appears in the sidebar of your lens as a text list of recommended offers.

The Chitika pool is also separate from the Adsense and Infolinks. Link Infolinks, you can opt out of Chitika ads in your Lens Settings if you choose.

Chitika Tier Payouts:


2010 Chitika

May 6, 2010

$0.95

$0.16

$0.01

June 10, 2010

$0.98

$0.17

$0.01

July 14, 2010

$0.91

$0.15

$0.01

August 13, 2010

$0.14

$0.02

$0.00

September 13, 2010

$0.32

$0.05

$0.00

October 13, 2010

$0.49

$0.08

$0.00

November 16, 2010

$0.42

$0.07

$0.00

December 15, 2010

$0.17

$0.03

$0.00

2011 Chitika

January 11, 2011

$1.64

$0.28

$0.01

February 15, 2011

$1.62

$0.28

$0.01

March 15, 2011

$1.15

$0.20

$0.01

April 14, 2011

$1.01

$0.17

$0.01

May 13, 2011

$0.96

$0.16

$0.01

June 10, 2011

$1.24

$0.21

$0.01

July 14, 2011

$0.77

$0.13

$0.01

August 11, 2011

$0.94

$0.16

$0.01

September 15, 2011

$1.45

$0.25

$0.01

October 13, 2011

$1.47

$0.25

$0.01

November 15, 2011

$0.93

$0.16

$0.01

December 14, 2011

$0.90

$0.15

$0.01

2012 Chitika

January 12, 2012

$0.37

$0.06

$0.00


This was the last Chitika payment on Squidoo.

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What is the deduction for?

Something isn't adding up.

Squidoo takes 2% out of our AdSense pay to cover PayPal expenses.

That's why you might notice different amounts on the monthly stats verses individual lens stats.

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When will earnings show up in my PayPal account?

Where is my money?

If you see the payday "blue box" on your dashboard and then check to see if you have gotten the deposit in your PayPal account, don't be surprised if it's not there right away.

Some months the deposit happens later that day, some months it happens the next day, and on rare occasions it happens a few days later.

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What is the $$$ column on my dashboard for?

Why does each row show $0.00?

The $$$ column only shows sales that have been made through your lens' money maker modules (Amazon, eBay, CafePress etc.). Adsense earnings will not show up on your dashboard stats.

Since we are paid two months after a sale is made the totals you see are for more than one month's worth of sales. Don't expect to receive all of what you see pending in one payment.

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How do I make sure the payout is correct?

Keep your own records

Many lensmasters like to keep record of their earnings. I know there are quite a few of us with spreadsheets and other documents.

If you think you will want to do this it's best to start right away. It can be difficult trying to get it all together months down the road.

I use Excel to keep track of how each lens and group are doing, and to see how much I've contributed to various charities. At a glance I can see how I'm doing over a months time, or year, or since I've started.

I also earn money through my lenses from various affiliate programs that I've joined. I keep track of those sales as well.

It's also a good idea to print or save the lensranks of your lenses. Remember they have started using your average lensrank over the month, so doing this at the beginning, middle, and end of the month might be the way to go. I just print out the final day of the month for a rough idea. This way you verify if your lens was put in the correct tier.

How much did you make on your very first payday?

The amount before any charity deductions were taken out.


Select the closest figure to your actual PayPal deposit.

You may want to wait on this poll until after you've been here a while. ;)


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Squidoo Payday Questions & Answers

This lens was chosen as

Lens of the Day on October 29th 2010.

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If I haven't covered your question post it below, and I'll do my best to answer it for you here.

Time for a little Q&A

Sheila Navio-Pornan from Manila, Philippines on August 10, 2014:

Very helpful and informative! Thank you!

asereht1970 from Philippines on June 17, 2014:

I saw that I got 0.06 for my first payment. Not much but I'm happy.

Christene-S (author) on June 15, 2014:

@aee223 lm: Update them.

aee223 lm on June 15, 2014:

My lenses are all saying WIP, how can I fix that?

Gale from Texas on June 13, 2014:

Wow...I was just looking at the Ad Pool revenue over the years. It seemed to grow every year (with a cycle that tended to go down a bit in the spring and went up during Fall, but always going up). Just look at the December earnings...they go up every year until 2013 (hmm...also when they did that big LENS PURGE) and then from then on pretty much went down. I mean, in 2013 it started like normal...a small downgrade in the spring, but it kept going down each month, with only a small uptick in November/December, and continuing to go down in number every month this year (save for an unusual uptick in April).Hopefully this is just a temporary setback due to the huge amount of pages lost in the 2013 purge. I'm hoping it will swing back eventually.

