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News from the Hive

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Performancing Hive is an active problogging community where members can interact, make friends and contacts, develop ideas, learn and get support. And it has become a HUGE success and a very dynamic way to get ahead in blogosphere.

Via Performancing itself, you can get news on the weekly buzz, for example- as James Mowery reported:

The First In-Depth Special Report

Chris Garrett of Performancing has released the first Hive Special Report. “Planning for Success: How to Build a Professional Blog” has a plethora of great content that explains in-depth on how to build your very own professional blog.

Here is just a tiny portion of the entire 33 page report:

Creating a Niche-Leading Blog

Here are what I believe to be the key ingredients of a great blog:

1. Credibility Why should the reader believe you?

You can project credibility through your writing, through your design and through your professional conduct. It doesn’t hurt to have some claim to fame of course. It could be that you have just “been there, done that”. Employees of Microsoft or Google are going to be credible when discussing those companies and markets. Why are you qualified to talk about your topic?

2. Authority

There are over 33 pages and 8,000 words of detailed information and insight from this report alone, but you will have to be a Hive member to check out the rest of this amazing work by Performancing’s own Chris Garrett. The PDF file is available to download in the Hive, and there will be much more to come.

Revenue Resources

Ryan Caldwell of Performancing set out to find which sources of revenue worked best. People have disclosed the percentages and discussed which advertising networks and services they gain revenue from. It is nice knowing what works. If you were part of the Hive, you could see what works for others as well.

Special Jobs

The Hive’s marketplace is buzzing with great opportunities. From great advertising deals to amazing work opportunities, the potential to make money is here. After all, earning $1,000 for a single article is no joke — there is serious money to be made. Also, you have the opportunity to post opportunities that the professionals will see.

Professional Advice

You simply won’t find this amount of personal detailed advice anywhere else on the web. There has been question after question posted in the Hive, and people are finding the answers they want. This is what it is is all about! The professionals are helping those that are in need of help to grow their own business. People like Raj Dash, Chris Garrett, Ryan Caldwell, James Mowery (myself), and all the other great members of the Hive are here to help you with your blogging needs.

And each month there is a Social Media Bootcamp for Hive members. Last month’s bootcamp was The Secrets of Digg Success. Previous bootcamps have discussed things like:

* Why you should use different titles for different social media sites (Reddit, Digg, etc.)

* When and when not to use the technique of social media canvassing

* What to do when you fail at your social media campaign

* How to locate alternative distribution points for your content

* Why having a grasp of human psychology is essential for doing social media

* How bounce rate and other temporal metrics affect search rankings, and what you can
do about it

Plus much, much more….

Here are some testimonials from Hive members:

Peformancing Hive allows me to network and brainstorm with my favorite bloggers without being spammed with links to smarmy affiliate programs and ebooks. We share traffic and monetization strategies, promote blogs and posts, and offer tips for better, more productive blogging. Plus, the Hivers are darn nice people.

– Deborah Ng, Freelance Writing Jobs

Early on in my blogging career I realized that being part of a good community and having a knowledgeable network of business buddies would be very influential to my success. I didn’t quite realize how much though

I invested some time in trying to meet and get to know other bloggers, webmasters and marketers online. I found popular webmaster forums to be a good start but they were filled with too many people who didn’t really understand the business and spread information. Learning and networking with these people can do more damage than good.

Then one day it all changed I was introduced to Ryan Caldwell of Performancing.com who told me about Hive. I immediately joined and found myself surrounded by serious bloggers and internet marketers.

While I was already making good headway with my own little blogging empire this little network has given me further leverage when you are surrounded by knowledgeable people that knowledge will rub off as long as you are ready to absorb it.

I have learned a lot from the many successful and talented bloggers and by getting to know them it has opened up a wealth of opportunities. I’ve got to know top diggers, top marketers and very successful bloggers that would have previously seemed out of reach.

You learn little nuggets here and there that all add up to something very valuable. More recently I jumped in and tried out PMetrics (a performancing creation) after it was recommended by a Hive member and it’s the best stats program I’ve ever seen.

Right now I’m looking at the live traffic spy feature to see visitors arriving from Reddit and hoping that any minute a flood of Digg traffic will come. Finger crossed.

Chris Tew, Web TV Hub

You could read the 10 best blogs on online business every morning and live in a state of awe at what some people can accomplish.

Or you could be a part of a down-to-earth, no-nonsense community that helps you get things done.

