Thinking about letting subscribers pay to become members of your newsletter? You’re in for a treat.
Writers have built whole businesses on Revue by starting paid newsletters. Others have set up a tidy side-hustle. Others have built small but dedicated communities who just really appreciate their writing.
In short, it’s super rewarding to get paid for writing about what you love.
And setting that up is super easy.
If you’re looking for more information and advice on setting up a paid newsletter, we have a whole blog post on what to think about first and how others have approached it. If you’re ready to jump in, just follow the steps below.
Step 1: If you don’t already have a Revue account, sign up here.
Step 2: You’ll need to set up a Stripe account. Once you’ve signed up, be sure to verify your email address with Stripe and then activate your account (head to your home page on Stripe to start that process). You’ll need to fill in information about yourself including your bank details and the name you want to show up on your members’ card statements.
Step 3: Head to the ‘Members’ tab in your Account Settings in Revue. Enter the billing details associated with the Stripe account you just set up, hit ‘Save’, then ‘Connect your Stripe account’.
Step 4: Select the name of the Stripe account you’ve just created (you may need to log in first). Note: If you have several Stripe accounts, you can switch to another by opening the toggle next to your email address in the top-right.
Click the purple “Connect” button:
Step 5: Now your account is connected, you’ll need to decide on a few settings before it can go live. You’ll see a form that looks like this:
The details you fill in here will appear on a new tab on your profile page called ‘Members’. It’s where your readers can sign up to pay to receive your newsletter.
Here you can:
And finally... you can activate your paid newsletter! We have a handy help page that lays out what happens once you flip that switch.
Congratulations, you’re done! 🎉