Whoa, I Made 250$ On The Medium Partner Program!
A recap is due.
February 2019 is when I started writing on Medium. It was a pretty big deal for me to get my second article curated. Since it was a niche article about GIS software, it didn’t get much traction, but I was still happy to be acknowledged.
The Other article on Feb 2019 was about Social Media and was published at the beginning of the month. Interestingly enough, it can’t be curated because it was published before the curators started working with the new submission system. I keep it as a memorial :)
I posted around 75 articles since joining the Medium Partner Program. Approximately 23 were curated in various topics around the site, and I have been honored to receive those emails about curation. I also struggled with the articles that didn’t get curated.
Every opportunity to write increases my experience, and one day, I may find my writing featured on the main page. I’ll get there!
I’m a perfectionist sometimes and whenever something was not curated when I thought it would be — I immediately chastised myself. For example, I don’t expect this article to get curated. It’s an article about Medium, and they don’t curate articles like this for a good reason. But when I publish an article about a personal experience, I do aim for curation.
During my time here, I made around 250$ on the MPP up until the last payment. That’s less than what I thought I would make by my fifth month on Medium, but I also work a full-time job. I write when I’m physically able, not when my eyes get closed, and I’m falling asleep at the keyboard.
So, I decided to aim higher this month and mark the 150$ goal. Failing that, at least I’ll make more than 100$ in one month. A feat I haven’t done yet.
I’m aiming for one post a day, now. For example — it’s almost 1 AM here while writing these words. But I didn’t write today — and so I won’t go to sleep until I have written something which is not utter gibberish.
I know not all of what I write will be curation worthy or publication worthy. But It’s like training. You have to write write write and put eyeballs on your words to learn and advance. Hopefully, I’ll break the 2 million English words since 2017 pretty soon!
And how are your efforts going? I’d like to hear about them below!
Oren Cohen is a Software Development Engineer, Gamer, Geek, and Writer. He is writing in all sorts of topics on Medium, though his passion lies with Fantasy and Video Games.