Apr 12, 2021 • 12M

Challenge - Publish on Medium - Issue #266

Passive income is just icing on the cake

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This week continues the theme of writing and publishing. Last week, I challenged you to write a blog post on your personal website. This week, I want you to try Medium.

I’ve been writing on Medium for almost four years. Some quick stats:

  • I’ve published 178 stories.

  • I’ve responded and commented 606 times.

  • I’m a writer on 11 publications (2 of my own).

  • I have 210 draft articles sitting in my Ulysses app.

Medium hasn’t made me independently wealthy, but I do make passive income from it each month. Of course, some months are better than others. You essentially get paid based on how much time people spend reading your stories.

A top writer on Medium made over $30K in one month, though most active writers make far less than that. Think $10-100/month. My active writing friends with publications make enough to cover their mortgage payments, which isn’t bad.

However, making a ton of money on Medium isn’t the point of this challenge. A little spending mone…

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