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What It Takes To Thrive On Medium

The thoughts of someone who hasn’t made it but has read some who have.

At the time of writing this, I have earned exactly $900.98 (USD) thus far through MPP. This is a substantial amount for me, but not as vast as others who make what I’ve made so far in only a month’s time.

Be In A Mindset Of Money (But Not Too Much)

Thriving on Medium these days means being part of the MPP. Of course, there are still benefits on writing for free on Medium, but since the introduction of this feature, I see it as a smart move to get into the program if at all possible.

“In a very real sense, I write for money and I don’t want to be ashamed of that.”

And we shouldn’t be ashamed. Artists deserve to be paid for the work that they do. And when we don’t earn what we expect to, especially in cases where our earnings are based on our performance, we look back to the performance itself.

Be Personable And Write A Lot

For the past few weeks now I’ve been training myself to write a set number of articles every week. Last month was 4 per week, now it’s 5. And while many feel like you’re bound to be running out of topics eventually, that’s not really the case.

Don’t Focus On Followers, Pay Attention To Fans

Each article I linked above talked about consistently publishing content. Whether it’s 1.3 articles per day, 4 or 5 per week, or 3+ articles a day. Consistency is a common theme.

Think A Little Like Your Audience

Whenever I write about Medium, one thing that I talk about is how Medium is now bringing in readers. Medium used to be a place where other writers read other writers work and that’s still true. I can imagine you’re a writer/business owner and here you are reading an article on audience growth.

Entrepreneur, positive-minded. I used to say a lot, now I do a lot. Documenting my growth. Support me on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2pIEPFR

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