Social Web Directory :: Social Network Directory :: Ning Tips and Ning Support
Just announced by Ning's CEO Jason Rosenthal, effective after July 20, 2011, Ning's Pro and Plus Subscription Plans will increase. You will have the opportunity to purchase your plans on an Annual basis to maintain the current pricing.
The new pricing will be:
He mentions the following features that have been implemented this past year:
Ning Design Studio, Social Sign-in, Leaderboards, Like Buttons and Ning Everywhere.
He then talks about the "up and coming" "Paid Access", which will enable Ning Network Creators to charge for membership for a Network or Special Content. Ning Network Creators may take issue or be confused with the mention of the "Paid Access" module in this announcement. There's an additional monthly fee to activate the new module when it's available: $19.95. It's not included in the "more valuable subscription" features.
Mr. Rosenthal completes the announcement with comments about the upcoming Activity Feed that will offer better member engagement.
My immediate thoughts are:
But here are the questions:
To be fair, I'll tell you all what I feel about the increase, in a little more detail:
I feel it's a bit too sudden for some NCs. And I feel the "paid access" should be included. Aside from those I'm okay with it - - especially if we continue to receive a stronger and better product. But, would I be okay with yearly increases? Absolutely not.
Ning provides a phone number for anyone who has questions about this upcoming change. Jason encourages you to give them a ring at 888-278-4386 if you are located in the U.S. or Canada, or 650-713-3158 if you are located outside of these countries.
Join the Conversation...
Well moving to another place may sound goo but are they good? Do anyone have information about this?
I remember last year everyone --well not everyone-- went to spruz.com and after a short time it was not free like they stated in the beginning and even cut back the members you are permitted to have for free. Then the next step was a paid plan. So l would think other network will be doing the same, get us there then slap us with some disappointing news.
I posted this in a discussion on Creators, I'll share it here too.
Please feel free to correct me if I have any of the pricing wrong.
It's not costing that much more at all for service, especially if you pay for your network 1 year at a time. This is by far the best deal for any level.
Advance pay of a year of Plus (my plan) was $199.99, (which was approximately 17% discount from $19.95 if you paid on a monthly basis)...For Plus and Pro Creators who pay for a year at a time, It's not as bad as it seems.
PLUS PLAN 1 YEAR
PLUS PLAN MONTH TO MONTH
PRO PLAN 1 YEAR
PRO PLAN MONTH TO MONTH
What could one be losing that costs at most 33 cents a day that they couldn't sacrifice for the life of a network we all work hard to make successful? you can't even get a 12 oz Coca~Cola for 33 cents.