3 Legit Ways to Make Money Writing on Medium

4 min readNov 21, 2021

Blogging on Medium is fun!

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I started making money on Medium when I changed my writing mindset favouring Medium and its readers instead of using it as a traffic source.

This blog post will show you three legit ways to make money on Medium — a free writing platform where you can share your stories and skills by writing.

But at the same time, you can make money on this fantastic platform.

I have inserted an image of its monthly visits to show you how big Medium.com is in the blogging fraternity, courtesy of SimilarWeb — a free website traffic data analyzer.

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The Medium platform is a legitimate, robust and well-established blogging platform for both new and experienced freelancers.

Let’s get these facts straight: You can read five articles per month for free, but if you want to have unlimited access, you have to pay a $5 membership fee each month — and this is how Medium generates revenue because there are no ads on this platform.

Writers who have joined the Medium partner program earn a $2.27 monthly commission per sign up. And also earns an income on each article — based on readers’ stats (the time spent reading your article(s).

First, Join the Medium Partner Program.

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You need to meet two requirements:

  1. “Have at least 100 followers on Medium.
  2. Have published at least one story on Medium in the past (Note: responses don’t count),” according to Medium.

Once you meet the above requirements, you are entitled to earn a 50% commission any time a new member signs up or subscribes to Medium through your…


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