Amine from Doha, Qatar on May 30, 2014:

thank you, you explained a lot , all the best

bgadams on May 29, 2014:

Great info thanks for sharing. Its broken down very well.

Christene-S (author) on May 23, 2014:

@fishysails: Squidoo isn't a blog. Each lens (Squidoo page) is built around a specific topic. We can earn a portion of Ad Revenue which is all explained up above on this lens. We can also earn from sales we make. If you add an Amazon module to your page, and someone makes a purchase after clicking on your link, you get a small percentage of the sale. If you need more clarification, you can ask at the Squidoo Forum: http://hq.squidoo.com/forums

fishysails on May 23, 2014:

I have a silly question! How do we make money? What does it mean by sell? I cant seem to understand it. Does it pay you by how many people read your blog? I really need someone to break this down for me.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 12, 2014:

I was just wondering if we were getting close to payday and crossing my fingers for an early one this month.

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on May 11, 2014:

This is very helpful.

Cherrylyn Moquete from Philippines on May 08, 2014:

This is great, thanks for the info! I started 28th of Jan this year and still didn't get paid, now I know why. Thanks again!!!!

williamslaw on May 06, 2014:

Great info. Thanks for sharing.

asereht1970 from Philippines on April 26, 2014:

Thanks for this lens. Now I understand it better.

AbbyQuiet on April 24, 2014:

Great info!! thank you!

Christene-S (author) on April 18, 2014:

@aaxiaa lm: If it averages tier 2 for April it will get the tier 2 payout in June.

aaxiaa lm on April 18, 2014:

Hi, love the lens! I have a question though. I've made a lens in 2012 and it was not a very good one but I kept it out there now I've made some changes and it became tier 2. How does the payment work?

delaci i hender on April 09, 2014:

Thank you, this really helped me out

Davey360 on April 01, 2014:

@Christene-S: Ok, thank you Christene :)

Christene-S (author) on April 01, 2014:

@Davey360: The first month it's eligible for a tier payment is March, which will be paid out in May.

Davey360 on April 01, 2014:

Hey Christene, nice lens! I have a question. I made a lens in February (21-02-2014), and it's now April 01/04/2014, but I still don't see any earnings, is this normal? If it is, when will I be seeing earnings? The lens is on tier 3. Thank you!

spudzjamezspudz on March 30, 2014:

Wow! It's a good thing I found this Lens...Thanks so much for sharing all this info!

AnuradhaM on March 03, 2014:

I got many answers to the questions...Thanks....

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on February 25, 2014:

This is interesting information. I'll file it away for future reference.

Cherry-Ambition from U.S. on February 10, 2014:

2012 & the first third of 2013 was the best time for Ad Pool payments, while 2012 was a banner year for text ad payments. It's so sad to see the difference between those payments and current payments. You can see why several lensmasters left Squidoo after that. I always wonder if payments will ever be like that again, but I certainly don't count on it...

BrendanRichardson on February 09, 2014:

Very useful lens, thanks!

Renz Kristofer Cheng from Manila on February 02, 2014:

@Christene-S: Thanks Christene!

Christene-S (author) on January 30, 2014:

@yougotme lm: It's the overall lensrank.

Renz Kristofer Cheng from Manila on January 30, 2014:

Is the Tier system based on the global lens rank or the rank specific to your category? Oh, great informative lens here, by the way!

David Edward Lynch from Port Elizabeth, South Africa on January 09, 2014:

@Christene-S: Thanks, it must be that my lensranks aren't high enough on the lenses that haven't earned anything, most of them have been there for some time.

Christene-S (author) on January 09, 2014:

@Dave Lynch: Money on your dash $$$ column is from sales. If you haven't sold anything from a particular lens it will show $0.00.If you mean the earnings tab in your stats for each lens... either the lenses with no earnings aren't old enough yet, or the lensranks weren't high enough to get Ad revenue.This coming payday is for November earnings. A lens would have to have been live in October to qualify for Ad $.

David Edward Lynch from Port Elizabeth, South Africa on January 09, 2014:

Thanks for your information here. Is it possible to let me know why there are earnings on some lenses but not on others? None of my lenses are WIP at the moment. I was told once that the city and country I live in does not get paid for in-text ads on Squidoo. Thanks

Christene-S (author) on January 06, 2014:

@safrastyan lm: Squidoo will send you the full amount you earned on Payday ... $3.

safrastyan lm on January 06, 2014:

HI. Thanks for this useful info. I have one question, please respond if you can. My threshold is 1$. Suppose earned 3$ this month. ON the payday day how much can I take out? 1$ or 3$? Thanks

Sure Temp on January 03, 2014:

thanks for the info1

Browndiva on December 30, 2013:

This was very helpful thank you

Calder on December 11, 2013:

Thank you for this info! Very helpful :)

The Satan Records from The Satan Records on December 06, 2013:

Great lens it answered most of my questions without me having to ask them :)

AstroGremlin on December 04, 2013:

This lens is a must-read reference for squids.

Christene-S (author) on December 01, 2013:

@cytex01: No problem.

cytex01 on December 01, 2013:

@Christene-S: Wow, that was fast. Thank you very much. Again I apologize if I was asking really stupid/simple things.

Christene-S (author) on December 01, 2013:

@cytex01: Each lens gets paid individually.

cytex01 on December 01, 2013:

Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but do you get payed for every lens or for all the lenses avg. LR combined?

chrisilouwho on November 20, 2013:

This was great, thanks!

Nate On A Plate from California, Way Up North and Too Far Inland for Me on November 08, 2013:

I didn't realize I can only see what I've earned on a lens if my payout threshold is low enough. Good to know, I need to check where the threshold is set. Also, I keep forgetting what are the scores for each tier, you clarified. Thanks for the info.

techgadgeteer on October 22, 2013:

Thanks for this great lens. This information helps a lot. I'm not in my third month yet but i'll keep posting.

simisha on October 22, 2013:

Thank you very much it gave me a clear cut idea :)

Boyd Carter on October 21, 2013:

Thanks for the information and the links to other resources. You answered all my questions.

mstcourtjester on October 16, 2013:

Thanks for the info :)

being_suman on October 04, 2013:

very well written,very helpful

josietook on October 03, 2013:

Thanks for writing this lens!!

AstroGremlin on September 25, 2013:

I keep coming back to check the payout rates. Thanks for sticking with it.

Dawn from Maryland, USA on September 22, 2013:

Thank you for this lens. Alot of helpful information to the newbies (and probably some of the oldbies). :)

MoreThanAMama on September 17, 2013:

Thanks for the info. This is my first month on squidoo and I've published 8 lenses so far. I check my stats daily to see where I stand and was so confused about how it all works. I'm sure I won't totally understand until I'm here longer, but I'm getting a better grasp from your tips. I'm definitely bookmarking this lens!

Christene-S (author) on September 12, 2013:

@Zdiddle: Yes.You should be able to see the amount pending in your Reserve Hopper. But you won't see a lens by lens breakdown. See if anything is listed on your Stats page : http://www.squidoo.com/stats/show

Zdiddle on September 12, 2013:

@Christene-S: So if you set your payout high, then you will only see that stats for the last month which reaches that threshold?

Christene-S (author) on September 11, 2013:

@Zdiddle: You'll only get stats for months where you reach payout. That is why I suggest people to set their threshold to $1.Your join date doesn't matter.This payout was for lenses that were live the whole month of July. They would need to have been published in June or earlier to be eligible for a tier payment. Even if they were published in June, if they didn't reach a high enough average lensrank, and made no sales, they would not see any $.

Zdiddle on September 11, 2013:

I have a question regarding the two month waiting period. Everyone asks questions about payout, but I want to see my stats. I've been a member for more than two months and don't see any. Is it two months from joining or from posting your first lens?

anonymous on September 08, 2013:

Thanks so much. Very useful!

anonymous on August 24, 2013:

Thanks for this info,very useful.

tonyaalves3 on August 22, 2013:

This is GREAT information for newbies who wants to make money with squidoo

feedinfo on August 21, 2013:

Nice information. Great lens

anonymous on August 18, 2013:

I get what I was looking for and it helps me a lot.Thanks for this great lens.

Deannamay LM on August 05, 2013:

Thanks for the good info.

Alanj2007 on August 04, 2013:

Thanks for the info :)

adrianna72 on July 31, 2013:

@Christene-S: Thank you so much!..one less thing I have to worry about :#

Christene-S (author) on July 31, 2013:

@adrianna72: No, you can't use your own Google AdSense account with Squidoo at all.Squidoo has their own. Then all of the site's Ad revenue is divvied up to lenses based on lensrank.

adrianna72 on July 31, 2013:

I'm struggling a bit here. One of my main concerns is, do you "have" be enrolled in Google AdSense? Is this mandatory? I tried to apply, but denied. I think I did something wrong in the application. They mentioned one thing about the website having HTML?...please help!...

Christene-S (author) on July 29, 2013:

@ratetea: Thanks!

ratetea on July 29, 2013:

@Christene-S: When I learned this, I think it made me lose some faith in the Squidoo team. Squidoo, as a site, has been pretty dynamic, and I've seen it grow quite a lot in extent. It seems pretty poor management to leave the tier cutoffs unchanged even as the site's traffic and total number of lenses published on the site change. This page was also really helpful in explaining things...it explains things much more clearly than any of the official documentation. Again, if I were running Squidoo I'd make all this info more transparent and easily accessible as official documentation. This page is, in my opinion, an excellent resource and it's the #1 place I check if I have a question about payouts.

anonymous on July 29, 2013:

@Christene-S: That's too bad. I guess that the Amazon and other monetizing modules are more important to focus on for income. I have 2 lenses that would be in tier 3 right now, if they stay there for a month. And one of them got a purple star award to get there. That's pretty hard work.

Christene-S (author) on July 29, 2013:

@anonymous: No. Unfortunately the tiers have never changed.

anonymous on July 29, 2013:

Does the size of the tiers change as the number of lenses grows? If not, more and more lenses will be outside the 3 tiers and be bringing in visitors but not getting a share. 85,000 out of 2,500,000 is less than 3.5% of the total.

DtKnight on July 28, 2013:

As someone just starting out the on the site and trying to figure out how it all works, this was incredibly helpful. Thank you so much for doing this!

CalobrenaOmai on July 12, 2013:

Not sure why t feels like this, but why is it when payday approaches it seems that traffic to my lenses decrease?

Christene-S (author) on July 09, 2013:

@wiseriverman: It's the overall rank that matters. 15,666 would be tier 3.

wiseriverman on July 09, 2013:

Thank you for all of this information. I was wondering if a Tier is based on the rank in a category or the overall rank? Like this lens is Ranked #80 in Squidoo Community and #15,666 overall. Is this lens Tier 1?Thanks for your help.

diegocomercio on July 05, 2013:

Great info

Bigwas from Philippines on July 02, 2013:

very extensive explanation of how pay is paid and distributed, well crafted lens.

SamanthaSays on June 21, 2013:

Wow this was a very useful lens, i'm new but its good to know about these things from early. Thanks for posting this

Mommy-Bear on June 20, 2013:

Thanks for clearing that up!!

justpjteb on June 14, 2013:

Awesome information!

joshclark on June 12, 2013:

Excellent info. Yes, it's not easy to make money on Squidoo, but there is money to be made.

sharadkgupta lm on June 04, 2013:

Great information .It is really helpful for everyone.

orcamom lm on June 03, 2013:

Thanks for the info - very helpful!

Christene-S (author) on June 03, 2013:

@StrongMay: It's the first to the last day of each month.

StrongMay on June 03, 2013:

What is a squidoo month? As in, when it comes to determining the Tier, from what date to what date every month do they calculate the average? Thanks!

e-special on May 18, 2013:

Just wow! No words :)

LUMOSE on May 17, 2013:

Great informations. Now I understand better Squidoo's payout system.

anonymous on May 15, 2013:

Finally I think I'm beginning to understand. Thank you so much for a brilliantly informative lens :)

Jenny Rowling from London, UK on May 14, 2013:

This answered a lot of my questions, thanks.

funkystarfish851 on May 11, 2013:

Fab lens, really great information on all the previous paydays.

ConvenientCalendar on May 04, 2013:

Great information!

PhilVardy on May 01, 2013:

Thanks for the breakdown; the historical data helps a lot.

ezy tutorials on April 28, 2013:

I'm a new user so this is very helpful information. Was confused about how it all worked but makes so much more sense now! Thank you!

anonymous on April 27, 2013:

new info for me as newbie on Squidoo

LearningJapanese on April 25, 2013:

Very useful and helpful information especially for new lens master like me! Thank You.

chocochipchip on April 22, 2013:

Thank you so much for this wonderful lens! Really helps me a lot!

Christene-S (author) on April 18, 2013:

@AndForeverNow: Squidoo will put the ads on automatically so you have nothing to worry about.If you want you can also add Amazon or eBay modules for selling items, but you don't have to.

AndForeverNow on April 18, 2013:

I just made some lens as I joined here yesterday. I still don't understand how to get paid. I have to add stuff on my lens? Ads need to be on my lens too? Confusing. I didn't come here to get paid anyway. But I'm a bit curious now.

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