Looking for a Substack alternative?

MemberSpace is a flexible alternative to Substack that gives you 100% design control, better tools for paid newsletters, and lower transaction fees.



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Up and running in literally a day, and $4,000 in sales a few days later! If I made it work this quickly, just about anyone can. This is seamless.
Stephanie Leavell, Founder of Music for Kiddos

Why MemberSpace is better than Substack

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1. We're a more cost-effective solution

MemberSpace is a more cost-effective solution than Substack. We have low transaction fees, which save you money. For example, if your paid newsletter generates $5,000 a month in revenue, you'll save $4,200 a year by switching to MemberSpace.

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2. You can use best-in-class tools

With Substack, you have to use their built-in newsletter functionality. But with MemberSpace, you have the freedom to choose better tools for creating and distributing your paid newsletter. You can use MailChimp, ConvertKit, ActiveCampaign, or any other email marketing service you like.

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3. We're obsessive about customer support

Our success truly comes from providing great customer support. You can talk with us via email (under an hour response) and our CEO Ward is also available for live office hours with you! But don't just take our word for it, read our excellent Trustpilot and Capterra reviews.

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4. Everything happens on your website

With MemberSpace, you have 100% control over the design and subscriber experience because everything occurs on your website without your subscribers having to leave. They can sign up, login, access your content, or manage their account - all seamlessly within your existing site.

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5. We offer a free migration service

We understand that migrating your paid newsletter to different software can seem like a daunting task. We want to make it as easy, simple, and painless for you as possible. We'll help you migrate from Substack to MemberSpace for free (including member billing details if possible).

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6. Get exclusive access to our private community

You don't have to build your membership business on your own. We'll provide you access to our private community where you can connect with other MemberSpace customers building and growing a membership business. You can ask questions, get feedback, and learn best practices.

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MemberSpace has helped us capture more leads and it's super easy to set up on my website. Can't recommend enough!
Peter Benei, CMO at KISSPatent

Create a better membership experience

📈 Optimize and grow your revenue

Unlimited Members

There is no limit to the amount of paying or free members you can have. They can be on any number of member plans you offer.

Tiered Access

Create free or paid member plan tiers by choosing which plans grant access to specific content and member pages.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Your members can upgrade or downgrade plans whenever they want. We'll charge or credit them the correct prorated amount.

Abandoned Signups

We'll auto-recover any abandoned member sign ups for you via best practice email templates & website popups.

Failed Charge Recovery

We'll auto-recover any failed recurring member charges for you via best practice email templates & website popups.

Cancelation Alternatives

When members want to cancel, you can present them with alternatives (extend trial, get a discount, contact support).

Automated Upsells

When existing members try to view content they can't access we'll show them which plans of yours they should join.

Instant Payouts

After members pay for your member plans, their payment will be deposited into your bank account just 2 business days later!

⚡️ Offer flexible plans and billing

Payment Options

Charge your members a recurring (e.g. $99/month), multiple (e.g. 3 payments of $100), one-time, or free payment.

Free Trial Periods

Offer members free trial access before they're automatically charged. The trial can be as long or short as you want.

Drip Out Content

Choose when your new members gain access to specific pages and content. You can also choose when they lose access.

Billing Dates

Choose any day of the month to bill members and we'll handle any proration automatically for their initial signup.

Member Approval

You can choose to manually approve every member that signs up before they can access any content or member pages.

Access Expiration

You can choose when (or if) your member plans expire to cut off member's access to your content and member pages.

Coupon Codes

Create any coupon codes you want, then have your members apply them when signing up for paid member plans.

Custom Signup Fields

Collect any profile information you want from your users during sign up. You decide what is required and what is not.

Multiple Currencies

Charge your customers in 100+ major currencies Stripe supports including USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, CNY, BRL, and JPY.

🤝 Seamless integration experiences

Stripe Integration

Integrate Stripe (the best modern payment gateway) to securely process all payment details for your members.

Zapier Integration

Integrate Zapier to connect MemberSpace with popular 3rd parties like MailChimp, ConvertKit, Trello, Google Docs, and more!

Forum Integration

Integrate a community forum (via Circle or Muut) on any page of your website so members can easily interact together.

Affiliate Integration

Integrate an affiliate program (via Rewardful) to track and pay affiliates for any new members they refer you.

Directory Integration

Integrate a member directory (via Community Box) on any page of your site to auto-output your member's profiles.

Podcast Integration

Integrate a member-only private podcast (via Castos) so only active members get access to the podcast feed.

🤗 Easy to use and customizable

VIP Support

If you ever have questions - simply email us or attend our live office hours. Yes a real person will actually talk with you :)

Mobile Responsive

Your members can log in or create an account using any device they want (phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop).

Custom Styling

Easily change the styling (fonts, colors, buttons) of the login, signup, and account forms your members see.

Member Accounts

Members can edit their profile, update their credit card, view billing history, cancel their membership, and more.

Custom Wording

You can change the default wording for almost any text, link, form, alert, and button your members see.

Add Anywhere

Add your member login, signup, and account form to any part of your website, email campaign, or social media.

Export Members

Search, filter, and export your member list (to a CSV file) whenever you want and then view it in Excel or Google Sheets.

Manually Add Members

You can choose to manually add and invite your members so they are not forced to sign up on your website.

API Access

Access our front-end API via Javascript hooks to pull in various member data such as name, unique id, and profile picture.

🔐 Keep content secure and compliant

True Security

Unlike other membership software, we allow you to fully secure any content (PDFs, videos, mp3s, etc) you want.

Member Analytics

View activity timelines for every member login, content view, and download plus sign up trends across time periods.

Member Invoices

Your members can access their full membership billing history and download PDF invoices whenever they want.

Encryption Security

We use bank-grade SSL encryption to keep all your member logins and member payment information secure.

GDPR, CCPA, & SCA

We're compliant with GDPR, CCPA, & SCA regulations and enable you to be compliant with all your members as well.

Collect Taxes

Choose how much (if any) tax to collect for each plan you create. The tax will show up as a line item in each billing invoice.

Unlimited Protection

Protect an unlimited number of your website's pages and create an unlimited amount of member plans to join.

Multiple Admins

Add admin contributors and choose which sites within your account they can access (great for teams & agencies).

Member Emails

Customize the wording and format of any emails your members receive from you via MemberSpace (e.g. reset password).