Persona Paper: Treasures Waiting to be Discovered and Endless Possibilities
Possibilities and Treasures
Human nature dictates we find ways to cope with our environment by knowing everything about it and the people who thrive on it. People are naturally curious and love to mingle. For some, it takes a while to settle in, while others have no problem blending in. Persona Paper is a vibrant and bustling community; creating positive user experience; and has a unique payout scheme. Like locked doors, once unlocked, one begins to find little treasures with infinite possibilities.
Vibrant and Bustling Community
Persona puts heavy premium on letting its users know what is going on. Admins proactively initiate and consult members about ideas to make more meaningful exchanges. Not to mention zero downtime as updates are tested on a separate test environment. One will find diverse topics to read, write, and talk about on Persona Paper. The site encourages members to put up their own work while compensating them accordingly.
Positive User Experience
The site showcases a simple overall appeal. Registration is straightforward and requires new members to submit a sample article about themself to evaluate their eligibility to join Persona Paper. The home page highlights topics by category as well as recent articles put up by members. The writing editor boasts of basic and advanced format features that enable members to create their masterpiece according to taste.
Unique Payout Scheme
Persona Paper pays out via PayPal or Amazon Gift Cards after members earn $5. Members earn coins via likes, comments, and views on their articles which can be exchanged for money once the current exchange rate is applied. This unique feature sets Persona Paper apart from other revenue share sites.
Future Possibilities that I see for Persona Paper
I admire Persona’s transparency in dealing with its members; it goes without saying that businesses who value its client’s satisfaction will go a long way. I would like to see it go further, no elaborate makeover is required aside from clearly communicating its OnlineValueProposition (OVP) when first time visitors take a peak. It can potentially ward away confusion as what the site is about. Can you suggest an OVP for Persona?
Another possibility I see coming is adding the AddThis social bookmark to the site. Older media platforms such as Tumblr and StumbleUpon still helps in making your work be heard. I did an experiment with another site using Google Analytics and proved that a good portion of traffic coming into my posts is from StumbleUpon! However, as it worked for me, it might not work for everyone !
User Experience Possibilities
From a publisher’s standpoint, I see photographs having their own ImageModules , where a linkable caption can be added as well as an ImageAltAttribute ; this eliminates having a separate image credit field for every article and also provides an alternative text for images that can not be displayed.
In relation to images, I also see multiple image submissions where members are able to specify their exact location (left, right, or center) and image text wrap attribute.
Revenue Payout Possibilities
It is understandable that the site recently launched and is only able to payout its members via PayPal or Amazon Gift Cards. International members joining Persona Paper at a steady pace is growing. While PayPal may be the best option, there are countries where PayPal is not available. Eventually other payment processors may be added to accommodate more payout options suitable for every member.
These are some personal possibilities I see Persona Paper might consider adding in the future. For the meantime, let me enjoy what it offers and start working my way from there. Maybe other little treasures might pop up along the way! Enjoy your weekend everyone
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