How to Use Medium: A Complete Beginners Guide to the Writing Platform

The ultimate guide to writing, publishing, and promoting on

J.J. Pryor
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28 min readApr 28, 2020


A man listening to a story of how to use medium
Image created by author, original photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels is one of the only places on the internet right now where writers and bloggers can come to post their content — and get paid straight away!

It has a simplistic design, it’s easy to set up an account, and has a crazy high domain authority on Google (96 as of the time of this writing). also gets over 400 million views a month! If you’re looking to write and earn some cash, this is a great place to start.

If you’re looking to make a huge amount — that’s also possible — some people make over $20,000 a month on the platform!

Here is a short but sweet guide to navigating Medium and the most common tips and tricks you’ll need to ensure your own success.


Just in case you haven’t become a Medium member yet, I’d love you eternally if you signed up using my referral link! I’ll get a small commission at no cost to you and you’ll get eternal love — win-win!

What is the blogging platform?

Medium is a fantastic source of articles from a huge variety of writers, poets, and comic artists from around the World. It’s the Youtube of writing.

You can come here to read — as over 200 million people do a month — or to share your articles and stories with a huge audience.

It’s free to write on and join the Medium Partner Program to earn money from your work. If you’re just here to read, you’re able to view 3 articles per month for free or pay $4.99 for a monthly subscription (Or $50 per year).

Is reliable?

Yes! has an interesting history starting with the co-founder of Twitter — Evan Williams. It first launched back in 2012 to great fanfare as a way to combine humans and technology to improve the quality of what we read on the internet.

“There’s a huge buffet. If you eat whatever’s put in front of you, you’re not necessarily going to be making the best choices.”



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