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Once you have a way for members to sign in to your site, you can then ask them to support your work financially. Ghost unlocks the ability to take credit card and Apple Pay payments using a built-in Stripe integration.
Take payments with Stripe
We've built an integration with Stripe that allows you to connect any activated Stripe account to Ghost to take payments. All customer information from your site is stored securely and automated with Stripe.
It's also possible to connect to other payment gateways using a Zapier integration, or directly via our API.
Create a pricing model
Control the economics of your membership business and create your own pricing. Whether you want to attract a larger audience at a lower price point, or a dedicated following for a premium fee. Create your own pricing using a recurring revenue model which is a proven method of generating sustainable revenue.
You have full control and you can change or test your pricing structure any time!
Best of all: Any revenue you make from your paid blog or newsletter is entirely yours. Ghost takes 0% of your sales.
You'll also benefit from the fastest possible payments, since your revenue will be paid directly to you from Stripe. We don't hold your funds or enforce monthly payment schedules.
Create new content, and deliver it to the right people in a just a few clicks. Ghost makes it possible to run your email newsletter directly from your members site, saving you time by keeping everything in one place. Create a new post, publish or schedule it, and send it directly to your member's inboxes.
Run free & premium email newsletters
It's possible to send your email newsletters to different segments of members, based on whether their membership is free or paid. Emails are sent using a beautiful template that handles unsubscribe links for you. Here's an example of a newsletter sent from Ghost.