Newspack alternative

If you're looking for a more affordable solution to Newspack for your publication, we are here to help. PaywallProject is laser-focused on building sustainable revenue for local news publishers.

What exactly does PaywallProject offer?

  • Website development (all themes/plugins included)
  • Flexible paywall subscription platform
  • Strategy assistance to help grow revenue
  • Migration from other platforms
  • Built-in ad management
  • Enterprise web hosting
  • Premium analytics reporting via
  • Automatically post stories to social media
  • No transaction/revenue sharing fees

We manage the tech stack so you can publish content!

After coming aboard PaywallProject, the Welch News grew their paid digital subscriptions from $0/mo to ~$3,000 per month in less than 2 years in a town with a total population of about 2,000 people.

Pricing comparison

Newspack starts at $750/mo. For most local news publishers, this is a non-starter. Our goal has always been to make sure that the tech needed to start a successful digital subscription/membership/donation site is within reach regardless of the size of your news operation. We start at $499/mo. If you run a small weekly news publication, a digital news startup, or serve a small to medium-size market, you may qualify for our local news subsidy package. For larger publications, please get in touch for a custom quote.

Strategy and consulting

We provide strategy and consulting from the very beginning to help meet your goals. Whether you are planning to implement a paid digital subscription model or a donation model, we can help. Generate more revenue!

Growing company

Be a part of a growing community of local news publishers focused on growing paid digital audiences. Dozens of local news publishers from West Virginia, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Alabama, and California trust PaywallProject for their website publishing and digital subscription needs.

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

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia