5 Ways To Make Performancing Work For You

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.

11 thoughts on “5 Ways To Make Performancing Work For You

  1. Markus, welcome back. Check your Perf profile. There should be a tab with “Adsense ID”. Just add yours there. Whenever other people (not you) view your Perf blog pages, your ad code will show, I believe, 70% of the time. There’s both CPM and CPC ads running.

    I’m not sure if there’s a limit to the number of articles per member per day that will appear on the home page, but I think it’s one. Ryan can correct me if I’m mistaken.

  2. you should setup a domain based channel in AdSense for performancing.com to monitor your income

  3. What are the details for AdSense? I have added my AdSense ID long time ago but did not check how it works.

  4. Markus,
    You could make $10 per article by writing good articles in your Performancing blog. You could also enter your AdSense ID in your profile and make money from your Performancing blog posts. You could also refer users to Performancing and make a portion of their AdSense revenue. You could also refer people to pMetrics and make 20% of each sale.

  5. Just checked it. My user profile has PR5 and my blog has PR4. Nice.

    I am missing a central info page about how the monetization now works. Could somebody PM me some links or info?

    I will have to update some referral links.

    Yes, I want to make money fast…

  6. Though I’d like to do this as a team. I don’t have the same insight as Ahmed has, when he did the first reboot. We’re doing something similar at SEJ, as a team effort. My forte is content, so I can suggest content ideas. I don’t want to step into other aspects as I’m not strong on those yet.

    But yeah, a separate forum thread might be nice. People can post the Though I think priority should be given to self-hosted blogs, not free-hosted. I can explain my reasoning if necessary.

  7. Raj, you want to kick things off with the reboot? What’s the best way to handle it? Should we start a new forum for blog reboots?

  8. Thanks Gerard, for the kind words. (Yes, I do write for SEJ, but I have a lot to learn yet.)

    Hopefully we can do the reboot as a team, and peers help peers review each other with constructive criticism.

  9. Raj, I’ve read loads of your writing in various places (don’t you also write on SearchEngineJournal?). It’s all killer material, and as Ryan said, you’ve established yourself as an expert in my opinion.

    Ryan, the blog reboot idea sounds like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to get stuck in and review a few blogs! Performancing’s having a bit of a renaissance lately, and I’m enjoying popping in now and again to see what’s new!

  10. Ryan, what’s actually really interesting, to me anyway, is that my Performancing blog’s main page is also a PR5. If you write about blogging yourself, you can leverage your Performancing blog to establish yourself over time as an expert. I’ve actually received 100% of my contracts either directly from my work at Performancing or indirectly by referrals.

    So there are many reasons to contribute here, even if only once a week. I’ll be so bold as to say that Performancing can help your blogging career.

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