LOL honestly what a whine fest going on come on. I for one am estatic that all the dead and abandoned networks will be phased out. I am also happy because for one On my Network I want serious business builder that work from home.
I have been building Networks for 8 years when I joined Ning first thing I did was decide to use my Domane. HomeBasedPreneurs.com and start a Chamber like group where those of us that tried offline chamber or Networking group that had home businesses and did not fit in could meet up and Network.
I also helped some of my members start group most of which they chose to fun free decied they could do what I do and well try to take my members and compete again our established chats without all our benefits and now what.
Now those same people are planning to Abandon their groups like rats of a sinking ship why because they did not want to invest the 4.95 to use their own domain or pay $10 for support or use othe services.
Aside from those htat run non profit and such which Ning has promised to work with I think the True Leaders have nothing to fear.
We will stay with Ning I will not be following anyone to any other sites free or not and I think those that are serious about what they built would and should do the same.
So I am glad to see what is coming and I think many are.
Well I happen to Also do AD Free. And I believe they are working on many Options.
I believe in investment in my business and venture in deed I see a better return on the investment then free Most of the time.
I just find it so funny that People are so willing to complain and carry on about something they know nothing so much about Yet, other then they will not be required to make some sort of investment in their networks.
I find it funny people are so willing to defend a movement they know nothing about.
Ning has way too many investors involved in its business decisions for me. As I said, I also am excited to see what this change brings, but the stability of the company is what worries me.
I fully believe in investing in my network, but through this change by Ning and scoping out other options, I realize how limited Ning really is. That's why I'm excited to see what they propose is to come for premium subscribers.
Agreed, Andrew. We don't know much about who is pulling the strings at Ning. What worries me is the huge layoffs they have made. This is a burning-bright signal of a company in trouble. I am not all that convinced that with the cuts they have made they will be able to provide the services they say they are going to. The practically have no staff. I'm worried, I really am.
If management is beholden to investors, there is nothing that would stop the money men from killing this outright at some future date if cash flow is not what they expected. Maybe the answer is in being a boutique social network provider. I would pay for something like that, but right now I get very little in return for my monthly premiums. Whatever ad revenue there is goes to Ning. My network would be better off I had some programming help. But I am not a programmer.
And Ning is not a movement, it's a platform. A platform whose viability is now in question.
Advertising works...If you put a gas station or a burger join a 1,000 feet off the highway with no sign or road, would you know its there? If you create a website with no form of advertising , would anyone know how where to find it?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you but advertising do work....
Let me give you an example....Our network is mainly for the Caribbean people so buy $10 worth of advertising from a Caribbean Social Network and out of the 150 visitor to our site, 10 to 25 would sign up.
When we received 800 visit from Google News each day...I dont recognized any of those visitor signing up. So, targeted advertising do work.
I'm not trying to be mean and rude, but I'd like to point something out for your own growth and to help you in your goal... If you are trying to be more "serious" and professional, you need to run your words through a spell-checker. That post is FULL of misspelled words!
Robin I wasn't talking about Bob, sorry, I was referring to Nanc Johnson's post (the main topic post). And I also wasn't trying to be mean or anything, I was simply trying to help. She was saying she wanted to be "serious" so I was giving her advice.
And yes, I know... It's a curse. I actually used to refuse to sit in my chair in kindergarten because the teachers refused to change the misspelled name-tag on my chair. These days I alternate between pointing it out and just ignoring it. Until you spell my name Janeatetee like a former employer did, I think you can be forgiven lol.
Well for those of you that are Grammar Police let me explain something to you I happen to have a small reading disability and I do spell check the best that I can, but I can often read things over a dozen times and till not pick up small errors so maybe you need to be a bit more tolerant with you own attitudes.
And how to abandon site hurt others, well for one we cater to home business owners that are either self made or in Direct Sales, when People start something that they say also cater to this group but have no background in Network building and let it languish, when they try to run chats or event but then give up and leave member hanging so to speak it give people the Wrong idea about what networking is and how it can help them.
I have dedicated Years to supporting those that work from home and I will continue to do so. I have come to understand that those that need their business and income will work it and not give up or jump to the next new thing. Those that want to be successful will do what it take to make it happen. Desperation do not make good business decisions if your not willing to learn from others.
And Frankly I find many of you rude as well so it is like calling the kettle black now isn't it?
Anyway enough Picking Nits
Leave go complain I am still very excited about this