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I Earned a $500 Bonus From Medium and I Have No Idea Why

Why did Medium make it rain on me and 999 others?

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When I saw Medium’s email congratulating me on my $500 bonus, I thought it was a scam. I haven’t even earned $500 in the seven months I’ve been on this platform.

But, as I witnessed commotion spread throughout social media, I realized that it was true — and I…




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Nia Simone McLeod

Nia Simone McLeod

Freelance writer covering pop culture, creativity, race + other fun stuff | she/her | Subscribe to my newsletter: https://ohwrite.substack.com/welcome

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