One of the most common requests that our Lindisima.com readers had was to be able to make friends with other women who share the same passion for health, fitness, beauty, and a richer lifestyle. We wanted to find the right software to make that happen. After all, this year alone, we attracted over 10 million visitors and have as many as 20,000 women who subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
After extensive research, we found that Ning was the best alternative for us. It has almost all the features that a social networking website should have (imagine being able to provide MySpace.com like functionalities?) but it is ideal for companies that do not have in-house IT personnel. In other words, we never have to worry about upgrades, bugs, phishing attacks or hackers. Plus, there is no limit on how many members you can have, which was a critical point for us.
The installation was very easy and while hosting a community on their website is free, we chose to host it on our own domain and run our own advertising. The cost to do that is minimal, though we will need to pay separately for bandwidth, which is not an issue for us. So please visit Club Lindisima and take a look.