The first time you add a Premium Content block to your website, you’ll be prompted to connect your WordPress.com account to Stripe. Stripe is the payment processor used to take payments for the Premium Content feature.
(Note: In addition to WordPress.com’s fees, Stripe collects 2.9% + US$0.30 for each payment made to your Stripe account. Not in the US? Check Stripe’s fees in your currency.)
Click the Connect button, and we’ll take you to Stripe to connect your WordPress.com account.
You can also connect to your Stripe account before adding your first Premium Content block by visiting My Site → Tools → Earn. Then, click Collect payments to get started.
If you already have a Stripe account, log in at the top of the screen. Otherwise, fill out the form to create your new Stripe account.
Any money you earn using WordPress.com Premium Content goes into your Stripe account. From there, you can move it to the personal bank account of your choice. WordPress.com never has any access to the money you earn.
Stripe currently offers services only in a specific list of countries. You’ll need to be a citizen or own a company in one of them to have a Stripe account and use the Premium Content block.
Once you fill out the Stripe form and connect it to your WordPress.com account, you’ll be taken back to your WordPress.com account, where you’ll see:
Now that you’ve connected to Stripe, it’s time to add your first subscription option!