I would say that we should fight for a change because at the end of the day we are the gears that make Medium work and at the same time the gears that make the Medium organization revenue. If you want to unite with me to make a change then let’s make this story go viral so that our frien…
Andrei Tapalaga ✒️
A problematic statement. I understand your desire to earn more — we all do. But fighting the way Medium distributes our revenue is like spitting in the water basin you drank from.
Medium already commissions content every day. They do not rely solely on you to make their profit — they rely on readers. People on Medium — paying members — are readers. The pay because the visit frequently and read great content. That is what makes Medium their profit. They share this success with you when you write under the paywall.
The only way for you to earn more is if you work harder, build your audience, email list, and engagement, or if Medium will decide to increase the monthly payment. None of us want the latter.
Instead of rebelling against how the system works and trying to change it — let’s first understand why doesn’t the system works for us.