How to Get Started Writing on Medium, Again — Medium FAQs
For those who have been here awhile, but might need to start again.
When Medium announced they were changing how the Partner Program functioned and now requiring people to have at least 100 followers in order to qualify, some people were a bit upset. No one likes change and I understand that. I’ve had this account with Medium since 2017 and while it’s been part of the Partner Program since its inception, it hasn’t always made a ton of money.
In fact, I stopped paying for a membership and pretty much stopped writing on this account for well over a year at one point because I didn’t see the point. I’d created a second account under a pseudonym as a trial, to see if writing about a completely different set of topics would make more money and work better for me. And for a while it absolutely did. Unfortunately, it seems not long after I got that idea, so did a lot of other people.
We all know “sex sells” and it’s no different here on Medium, however, when the pandemic hit and the market became saturated, it isn’t so much that it stopped selling as it just sold for a bit less, and less, and…well you get the picture. My second account still does okay, but she isn’t able to pay the bills quite as easily as she used to. So I decided, even through all the algorithm changes, and the doom and gloom-sayers of Medium, I would come back to this account and see if I could resurrect it and do something here to boost my income and see what happened.
What do you do when you already have 100 plus followers?
Well, you qualify for the Medium Partner Program, so congratulations! That’s the difficult part already out of the way, right? As long as you were already in the program, you don’t need to do anything special other than make sure you have published at least one story.
If you needed to get to 100 followers before applying for the Partner Program and you’ve already published a few articles, please be sure to go back once you have been approved, and meter all of your articles. What does that mean? Well, before you were approved, you would not have been allowed to put your articles behind the paywall. Once you are approved, you can go…