What's your Medium progress in January? 😎

Here's mine.

Hi there,

The first month of this year is over.

Have you published anything on Medium in January? 🤔

How did it go?

Since I launched this newsletter to share my Medium journey with you and help you improve your Medium writing, I’ll openly share my struggles and achievements.

So, in January, I:

  • Posted 7 stories on Medium

  • Got 2 stories boosted

  • Gained 20k views and 10.2k reads

  • The best day on Medium resulted in 1.5k views and 795 reads

  • Gained 597 new followers

My overall performance in January 👇

My boosted stories

A boost is an additional layer of content distribution on Medium.

All boosted stories are manually reviewed by Medium curators and get at least 500 additional views.

If your story is boosted, there is a high chance you’ll make at least three figures from the story.

This month, I’ve got 2 curated stories published at the Better Marketing publication.

Both of them did exceptionally well in terms of views and earnings.

I feel that the boost is essential to make money on Medium nowadays. Otherwise, it’s much harder to reach your target audience.

Here’s how my boosted stories performed:

Boosted story 1

Boosted story 2

To improve your Medium performance, you must align your content with Medium requirements and try to reach a wider audience through publications.

I know a few Medium pubs that are likely to nominate your stories for boosts:

  • Better Marketing

  • Better Programming

  • Better Humans

I’ve worked with the first two publications for three years and can confidently say their curators help Medium writers reach a wider audience.

However, their content quality bar is high.

Try anyway and see how it goes!

The least explored path always brings unexpected results.

Medium isn’t only about the Partner Program

I’ve been writing on Medium for three years.

It’s an excellent platform to build a personal brand in any niche and an online business.

Besides the Medium Partner Program,

  • I got 3 SEO leads from Medium last month

  • I got 10 ebook sales last month

Medium is a great place to learn from other creators and share your stories.

If you want to start on Medium but don’t know how to do it, check my Medium guide:

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Talk soon. 😎

Victoria Kurichenko

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