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Substack is an email newsletter platform designed for small publishers hoping to turn their subscribers into paying customers.
Features and Functionality
When you start a Substack, you get:
- Your own email list
- A website for all your posts
- Community features
- An email marketing system to promote your content to your subscribers
- Control over what’s free and what’s only for your paying subscribers
Pros and Cons
Substack is free to use if you don't charge for your newsletter — no limit on the number of subscribers. For a paid newsletter, Substack takes 10% of your subscription revenue, plus Stripe fees.
Substack writer home page screenshot Blogging Guide
Substack gross annualized revenue chart from Blogging Guide
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