Medium is one of my favorite sites to get paid for your written content. It’s one of the few platforms that rewards writers of all audience sizes. If you can create high value content and continuously refine your writing process, you can eventually make it on Medium.
Some writers make a full-time income on Medium’s platform. The best way to get started is to incorporate small milestones throughout your journey. Start with aiming for $10, then $100, and then $1,000 per month. You can continue to build from there.
However, if you want to hit the small milestones, it’s worth knowing how to hit the big ones. In this article, I’ll share 5 strategies you can apply to get closer to making $1,000 each month on Medium.
Write A New Article Every Day
Medium rewards consistency. If you continue writing and publishing new content each day, you’ll build a following and get in front of more people. Each article you publish is another opportunity to get seen by a few more people.
The most successful Medium writers have published hundreds of articles. Some of those articles earn hundreds of dollars each month while other articles earn less than $10 each month. All of these articles add up and make it easier for you to hit your income goals.
Look At The Top Medium Articles For Inspiration
Each article you write gives you a better understanding of how Medium’s platform works. The best ay to understand which articles thrive on the platform is to become an active reader.
Browse through Medium articles within your industry and pay attention to patterns. What do these articles talk about and how are they structured? Asking yourself these questions as you browse through Medium articles will give you new insights into dominating this platform.
It’s one thing to hear about a bunch of strategies you can apply. It’s something completely different (and far more useful) to see those strategies in action.
Get Your Articles In Publications
I write each article with the goal of getting it into a publication. When your article gets published in a publication, it reaches far more people than you could reach on your own. All of my viral Medium articles (10K+ views) were published in publications.
I have a few publications I always submit new pieces to, and I constantly read content within those publications to get the gist of what articles they’re accepting. If you want to get into any publication, whether it be Medium or anywhere else, look at the articles that were already accepted.
Use those articles as a guiding compass when you come up with your article ideas and turn them into final drafts.
Engage With Other Medium Articles
Commenting on other people’s Medium articles is a great way to support other writers and grow your tribe in the process. If you leave thoughtful comments and show up often, some of that writer’s followers will decide to follow you as well.
If you apply the previous two strategies to build your way to $1,000 on Medium each month, you’re already reading plenty of other people’s articles. If you read an article, don’t be a lurker. Comment on it so you can show appreciation to the writer and grow your audience too.
Direct People Off Medium
The real money is made by leading people from Medium to your email list. Every full-time Medium writer I’ve come across leads people to their email list.
When you turn your Medium followers into email subscribers, more options become available. You can promote your book, training course, or services. You can talk about a product and include your affiliate link.
In addition to promoting products, you can also promote your free content. You can promote your Medium articles to help them gain some early traction and lead people to your YouTube channel.
Medium is a great platform to earn income. If you continue showing up on the platform, refining your process, and thinking of Medium as a piece to your overall strategy instead of the entire foundation, you’re on the right path to earning $1,000 each month from Medium.
On the way to that milestone, celebrate the small wins. Celebrate the $10 payout, the $50 payout, the $100 payout, and every payout on the way to your first $1,000 month on the platform.