I recently found an amazing side hustle.
This is so interesting that I thought to share it with my blog readers.
Now I will cut straight to the point and I don’t want to beat you around the bush!!
It’s writing on Medium and earning as other members read your stories. If you haven’t heard of the medium before, it’s a sort of YouTube for writers.
Where not only writers but common people like you and I can also write about our knowledge, our skills, and day-to-day life experiences.
It’s a very popular website that receives millions of visitors every month. According to Similarweb, the medium has over 155 Million visitors in December 2023.
Most importantly almost 27% of these visitors are from the United States, where its country rank is 262 as of writing this post.
How Much People Are Making From Medium?
Before going into the nitty gritty of how you can make money from medium partner programs, let’s see some real numbers from real people.
Below is an article from Bin Jian a medium writer who has made over $335 in the first week of 2024 from the medium partner program.
The amazing this is, that Bin started writing on Medium in December 2023. So, in almost 5 weeks was able to earn such a nice passive income.
Now he’s making almost $50/Day from this little side hustle.
Here is another one, Royalty Wizard a fellow YouTuber and writer on Medium has surpassed his last month’s earnings in just one week. He earned $61.20 during the first week of Jan 2024.
Now these results are not typical but they still prove the earning potential of the medium partner program.
My Results with Medium
I have recently started writing on Medium and I already got 29 followers and over 100 views on my story during the last 7 days.
I haven’t yet joined the medium partner program as it is still not rolled out in my country. More on that in a minute…
What is the Medium Partner Program?
Medium partner program allows readers to put their articles also known as stories behind the paywall.
Readers can read the first 30 seconds of the story for free but to read the full story they need to subscribe to a paid membership.
You can think of this as having premium content that people can only read if they subscribe to a paid plan.
The cool thing about medium membership is it only costs $5 per month and gives you unlimited access to all the content on the platform.
I also have a paid monthly membership and I can read a lot of useful content daily which further increases my knowledge of the platform.
Anyway, let’s talk about the most interesting thing…that’s making money!
How You Can Make Money on Medium.com
To make money with a medium partner program, you need to join their partner program which has the following requirements:
- Become a Medium member ($5/Mon or $50/Year)
- Have published a story within the last 6 months
- Be located, and file taxes, in an eligible country
- Be at least 18 years old
If you meet all requirements, you can apply to join the program by going to medium.com/partner-program and clicking Apply now.
List of Countries Supported in the Program
At the time of writing this blog post, enrollment in the Partner Program is only available in the following 42 countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates,
- United Kingdom
- United States
If you live in one of these countries, then you can become a medium member and apply to their partner program.
However, before applying make sure you have written at least one story published.
But what if you don’t live in one of the countries listed above? Well, you can still join Medium and make money without joining their partner program.
The good news is that Medium has plans to expand its partner program to more countries including India and Pakistan by early 2024.
Other Ways to Make Money on Meduiums.com
You can start writing stories on Medium and make money without joining their partner program by utilizing the following methods.
#1 Affiliate Marketing
Medium allows you to add affiliate links within your stories however you need to disclose that anywhere in your story.
You can add an affiliate disclaimer towards the beginning, in between the story, or towards the end.
I use affiliate links in my stories as I share the tools and resources for amazon kdp publishers. I only share products that I have tested and found useful for my readers.
If you are new to affiliate marketing, then you can read my medium story: How I Made Over $13K Passively with Affiliate Marketing
#2 Build an Email List
You can write stories on the medium that add value to your readers. While doing so, you can build an email list that you can monetize down the road.
You can create a free newsletter using Substack or Gumraod and share the link within your medium stories. If you don’t know how to do that you can search Youtube.
#3 Promote Your Product or Service
You can also make money by promoting your product or service within your stories. I have seen people promoting their digital products which they sell on sites like Gumroad.
In addition to promoting your own products or services, you can also make money by promoting the products or services of others.
This can be done by writing sponsored posts, or by including affiliate links in your stories. When someone clicks on an affiliate link and makes a purchase, you will earn a commission.
Here are some tips for promoting products or services in your stories:
- Make sure the product or service is relevant to your audience.
- Be honest and transparent about your endorsement.
- Only promote products or services that you believe in.
- Use clear and concise language to describe the product or service.
- Include a call to action, such as “Click here to learn more” or “Buy now.”
By following these tips, you can increase your chances of making money by promoting products or services in your stories.
Medium.com is a very popular platform where writers can make money in many ways including medium partner programs, affiliate marketing, and selling digital products.
You can include this in your New Year’s goals to make a decent passive income on medium.
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