The Exodus from Medium to Substack

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Recently, Ben Le Fort moved his successful Medium publication “Making of a Millionaire” completely over to Substack.

It’s not the first incident of such a move.

Over the past few months and even years, there has been a noticeable shift of creators moving from publishing on Medium to using Substack for their content.

Medium has been a popular online publishing platform since it launched in 2012, but Substack has emerged as a formidable competitor in recent years, even though the two platform concepts are different.

Let’s explore why!

Why Are People Leaving Medium for Substack?

There are a few key reasons why many creators are ditching Medium in favor of Substack.

The obvious ones:

1. Monetization and revenue share

One of the biggest draws of Substack is that it allows writers to monetize their content through paid subscriptions. Writers can earn revenue directly from their subscribers, and Substack takes a 10% cut.

Medium, on the other hand, monetizes content sharing from the pool of member payments. While this has some unique upsides, it also is…

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