I was going to title this article “5 Ways to Use Performancing Selfishly” but decided to avoid the negative connotation. Still, at the end of the day, every one of us is looking for ways to improve our little corner of the webernets, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Performancing exists for the sake of “helping bloggers succeed”. Enabling high-octane performance in high-octane bloggers. That’s all well and good, but you may be wondering what in particular Performancing has to offer and how you can use Performancing to take your blog to the next level.
1. Performancing as leverage: A free PR 5 user profile and PR 5 blog
My good friend Raj Dash has been a steady contributor to the Performancing community. By staying actively involved, and making regular posts, his user profile has a natural PR 5 as does his Performancing blog. Raj shares useful information with the Performancing community and gets naturally rewarded for doing so.
If you notice, Raj is able to link out to several of his websites from his user profile page, and if relevant, he can also link out from his blog entries.
The key to Raj’s success at Performancing is consistent, steady and useful contributions to the community. We all trust what Raj says. We pay attention to his articles. Each one shows up on the front page.
Not everyone will get a free PR 5 profile and blog, but those who consistently contribute useful information should be able to do so quite easily. And I don’t know about Raj, but I see traffic flow from my Performancing pages to my other blogs on a regular basis.
2. Establish yourself as an authority
The road to success on the web goes down one road: establishing yourself as an expert/authority. This is no joke. One great thing about the web is that it’s an equalizer. If you can perform, you’ll be noticed. Whether it’s YouTube and MySpace for aspiring musicians and entertainers, or Performancing for aspiring bloggeres, here’s your chance to prove that you’ve got what it takes.
Performancing has an open blog format. If the editors like what you’ve got to say, you’re blog entry gets on the front page. This gets your name in front of thousands of people…people with power…people who could give you the gig you’ve been looking for.
Oh, and did I mention that if we like your stuff, you get promoted to the front page which has a PR 7, which will boost your Performancing profile’s Page Rank…. (see 1. above)
3. Get free blog analysis
The Performancing community can provide you with blog valuations, tips on improving the usability of your blog, suggestions for layout and design and more. Just ask a question in one of our forums and expect an answer within hours, not days (we’ll try!).
This coming week we’ll be restarting the “reboot your blog” program. Each week we’ll pick one blog to provide thorough design, usability and SEO suggestions.
Of course there’s also pMetrics for blog stat-analysis. pMetrics will give you the tools for identifying where your traffic is coming from, how to improve your content, and whether your traffic building programs are working.
4. Monetize with Performancing
We currently have 3 primary ways to directly monetize through Performancing. First, you can get AdSense revenue from the blog and forum posts you make on this site. Second, if your article is promoted to the front page, you make $10. Third, receive referral fees for our pMetrics premium package. In addition to these three methods, we’ll be offering several new monetization options, including theme and plugin development contests.
5. Use our community resources
Is it time for a new blog design? Check out Performancing’s free WordPress themes. New themes will be released on a regular basis. Want to sell a blog? Try out our Blogs for Sale forum. Need help promoting an article? Try out our forum dedicated to free article promotion.