This is GREAT news.
Everyone has been talking about all the big changes at Squidoo. The LATEST change is that the owner of the site has agreed to pay the Lensmasters what they are due. Since the recent change from “paid every month” to “paid only if the total is $25.00 or above”, many Lensmasters (writers) on the site have been upset.
Now, when the site is being sold and Lensmasters are being transferred over to a new site (HubPages) Mr. Godin has changed his mind and WILL be paying his writers.
So that is good.
Read more about what other people are thinking and the choices they have to make this month. I have found out that other sites and writers on other platforms have gone through this before.
When you pay at least half of what you make to a site, it stands to reason that you COULD make more yourself on your own site or blog.
BUT there is the question of traffic too. A site like Squidoo used to have a lot more traffic. Then I believe that some people were posting photos that were not their own or shareable, and copying others’ writing word for word, and this cut down on the number of people visiting, because Google did not give the site as much authority as before.
But that’s just one theory. One person said that the owner was just bored and wanted to move on to another project. I just don’t know. I would have to hear from him personally to really know.
I haven’t made up my mind…. yet… what to do with my copy/writing projects here. I’ll be thinking about it every day until the end of the month, perhaps.
Lizziebeth on Squidoo