I don’t write for Medium, but I read it a lot.
Virginia Persons
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You pay $5/month, so a portion of that (let’s say it’s $2.50/month) goes to authors. Each time you clap your $2.50 gets split up on a per-clap basis, so if you clap 250 times, each clap is worth 1 cent.

The stats we’ve seen so far show per-clap averages ranging from 32 cents to $2.19, depending on the article.

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