Paid subscriptions

Earn beer money from your newsletter. (Heck, rent money.)

Buttondown lets you charge for your newsletter.

Don't worry about handling memberships with Patreon or Memberful or, in some particularly worrisome cases, a very confusing Excel file. Buttondown makes it easy to charge and earn a living (or some nice extra cash) while writing. And all of that money ends up in your pocket.

Safe and secure

Buttondown processes payments and credit cards through Stripe, which is PCI-certified, encrypted-at-rest, and handles millions of transactions every day.

Easy setup

Set up your account, click a button or two, and you're ready to go.

Keep your money

Unlike most services, Buttondown doesn't take a margin on the revenue you earn: you don't have to pay more money just because you earn more from your paid subscriptions.

In whatever currency you want

Unlike Substack, you can charge in whatever currency you want. Euros, kroners, baht, forint: they're all fair game.

Pay what you(r subscribers) want

Want to allow your readers to support your work without forcing a specific price? Buttondown makes it easy for them to name their own price, and you can choose whether or not you want to gate your writing behind a paywall or not.

Premium analytics

Buttondown gives you the data and insights you need to keep your premium content healthy and profitable.

Kind words from happy writers

I’d also like to add that @buttondown is an absolute joy to use. Hats off, Justin!
Elliot Jay Stocks
Creative Director, Google Fonts
Shoutout to @buttondown and @jmduke for building an amazing bootstrapped product for newsletters, all while being very open to feedback and connecting directly with customers 🙏 Easily one of the most enjoyable product experience I've had.
Head of Ecosystem, Netlify
if you are looking for "newsletter tool for hackers" i tentatively believe the answer is @buttondown full api, compose in markdown, good docs for setting up domain auth, simple subscribe form HTML that you style yourself (or not)
Brian David Hall
Author, Your Website Sucks
I really like @buttondown as a blogging platform, it has the simplicity of Substack but the corporate culture is less toxic.
Chad Loder
Extremism researcher
I worked with @buttondown and asked for some new payment support beyond the supporter single tier / pay-what-you-want options. Justin was great and built it in just a couple days.
Dan Hon
Author & consultant
I write nonfiction and I use @buttondown - indie, GREAT personal customer support, very nice default styling, all the options I want including ones to protect my readers' privacy
Sumana Harihareswara
Open source maintainer
I use @buttondown because it does exactly what I need (manage subscribers and send markdown emails), not more and not less 👍 As a bonus it's made by an indie dev which I love!
Max Stober
Founder, GraphCDN
If you’re considering running an email newsletter, or if you already run one and are considering a change of provider, I highly recommend @buttondownemail. Super-easy app, very fair pricing with a generous free tier, and exemplary support. 💯
Peter Gasston
Technologist and speaker
imo @buttondown is easily one of the best-designed services i’ve used in recent years, if you have a substack you should really consider switching!
Kabir Goel
Engineer, Cal