Are you day-dreaming, or are you building your business? See you at the Hive.

– Ahmed Bilal, Soccerlens

Besides being the place to meet and mingle with some of the best bloggers, Hive offers a place where your opinions feel valuable and you learn from every thread started.

Thanks to being a member of Hive, I have learned a ton of new tips and tricks to reach a different level of successful blogging and have also picked up some custom web design projects.

– Katy from imbloggingthat.com

During a dry spell between jobs, my contacts on Performancing Hive are where I was able to find the work that I needed. They are always there to help me with my writing, finding new opportunities, and continue to be a great source of information. Members definitely live up to the name of the site, as they act in the collective interest of the members, which in my experience, is something of a rarity in forums these days.

– David Peralty (xfep.com)

Being able to mingle with some of the greatest brains in the industry is an amazing opportunity. Because of this, the Hive has became an incubator for many powerful and successful ideas.

– Andrew McCloud, Programmer

I have been learning valuable lessons about blogging since the first time I logged into the Hive. The networking and social media marketing opportunities are well worth joining for. I am always confident that I can ask questions, seek advice or begin a discussion in the knowledge that responses will be quick, well thought out, supportive and often humorous as well! It’s great to be part of such a professional online community.

Tracey Grady

Performancing Hive is an excellent place to network with and learn from devoted professionals, as well as a cosy place to just hang around. I’m happy to be a part of Hive, sharing my experience when I can. The fact that it is a pay service is actually making it stronger and more manageable, which is a good thing for the Hive community and its members.

Thord Daniel Hedengren

HIVE Performancing forum shows up in my group start list everytime I open a new browser window .. and I read the “what’s new” posts before I even check my adsense or gmail! I have a great respect for everybody in the forum who participates, and hope that I have earned a little respect back with my own contributions and random ramblings (well, I try ). There are not too many forums out there that you can honestly say “Today I learned something new” but, it’s true.

It’s like hanging out at the water cooler at work. If you hang out and talk to people who are successful (online) and doing the same thing you are doing (trying to become successful online) .. it’s only natural that you will pick up a few things that you will not find at, say your local cafe internet shop or Tim Hortons! At HIVE .. it is like we are all in this game together .. we are all trying to succeed online and with the help of friends it just seems a little easier.

– HART from PetLvr.com

Thanks to the Hive, I now know another side of blogging that I didn’t know existed. The business side of blogging is an entirely different world when compared with blogging as a hobby. The hive has helped me realize what it takes to become a successful blogger in terms of monetization. The hive has also served as an awesome think tank for bloggers as a number of post ideas have come from the forum. All in all, a tight knit community of bloggers who core focus is centered on succeeding. The hive is just what the doctor ordered.

– Jeff from Jeffro2pt0.com

Of all my current online activities, my membership in the Hive is one that I consider to be among the most valuable and the best use of my time. All the colleagues I have come to know through the Hive are genuinely helpful and interested in contributing to the success of fellow members. Not only have I made valuable contacts and gotten some great design gigs, I have also learned a great deal from hanging out in the Hive. I highly recommend joining to anyone who is serious about being a successful blogger.

Randa Clay

Besides having a cool name, Hive is a great place to network, ask questions, and learn from other bloggers in a wide variety of niches – including food, web design, and celebrity.

Also, freelance workers can benefit too. At first, I only knew a few people but one of them introduced me to another Hive member. That referral got me one of my highest paying contracts.


And just this weekend, Ryan Caldwell announced a new feature for the HiveThe Linkerati:

The Internet is a maddeningly social place. Interestingly, the more social you are, the more you succeed. This social environment we call the Internet is not a zero sum game: everyone can benefit and grow.

The good news is that a place like Performancing’s Hive network offers the perfect venue for mutually benefitial collaboration.

Just today we’ve launched a new feature called “The Linkerati” designed to help our community in two ways. First, we are able to highlight our best content to each other. By highlighting our best content, we give each other ideas for topics to post about on our own blogs. Second, when a Hive member decides to post about another member’s content, we are participating in a 100% ethical, organic, white hat method of building links.

It’s a win-win situation. Bloggers get topics to blog about. And bloggers get links. The best content gets rewarded because it is more likely to get linked to.

So, if you have good content on your blog, but not enough links, or if you’re looking for interesting content to blog about, The Hive’s new Linkerati feature could be the perfect place to hang out.

Join the Hive today, and see what all the buzz is about!