I am Not Making Money on Medium, Here’s What I’m Making
What I had in mind was different from what I met on Medium.
I heard about Medium from a friend many years back, but I never took it very seriously and that was because I didn’t think I would ever write or become a writer.
Writing wasn’t my thing back then and so I didn’t bother pushing myself to do it.
Fast forward to recent times, I started writing some valuable posts on my Facebook and I was gaining traction. I moved unto Instagram and it was the same.
That led me to take a course in Copywriting since I am good with word plays.
I got certified and wrote copies for businesses and companies.
Where am I going with this?
Read on! I am heading somewhere.
Not long after my certification in copywriting, I got an email from Medium newsletter about a new post. I was compelled to open it and I realized I still had an account.
I was just scrolling through the home page and I came across a post by Ashley Broadwater on publications that pay writers per article.
It got my attention and I wanted to do something with that post. So I saved it and sent pitches to all the publications she listed in her post.
I was not positive, because I knew I was a novice and hadn’t written for publications before. I never heard from any of the publications.
It was disappointing, but I muscled up and kept learning. I read so much about writing for publications and niches and all the types of writing that there are.
I usually am fast in learning once I make up my mind to do it. So, I learned so fast and it was changing for me.
I discovered Medium pay writers once they cross 100 followers and all that, so I pushed for it and in about two weeks, I got my first 100 followers. But the sad part of it is that my country isn’t eligible for the payment yet.
I didn’t let that weigh me down and so I kept writing articles and submitting them to publications on Medium and I kept reading.
I don’t make money directly from the Medium partnership program. What I am making (gaining) includes; knowledge, discoveries, inspirations, positivities, exposure, and so on.
Just last month I read a post from TOWOBOLA, Olamide on getting clients on LinkedIn and I immediately put them to practice. That was I got my very first client who paid me for writing just two articles and when I posted my testimony on LinkedIn, that post did over 12000 views, 200+ reactions, and 200+ comments and it led to more connections and opportunities.
I could have gotten discouraged because my country isn’t eligible and left the platform, but I kept writing. My articles here have served as my portfolio for many applications I have sent out.
Many times, if we look around our challenges, there is always a breakthrough in a different form.
Today, I write on Medium and for some startups and individual clients.
I am still pushing my best and still learning along the way.
I am enjoying my journey. I hope you make something great out of your journey on Medium too.
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