I’m so excited! Whether it’s about the new forums opening next week, or the free gifts I’m handing out on Mother’s Day, or the fact that over 800 viewers took my survey — and 70 % confirmed the best of my hopes, that the Good News Network content is so unusually good that it’s worth paying for.
Thanks to everyone who took the survey, especially my longtime readers. Now I have valuable info about your good news preferences, life goals and daily work. It can help me shape the Good News Network, giving you what you want in an inspirational news service… Most exciting for me is the realization that fully 70% of viewers value the daily content enough to pay for the service. Beginning this Sunday, I am moving forward with steps to make this a sustainable website for the long term. You will see more good news and more features that you want, but the best idea came from one of you in the survey! …
COUNTDOWN TO MOTHER’S DAY – FREE GIFTS AND NEW FORUMS
On Sunday at exactly noon (12:00 EASTERN TIME, 9:00AM PACIFIC), I will begin welcoming new Charter Members of the Good News Network. I’ve got tons of free prizes to give away like soft Affirmagy blankets to the first 7 people (see an example of the affirmation blankets on the left — don’t know which affirmation she’d got for us), free personal coaching, several free memberships for moms, ‘Good Happens’ maternity tops, and MP3 downloads of my tele-seminar, How to Be Happier (for the first 1000 Charter Members). And, lots more free bonuses to all who sign up in May.
All the details will be spelled out on Sunday but here are some highlights:
New FORUMS will bring together Charter Members to 1) Share Your Good News, 2) Share Your Favorite Inspirational Quotes, Movies, Books and Music, 3) Talk About Being Parents, 4) Talk About the Law of Attraction, 5) Participate in the Coaches Corner — to Get and Give Help, 6) Post about Health and Wellness, 7) Post Classified Ads and Special Offers (offer your stuff at a discount to members)
One of the best suggestions from the survey (maybe it was yours!) was this: “It would be really good news if you had an open subscription policy and people could pay what they want.” I LOVED IT, and decided to do exactly that. When you sign up you can “Pay what you want — pay what you can”. I’ve gone one better than that! For Charter Members, those who have been reading the site and who sign up during the month of May, you can LOCK in your price for LIFE. That means that no one can decide to raise your subscription price but you. You choose it, and you lock it in for life as a Charter Member of the Good News Network.
Mark your calendars to come back this Sunday, Mother’s Day for the Grand Opening of the NEW Good News Network-International. Lots of free prizes and bonuses for the first ones to come aboard (and also for moms to whom I will give away 3 free year-long memberships). A special report will be released, just in time for Mother’s Day:
With a lot of bad press about teens beating each other up, getting pregnant at 15, going to rehab, or small kids being poisoned via lead from toys in China, moms NEED some good news on Mother’s Day. Look for my 7 reasons to be RELIEVED if you are a parent in 2008 — to calm your worries with some good news stories (for a change)…”
I’m going to be sending a couple reminders before Sunday. . . because I’d love to have you sign yourself and your mom up at noon, before you go visit or make a call to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day and win a few prizes to share.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention, the homepage and weekly newsletters will remain completely FREE. If the Good News Network is your homepage, you will continue to see 4 new uplifting stories every day with a sentence summary to keep you inspired. The Top 10 Good News of the Week newsletter (sign up in the top right corner above) will still deliver to you the complete summaries of the top 10 inspiring stories and video of the week at no charge.
MAY 6 UPDATE: ALSO Forgot to mention, one of the key elements to the plan is to offer everyone who is new to the site a 30-day free trial so they can get a real sense of the value of daily inspirational news in their life.