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  • TinyLetter Shut Down by Mailchimp, So I Built the LetterDrop
    For me is the equivalent for TinyLetter before it got acquired by Mailchimp. It's a honest small business and the founder also has an interesting blog: - Source: Hacker News / 30 days ago
  • A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev
    Buttondown — Newsletter service. Up to 100 subscribers free. - Source: / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: How many of you are self employed?
    Self-employed, running as a solo founder. (My day generally looks like — 30% engineering, 40% onboarding + support, 10% marketing, 20% operations.) It was a profitable nights-and-weekends project from 2017—2022; took it full-time in 2022. I think the thing that I would say about self-employment is that people understate the day-to-day flexibility and overstate the month-to-month... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: Advice for turning my side project into a real business
    I did this. I grew my project, Buttondown [] from high three figures to low five figures while doing it as a nights-and-weekends thing at Stripe and then quit to work on it full time. It was a great decision and I'm happy I did it! (I also did it, frankly, with significant runway in the bank if I needed it, and no dependents besides my wife so the tail risk of "this goes to zero and/or I... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Exposed RSS
    You can do something similar with Buttondown: (for example, - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: What perfect software did you discover of recent?
    This allowed me to add a subscription page on my statically hosted blog. And the minimalistic nature of the service made it perfect. [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]:... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Sentry: From the Beginning
    > I know this is a side point, but I imagine people might be interested in the challenges of being able to work a second job while not annoying your employer. How did you manage it? I ran my company ( as a side project for ~three or so years before taking it full time and it was _similarly_ in a position where I could get paged for downtime or plumbing-related issues. My suggestions: 1.... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: Tips for Solopreneur?
    (Context — I run Buttondown ( as a solo founder, with a handful of contractors on support/documentation but no other W2s.) 1. You need to either a) have an answer for "what happens if you get hit by a bus?" or b) create a product for customers to whom that doesn't matter. In general, people really _like_ being able to chat with the founder directly (lean into that! it's a superpower!) but... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Rant: SendGrid is a joke
    If you're interested in barebones segmentation, I'd recommend checking out my product Buttondown. You won't get the level of automation + CRM that Klaviyo/Mailchimp/et al offer, which is precisely the point: it's more optimized for simpler use cases. Happy to answer any questions you may have! Source: over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Those with money-making side projects,how did you come up with the idea?
    I run Buttondown ( full-time now, but did so as a side project from 2017 to earlier this year. My strategy was fairly simple: I wanted to create a better version of a tool (in this case, Tinyletter) that: 1. I already used whose quality I thought was extremely poor,. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Revue being phased out by Twitter
    I decided to go back to which is what I was using before. - Source: / over 1 year ago
    Buttondown — Newsletter service. Up to 1,000 subscribers free. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Best way to send email to ~100 clients
    It'll be free at the number of contacts you have, plus you'll get to track opens/clicks. Not sure their free tier lets you use a custom domain though. You could also check out Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Which newsletter platform is best suit with static site generator?
    Buttondown, Ghost, and Mailchimp all have these APIs available. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Self-hosted newsletter tech stack for $0-7/mo
    Buttondown - I Just heard about them a few days ago. Seems super nice, because of the simplicity and the markdown-centirc approach, plus, the pricing is very acceptable. - Source: / over 2 years ago
  • Email service providers for new newsletter
    Https:// is a good option. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: No-tracking, no BS Newsletter Service
    I second Buttondown ( - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Rethinking analytics
    Similar to Buttondown, which I use to send mailing lists, I dig the spirit behind the project and its team and would like to lend my support. All this feels holistic so far, but I'm open to having my mind changed again. What do you think? - Source: / almost 3 years ago
  • Free for dev - list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.)
    Buttondown — Newsletter service. Up to 1,000 subscribers free. - Source: / almost 3 years ago
  • During COVID lockdown I've made a 2 player Abstract Strategy game which my wife has been calling Color Chess. (even though it already has a name)
    You may want to create a mailing list. Nothing fancy, just something like a URL you can point interested folks to where you'll announce the kickstarter. I'd subscribe. Source: about 3 years ago
  • I grew my SaaS to $5,000+ MRR on nights and weekends as a solo founder. AMA!
    Hi friends! I’m [Justin]( and I run [Buttondown](, a minimalist and technically-inclined newsletter app. It’s been a labor of love (...and of nights & weekends) and I’ve grown Buttondown to over $5,000 MRR over past four years. Source: about 3 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Buttondown

Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters - by Craig Mod
Buttondown is a (somewhat) recently launched NAAS built by a very engaged developer, beautifully designed, that looks like it might be the new TinyLetter. Subscription integrations forthcoming (eating into Substack territory?). This is probably where I’d start if I were starting a public newsletter today.

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