50 Trending Newsletter Businesses [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023
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Did you know that in the past five years, there has been more than a 50% increase in the number of people who read newsletters?

Newsletters are one of the few things you can use to market yourself as a trusted expert. A well-written newsletter can educate your subscribers and build connections with them.

Email newsletters are a great way to connect with customers and potential customers. It’s a newsletter’s job to inform, persuade, and sell to your audience.

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MDPI is a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals since its establishment in 1996.

Website traffic: 11.5M/month


2. Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Website traffic: 11.7M/month


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4. MarketBeat

Read the latest stock market and financial news on MarketBeat. Access in-depth stock research tools and get real-time analyst ratings, dividend information, earnings results, financials, headlines, insider trades and options data for any stock.

How much they make: $36M/year
Where they're located: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Current team size: 17
Website traffic: 8.25M/month


How I Started A $36M/Year Stock Market Research Newsletter

Financial media company MarketBeat, founded by Matt Paulson, provides objective financial information and real-time market data to empower individual stock investors to make better trading decisions, generating approximately $8 million in revenue in 2019 and ending the year with over 1.3 million unique email subscribers due to a freemium model with 75% of revenue from advertising and 25% from subscriptions.

Matt started MarketBeat over 13 years ago
Matt grew the business to $3M/month
Read by 26,101 founders

5. Roam

As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally.

Website traffic: 2.65M/month


6. BetterStudio

Publisher theme is the best WordPress theme for Newspaper, magazine and blog sites with 58 pre-made demos and free premium plugins.

Website traffic: 280K/month


7. Scoop.it

Scoop.it enables professionals and businesses to research and publish content through its content curation tool.

Website traffic: 1.62M/month


8. The Week

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

Website traffic: 5.26M/month


9. Chartbeat

Improve audience engagement, inform editorial decisions, and increase readership. Chartbeat delivers real-time analytics, content intelligence, and transformative newsroom tools for digital media and publishing companies around the world.

Website traffic: 640K/month


10. Hacker Noon

How hackers start their afternoons.

Website traffic: 3.2M/month


11. SmartBrief

SmartBrief brings you the most important business news. Our editors curate top stories from more than 10,000 credible sources & summarize them for you.


12. The Register: Enterprise Technology News and Analysis

Enterprise technology news for IT decision-makers and professionals

Website traffic: 2.93M/month


13. YUDU

Website traffic: 380K/month

14. Capcom

Website traffic: 2.37M/month


elink is an all-in-one content curation tool that helps you save and edit links from anywhere on the web and turn them into beautiful email newsletters, website content, single web pages, social media bio links, and much more! Generate content at the speed of light with elink.io

Website traffic: 440K/month


16. Institutional Investor

Website traffic: 550K/month


17. Astronomy.com

Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescopes, NASA, Hubble, space missions, stargazing, and more

Website traffic: 1.73M/month


18. The Scientist Magazine

The Scientist Magazine Life Science News

Website traffic: 1.15M/month


19. Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is a selective, top-ranked college in Michigan, known for the classical liberal arts and for its independence from government funding.

Website traffic: 1.33M/month

20. GEN

Get the latest news and information on genetic engineering and biotechnology including analysis, features, webinars, podcasts, and more.

Website traffic: 550K/month


21. Biotech Industry, Biotech News, Biotechnology Articles — FierceBiotech

Read the latest biotechnology articles on biotech industry leaders, emerging biotech companies, FDA decisions, VC deals, and other biotech industry news.

Website traffic: 750K/month

22. PublishForProsperity.com


23. The Newsletter Plugin

The Newsletter Plugin is a complete tool to manage newsletters, straight from your Wordpress dashboard.


24. TrendWatching

Our trends, insights and tools enable 100,000+ future-focused professionals in 180+ countries to deliver meaningful innovations.


25. Newsweaver

Poppulo (formerly Newsweaver) has two dedicated product brand offerings for Internal Communications and Email Marketing.


26. Value Line

Website traffic: 400K/month


27. What’s New in Publishing

Discover digital publishing news including: advertising technology, managing audiences, optimizing programmatic revenue and reaching monetization goals.

Where they're located: Bangluo, Gansu, China


28. IrishCentral.com

Read and share the latest Irish news, including politics, community, business, travel, Irish roots, culture, and more.


29. Subscription Genius

Subscription management and mail list management system. Fulfillment for magazine publishers and newspaper publishers that need circulation software.


30. Photonics.com: Optics, Lasers, Imaging & Fiber Information Resource

Photonics news, research and product information. Includes online editions of Photonics Spectra, BioPhotonics, EuroPhotonics, Buyers' Guide, Dictionary

Website traffic: 220K/month


31. NIS America, Inc.

Website traffic: 350K/month


32. Guideposts

Connecting people with uplifting stories of comfort and hope, prayer, and tools for faithful, positive living.

