An Update from Ning Posted by Jason Rosenthal on April 16, 2010 – 3:13 pm
As many of you know, we made a decision yesterday to focus 100% of the company on enhancing the features and services we offer to paying Ning Creators. The tens of thousands of you who already use our paid service represent over 75% of our traffic, and we’ve heard repeatedly from you ways that we can deliver a killer service to help make your Ning Network more effective. Some examples of things we are working on that you’ve asked for include new APIs, a new mobile experience and new advertising and revenue opportunities.
As part of this change, we’ll be phasing out our free service. On May 4, 2010, we will share with you all of the details of our new offering, including features and price points, through a series of blog posts, emails, and conference calls. We recognize that there are many active Ning Networks for teachers, small non-profits, and individuals and its our
goal to have a set of product and pricing options that will make sense for all of them. For Ning Creators using our free service who choose to move to another service, we will offer a migration path and time to make that change. We will still continue to allow free trials and test networks on the Ning Platform.
We look forward to talking to you further on May 4th.
I've been teetering on the brink of going for pay as we go with ning anyway, and trying to pull in advertising to pay for it, (as No Depression does) so this might be the incentive I need to make the jump, No depression seem to be happily forging on with Ning. I don't think I want to even consider starting again on an other network, though I am looking into that.
This is a community and I want to make this decision based on the community feeling.
Personally I feel we have enough people releasing albums, touring and picking up gigs on the Hub and reading about it FSR to raise enough funds to keep it all flying here on ning, and personally Ide love to see our own adverts here instead of Google advents.
Ive opened this form on the subject we have time so lets all discuss.