Why Paragraph

Paragraph vs Substack

Paragraph combines the best parts of web2 and web3 to supercharge your newsletter. Build a community - not just an audience - around your content, and use web3 primitives to create, distribute, and monetize your content.

See how Paragraph compares to Substack.

Feature comparison

Web3 functionality

Business feature comparison
FeatureSubstack Paragraph
NFT-based memberships
NoYes
Off-platform benefits for your members
NoYes
Token-gated newsletters
NoYes
Multi-community token-gating
NoYes
Permanent & uncensorable storage
NoYes

Web2 functionality

Business feature comparison
FeatureSubstack Paragraph
Tagging & post organization
NoYes
Multiple writers
YesYes
Subscribe embed
YesYes
Advanced theming
YesYes
Custom domain YesYes

Performance

Business feature comparison
FeatureSubstack Paragraph
Statically generated YesYes
Instantaneous navigation NoYes
Lighthouse Score 8599
Avg page load time 800ms200ms
Accessible without Javascript YesYes
SEO optimized NoYes

Pricing

Business feature comparison
FeatureSubstack Paragraph
Fee
Free, then 10% every paid subscriptionFree, then 5% of every minted NFT

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