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Old 17 October 2005, 05:40   #1
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John, just putting my marketing and commercial hat on for a mo

i think it would be possible to make a few bob and please your customers on ribnet. i would recommend changing your charging structure as the membership at the lowest level is more like a charity donation. which does not really work for people as they are not getting much back for it

here is what i propose

silver level 1 150 msgs 10 quid
silver level 2 200 msgs 20 quid
silver level 3 250 msgs 30 quid

student silver level 2 10 quid
student silver levle 3 20 quid

gold 300 msgs and same as current

level 2 and above would give you buy and sell capabilities

i have noticed that some who sign up only do for a year, this way you can capture more money and people can buy functionality at a modest price giving you more funds for the site.

i for one would sign up for a silver level as identified above as it is less of a charity and more about buying service and capabilities.

pm me if you want any more ideas

i would guarantee you would get more funds so i want 10% commission,
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Old 17 October 2005, 07:59   #2
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Phew!


Thanks for not putting up our membership fees Chris!

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I'm intrigued by the idea of this "Student Rate". I think I'm up for renewal soonish, and if I'm ever going to afford the rib of my dreams, I think charity begins on RibNet!
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Old 17 October 2005, 10:14   #4
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if you are a non paying member and would consider becoming a paying member or even upgrading your membership then reply here so that john can see what impact chaging the fee structure would have


i for one would go to the silver level 2 if it was an option
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Old 17 October 2005, 14:04   #5
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I was a silver member, but when I asked JK about the posibilty of a student discount he said no :-(

I havn't renewed it becasue us poor and lowly student types dont have much money and the little we do has to go on essentials like drinking and replacing things we keep breaking in our flats (broke my phone today).

But yes back to the point, I would certainly take out a level 2 student thing if it was avalible at that price.
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I'd go for the student levels even if they were a fiver more than chris suggested.
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I'm sure JK will be most appreciative of these suggestions on how to run his site.
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I'm sure JK will be most appreciative of these suggestions on how to run his site.
not quite how to run it, i think more along the lines of suggestions on how to come up with a flexible membership plan that might capture more revenue/funds while returning some useful services to the ribnet member base

what is better....sit here and say nothing and carry on or make improvement suggestions? personally i think the latter....
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I'm sure JK will be most appreciative of these suggestions on how to run his site.
I am actually

Suggestions are always welcome. Some of them may even be implemented!

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OK, I've considered Hugh's suggestions and listened to the pleas of the poor impoverished students. I've decided that Hugh's scheme is too complex, and that students don't deserve any special deals!

But I have made a few changes which I hope will fill the gaps . . .

First of all, the astute amongst you may have noticed that subscriptions started at Silver which cunningly left an obvious space for a Bronze subscription.

For a mere tenner you can now "go bronze" which will double your PM mail box quota. I've also upped the Silver quota to 150, and the Gold quota to 250. More details here Paid subscriptions

What do you reckon?

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