Easy, Hard, and Medium — Why You Should Write On Medium
(And not on hard…)
This article is going to go over the pros and cons to making Medium your side hustle.
Writing on Medium is easy, making money on it is another story.
To tell you more about my journey, let me show you the top 20% of my journey:
The metrics for the individual story: 23K views earned me $210.13.
That gives me around $9 per 1,000 views. This article is neither optimized with affiliate links, promotions, or written for any publication.
Now here is the 80%:
Let it be known I am not the greatest writer, and I am lazy.
If you read my stories, they are not short on incorrect grammar or run-on sentences.
Why Write at All?
Here are some top reasons on why to write in general:
- Writing hones your powers of observation.
- Writing hones your powers of concentration and attention.
- Writing connects you with others through blogging, writing groups, live readings, and self-publishing outlets.
- Writing entertains you and others, and having fun is an important part of good health.
- Writing strengthens your imagination, and imagination is key to feeling hope and joy.
- Life is too short not to do what you enjoy.
If you are not into writing, then I really advise on publishing on Medium.
You will hate it, you may even give up a few times. Tackle what you dislike, and be uncomfortable. You will grow!
Whatever the reason, you should write. Simple. Ok? So the article is done right?
How much money can you make by writing on Medium? Honestly, I understand why people ask.
The best and most successful writers are those who don’t write for money but rather for the love of the craft. Yet, not everyone wants to make this their craft.
If you write about what you know, then you will solidify your knowledge base. If you write about something you do not know, I bet that after researching 20–30 articles you will definitely learn.
It is totally natural to want to know how much you’ll be compensated for spending hours working, but remember: we all started learning for little to no pay.
Every time I publish a story you can find me checking the stats. I hope to get a few hundred views especially from Medium users. I don’t think anyone should feel guilty about that.
After researching, most writers — 94.6% in fact— make less than $100 per month. Let it be known there's millions of writers but that could be 50,000 people per million that are enjoying a good meal from writing.
It is possible to earn thousands, even 6 figures just from writing. I’ve seen people do it. I do it myself ($Thousands$). But there’s no guarantee.
My approach is the shotgun blast of articles, they all produce $0.02 — $210.13 and like YouTube, they keep earning.
How Do You Make Lots Of $
Check out what others are doing, use good ol’ Google and search “How to make money blogging.”
Read 20–30 articles. I could give you the info in one article but lets support all those other bloggers.
But here are some other hints: “Income reports,” “Zulie Rane,” and “Tom Kuegler”.
I recommend also learning about the 80/20 rule. 80% of your work will produce 20% of you results or some say vice versa. Really, I just use it on building off knowledge — to learn 80% of the subject and to write your 20%. All things were built off others.
Please, please, please, do not rip some other Medium article and repost it. Take what you learned, and add your 20% to make it better than how you found it. After you really get into it then write the 100% from scratch if you like.
Take a risk, try something new, and work hard.