Steady FOR CULTURAL AND creative professionals
Memberships give you something to rely on – especially in tough times
Memberships enable media makers to stay independent and earn a reliable income. In times of crisis, when events are cancelled and engagements remain uncertain, members remain loyal and committed.
Reasons for going Steady
You have the freedom: Memberships are a new revenue stream that’s independent from live events, concerts or performances. You can work completely online – and you won’t be chained to advertising companies or social media algorithms.
No ups and downs: You earn recurring revenue you can count on because your members are loyal and engaged. Members are there for the long haul – for more than two years, on average. We’ll send you a detailed account summary every month, giving you the stability you need to plan ahead.
Your members trust you: A membership program helps build deeper connections between you and your community. You give the people who appreciate your work the chance to support you with money, time, expertise or ideas. This forges stronger bonds and builds trust.
Together for an independent media landscape
Memberships are for everyone who cares about independent media. Members support publications and personalities, not because they have to, but because they want to – because they believe in their work. This is all the more important at a time when many media outlets rely on conflict and clickbait, gambling away their audience’s trust. A membership model enables publishers to forge deeper connections with their community, laying the foundation for a strong independent media landscape.
These publishers have found success with Steady
The Reykjavík Grapevine: More than 150 members support The Reykjavík Grapevine – Iceland’s preferred source for travel, culture, entertainment news and information. View Steady page.
Politics Web FC: an independent publication focusing on the political outlook of South Africa is supported by 700+ members. View Steady page.
Social Media Watchblog: Martin Fehrensen curates the most important news and discussion about the world of social media, twice a week, via newsletter. More than 1000 members support him. View Steady page.
All the features you need
- Promote your membership program directly on your website using Steady’s floating button and Adblock detection. You can even set up a checkout so people can sign up for membership without leaving your website.
- Exclusive content? Of course. Whether that’s video previews, secret podcast episodes or links to bonus content – everything is included.
- Customize your project to suit your needs. All integrations, plan features and member info is included. Even if you want to turn your membership program all the way up to 11, with Steady you won’t pay extra for any bonus features.
Interesting articles and useful resources
On our Steady Launchpad we share everything we know about memberships – and the stuff we’re only just beginning to understand, as well. Here are three articles for you:
Don’t put it off
Yes, your work is worth it
Plenty of Steady publishers were hesitant to ask their fans for support at first – but now they’re beyond happy they did it.
It only takes 10 minutes
Many successful Steady publishers put off getting started. So they were very surprised to discover that the setup takes just 10 minutes.
37% of Steady’s top 50 publishers don’t offer any additional benefits. Their community simply wants to support them. Anything extra is a bonus.
Do the math. Find out how much you could make with memberships: Use the Steady calculator.
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