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James HillBy James Hill
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James HillBy James Hill
First created
CA$ 400
pledged of CA$ 68,632pledged of CA$ 68,632 goal
5
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 6 2016 5:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Nositeunseen Network

Important Update:
This project is not a concept needing funds to be developed.  It is already built and ready to be deployed on a large scale.  The funds from pledges will be used to implement an already prepared marketing strategy and to bring the eCommunity across Canada, the US and the UK.  
It's ready today.  Read our Latest Update

This project is an intention to redefine how website development and hosting are provided in order to yield the most benefit from the online advantage.  

As it is presently delivered, website development and hosting are products prepared by skilled and experienced professionals, who then hand them over to the domain owner, who more often than not is unskilled in website operations.  Their options are to either use only a fraction of the benefits available to them, or to pay professionals to operate their website for them.

Neither option is practical in general application.  It is suitable to those whose website is not all that relevant or needed to their operations, or to those who have the resources available to hire support.  To those trying to start business online, or develop an existing endeavor by leveraging the benefits of having a presence online, it is a cost prohibition and a waste of resources.

The solution represented in the Nositeunseen network is to provide hosting and development in a supportive, community environment - or eCommunity.

What is an eCommunity?

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 What makes an eCommunity work beneficially is first, it's familiar.  It forms the virtual representation of the local community of which website operators are already members.  That familiarity in turn fosters confidence, which in itself is already a transition from the typical awkwardness and confusion experienced when first operating their websites.

Second, with support associates actively involved as members in each eCommunity the environment of helping is normalized and made easy to participate in by the social networking, activity wall, and support forum.  In such an environment, members are drawn to offer their own insights and experience to assist others.

Answers from the CEO

In this video I introduce myself and answer questions about the network project and my participation in it.  For your convenience I have added a timeline below the video for the start time and the related question for each section. 

  • 00:00 - Introduction  
  • 00:14 - What is the Nositeunseen network? 
  • 01:54 - How does the Nositeunseen project help people? 
  • 08:40 - What is your experience with WordPress and website development? 
  • 10:31 - What is your contribution and commitment to this project? 
  • 14:52 - What makes this project unique and sustainable? 
  • 19:17 - What will the funds raised be used for? 
  • 24:31 - Where do you expect to be in 5 years? 
  • 27:28 - Thank You

Stone Soup: an inspiration for community

The story of Stone Soup was first introduced to me as a young child and it has stayed with me since.  I would recall it at points along my lifetime and it played a large factor in the conception of the Nositeunseen network.  For me, it represented more than just a story with a moral to take away.  It represented a solution.  That solution being community, and the strengths inherent when members are openly connected and interactive.  In community, like begets like.
 
In my experiences of website development and website hosting I have encountered repeatedly the flaw of practiced isolation.  Domain owners who develop and host a website are more often than not "on their own".  A developer will provide a design and function to get the domain owner's website operational, but afterwards they are removed from the operation.  A web host sets up the account and server, but subsequently is also removed from the day to day.  The domain owner is left to operate their website in isolation, contacting the host or developer only in an emergency or else risk being classified as "high maintenance".
 
The Nositeunseen network is built to eliminate that risk by building a community where support is part of the day to day - a component of normal operations. Support Associates are also members in each eCommunity, active in the social interconnection and support forums, and open to friend requests from all other members.  And as like begets like in community, all members are inspired to share of their knowledge and expertise to assist others.
 
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What Qualifies Me To Spearhead This Project?

My years in the 20th century involved working in a diverse range of careers.  I've delivered newspapers, pumped gas, and packed groceries.  I've worked construction, swung sledge hammer in a foundry, cleaned parts in a machine shop, and operated a planer in a wood mill.  I've been a prep cook, a busboy, and a delivery driver.  During that period of my life I've had family, and children, and I've clipped coupons and carried loads of groceries home on foot.

What those years provided were an experience and understanding of the responsibilities, efforts, and constraints faced by the majority of persons daily.  It gave me a taste of the desire for something better and the drive to pursue - and the frustration of either not knowing how or not having an opportunity.  It gave me a working insight to processes, hindrances, and solutions - and a strong, compelling desire to establish solutions as a path for many.

The 21st century became one of new decisions.  I stepped into the new millennium as a journeyman plumber and gasfitter operating a one man business, and having an itch to make a longed for change.  I sold my tools and started selling furniture at a products liquidation store.  I took that first step of uncertainty with resolve.  I studied psychology through long distance learning to gain credentials as a professional counsellor.  I turned down a management position at the local bar and liquor store to take on the position as client worker with a charity that assisted adults with developmental disabilities.  Within a few short months my job position was being eliminated - so I made a copy of the agency's website and in my spare time reproduced a much nicer and effective version on my own server and sent the link to the Executive Director.  My job concluded - the Executive Director was impressed - the bar and liquor store burned down in a fire - just added that because at one point I was really questioning my original decision :-) - and that began a six year experience in website development, network administration, management experiences, and business development under the tutelage of a former banker and psychology major.

This short insight into my history is meant to convey my qualifications in this project as:

  • experienced and skilled website developer
  • computer systems and network administration
  • business development experience
  • management of projects and task groups
  • determination and resolve to a chosen course of action
  • empathy and connection with those I serve
  • thoughtful and considerate of the larger issues
  • attentive to the details of any project
  • open to re-evaluation when better options present
I welcome any and all questions and comments.

What Are The Funds For?

The exact amount sought is $68,631.80 although we can effectively put to use any amounts above that.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • $28,601.65 contract/wages  
  • $10,000.00 operating fund  
  • $ 7,154.34 physical location and office administration  
  • $ 4,575.01 debt repayment  
  • $ 6,023.00 server lease  
  • $ 6,499.00 transportation/marketing  
  • $ 5,778.80 fees and processing
The contract/wages are for developers, server technician, and non-commission marketers.  We have several contacts cultivated and a short list prepared of selections, so contracting the added workforce will not be a drawn out process.

The operating fund is a security towards an operating fund in order to establish and strengthen credit ratings for the company and the project.  Long term we foresee Nositeunseen becoming its own entity.

Debt repayment is specifically to me as a long time, ongoing investor into the company and into the project and represents a suitable and acceptable percentage of investment to date.  Outside of that the company has no debts.

Fees and processing are the estimated payment gateway fees and associated costs of this Kickstarter campaign based on our minimum requirement.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge would be replication. We have openly shown the nature of our project and the components we use in building it and others will undoubtedly wish to capitalize on any success that becomes notable. A good idea or product tends to generate its own competition.

We have already begun to address that potential by strengthening the brand. Nositeunseen is becoming recognized and familiar through our repeated broadcasting in the social networks, and ad campaigns across Canada, the US and the UK. As it gains more momentum this familiarity will be part of it. Part of future marketing campaigns will emphasize Nositeunseen as the originator of this system.

Another way we are dealing with this is to distinguish ourselves through the very nature of the eCommunity. To an eye focused on financials the concept of a supportive community tends to appear a slim ROE. Most who would seek to replicate and compete will find the work commitment extensive and the support to client ratio too thin without charging for support. In actuality though, support increases within any growing eCommunity by members helping members. In any group, like begets like. Start helping someone and soon others start helping because it has become normalized to the community. Instead of one support person assisting one hundred members it becomes 100 support members at the cost for only one. When others start charging for support we will stand out among them.

We cannot eliminate this challenge, replicators will appear, but we do see that the actual competition that does arise will be high caliber. We embrace this because the level on one's game is often dictated by the level of one's competition. Being hands on, and open to new insights, will keep us as a strong and favoured option in the market niche we have opened.

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