Boosting Is Not the Best Way to Earn More On Medium

Here’s what works every time

Burk
Writers’ Blokke

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It’s been a rough couple of months on Medium, I am not going to lie.

Many of us have experienced dwindling views & fewer $$$ from partner program payouts as a consequence. Even the referral members (at least for me) are on a steady downward trend.

The light at the end of the tunnel for many? Medium’s Boost, which is a few months old at this point.

I have had boosted stories since then, and let me tell you, they did decently well compared to others, as you can see below.

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Boosting helps, but it’s not the solution we’re looking for. Not entirely.

Here’s why!

Manual labor

Boosting is entirely driven by human editors from various publications. Kristina God gives a handy list here.

While some human intervention is good, it comes with its problems:

  1. Editors can only do so much in their time. And that’s disproportionate to the number of stories submitted. That means many boost-worthy stories won’t make it.

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Burk
Writers’ Blokke

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