If you’ve been in the internet marketing game for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with Medium. If not, let me explain: it’s an online publishing platform that launched in 2012 and has since become one of the most popular places to read and write articles online. It was initially intended as a professional blogging site where journalists could publish their work, but it soon began attracting other writers who wanted to share their thoughts with readers around the world. Today, you can find everything from political pieces to personal essays on Medium—and yes, some people are even making money off their writing!
It’s time, everyone. Time to try your hand at digital publishing
If you’re a writer, this is time. It’s time to try your hand at digital publishing and make some money from it.
As someone who used to write for magazines, I know that writing can be stressful—especially when you have a deadline looming over your head. But with digital publishing, the only stress comes from following your own deadlines (which are probably way more flexible than anything the magazine world could offer). You can write what you want, how long it takes and (most importantly) when it takes place. And if all else fails? There are plenty of other ways to make money online that don’t require any writing skill whatsoever!
You don’t even have to be a great writer.
There’s a new way to make money from your writing, and it doesn’t require that you be a great writer. In fact, if you aren’t already an accomplished wordsmith or an expert in your field, writing articles may be just what you need to start making money.
It’s as simple as getting started with free tools like Grammarly, which can help you avoid misspellings and grammar mistakes while editing your work; using writing prompts to get into the habit of writing more often; or using apps like Hemingway App to improve your prose (more on those later).
You already have the content
Before you start thinking about how to write online and make money from your articles, let’s look at some of the content you already have.
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of content sitting around on your hard drive or in an old email folder somewhere that has never been used. Maybe it was written for a website that never launched, or maybe it was posted on one social media platform only to be deleted when another site took over.
The great news is that all this stuff is still very valuable! It just needs someone like me to come along and tell them how to use it for their benefit…and for mine as well!
You can write what you want.
The beauty of this system is that you can write on just about any topic. If you want to write about your favorite TV show, go ahead! You can even write about something that you’re passionate about, like a hobby or sport that you play regularly. Or if there’s something in the news that interests you and motivates you to learn more or share with others, then create a hub based on it.
This is truly the best way to make money online right now, as I’ve learned firsthand.
To get started, you need a website and a blog. You can use free hosting sites like Blogger or WordPress to build your site for free. Then all you have to do is start writing about something people are interested in reading about. I’ve been paid as much as $1,700 per article before! It’s really easy once you get going, like any other business: just keep writing articles and improving your skills until you know what people want to read and write them down!
If there are any questions or comments feel free to leave them below!
So what is Medium?
Medium is a place where you can publish your own content. You can write and share your ideas with the world, or gather feedback from other writers by leaving comments on their work.
This may not seem revolutionary — after all, there are plenty of places on the internet where one can do these things — but it’s different at Medium because of what we call “the clap”: when someone likes your post, they give it an upvote; when someone disagrees with something you wrote, they tap down-arrow to show that disapproval. These votes are then tallied into a score called an “author rank” which determines how many people see each article as they scroll through their feed in the app (or visit medium.com directly). This makes Medium feel like a social platform where readers and writers both get something out of engaging with each other’s work.
Do I have to post all of my articles exclusively on Medium?
Nope. You can post your articles anywhere you want, not just on Medium. You can also post them on other platforms and then post them on Medium. Or you can post them on Medium and other platforms before posting them elsewhere (or vice versa).
The best part? You don’t have to worry about getting penalized for “self-promotion” or a lack of engagement because the content is all original!
How do I set up a Medium account?
- Sign up for a Medium account.
- Create an author profile. You can do this by going to your profile page, clicking “Edit” and then clicking the “Add Profile Photo” button. Add your photo and bio information here, as well as links to any social media accounts you’d like featured on your profile page (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). If you have a website or portfolio of work that would be helpful for readers to know about, link them there too!
- Share it with others so they can read your articles too!
How Do I Start Making Money on Medium?
Now you know the basics of how to make money on Medium, but how do you actually do it?
First, you’ll need to write a post. The best way to do this is by finding a topic that people are interested in reading about and writing about it (we’ve got a guide for that).
Once your post is complete, head over to Medium and click on “Publish” in the top-right corner. This will send your article through their review process where it can be approved or rejected based on their guidelines (more details below). Once approved, your article will go live and start earning money! If later down the line something happens with your content (like someone claims copyright infringement or plagiarism), then just delete it from Medium for any earnings that may have been associated with it.
Next up: ads! It’s also possible for publishers who already have an audience built around another platform like YouTube or Instagram rather than just Facebook Pages with dedicated followership—which means there’s less competition since most users won’t even think twice before subscribing since they’re already fans of whatever channel they watch regularly anyway.”
You are ready!
Congratulations! You have reached the end of this article, and you are now ready to start earning money as a writer on Medium.com.
You can write about anything you want (and we mean anything). You don’t need to be a great writer, because there are no rules or standards here except those you set for yourself. It’s up to you whether or not your writing is good enough for publication.
You can write about your life experiences, your passions and interests—or whatever else comes into your head while sitting at the computer waiting for inspiration to strike so that maybe someday it might make someone laugh out loud or feel something deeply meaningful inside them (depending on how hard they are feeling things these days).
And if none of those ideas sounds particularly appealing? Well then: How about some cute animal videos instead?
If you’re ready to start making money from your writing, Medium is the place for you. It’s a great platform for sharing ideas and stories with an audience that is ready to listen. What are some topics that would make an interesting article? Let us know in the comments below!