Website traffic: 700K/month


33. TidBITS

Website traffic: 280K/month


34. TradeWins Publishing

TradeWins Publishing Corporation provides high-quality education and innovative tools for the serious investor or those who aspire to do so. Our goal is to help customers become profitable traders by: working with only the most successful authors and instructors, learning unique and well-researched trading systems and methods, providing powerful, innovative trading tools

Website traffic: 200K/month


35. Spatial Computing for Enterprise

Step aside VR and smartphone AR. Magic Leap 1 is a wearable spatial computer that brings the physical and digital worlds together as one.

Where they're located: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 130K/month


36. E&E News -- The essential news for energy & environment professionals

Website traffic: 420K/month


37. 3D Issue

Convert PDFs to flipbooks, create news apps, or centralize your content in a hub. The 3D Issue product suite will help reach your audience on any device.

Website traffic: 230K/month


38. The Jacobsen

We set the benchmark for a wide range of commodities trading. Expert in data gathering, analysis, and forecasting for the markets you care about.


39. Crisis Magazine

A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity

Website traffic: 520K/month


40. www.infopackets.com

Website traffic: 200K/month


41. Shadow Mountain Publishing

Shadow Mountain is a general trade publisher best known for our children’s fantasy series including the bestselling Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull and the upcoming sequel series, Dragonwatch.


42. Contrarian Thinking

Contrarian Thinking, weekly cashflowing investment ideas to build your bank account and increase your income streams.

How much they make: $3M/year
Where they're located: Austin, TX, USA
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size: 4

My Finance Newsletter & Community Hit A $3M Run Rate This Year

Contrarian Thinking is a premium membership community that teaches its 1.5 million members how to implement cash flow strategies to achieve financial freedom, with a current run rate of $3 million and a goal of $50 million ARR in five years.

Codie started Contrarian Thinking over 4 years ago
Codie grew the business to $250K/month
Public Speaking, Copywriting, Community Building
It cost Codie $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,030 founders

43. Money Talk

Come here for the highs and lows of personal finance

How much they make: $1.2K/year
Where they're located: London, England, United Kingdom
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 1


On Starting A Reader-Funded Newsletter About Personal Finance

Qin Xie launched Money Talk, a reader-funded newsletter on personal finance, in May 2020, and made £100 in the first month, chiefly promoting it on LinkedIn.

Qin started Money Talk almost 4 years ago
Qin grew the business to $100/month
Read by 5,829 founders

44. Stratechery

How much they make:
Where they're located: Taipei, Taiwan


45. Chief in the North Newsletter

Reviewing, analyzing, and discussing Kansas City Chiefs film with a side of fan commentary. Let's go beyond the box score. Click to read The Chief in the North Newsletter, by Seth Keysor, a Substack publication with thousands of readers.

How much they make: $48K/year
Where they're located: n/a
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0


How I Started A NFL Newsletter That Earns $4K/Month [Side Hustle]

A sports writer launched a newsletter that now has over 5,500 subscribers in under 2 years and generates a legitimate side income of over $4,000 a month, with a subscription fee of $12 a year or $2 a month, by providing in-depth analysis for diehard Kansas City Chiefs and NFL fans.

Seth started Chief in the North Newsletter almost 2 years ago
Seth grew the business to $4K/month
Read by 4,156 founders

46. Yolo Intel

Travel intel and inspiration. Click to read Yolo Intel, a Substack publication with tens of thousands of readers.

How much they make: $240K/year
Where they're located: Brooklyn
How much did it cost to start: $15K
Current team size: 1


Losing My Job Motivated Me To Build The Top Travel Newsletter On Substack [$20K/Month]

Yolo Journal's founder, Yolanda Edwards, launched a travel lifestyle media brand with a magazine and newsletter that now generates $20k a month in revenue. Edwards' business success can be attributed to understanding the hole in the magazine market and creating trust-worthy insider information.

Yolanda started Yolo Intel about 5 years ago
Yolanda grew the business to $20K/month
It cost Yolanda $15000 to start the business
Read by 4,558 founders

47. Cup of Coffee

Everything you need to know about baseball before your first cup of coffee. Click to read Cup of Coffee by Craig Calcaterra, a Substack publication with tens of thousands of readers.

How much they make: $221K/year
Where they're located: New Albany, OH
How much did it cost to start: $200
Current team size: 1


I Started A $200K/Year Baseball Newsletter On Substack [10K+ Subscribers]

Craig Calcaterra's daily baseball and culture Substack newsletter Cup of Coffee has amassed just under 10,500 subscribers, with over 3,300 paying monthly ($6) or annual ($65) subscriptions, achieving average monthly revenue of around $18,400 and growing.

Craig started Cup of Coffee over 3 years ago
Craig grew the business to $18.4K/month
It cost Craig $200 to start the business
Read by 4,761 founders

48. Failory

Failory is a community visited by startup founders every day to read articles about entrepreneurship, interviews with failed and successful founders, insightful postmortems and our monthly reports.

How much they make: $12K/year
Where they're located: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Current team size: 0
Website traffic: 190K/month


He Built A Profitable Website Dedicated To Sharing Why Businesses Fail

Failory is a community where failed startup owners come to tell their failure stories and the mistakes they committed, offering advice for future entrepreneurs.

Rich started Failory over 6 years ago
Rich grew the business to $1K/month
Read by 12,477 founders

50. The Hustle

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