I Became A Top Writer In Less Than 10 Days And Made $0
I am now a Top Writer on Medium.
At the beginning of March 2022, I decided that it was time to level up my writing.
I’d been writing on Medium for a long time, gaining over 600 followers in just two months. (As a beginner, that was huge for me.)
Some of my stories had gotten 5k views in a small amount of time.
Even though I had been doing well on the platform, I wasn’t making any money.
That’s because I am ineligible to join the Medium Partner Program. I’m from Nepal — one of the many countries Medium doesn’t support in the program.
So the question, for me, was whether to continue writing on Medium or leave the platform.
What is a writer’s job?
See, as a writer, making money should not be the only goal. I am a writer because I love to write. I don’t do it for money or fame or some other reason.
I always say that I would keep writing even if I weren’t paid for it.
So I decided to continue writing on Medium.
But to level up my writing, I decided to achieve a ‘Top Writer’ status on Medium by the end of the month.
Why become a top writer?
But I never tried to achieve it.
Since I cannot make money on Medium, I wanted to do something else to prove my potential.
So, the first thing that came to my mind was achieving the top writer status on a topic.
There are two reasons why I wanted to achieve the top writer status:
- To see if I could really do it.
- To prove Medium that writers from countries besides those eligible for the Partner Program can also write good stories.