We strongly believe that Kevin Kelly was right that it’s possible to make a good living with 1,000 true fans, and Outpost is built to help people find, feed, and connect with their fans and supporters.
We do that both by hooking you and your Ghost site up with great tech, saving you money on external services via bulk buying, and by charging a reasonable flat fee.
We help you grow your own newsletter with smart tech we build ourselves, like our awesome auto-responder for Ghost that helps convert free subscribers to paid ones and retain the paid ones. We also do it by making it seamless to connect to other tech providers AND getting you bulk rate discounts on those services.
Unlike nearly all the other subscription services out there, we charge a flat fee. We're not taking 12%, 10% or even 5% percent of your money. We don't do that because we don't have make Wall Street or billionaire investors even richer.
You should keep as much of your money as possible, while we, as a cooperative designed to build services for publishers, charges enough to build new features and maintain great software for you.
Outpost automates many of the busy and un-fun parts around the business side of things, giving you more time to write, draw, make videos, etc.
We optimize your newsletter and website to help get new readers, keep existing readers, and provide opportunities for your existing readers to support you further. Tip button and gift subscriptions, FTW!
We also give you tools to help understand what is working with your site and what needs to be improved.
We do all that without any tech that locks you in.
Our mission is to be the smarts that you pair with your Ghost site, allowing you to thrive on the best and most-open subscription-driven CMS.