My Highest Earning Story In April 2022
…and what it says about the kinds of stories that do well on Medium
My highest earning story in April 2022, for the second month in a row, was:
I’ve Been Writing On Medium For A Year… I’m Struggling To Make Any Money
…I don’t like complaining. But sometimes it feels like the world’s stacked against me.
…which earned me the whopping sum of $0.94.
I’m happy, obviously!
Any extra cash is a welcome boost to me, both financially and as proof that I’m not wasting my time by clacking away at my keyboard day in and day out.
I know $0.94 isn’t a lot to many writers here — but it’s money I earned and that’s always been important to me.
That I earned that money through my own efforts and my own words.
I just wish that it wasn’t a rant about how difficult it is to make money here that… well, makes me the most money here!
Because, to me, it does say a few things about the kind of writing that does well here on Medium:
- writing about Medium
- writing about money
…and none of those are bad.
No, really. None of those are bad.
If it’s what people want to read, then it’s what writers will end up writing.
…And I am proud of that post.
I’m proud of that post because it was literally me pouring my heart out and letting out my frustrations — letting people see that making money online/by writing is not at all easy, and that it can be a serious struggle.
It was honest, and heartfelt.
And I can’t expect more of myself than that.