Ning introduces All-New Future Plans, but free users will pay for it, literally!

NING, since starting out in 2004, is the best way for anyone to get a full featured website that literally does anything, now with integration with Flickr, FaceBook and Twitter as well as FaceBook-like social network features plus the abilities to add all sources of media content by uploading or embed as well as blogs and events, but the real buzz about NING is that this service has started at since launch in ’04 as completely free! Well, unfortunately for those paying any less than nothing for their network will soon either have to or say bye bye to their network!

Advantages of NING’s new move!
NING have introduced 3 plans, which are 3 of the 4 options all “free” members have in July to make the decision in taking those are;
(Unfortunately for all these, only US dollar prices have been announced!)

NING Mini
NING Mini is the basic of the basic packages, whilst only coming in at a mere $2.95/month, which isn’t a half bad price to pay, plus NING also offer for all packages a per year, which in this case is $19.95, saving you 44% of the price you would be paying per month throughout a 12 month period, which is nice.
What isn’t nice is you will lose things, what? Well here is a section we’ll be adding to all these, what you’ll lose!

You will lose (from Free NING Services)
-Members limited to 150
-Video and music uploads
-All current added music and video(s), whether uploaded or embedded
-Chat
-Events
-Groups
-Notes and Pages
-NING Apps
-Analytics Box
-FaceBook and Twitter integration
-Custom CSS in Appearance options
-Feature controls

You will gain (from Free NING Services)
-Ad Free, plus ability to add you own ads and make money from your website.
-Custom Network ID (Whatever that is)
-Member Statistics (NING say this is coming soon)

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NING Plus
NING Plus is the middle plan, and to be frank probably the most popular choice, it offers more or less what you’ve got now plus, based on how much the extra you get was before a very good deal indeed. Whilst NING Plus does cost the same as a year of NING Mini, the differences is large. As mentioned its $19.95/month, or like with Mini you can get it for a year at $199.95, saving 16%, not as much, but hey, a saving!

You will lose (from Free NING Services)
-Abillity to upload music and videos (Embed feature/MP3 link remain) (Current videos remain)

You will gain (from Free NING Services)
-Unlimited members (300 in free, varied on content)
-10GB Storage (over the 1GB)
-100GB Bandwidth
-Domain Mapping, allowing you to use your own Domain, previously $5/month for just that!
-Invite pages from Network Creator and Members
-Branded badges
-Ad Free, plus ability to add you own ads and make money from your website.
-Remove NING branding and Links
-Now up to 25 Text Boxes on Homepage
-Now up to 25 RSS Feeds on Homepage
-Textbooks in Header and Footer (NING say this is coming soon)
-Member Statistics (NING say this is coming soon)
-Advanced Member Controls (NING say this is coming soon)
-NING Help Center Support

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NING Pro
NING Pro is the daddy pack of the three, the literally all-in-one! Like all-in-one packages its not cheap, at $49.95/month or $499.95/month, which wooptydu saves you 17%, which I suppose will add up.

You will lose (from Free NING Services)
Nothing, win win, this one!

You will gain (from Free NING Services)
-Unlimited members (300 in free, varied on content)
-20GB Storage + upgrade (over the 1GB on the free)
-200GB Bandwidth + upgrade
-Domain Mapping, allowing you to use your own Domain, previously $5/month for just that!
-Invite pages from Network Creator and Members
-Branded badges
-Ad Free, plus ability to add you own ads and make money from your website.
-Remove NING branding and Links
-Language Editor
-Now up to 25 Text Boxes on Homepage
-Now up to 25 RSS Feeds on Homepage
-Textbooks in Header and Footer (NING say this is coming soon)
-Member Statistics (NING say this is coming soon)
-API Access (NING say this is coming soon)
-Advanced Member Controls (NING say this is coming soon)
-NING Premium Support
(just to mention all content currently on your site will be unchanged with the addition of these features, including video and audio uploading, which soon will be HD video)

NING have said about all prices that they are one-time annual pricing!

Full information on all plans here!

Say goodbye to NING!
Yeah, sorry to be so blunt, but that really is the only other option, the only free option. So, if anything its worth going for a pay option just to keep the site you’ve been working on all this time, unfortunately you will have really only the choice of NING Plus or Pro to keep all current content on your website, but suppose if you care about your site enough you’ll do it, plus if your site is popular enough you could benefit from the ad earning options.

Published by R-Tech

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