We're almost a decade into the indie journey and today we shipped Ghost 4.0.
Ghost started out as a non-profit, open source startup over 8 years ago and we still operate in the same way today. No outside funding or shareholders. We focus on building the best product possible for our users, and give away our product under a free, open source licence.
Today we announced that our native memberships and subscriptions features are officially out of beta, with an extremely long list of new stuff to help creators and publishers build subscription businesses.
In fact, creators building indie businesses with Ghost last year are already making more than $2Million per year in annual recurring revenue, so we've come full circle!
Ghost itself is now a team of 21 people with over $3.3M annual revenue, and while that's a lot bigger than it used to be (2020 was our fastest ever year for growth) we still operate based on the same philosophies of independence and the open web that we started out with.
Read more at https://ghost.org/changelog/4/
I'll be hanging out all day, and happy to answer any questions about the journey so far -- if anyone has them :)