All-in-one subscription platform for local news

PaywallProject provides turnkey paywall subscription websites for news publishers. Launch in days, not weeks.

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The Welch News, in McDowell County, West Virginia sees success with paid subscriptions in rural Appalachia!

We handle all aspects of your website so you can focus on publishing

We’ve solved the complexities of website development, server management, paywall integration, and digital subscriber growth strategy so you can focus on your business. Whether you’re a small local newspaper or a national magazine, run your publication on a modern platform that scales with you.

We build your paywall website

We do the heavy lifting of developing your paywall-based website. We’ll even migrate your existing subscribers and content from other platforms.

Fully managed tech

Website hosting, software, strategy, and technical support are included with PaywallProject.

Built-in ad management

Manage your digital ads with ease directly from the WordPress dashboard.

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What’s included

Website development
Flexible paywall subscription platform
Strategy/growth consulting
Newsletter sending
Ad management
Enterprise web hosting
Automatically post stories to social media
No transaction/revenue sharing fees


No startup fees

Launch in 7 days or less

Is there an additional charge for migrating my site?

Migration is included free of charge! In addition, if you already have existing subscribers through another platform, we can migrate them to your new PaywallProject-based site.

Do I need to purchase extra software outside of what PaywallProject includes?

Everything you need is included with our $249/mo price point. This includes website hosting, software, newsletter sending, strategy, support, and more!

Is newsletter sending included?

Newsletters are an extremely important component for building paid digital subscriptions. Newsletter sending is included with no limits on sending or the number of contacts.

How long does it take to get up and running?

Generally, it takes about 5 days or less.

Do you offer mobile apps?

Yes, we offer mobile apps starting at $499 per month

Do I qualify for $249 per month pricing?

If you run a weekly news publication, a digital news startup, or serve a small to medium-size market, you qualify for $249 per month pricing. For larger publications, please get in touch for a custom quote.

I have a design that I want to use. Can I use it with PaywallProject?

Yes. Design is included as part of PaywallProject. However, if you already have a preferred design picked out, we can implement that instead (no additional charge).

How do you compare with other services?

PaywallProject is an all-in-one solution. We include design, paywall integration, newsletter sending, ad management, migration, enterprise web hosting, backups, and strategy bundled into one low monthly price. We are on a mission to help publishers generate recurring revenue from subscriptions, memberships, donations, and more!

Do I need to hire a developer alongside PaywallProject?

No, all aspects of your website/paywall are managed by PaywallProject. Should you require custom functionality outside of what we offer, we can quote that development separately.

Tyler Channell, Founder

For journalists by journalists

We’re on a mission to make digital subscribers a sustainable revenue source for local news. Best of all, we’re doing all of this from West Virginia!

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We’re dedicated to building sustainable revenue streams for local publications.

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia