I’ve been on and off Medium as a writer…but I’ve always been a reader.
For people considering Medium, this post will shed some light into my decision to return to this platform.
I am returning to Medium for a few reasons…
The first reason is that I love to write. If you are enjoy writing, Medium is a great place where you can make some money with your content.
Sure, most Medium writers don’t earn too much, but the ones who earn from Medium write on the site often. Considering I have $0.15 in career Medium earnings which is just enough to buy a share in a company about to go bankrupt, the only way I can go is up.
Some Medium writers make $100+ each month with a select few Medium writers earning $1,000s from the platform every month.
That’s a decent stream of income.
But the money is just a bonus and not the main reason I’ve been attracted to Medium. I can sell a $2.99 book on Amazon and make more with that sale than I’ve made on Medium so far…and I’ve published a bunch of those.
Some important context to my decision is that I’ve been locked into YouTube for all of 2020. I recently crossed the 5,000 YouTube subscriber milestone and am aiming for 10,000 YouTube subscribers by the end of the year.
If you want to grow your audience, you have to produce more content on discoverability platforms like Medium.
Platforms like Medium and YouTube reward content that does well. They push out the best content to their audiences whether it’s through the daily Medium newsletter catered to you or YouTube’s home page which is based on videos you’ve watched in the past.
On any of these platforms, you can go from an unknown creative to a massive influencer. All you need is one of your pieces of content to take off. The more content you create, the more opportunities you have to take off.
I’ve seen this for my YouTube channel, and it’s how I got to 5,000 YouTube subscribers. Not all of my videos took off, but by creating multiple videos each week, I give myself more chances.
Now I’m giving myself more chances on Medium…and I’d like to get my career earnings past the crisp dollar bill at some point.
I’m not sure what will happen to my traffic and earnings from giving Medium another go. But each new piece of content on a discovery platform like Medium gives you another chance at tapping into a massive audience, and I want to give myself as many chances as possible.