How Can a New Writer Make Money on Medium?

And what type of stories earn the most money?

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New writers on Medium often don’t know what the best approach is for building a following and earning a side income on the site.

So, if you are a new writer looking to establish yourself on Medium, here are a few suggestions that may be helpful:

  1. Choose a niche or topic that you are passionate about and knowledgeable about. This will make it easier for you to write about the subject, and it will also make your writing more authentic and engaging for your readers.
  2. Write high-quality, well-written articles. Take the time to research and fact-check your work, and be sure to proofread and edit your writing carefully.
  3. Use images, videos, and other media to enhance your stories and make them more visually appealing.
  4. Engage with your readers by responding to comments and promoting your work on social media and other platforms.
  5. Consider joining a writing community or joining a publication to get feedback on your work and connect with other writers.

Remember, it can take time to build an audience and establish yourself as a writer on Medium. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results, and keep working on improving your craft and building your platform.

Most writers give up within 6 months. Nearly all give up with a year. Very few keep writing for 5 years. Maybe only 1%. It’s that 1% that makes most of the money here.

Do you want to be a part of the 1%? If the answer is yes, then you need to put in the work.

Just like building wealth, it’s the 1% that tend to put in the work to build that wealth. The 99% just complain instead of doing the work.

What type of stories earn the most money?

It is difficult to determine exactly what type of stories earn the most money on Medium, as it can depend on a variety of factors such as the subject matter, the quality of the writing, the popularity of the topic, and the size of the author’s audience. That being said, some types of stories that may have the potential to earn more money on Medium include:

  • In-depth, well-researched articles on timely and popular topics
  • Personal essays or memoirs that resonate with readers
  • Stories that offer unique perspectives or insights on current events or trends
  • Practical guides or how-to articles on topics that are in demand
  • Stories that tell compelling, heartfelt, or inspiring stories

It’s important to note that earning money on Medium is not guaranteed, and it can take time and effort to build an audience and establish yourself as a writer on the platform.

If you’re a new writer here, I hope this helps.

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