We've been given a reprieve as Nings new owners have decided not to increase pricing, as previously foretold (thank goodness!). At least not at this time but you and I both know, nothing stays the same forever. While Ning personnel work on re-establishing platform stability, I thought it might behoove us to prepare for a price hike down the road and just "how" we're going to meet those goals. You should be earning money anyway on your site - but it sounds as if many of you need more.
Well, here Ning talks about how to raise money from PayPal to sponsorships and Google Adsense but I thought I'd do a call to action to get you up off the couch. A rate hike will come and if we put our heads together, you'll be ready and raring to go.
Personally my site is very small and my members quite generous in working to keep the lights on. Even ones that are gone for a year, return and throw down on the table for our little 'home'. I know many of you, though, were very concerned over the previous rate hike announcement. Let's see if we can't rectify that situation.
I'm really reach out to you Creators. Give us your stories. What has worked and why? Did you involve third party apps such as Evenbrite, EventBee or Amazon Web Services ? Partner with other sites? Fundraisers? Contests? Event or registration fees? Give away prizes? If you sold merchandise, explain to us what 'type' and what worked.........and what flopped. We may have a solution for that too! You never know.