Non-Traditional Ways to Approach Making Money on Medium

There is more than one way to monetize the platform

4 min readNov 1, 2021
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Medium has changed drastically in the 2.5 years that I have been writing on the platform. It seems like as soon as I discover a way to monetize the platform, the rules change, and we are left scrambling to adapt to new metrics. Writers get frustrated and leave, but there are always a thousand more waiting to take their place.

Though I rarely make more than $100 a month writing for the platform, and often far less than that, I find it worth my efforts despite the rollercoaster of change. The secret, for me, to making money on Medium is not counting on Medium to pay me for my writing. Instead, this is what I get from Medium:

  • Experience
  • The freedom to write about things I care about
  • An excellent portfolio for other clients
  • Exposure to talented writers and great publications
  • A terrific way to get my writing at the top of the SERPs

Making Money on Medium

When I first started writing for Medium, I thought it would be fantastic to make money on the platform, and I worked hard to attempt to build a following and get my work in front of as many eyes as…




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