New premium dashboard just dropped ๐Ÿ“ˆ

More data, more insights, and more tools to help you monetize...

Itโ€™s the first product update of 2024, and we have quite the roadmap planned. As always, our priorities are three-fold:

  1. Build a platform that ensures creating content is not only seamless but also intuitive, flexible, and most importantly, enjoyable.

  2. Design features and tools that turbocharge the growth of your newsletters and connect you with quality subscribers.

  3. Optimize newsletter revenue potential by providing diversified and reliable monetization opportunities.

And I think our product update today covers all threeโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“ˆ New premium subscription dashboard
๐Ÿ’ณ Cardless trials and Apple Pay
๐Ÿ’ฌ Premium comments, likes, and more
โš™๏ธ Poll submission automations

Letโ€™s do itโ€ฆ

New premium subscription dashboard

The all new premium subscription dashboard is here and itโ€™s beautiful ๐Ÿ˜.

Premium subscription dashboard

At a glance you can track all the relevant metrics you need to scale a successful subscription business: active subscribers, revenue, MRR, ARR, LTV, average time to upgrade, etc.

You can also see a quick breakdown of your active plans in terms of payment cadence and when the upgrade event occurred.

Below the fold you can view your premium subscriber and revenue growth. All charts are customizable to change the timeframe of the data youโ€™d like to analyze.

Premium subscription dashboard charts

By clicking over to the Attributionย tab, you can trackโ€ฆ

  • upgrades and downgrades by day

  • the top acquisition sources responsible for upgrades

  • the top performing posts that converted the most readers

Again, all charts are flexible to alter the timeframe you want to analyze.

Attribution tab in premium subscription dashboard

Lastly by clicking over to the Breakdownย tab, you can analyze:

  • full breakdown of active subscriptions by payment cadence and payment amount (full priced, discount, trial, gift, etc.)

  • conversion rates and effectiveness of the free trials and other promotions you are running

Breakdown tab in premium subscription dashboard

This is just the beginning of this initiative โ€” we have dozens more features planned for premium subscriptions over the next few months. And a few more down below in this update ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

Note: Premium newsletters are only available to users on paid plans. You can learn more and/or upgrade here.

Cardless trials and Apple Pay

We just launched two awesome features to help lower the friction of converting your free readers into paying subscribers.

Cardless trials

You can now incentivize your readers to try out a premium subscription by offering them a free trial. Before, they had to add a credit card, but we get it โ€” that can be a hassle.

So, we've made it easy for readers to enjoy a trial without the initial step of adding their credit card information.

When you go to create your trial offer just toggle on the Advanced Options to allow trials without credit cards, and to send a reminder email.

Settings when creating a trial

If you choose to send a reminder email to upsell readers before the trial expires, you can both customize the email and when it is sent.

Apple Pay

When readers check out your upgrade page, they can easily upgrade to premium and conveniently pay with Apple Pay on supported devices.

Apple Pay on upgrade page

Early tests show a nice uptick in conversion rates with Apple Pay enabled ๐Ÿ“ˆ.

Note: Premium newsletters are only available to users on paid plans. You can learn more and/or upgrade here.

Premium comments, likes, and more

One of the best ways to get feedback from your readers and build a strong community is via the comment section. And today weโ€™re introducing several huge updates to comments:

  • Premium-only comments

  • Comment likes

  • Additional admin controls

Premium-only comments

You have complete granular control over who can comment on your posts. In the post editor you can choose from one of the following four options under Website.

Comment control in post editor

You can also change this setting retroactively in the Comments tab of your post and set the comment access on a per-post basis.

Note: In the coming weeks, we will be rolling out more broad publication-wide default settings.

Comment likes

This one is pretty simple to explain โ€” you and your readers can now like individual comments! This is the first step of developing a more sophisticated algorithm to rank comments based on both popularity and relevance.

Liking comments!

Admin authentication

As an admin you can reply to and remove commentsโ€ฆ but all of those actions were done through the beehiiv platform.

Now you can perform these actions directly on the live webpage of a post โ€” you just need to ensure youโ€™re logged in as the admin user first. (To login from beehiiv, you can click the button in the image below.)

Comment settings for a post

Weโ€™ll also send you an email notification when you receive a new comment, and you can now directly login and reply to comments from the link in that email.

Our goal is to streamline the management of your content, comments, and more, making it simple to do while you're on the goโ€ฆ and natively where the action is happening.

Poll submission automations

Automations are incredibly powerful and allow you to streamline workflows and optimize the effectiveness of your newsletter program.

As of today, you can kick off new automation workflows after a subscriber submits a response to a Poll.

Creating a poll submission trigger

Reminder: Polls allow you to collect valuable user feedback with just a single click, like thisโ€ฆ

Do you use polls in your newsletters?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

This unlocks an incredible amount of functionality. Some potential examples:

  • When a subscriber answers that they loved the newsletter โ†’ send them an automated email asking if theyโ€™d be interested in upgrading to a paid subscription.

  • When a subscriber answers that theyโ€™ve never used AI tools before โ†’ send them an automated email with an AI for beginners guide.

  • If you answered ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿพ No to the poll above โ†’ I could automatically send you some information about how some of the top beehiiv users leverage polls (for the record, Iโ€™m not doing this).

Note: Automations are only available to users on Scale or Enterprise plans. You can learn more and/or upgrade here.

What are Boosts?

The easiest way to passively earn revenue from your newsletter. Period.

Browse hundreds of offers like the ones below in the Boosts Marketplace, apply to those that align with your newsletter, then passively earn revenue for each subscriber you send their way.

Link to newsletterย 
Earnings per lead: $3.20
Max payout per email Boost: $1,600

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $2.00
Max payout per email Boost: $640

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $2.60
Max payout per email Boost: $543

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $2.40
Max payout per email Boost: n/a

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $2.00
Max payout per email Boost: $1200

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $1.60
Max payout per email Boost: $640

From the hiiv ๐Ÿ

the hiiv is the official beehiiv Slack community, home to thousands of the top newsletter operators in the world.

This week there were tons of great discussions, plus a community webinar for Boosts.

Note: the hiiv is only available to users on paid plans. You can learn more and/or upgrade here.

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