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. You’ll see this screen:
Hit that button at the bottom that says ‘Connect your Stripe account’
Step 4: You’ll see a page with an account activation form attached. First, sign in to your Stripe account by clicking the blue ‘Sign in’ text in the top-right:
Once you’re logged in, navigate back to this page and the form should disappear. Replacing it will be this:
Click ‘Connect my Stripe account’.
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:
- Add a title and description to the Members tab of your profile page
- Set the currency or monthly subscription fee to your newsletter
- Offer your members coupons for discounts
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! 🎉