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We'll only charge you once you earn something

It's free to set up a project, post content and send newsletters with Steady. Once you get your first paying members, then we take a small commission for our service. That means there's no risk in trying us out.

We deduct the following fees from your gross monthly revenue:

1. Steady commission

Steady takes a 10% fee, so we can provide you with our services.

Read more about the Steady commission.

2. Payment fees

Your members' payments are subject to fees charged to you by payment service providers. These vary according to the payment method, but the average is 4.6%.

These are the fees they charge for processing payments across the board, whether you use Steady or not. Using Steady has the advantage that we process the payments for you, saving you time and stress.

Read more about payment fees.

3. Value-added tax (VAT)

The amounts paid by your members include VAT at the statutory rate. We deduct it from your gross income and pass it on to the tax office. The amount charged depends on the type of project and the EU country where your members live.

Read more about VAT.

How your net income is calculated

Steady fees are 10% and payment costs are just under 5% on average. In addition, there is the value added tax that your members must pay and this can vary greatly depending on your project. Use our handy calculator to estimate your deductions.

Steady publishing without memberships

You can start your own publication on Steady without offering memberships. This is free of charge within the framework of our fair use policy: This applies for sending up to 12,000 emails and 1,200 hours of audio streams or downloads per month. If we notice that you are permanently exceeding these limits, we will be in touch, because at that point you will have built up a reach that would definitely make a membership programme worthwhile. Read more about the fair use policy.

Your regular income – secure and stress-free

  • We enable recurring payments

    You don't need to worry about billing and payment service providers. We bill your members on a monthly or annual basis.

  • We offer payment support

    If there is a problem with payment, our support team is available to answer any member questions.

  • You receive a credit note each month

    Instead of receiving potentially hundreds of small payments, we transfer your income to your account in one tidy lump each month.

  • We take care of failed payments

    If a payment fails, We'll automatically try again. If a member’s payment details are out of date, We'll get in touch with them.

  • We protect you from fraud

    Should there be a case of fraud, we will of course take care of it for you. We guarantee that your members' payments arrive safely.

  • You can choose between many currencies

    You determine the currency for your Steady plan prices and your payouts.

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • PayPal
  • Apple Pay
  • Direct debit

Members pay by PayPal, Apple Pay, credit card or direct debit.

Depending on the currency, different payment methods are available.

Go Steady

What we offer

  • Strong support

    Our dedicated support team is always there for you and your members.

  • Expert technology

    Take care of what's close to your heart, while we take care of technology and finance.

  • Numerous features

    Steady offers paywalls, adblock detection, a WordPress plugin, podcast feeds and much more.

  • Comprehensive view

    You have access to statistics and membership data.

  • Complete security

    We comply with EU tax and data protection laws, including GDPR.

  • Publish on Steady

    Publish directly on Steady. Start your own blog, newsletter or podcast and build a community.