I sometimes feel like I say this all the time, but I wanted to point out once again that I make most of my money from Squidoo on lenses that are not in Tier 1. As a matter of fact, I have pretty much given up trying to keep lenses in Tier 1. If they are there, great. If not, I don’t sweat it. This is because the competition is so fierce for Tier 1, it is getting harder and harder to stay there. Therefore, I spend my time on what I can achieve.
What I can achieve are sales from my lenses no matter what Tier they are in. Some of my lenses float up and down in the Tiers depending on time of year. The ones that move the most are holiday lenses, but there are other seasonal lenses that float as well. These can be lenses that are about education, gardening, home improvements, or other topics that people tend to do at specific times of year. For instance, where I live, high school proms tend to be in the spring, and traveling is in the summer, and mid winter. Therefore, they have seasons.
I have been slowly working on creating an evergreen collection of lenses that continue to pay out all year, but not every lens will do this. Since I tend to create lenses in groups, some groups will rise in traffic during the beginning of the year, while others will rise in traffic in the fall.
So I treat lensrank money as a bonus each money, and spend my time working to grow my sales income.
Sales from Squidoo lenses can be achieved within Squidoo through sales modules Amazon, Ebay, or CafePress. You can also achieve sales through your own links to affiliate companies or your own company via a Squidoo lens. I do both, and both are quite successful. It does take time to build sales, and quantity of lenses. If you are lucky, you might have one lens that will earn you a lot of money, but most people have earnings that are spread out over a number of lenses, and that build over time. You will find that some lenses never end up making much money, while others do, and you may not ever know which ones will until after they do.