The platform for independent publishers.

Ghost is an all-in-one platform to run a media business, collect subscribers, send newsletters, publish premium content, and earn recurring revenue.

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“Moving to Ghost has proven to be one of the best business decisions we’ve made as an independent media outlet.”

— Joel Warner, The Lever

A newsletter is just the start. Build your own independent media business.

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“It has now been one year since I quit my full-time job to go all in on Tangle. Today, we have 5,500+ paying subscribers. That’s roughly [$850,000] in gross yearly revenue ... it’s the best paying job I’ve ever had.”

— Isaac Saul, Tangle

Create your own editorial brand.

Don't settle for another basic profile that looks just the same as everyone else. Create a beautiful custom publication that stands out from the crowd. Ghost is infinitely customizable, and grows with you.

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Premium tiers — 0% fees.

Create custom subscription tiers so you can offer premium content to paying subscribers with both monthly and yearly billing options to fund your work.

Your audience. Your data.

Ghost is an independent platform where creators own all rights and access to 100% of their data. You control what happens.

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An editor worth writing in.

Enjoy a calm writing experience where you can sit back and focus on the words, as well as add rich media to your story, from image galleries and videos to podcasts and products.

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Staff users


Create separate staff accounts for the whole team, so you can collaborate and add bylines to all your posts. No more shared logins.

“Ghost is just implausibly good. It takes care of everything you need out the box - email sending, payments (via your own Stripe account, they take 0% fees), website. Everything.”

— Uri Bram, The Browser

“Back in 2017 I wrote a post called Faceless Publishers that posited a need for new kinds of companies to fulfill traditional publisher roles for content creators who were their own brands ... Ghost is as pure an expression of that sentiment as there is.”

— Ben Thompson, Stratechery
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How much could you earn?

Whether you prefer a large audience at a low price point or a small dedicated following at a premium fee, you control the economics.

See how much you could earn with a subscription commerce publication:

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your annual recurring revenue

How does this work?

Unlike other membership systems which typically take 10-30% of your revenue, Ghost takes no fee at all and instead connects directly to your own Stripe account, so you receive the money - not us. You own the software and you own the billing account, so there's no middleman between you and your customers. Stripe takes a ~2.9% processing fee, and all other revenue is yours to keep.

Building a subscription business is challenging in lots of ways. Our focus is on making the billing side as easy as possible - so you can keep your focus on your customers.