I Earned $142,000 Per Year Writing for Medium — Then I Quit

This is a true story, but it’s clickbait; don’t click it.

Lincoln W Daniel
Writers Guild

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Over the past few years, I’ve repeatedly seen writers complaining that they weren’t earning much from writing on Medium. They’ve said that Medium is limiting their distribution and earnings. For the longest time, I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. As Hov said in 4:44, my grass was greener ‘cause I was raking in more.

I was earning roughly $11,800 per month writing for Medium. Then I quit and learned how earning money on Medium actually works for most writers.

In this article, I want to take some time to share with you my story of how I went from a lowly marketing major struggling to get enough sleep in college to becoming a highly paid writer for Medium despite the shortcomings of their Partner Program. This is a long story, but stick around until the end because I will reveal my secret of how I made so much money writing for Medium when the vast majority of other writers were understandably struggling to come by the treasured $100 mark each month writing in Medium’s program.

Background

All my life, I’ve been a net enjoyer and promoter of the art of writing. In elementary school, with the support of Mrs. Smart, I would write…

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Lincoln W Daniel
Writers Guild

Chief Bull @ BullAcademy.org ® Elevating writers @ ManyStories.com. Author @JavaForHumans Ex: Editor in Chief MarkGrowth (acq.), Engineer @Medium @GoPuff