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.


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.


3. We're obsessive about customer support

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


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.


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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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

Create Your Own Membership Experience

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.

Payment Flexibility

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

Secure Content

Unlike other 3rd party logins tools, MemberSpace allows you to fully secure any content (PDFs, videos, mp3s, files) you want.

Revenue Recovery

We try to auto-recover any failed charge, abandoned sign up, or cancelation so you make about 5% more revenue.

Tiered Plan Access

Create unlimited free or paid member plans and choose which plans grant access to specific content and member pages.

Coupon Codes

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

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 with each other.

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.

Free Platform Migration

We'll help you migrate (and import members) from any membership platform (including billing details if possible) for free!

Member Accounts

Your members can edit their profile, update their credit card, view billing history, cancel their member plans, and more.

Member Emails

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

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.

Custom Styling

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

Member Invoices

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

Instant Payouts

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

Upgrade & Downgrade Plans

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

Automated Upsells

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

Member Analytics

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

Collect Taxes

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


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

Encryption Security

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

Custom Signup Fields

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

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.

Multiple Currencies

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

Custom Wording

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

Access Expiration

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

Mobile Responsive

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

Add Anywhere

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

API Access

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

Manually Add Members

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

Multiple Admins

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

VIP Support

If you ever have questions - simply email us, attend a webinar, or schedule a Zoom call. Yes a real person will actually talk with you :)

3-click Install

For most websites, you only need three clicks to install MemberSpace. It's really that simple - no developer needed.