How to Create a Paid Newsletter with Notion in 5 Easy Steps

Want to start a paid newsletter on your Notion website? With just three tools – Notion, Super, and MemberSpace – you can quickly and easily set up a subscription-based newsletter site.

You’ll need:

  • Notion – An all-in-one workspace for notes, tasks, wikis and databases. We’ll use Notion to write and organize our newsletter content.
  • Super – A tool that turns your Notion pages into a professional website. Super connects to your Notion workspace and lets you choose from beautiful website templates.
  • MemberSpace – MemberSpace allows you to sell paid subscriptions and digital products on your website. We’ll use it to set up the newsletter subscription payments.

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Step 1: Set up your newsletter site with Notion and Super

The quickest way to launch your newsletter is to pick a pre-designed website template from Super (Narrative is a great option!). Once you’ve duplicated the template and added it to your Notion workspace, start swapping out the template’s placeholder text and images with your own. You can customize as much or as little as you want. 

Then, click the Share menu in your Notion dashboard and copy and paste the URL into Super. This will publish your website! Any future edits that you make to your newsletter in Notion will automatically update on your live Super site. 

Notion Newsletter Template
Use Super's Narrative template to easily and quickly create a newsletter website with Notion.

Step 2: Protect your pages with MemberSpace

Now, in order for people to subscribe to your newsletter, you’ll need to use MemberSpace to indicate which pages you want to protect (all of your newsletter pages!). To do this, simply enter the URL for your pages, like this:

Protect Newsletter Pages with MemberSpace
By adding an asterisk to your newsletter URL, MemberSpace will automatically protect all pages starting with /newsletter/, so you don't have to worry about adding future newsletters.

Now, when someone visits  yourwebsite.com/newsletter/, they will see a preview of your past newsletters, and when they go to click on an individual newsletter, they will be required to sign up and pay first. 

Step 3: Set up your newsletter subscription

Next, use MemberSpace to create a paid subscription for your newsletter. Set your subscription price and billing details. MemberSpace makes it easy to accept payments with built-in Stripe integration.

Notion Newsletter Subscription
Set up your Notion newsletter subscription in MemberSpace by selecting the "Recurring Payment" option. You can also set the price and frequency of your payments.

✨ Business Tip: If you’d like to send your newsletter to subscribers via email, you have a couple of options. Use MemberSpace’s built-in email tool Member Messages to send your newsletters directly from your MemberSpace dashboard. Or, integrate any third party email tool (like Mailchimp or ConvertKit) using Zapier.

Step 4: Add the signup link to your website

After protecting your newsletter pages and creating your subscription in MemberSpace, copy the unique signup link and add it wherever you want to promote your newsletter – your website, social media, email lists, etc. so people can start subscribing!

Signup for Notion Newsletter
Select the Get Sign-up Link button to copy your newsletter subscription sign-up link. When your website visitors click the link, a sign-up form will appear where they can subscribe and pay.

Step 5: Promote your newsletter!

Now that your newsletter website is up and running, it’s time to get subscribers! Here are some ideas for promoting your newsletter:

  • Share it on your social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Make posts dedicated to launching your new newsletter.
  • Send an email to your current audience letting them know about your new newsletter and share the signup link. Offer a discount for early subscribers.
  • Add your signup link to your existing website and blog posts to capture visitors.
  • Ask relevant influencers or industry experts to share your newsletter with their followers. Offer them a free subscription in exchange.
  • Join related Facebook Groups and Subreddits to share your newsletter organically with those communities. 
  • Add the signup link to your email signature so it’s included in all outbound emails.
  • Record a short video introducing your newsletter and share it on YouTube Shorts, TikTok, etc. to reach new audiences.

The key is persistence and consistently sharing your newsletter everywhere you have an audience. It may take time to build subscribers, but these strategies are a great starting point. 

Final Thoughts

By combining Notion, Super, and MemberSpace you can create a professional newsletter website in just a few steps. Now it’s time to focus on creating high-quality content and promoting your newsletter to grow your audience!

If you want to take your newsletter site even further, visit MemberSpace University to access free training on how to sell memberships, online courses, digital downloads and more.

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