How to start a paid newsletter with MemberSpace and Mailchimp


Beginner to Intermediate

For those who want to:

  • Start and monetize a paid email newsletter
  • Create a landing page for email capture
  • Create exclusive content for newsletter subscribers

Every 5 seconds, a newsletter is started.

OK we're kidding. But it is true that newsletters are more popular than ever.

It's likely you've subscribed to newsletters, or maybe even started your own on the popular platform, Substack. So, why should you create your own platform for a paid newsletter? Profit is one major benefit: by building your own platform, leveraging a tool like MemberSpace, you'll pay a flat-rate anywhere from 0.5% to 4%, while other done-for-you platforms take a 10% cut.

In this tool-path, you will learn how to set up a monthly and yearly newsletter plan, and connect your subscribers to Mailchimp so you can send your newsletter by email.

This tool-path was built by our Creator in Residence, Sara Saunders.

What will you learn?

How to build website pages in Webflow for a paid newsletterStart now ⭢

In this tutorial, we use Webflow — one of the many CMS platforms MemberSpace is compatible with — to build three web pages:

  1. A live landing page to capture new subscriber email addresses.
  2. A thank-you message page that appears after a person subscribes.
  3. A member page that's only accessible to paid newsletter subscribers and allows them to access past content. This page can be as simple as a list of links to the text version of previous emails.
How to set up member pages in Webflow with MemberSpaceStart now ⭢

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to set up free and paid member plans in MemberSpace, and connect them to the different pages that you've built in Webflow.

How to connect MemberSpace and Mailchimp using ZapierStart now ⭢

With Zapier, you can push membership data from MemberSpace out to over 1,000 third-party services like Mailchimp, Google Sheets, Hubspot, and more. In this tutorial, we're going to set up this Zap to connect MemberSpace to Mailchimp:

  • Trigger: A new paid subscriber joins via your membership website
  • Action: They are added to your Mailchimp paid subscriber list

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