The Network Partner Program allows organizations to create their own private label website service for members under a next generation social networking platform which generates a consistent revenue stream.
Imagine for instance, every local PTA having their own community membership, event scheduling, enterprise level management system organized coherently by geography, school district, and action initiative.
Now imagine parents and teachers can create monitor and supervise a “MySpace for kids by grade school, or district, where kids can still connect and with friends, share music and life in a safe non-commercial e-vironment.
The UPS includes, enterprise management system Website Service complete with content management, news, e-mail, Universal Instant Messaging, and barter and trading, and market the service to their membership via subscriptions that range in price from $6.99 to $21.99 per month. Network Partners will receive 50% of the gross margin from each subscription—approximately $3-$5 dollars per month for every user who chooses to subscribe to the Partners service. The Network Partner pays nothing to Trunity for the right to private-label the service, and its only material incremental costs are those of marketing the offer to its members. Moreover Trunity provides the Network Partner with a number of tools to facilitate marketing initiatives. Since Trunity operates the infrastructure and technology supporting the service, Network Partners can gain an additional and potentially significant source of annuity revenue without incurring hundreds of dollars in software engineering and infrastructure costs.
How does the Network Partner Program work?
The Network Partner Program allows you to make money by marketing your own private-labeled (or Trunity-labeled) Universal Browser and Website service to your membership via subscriptions that range in price from $6.99 to $21.99 per month. Trunity will pay you 50% of the gross margins for each subscription to your service—approximately $3-$5 dollars per subscriber per month. Trunity operates the infrastructure and technology supporting the service and provides you with an automated Partner Extranet site to run and track your business.
What organizations are eligible to become Network Partners?
Network Partners can be any socially responsible non-profit, educational institution, government agency, entrepreneur or for-profit organization that has a Web site and the ability to reach a community of people. What are the benefits of being a Network Partner?
The core benefit for a Network Partner is an additional and potentially significant source of annuity revenue resulting from the provision of Internet access and basic Internet user productivity services, without the Network Partner incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in software engineering and infrastructure costs.
In addition to revenue, the Trunity Network provides a number of ancillary benefits:
Increase Web site traffic
If the Network Partner chooses to configure the Trunity Browser to start at its own Web site, subscribers will visit the Partner’s Home page every time the Trunity Browser is opened.
Reach new Audiences
By participating in the Trunity community, Trunity will list the Network Partner’s Home Page link so that any member of the entire Trunity Network can see it.
Extend brand with a private-labeled email address
Network Partners can provide members with a private-labeled email address that extends the Network Partner’s brand given the viral and pervasive characteristics of email.
Build community among members
The “Chat” and “Forums” features in the “Communicate” Mode allow the Network Partner’s members to start, or contribute to, real-time and threaded discussions with each other about topics of interest, providing a tool for collaboration and the sharing of knowledge
The Trunity service provides subscribers with access to authoritative, prescreened content that allows them to make sense of complicated or multi-faceted subjects, form opinions and make decisions. Having well-informed members is an asset to those Partners whose missions include education, advocacy, and/or increasing awareness of select issues or causes.
Ability to offer ad-free, rich-media experiences over dial-up
Trunity’s new ad-free, rich-media environment equips the Network Partner to provide compelling educational and entertainment experiences to attract a wide range of demographics, without requiring that users have broadband access.
Run and track the Trunity business online
Through the Trunity Partner extranet Web site, Network Partners are given all of the tools needed to run and track their Trunity business effectively. Trunity provides a wide variety of customizable marketing templates, best practices information, the ability to design and order Trunity CDs, and easy-to-read revenue and subscriber reports.
How can Network Partners earn revenue from Trunity?
Network Partners earn revenue from Trunity by creating their own private label version (or using the Trunity-labeled version) of the Trunity Browser & Website Service and marketing it to their members via subscriptions. Network Partners will receive $3-$5 dollars per month per member who chooses to subscribe to that Partners website and Internet service. How do I join the Network Partner Program?
You can join the Network Partner Program by clicking on the Become A Partner! Button and filling out the Network Partner application. Within 24 hours, you will be notified of your eligibility for partnership. Eligible organizations will be contacted when Trunity launches the Network Partner Program.
How much does it cost to be a Trunity Partner?
A Network Partner pays nothing to Trunity for the right to private-label the service, and its only incremental costs are those of marketing the offer to its members.
What are my responsibilities as a Network Partner?
Your responsibilities as a Network Partner are to create your own private label website on the Trunity Website Service, market it to your members, and run and track your business through the Trunity automated Partner extranet Web site.
What are Trunity’s responsibilities?
