I got an email from the Performancing team just today announcing the Performancing Exchange. It’s supposed to be a “FREE marketplace for the professional blogging community.” Nick Wilson also posts on the Performancing blog:
After much discussion with members, we are about to launch the Performancing Exchange (http://performancing.com/exchange). The title above pretty much says it all, you should check it out to get the full details, and if you have questions, just reply to this email (give me a few days though..).
The exchange is FREE for now, and has the following broad categories:
- Bloggers for hire
- Bloggers wanted
- Blogs for sale
- Services offered
- Services wanted
Posts can be “voted up” by logged in members — those posts you see that are worthy of greater exposure on the Peformancing homepage, vote for!
That the Exchange is free “for now” gets me worried a bit, with the prospect of the service or at least some premium aspects of it to be for-charge in the near future. But I think any blog or content company worth its salt would be able to afford paying for such, anyway.
Another feature of the Exchange is a DIGG-style voting mechanism (quite a lot of that these days, eh?), where the posts most voted on by the site’s members/users get to appear on the Performancing homepage.
The market for problogger classifieds is quite fragmented, in that I don’t see a site really dominating in this area. Performancing’s foray in this domain can be viewed as a fresh take at the blogger jobs clearinghouse business particularly because of the voting aspect.