Proactive Medium Fixes That Will Help Writers Earn What They’re Worth
A recent article on this topic received a great deal of attention and comment. Consider this a reply based on your feedback.
If you have yet to read my most-hit (in all senses of the word) Medium article since my return, here it is:
It’s Time to Cut Articles About Earning Money From This Platform, and Pay Writers What They’re…
Congratulations Tony Stubblebine, our new fearless leader. Can we now return this site to its former glory?
Got it? Digested okay? Good.
First, I would like thank everyone here who took the time to read this piece, and also to comment on it. It received reaction pro and con (as expected), and I read each and every bit of feedback.
Some of you I still have to get back to, and I will.
Regarding my response, this is what I read most frequently on the side that disagreed with me on certain points: I still want to learn how to make money on Medium.
- ‘Perhaps you see Medium as being overtaken by salespeople and unproven claims because that’s what you write about and what the algorithm feeds you.’
I think there may be truth there, as the vast majority of my articles on this platform, taken as a collective from beginning to end, has focused primarily on pop-culture and… writing.
The writing aspect is the likely bugaboo here. I write about writing, articles about the craft and business thereof appear on my feed, and over 50% of them are primarily solicitations to purchase the usual b.s.: courses, Zoom calls, even T-shirts and pens from self-described “experts” who — you know the rest. My usual rant.
- ‘Maybe we can have a certain section about earning money on Medium.’
Personally, I can live with that, but my issue is it — again — becomes all-too-frequently intermixed with the usual sales scams.
That said, I believe this idea is adaptable. I’ll get to it.
- ‘Medium is fine the way it is. Leave it…