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Medium Income and Statistics: May 2023

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Medium earning and stats report - May 2023
Hello all, today I bring a new installment of Medium income and statistics report.

Here’s how I fared on Medium during the month of May 2023.

In short: I did better than the last couple of months. Not by a whole lot, but still, better.

You can watch the video or scroll past it to read the report.

May 2023 income & stats

Things went better than the last couple of months for sure, both in terms of earnings and follower growth.

Here’s a quick look at how things went:

  • Stories published: 12
  • Follower change: +100
  • Net followers: 2,503
  • Referred member change: 0
  • Net referred members: 10
  • Earnings from stories: $42.15
  • Earnings from referred members: $24.19
  • Total earnings: $66.34

Here’s my income chart for the last six months for comparison:

Month Earning
May 2023 66.34
April 2023 $42.43
March 2023 $48.47
February 2023 $69.06
January 2023 $108.09
December 2022 $105.24

Assumptions, expectations, and other thoughts

Sadly, I believe I only made more money in May because I wrote a couple of pretty toxic Medium-related articles. Basically, I was reacting to other writers who had expressed opinions I didn’t agree with.

Basically, a couple of toxic, meta Medium articles helped me make more money this month.


This is one of the stories that took off:

I refuse to these types of toxic stories in the future for a few more bucks that I have no need for, so do not expect my earning streak to continue this month.

In fact, I expect things to be worse this month because I’ll most likely focus on growing my brand-new Medium blog.

Aside from that, I don’t have much more to add.

I’ll see you with a new report next month.

That’s all for now.

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