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The conservative politics site has nearly 10,000 paying subscribers a month after putting up its paywall. “We don’t want the outrage clicks. We’ve said from the beginning we’d like to slow the news cycle down.”
Just as blogging allowed a new cadre of journalists to work outside established news organizations in the early 2000s, the email newsletter boom has done the same in local communities. “This is more than 40 hours a week for far less than minimum wage. To be frank, it’s exhausting. I only do it because it’s so important.”
It’s a step forward for Substack, which had been focused on individuals’ newsletters but is now testing out broader offerings for media companies.
“Ultimately, we hope that a critical mass of podcasters, hosting providers, and apps/platforms will help shape and adopt PodPass as a generative strategy to expand podcasting — creating more value for listeners and creators alike.”
“It’s not paying for the newsletter or the audio file. It’s the connection to the mind.”
On average, they’re paying just under $80 per year. About 40 or so indie publishers with paid offerings are making what Substack calls “meaningful money.”
Revue pitches an easy-to-use authoring interface with many small but useful additional features, all developed together with or as requests from its users.
“People will always pay for news they can put on the company credit card, but we’ve always believed that that it’s far from the only thing people will pay for.”