How Much Money Can You Make Writing for Medium?

Medium Partner Program Earnings FAQs

Casey Botticello
Aug 19, 2018 · 13 min read

Can You Make Money Writing on Medium?

How Much Money do Writers Make on Medium?

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Earnings Data Released by Medium

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The Latest Official Medium Earnings Figures

It’s also worth noting that Medium changed its earnings reporting methodology in July 2018 to report “percentage of active writers who earned over $100” instead of revealing the average earnings per author:

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Medium Historical Earnings | Source: Medium Blogging Guide

Anecdotal Medium Results

How are Medium Payments Calculated?

Note: Medium changed its payment methodology on October 28, 2019. The old payment system, based on claps, is noted below, for reference. The new payment system, based on member reading time, is listed below.

New Medium Payment System (Member Reading Time)

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What Stats/Data Points Will Be Used to Calculate Medium Earnings?

According to the Medium Announcement:

New Earnings Calculation — Factors That Affect Earnings:

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new medium payment methodology, new medium pay, medium pay authors, mpp earnings, medium partner program updated earnings

How long members spend reading your story

How much of their monthly reading time members spend on your story

Old Medium Payment System (Claps)

When Medium Members clap for an article, a portion of their $5 monthly subscription fee is paid directly to the author.

Old Earnings Calculation — Factors That Affect Earnings:

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Other Questions and Answers About Medium Author Payments and Writer Success

How Do Writers Actually Get Paid Through Medium?

Do I Need to be a Paid Subscriber to Write for Medium?

Can My Friends, Family and Followers Read my Paywall Restricted Content?

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Medium’s Friend Link | Source: Medium Friend Link

Do I Need to Be a Previously Published Author or Professional Writer to Succeed on Medium?

Do I Need to Promote my Articles Outside of Medium?

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How Can I Increase My Medium Earnings?

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