How to Make More Money on Medium

Mary McGrath
Crow’s Feet
Published in
4 min readOct 5, 2022

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Especially if you’re older and need your cash flow to improve

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I have been writing on Medium since early 2019. I have over 2,000 followers now, which is not a huge amount, but certainly enough to make a difference in my monthly payout. I have learned many things over the past few years about what works and what doesn’t work for me. Perhaps a few of these tips might help you make more money on Medium as well.

Headlines
Having a catchy headline is imperative to people reading your story. Think of the stories you like to read. There’s something about a headline that grabs your interest. Perhaps it’s advice. Maybe it’s a personal anecdote. Sometimes it’s just a humorous take on living.

The headlines that seem to work best for me usually begin with the following phrases.

How You Can…Ways to … Easy Steps to…Why…The Real Secret to…

All of these headlines are attention grabbers and promise to have a payoff. I have found that my stories that answer questions like this tend to resonate better with readers and help me earn more money.

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Mary McGrath
Crow’s Feet

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.