Here’s What’s Earning Me Money on Medium

A breakdown that may surprise you — NOT!

Christina M. Ward
2 min readAug 3, 2023


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Let’s play a game.

The game is called ➡️ What’s really earning any money on Medium?

I took a look at anything getting more than a hundred views…in the past couple of months. And this was setting the bar low. I have nearly 6K followers! And what’s getting over 100 views?

The list is shockingly short.

Let’s take a look at the topics that are getting the eyeballs:

and lastly, two articles in the “Better” pubs:

My takes:

Certain topics are doing (significantly but still pitifully) better for me:

  1. Telling other people how to make more money or advance their career.
  2. Dating topics.
  3. And, whatever’s Boosted.

So, why do I continue to write a variety of things? Because I happen to think people need more in their life that just the hustle for more money.

And this is coming from a woman who just lost nearly everything, again.

I also write to keep my own head above water — it keeps me SANE. It keeps me grounded. And it keeps me connected to the inner workings of my heart and mind. It’s a wonderful creative outlet.

Have I cracked some sort of code for how to make money on Medium — just see what “sells” for you? Nope. It’s probably not even close to that simple.

But it is food for thought, to me, to be a little more in tuned with what people are clicking on.

Thanks for reading. If you are a fellow Medium writer — your thoughts and observations on what is earning you the most views and, hopefully, more in the MPP program?




Christina M. Ward

Author of "Organic." Freelance word wizard. See her work in LA Weekly | OK! Mag | Village Voice | Men's Journal | VEGAMOUR | Today's Health Sciences and more!