- Ease of Monetization
- Platform Stability
- Integration with Self-Hosted Blog
- Publishing Tools
- Writer Support
Date Founded: 2017
Substack was founded in 2017 by Christopher Best, Hamish McKenzie, and Jairaj Sethi. The platform makes it simple for a writer to start a subscription-based email newsletter. In 2019, Substack raised
Newsletter renders well on mobile devices
Allows authors to "own" their email list
Authors can choose their own pricing
Free subscription newsletter, blog, CMS, and email address
Built in podcast recording and publishing tool
Higher fees than competitors
Lack of content discovery tools
Limited data analytics
Very limited integrations with related tools and applications
Rigid pricing tiers
Limited newsletter customization options
Limited customer service support
Click the “B” icon to create bold text.
Click here to create italicized text.
Click the “<>” toggle code font.
Click the chain link icon to create a hyperlink.
Click the image icon to insert an image.
Click the buttons icon to insert a preformatted or custom button.
Click the style button to change the text header.
Click the style button to adjust the header level.
Click the bulleted list icon to create a bulleted list.
Click the “12” icon to create a numbered list.
Click the quotation marks to create a block quote.
Click the “AB” icon to insert a footnote.