My Medium Earnings Jumped to $100 in a Day

It’s hard to believe

Photo by Richard Brutyo on Unsplash

At the beginning of the year, I had a goal of earning $3,000 a month from Medium. On 11 April, I thought I was definitely going to hit that target. Why? Because that was the first time ever that I earned over $100 a day here. If I earned that every day I’d make $3,000 a month.

If only it was so easy. Making $100 in a day is difficult. Making that every day is near impossible for probably over 99% of writers.

But here’s the thing. Now that I’ve earned that around in a day, I know it’s at least possible. In fact, I’ve earned over $100 a day on 2 occasions.

11 April 2022 — My first $100 day — Screenshot by the author

As you can see above, one story earned me $38.02 on that day. The story got 1.2K views.

What I’ve noticed is that if you get a story that goes viral, it drags other stories up with it. You could be earned $30 a day. Then a viral story earns $40, but all the others earn $60. Viral stories have a great effect on your other stories.

The viral story was this one:

This One Thing Got Rid Of 85% Of The Stress In My Life

The second time I had a $100 day was earlier this month. I had a great start to June, but the ending is awful.

3 June 2022 — My second $100 day — Screenshot by the author

This story got twice as many views as the previous one, at 2.4K. That means twice the earnings, right? Wrong. It made $40.15.

100% more views meant 5% higher earnings.

But it was enough to drag other stories up with it. I ended up with over $100.

This story was:

9 Things That Will Disappear From Our Lives Within 20 Years

The two days mentioned above are the only two days that my views hit 4,000. So I guess 4,000 views for me means $100. To make $3,000 a month I’d need 120,000 views. That seems like a tall order. But I love a challenge.

In contrast, the last week or so I’ve hovered around the $20–$25 a day mark.

So, there you have it. I’m hoping I can write more stories than can get 1,000+ views.

I hope these earnings can inspire you to keep writing and keep dreaming.

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