What Did I Do to Earn the $500 Bonus for the Second Time?

Is it really just about the most reads, claps, and follows?

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When I got an email from Medium on the sixth of May telling me that I was getting a $500 bonus, I was delighted. I just didn’t know precisely what qualified me for this bonus.

The first bonus




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René Junge

René Junge

Thriller-author from Hamburg, Germany. Sold over 200.000 E-Books. get informed about new articles: http://bit.ly/ReneJunge

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