Perhaps, Medium will achieve significant scale where you (as writer) can earn 25 cents for every 1,000 legitimate views. For $5,000/month of writer revenue, how many views would you need?
If Mars, Venus, and Jupiter join the Terran alliance, the math becomes realistic.
Of course, to achieve that scale, Medium has to point the firehouse in your direction. Perhaps, for promoted articles, Medium charges you 25 cents for every 1,000 views?
In a past life, I was a commercial music composer. Frequently, I’d receive 25 cent checks cuz some random Alabama Snake Farm documentary was licensing my music— in Belgrade, Serbia. Take that where you will.