9 Raw Writing Tips After 240 Articles and 2.5M Views on Medium
After two years of writing, this is what I learned about getting more views, followers, and money on Medium.
I wrote my first article on Medium in late 2018, but I only started taking writing seriously a year later. Since then, I’ve written more than 240 articles, generated over 2.5 million views, and earned $50,000+ through the Medium Partner Program.
All in all, this platform has changed my life — and I’m only planning to write more in the next few months.
Medium is one of the few places on the internet where ordinary people with a passion for writing can make money without creating a website, driving their own traffic, or doing any other headache task that comes with making money online.
However, I know many writers are still struggling to get views, followers, and income from Medium. That’s why, for the first time in two years, I’ve decided to share some of the most valuable writing tips I’ve learned along the way.
Write A Lot
The secret to writing success is simple, but most people don’t have the patience and persistence for it:
Write + Write + Write Some More = Potential Success
First of all, the more you write, the better you get.
Second of all, the more articles you publish, the higher the odds that one of them will generate a lot of views or even go viral.
If you only publish one article a month, you only have one shot at getting views. But if you publish ten or twenty articles a month, you increase your odds of success by ten- or twenty-fold.
Look at Tim Denning, Ayodeji Awosika, Megan Holstein, and Zulie Rane for example. They’re all crushing it on Medium. What do these top writers all have in common? They are incredibly prolific and consistent with their output. They write a lot.
80% Is Good Enough To Publish
Perfectionism is one of the biggest struggles for a lot of writers. Perfectionism isn’t all bad — it does lead to higher quality writing.