MONEY

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

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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!