Views are holding up very well
This is the first article that I’ve published on Medium since 14 November. That’s when I announced that I would no longer be publishing regularly on Medium. Instead, I will publish monthly earnings updates along with updates on my side hustles. There might be the other article or two as well.
Once I stopped writing, I expected my views and earnings to drop very quickly. That’s not what happened though. The views are down but not as much as I expected. The earnings have continued their downward trend.
I published 13 stories in November, which is 11 fewer than in October. It’s well below my average of 35 stories per month which I’ve achieved over the last year. Back in April, I published 58 stories.
These 13 stories were published in the first 14 days of the month, so I could easily have gotten to my average of 35 if I’d kept writing.
In October, my stories got 11,577 views. In November, that dropped to 8,617 views. The figures are different from the screenshot above because the screenshot shows 2 November to 1 December.
My views are down 26%. That’s not too bad when you consider that I haven’t published an article for over two weeks.
The spike you see in the chart above is for an article that suddenly got some external views. It’s a story from July about feeding stray cats. It got 1,259 views over a week. Only three of the views were internal. I earned $0.04 during that week. A week later, I earned $1.84 on a day with zero views. I assume someone that read the story must have later signed up to Medium.
Followers, Subscribers & Referred Members
I gained 156 followers in November. That’s the lowest amount I’ve gained in a month since I joined in October last year.
Email subscribers are down two to 141. This is the first time ever that subscriber numbers have dropped in a month.
I have 15 referred members, down one from October. That’s only the second time that I’ve lost a referrer over a month.
In November, I earned $155.98. That’s a drop of 34% from October’s $237.76. It’s the worst month ever for earnings. My best month was back in April when I earned almost $1,700.
On the plus side, I’ve now earned $7,182.89 since I joined Medium on 30 October 21.
As mentioned previously, I’ll be writing mostly on my blog from now onwards.
You can see it at SideHustleMonkey.com.
At the moment. I’m in the process of transferring over all my relevant Medium stories. The first full month, November, has been better than expected, so I have high hopes for this. I’ll provide an update on this later. I’m just waiting for Google t update the final figures for November.