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If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer—welcome home. Here, it’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic, whether it’s a standalone piece, a blog, or a publication with other writers. And with tools that let you express yourself creatively and connect with a growing audience of 170 million readers, you’ll have the chance to plant a seed, or even start a movement.

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic, whether it’s a standalone piece, a blog, or a publication with other writers. And with tools that let you express yourself creatively and connect with a growing audience of 170 million readers, you’ll have the chance to plant a seed, or even start a movement.

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With blogs, publications, and newsletters, you have different ways to style and share your stories.

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Responses, emails, and stats give you the chance to reach new readers and build deeper relationships.

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Our Partner Program gives you the chance to make money for your work. You can make anything you publish part of our membership content, and earn when members read your stories. You’ll be able to get paid for all of your writing, some of it, or keep everything free and accessible to all. The choice is yours.

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How do I start writing on Medium?

First, make a free account. Then, to create a story, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page, then “New Story.” To start a publication, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page, then click “Publications,” then “New publication.”

Who writes on Medium?

Anyone can write on Medium. Whether you’ve never written before or are ready to create a full publication, it’s easy to get started and we allow you to focus more on big ideas and less on driving clicks. With the option to earn for your work, you can also be directly rewarded for the value you provide readers.

How can I make money writing on Medium?

If you join the Medium Partner Program, you can earn money based on how much time Medium members spend reading your stories.

Do I need to be in the Partner Program to write on Medium?

No. Joining the Partner Program is free, optional, and you can choose to join or leave at any time. If you are in the Partner Program you can also choose which of the stories you publish are eligible for the Program. For more about the Partner Program, click here.

Who can read the work I publish on Medium?

Anyone on the internet can read your stories. Even if your story is being distributed in the Partner Program as a part of our metered paywall, anyone can still read a limited number of articles for free each month. If you want to share an un-metered version of your story, you can use a Friend Link.

How can I see how my stories perform?

Your stats dashboard lets you see how your story is performing and gives you valuable insights into your readers, including where they came from and what they’re interested in, so you can grow your audience.

How can I grow my audience with Medium?

Medium has a number of tools to connect you with over 170 million readers on the platform and beyond. Some ways you can build your audience are by starting a newsletter,  submitting to publications, getting your writing curated, and sharing your stories on social media. We also encourage you to check out our blog, 3 Minute Read, for more helpful tips and tricks-- like how to write a great headline and SEO tips to make your stories more discoverable.

Good ideas need spaces to take shape before they can take off. So we built Medium to make it easier for more people to read, write and explore ideas together. That’s why we’re an open platform 20,000 people use to share their expertise and experiences every day. It’s also why we’re a publisher, creating the stories 150-million Medium readers are asking for. And why we work with well-known authors, magazines and newspapers to help more people find great thinking that expands their perspective.

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