The Newsletter that I started six months ago has about 1000 subscribers at the moment, with around 5% of them converting into paid subscribers.
I am trying to see how to ramp up on the value, and one of the options is to build a community on slack for the members, which will give it more stickiness.
There are a few tools like memberful but they charge extra - and the cost of the stack is starting to add up. I’m trying to avoid that.
I am thinking about building a small connector app that will do the following:
When a member subscribes to the newsletter, it will add them to the slack workplace (via an invite) - with an onboarding process in place.
via slack notifications + email, will send a reminder 3 days to the member before the subscription ends, to remind them to renew so that they can continue without interruption.
In the event that the subscription gets canceled, It will remove the user from the slack workplace. Also, there is a zapier trigger that sends out a feedback form to see how we can improve things and the reason as to why the person canceled the subscription.
(optional) there might be some folks who might want to trial the community, still wondering how to do that. I don’t have clarity on the workflow for that yet.
Before I get started, wanted to check if there was already a tool/project/github codebase out there which can do this and will save me time and energy. Ghost is already handling the payment+membership so don’t need something as feature-rich as Memberful (and pay for it).
Thanks in advance.