Not any better than March, and honestly, a little worse.
So let’s talk about it.
Watch the video, or scroll past it to read my take on what happened in April.
April 2023 Earnings and Stats
My story earnings dropped even further. The total referred member count remains the same as last month. And my followers grew by 50 new ones.
Let’s look at some of the numbers:
- Stories published: 10
- Follower change: +50
- Net followers: 2,503
- Referred member change: 0
- Net referred members: 10
- Earnings from stories: $20.25
- Earnings from referred members: $22.18
- Total earnings: $42.43
Here’s my income chart for the last six months for comparison:
Assumptions, Expectations, and Some Other Thoughts
I mentioned this last month too, but after reading more accounts from many other writers, including some of the veterans of the platform, I’m certain that many others are observing fewer views to their stories.
I know it’s not good for some writers, but personally, I’m all for it.
It appears that Medium is finally moving in a better direction where good writing (as in quality and not necessarily quantity) is being rewarded.
While there are plenty of accounts of people getting fewer and fewer views to their stories, those who get Boosted see a significantly large amount of views and reads, and some of them even translate to a much, much higher income.
So, here’s what my goal is for the next couple of months: write and publish fewer but better stories aimed at trying to get a Boost.
Everything You Need to Know (and Then Forget) About Medium’s New “Boost”
How do I plan to get Boosted?
Well, I’m starting to learn more and more about this new Boost. For example, I know of three publications (for sure) that can recommend stories for Boost, and I happen to be a contributing writer for two of them (Ellemeno and FanFare).
So, my goal? Write for these publications and see if I can snag myself a Boost or two.
Also, if you wish to learn more about this Boost, then definitely read the story on Medium Boost that I linked above.
Anyhow, that’s all I have for now.
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