First of all, a big welcome to all our new members, thanks for joining us!
I have a some very exciting updates for you all for the upcoming month..
1. NPN Web Hosting
Another way NPN is becoming the “complete solution” for all eMarketers, we’ve decided to step things up and give you something that will hugely increase your sales and, in particular, drastically improve member retention.
Yes, NPN will offer domain hosting for our Director Level (or higher) members! After you have purchased a domain (from any registrar), you will be able to host that domain on your NPN Hosting account (.com, .net, .org, .ws ..etc) at NO extra cost on top of your usual NPN membership fee. If you already own a domain and host it elsewhere, moving it to our server is very easy as well. This will be a “full service” hosting account with some great “extra goodies” to make everything much easier for those of you that aren’t familiar with the technical side of web hosting. On top of the latest control panel, we’ll have an online website builder with hundreds of templates that you can use to set up your own website in a matter of minutes. Plus we’ll have around 50 website scripts that you can auto-install in about 3 clicks of your mouse – including: blogs, message boards, classifieds, shopping carts etc.. And of course you’ll have your own email accounts via pop3 or webmail, ftp access to play with as well.
For those of you that have a hosting account now, saving money by moving your sites to our servers will be quick and easy. If you don’t have a web hosting account, initial set up is quick and automated.
My recommendation is to upgrade to the NPN DIRECTOR level or higher before the end of the month so you can immediately take advantage of these new features and get your online business off the ground!
2. New Site Design
I am in the process of doing a re-design of our main website (http://globalnpn.com). New graphics, layout, capture pages etc. should drastically improve conversions across the board. As welll I’ll be tweaking the backoffice to make it more user-friendly and easier to work with.
3. 100,000 Members
This is more of an FYI to let you know that we’ve finally broken the 100,000 member mark! Yes, more than 100,000 people have joined NPN since it’s inception (and we started from “1”). This is a big milestone for me and I’m happy we’ve finally reached it. Next stop… 1 Million 😉
As soon as I can make this possible, NPN is going to be making monthly contributions to an organization called Heifer International (http://heifer.org). It’s an excellent organization that I’ve been personally involved with over the last few years. The way they help people is amazing, check it out.. My plan is to match the monthly bonus payments that YOU earn, and donate that amount to Heifer.org. Again this is more of an FYI… none of this will come out of your commissions (don’t panic), I’m doing this out of my own pocket, because I think it matters.
I kind of have an issue with people that make a lot of money, but don’t do any good with it. The fact is, our industry (online marketing) sees millions and millions of dollars going through it every month, yet I NEVER see online companies like NPN, or individuals doing anything with that money to help people that really need it – at least not publicly. I’m not saying that nobody out there does any good, I’m just saying that our industry needs to show it a little (a lot) more.
Plus… maybe it will help grow your business faster if your prospects know that if they join at an upgraded level they’ll be helping out someone that needs it a heck of a lot more than they do.
That’s it for now..
Feel free to comment below.
These new features should be up and ready go by the 1st of February, stick around…!!
– Geoff Stephen