I’m sure you can already guess what happened
On 14 August I published an article on how I planned to be earning $8,000 a month by the end of 2023 from my 5 side hustles. I hoped this would be a popular post, but it doesn’t always work out like that.
Sometimes the article you think will do well will fail miserably. Then you get those articles that you don’t expect to get many views that end up being one of your top stories.
Anyway, the next day I woke up to see a big spike in my views. I immediately guessed what had happened. I assumed that I got thousands of external views. I hoped I was wrong, but I was right.
The next day, the views spike even higher. On 16 August I got a total of 5,278 views. My previous daily high was on 3 June when I had 4,095 views. I’ve reached over 4K twice. This is the first time I’ve had over 5K views in a day.
On 10 August, my stories got 366 views, the lowest number of views since way back in January.
Writing on Medium is like riding the wildest of rollercoasters
My daily views increased 14X in 6 days. It’s a really wild ride here on Medium. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — writing on Medium is like riding the wildest of rollercoasters.
Two days later, my daily views were 419, a drop of 92%.
From 10 to 18 August, my views went up 14X and down 92%. How’s that for a wild ride? Can you spot me in the photo above?
So, how much did I earn?
My story has received 8,645 views so far. That’s made up of 8,030 external views and 615 internal views.
Earnings are $13.02 over 6 days.
This article is number 3 in my list of most viewed.
I thought getting over 8K views might result in a few referrals. I got one, although I don’t know if it was because of this article or not. The next day, my referrals dropped by one, so I’m back to zero for the month.
My 5 most-viewed articles
If you’re interested in taking a look at my 5 most-viewed articles, here they are.
Here’s How Much I Earned From Writing 8 Kindle Books (10.8K views)
Average Net Worth By Age — How Do You Compare? (10.4K views)
Financial Lockdown Is Coming — Are You Prepared? (6.5K views)