Trunity's responsibilities are:
To operate the infrastructure supporting the private label edition of its service (Quest, UUNet, Level 3 and StarNet provide Trunity's underlying Internet access services, and other world-class service providers have been engaged to provide 24x7 800-line customer support for billing services and technical questions.)
Build, run and evolve the technology platform (Universal Browser and Website Service)
Build the Trunity brand
Provide comprehensive customer service to subscribers
Provide marketing tools
What is Trunity’s advertising policy?
The Trunity Network has a policy of maintaining an advertising free zone on its own website and the stewarded websites. Many of the Network Partners who private-label the Trunity Universal Browser may not be willing to adhere to this policy. Network Partners may choose to utilize The Trunity Universal Browser to display online advertisements.
Trunity collects information in different ways from visitors and subscribers who access the various parts of the Trunity Network, including the Web sites and Websites of Partners within the Trunity Network, and users of the Trunity Universal Browser. We use this information primarily for billing and to provide a customized experience as visitors and subscribers use our services and do not share this information generally with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other specific and special cases described below.
About the Trunity Service
When will the Trunity Network be launched?
The public beta of the Trunity Universal Website Service (UPS) is currently in progress and will continue until all identified problems have been corrected. There is no scheduled end date for the public beta phase. Trunity management will only proceed with a formal launch when the product is fully ready.
How does Trunity differ from similar services?
Trunity's core offering is a subscription Internet website service that differs from conventional website services such as AOL and MSN in three important ways.
· Explore content with a “visual” browser: The Trunity Browser is the Internet’s first “visual” navigation system and uses icons based on Nature to navigate 3D content websites. For example, a visitor can fly through the virtual solar system to learn what is happening with NASA’s latest spacecraft, travel to Europe to find out what the weather is like in Paris, or check out local news in Tokyo.
· Prescreened, expert content: The content in the Trunity “Digital Universe” is pre-screened and selected by learning institutions, non-profits, and others who provide subscribers with links to only the very best Web sites about a given subject-matter area, resulting in an informal Internet “seal of reliability.” In addition, due to the non-commercial Trunity environment and the involvement of editorial stewards, high-quality content that was previously unavailable on the Internet will now be made accessible.
· Partnership-driven: Unlike conventional services, which market directly to potential subscribers, Trunity is inviting organizations to offer the Trunity Universal Browser and Website Service to their members on a private label basis. Network partners can have their name and logo appear in the Trunity Browser and have their Web site be home to members who subscribe to the service.
Can subscribers get the same features with Trunity that they get with other website services?
Trunity provides all the functionality users have come to expect from conventional website services, including reliable Internet access, spam filters, virus-free e-mail, instant messaging, 24/7 customer service and technical support, news and chat. Trunity also offers barter and auction trading, and forums.
What benefits can subscribers enjoy with the Trunity Universal Website Service?
Some of the benefits subscribers can enjoy are:
Financially support organizations they care about
A largely ad-free Internet experience
Explore content with a 'visual' browser
Pre-screened, expert content
For more benefits and details, please see Trunity's subscriber section.
How extensive is Trunity’s Presence on the web?
Trunity has aggregated services on major backbones. It currently covers the United States, with plans to expand throughout North America and eventually globally.
How secure is the Trunity Network?
The Trunity Network addresses security in the following ways:
Trunity protects your online security and privacy with a state-of-art security system that includes encryption routines that are routinely applied to sensitive information such as billing.
Trunity maintains a modularized system, meaning that even if one area is comprised, the others remain secure.
Trunity protects subscribers' privacy. Each user has the ability to select exactly what information may be shared with other users and Trunity partners.
Does Trunity provide technical support?
The Trunity Partner Web Site, Partners.digitaluniverse.net, and the Trunity Development Center Web site will provide the technical support needed by Network Partners.
Does Trunity provide any tools to help me market the Trunity service?
Trunity will provide you with a number of tools to help you market the Trunity service. The tools will include brochures, direct mail templates, postcard templates, email advertising templates, Web banner ads, telesales scripts, product messaging documents, datasheet of end-user benefits, datasheets for services feature, business letter templates, product messaging documents, user guide, Trunity electronic artwork and logos, Trunity technical documentation, Trunity training materials, competitive comparisons, white papers and private-labeled CD-ROM masters.
Do I need to provide customer service to my subscribers?
No. Trunity provides 24x7 800-line customer support to subscribers for billing services and technical questions.
Tracking and Payment
How are subscriptions tracked and credited to my organization?
When will I be paid?
How can I receive subscription information?
How can I access my reports? You will be able to access your reports at the Trunity Partner extranet Web site, Partners.digitaluniverse.net.
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