My “Secret” to Medium Success

Anyone can do it, in theory

Alexandra Amidon
Feedium

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There are many paths that lead to Medium success and I believe I have found one of them. I consistently average $150-$250 per month, excluding the $500 Medium bonuses. Once I started tagging my articles as #artificialintelligence, I earned the Top Writer in Artificial Intelligence tag. I write 1 or 2 articles per month, sometimes less frequently, depending on how much time I have.

My total views for the last 30 days. The Reads chart is very similar, but at a different scale.

Instead saving the best for last, I’ll be upfront with the “secret” you’re eager to learn:

I write about niche technical topics that naturally rank well on search engines because no one has written it (well) before

My primary audience are members of the data science community. I write the sort of articles that someone might search for, such as “how to classify a time series” or “how algorithm XYZ works”. I also write about notable machine learning packages and how to use them. Of course, I follow the basic guidelines you’d find in any “how to write a blog” guide.

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Alexandra Amidon
Feedium

Data scientist working in the financial services industry