My blog runs on Ghost, I publish there first (RSS, email) and then republish to Substack. Ghost has an API, so I can automate the content generation. Ghost has paid subscriptions + email, but Substack does it much better, that’s how I get most free/paid subscribers.
Revue was ok but fell out of favor when they branded the links. TinyLetter before it was acquired by MailChimp, but dead product now. MailChimp for a while but they charge and arm and a leg, and their UI is so difficult to use, compared to Substack.
Substack, 100%. There's a ton of "paid newsletter" type things (Revue, Goodbits, tinyletter), but Substack is the best I've used.
With the caveat that I haven’t started a paid newsletter with any of these tools, a couple other options include:
Substack then is the giant in the room now for paid subscription newsletters; it was the most recommended option the last time people were discussing best newsletter apps on Capiche.
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