Anyway, long story short, I want to keep a public journal of my Medium performance (and also everything else I’m learning about the platform.) That’s why I created this sub-blog on my main blog—to keep track of all things Medium.
This also includes a monthly recap of my performance.
Since this is the first such monthly report, I’ll do a December report and also a recap of the last seven months, so you have a better idea of how things have been so far.
December Medium Earnings & Stats
It’s funny, as you’ll see shortly, between June and September, my income grew steadily, from barely $30 to $196. But then, since October, my earnings have steadily declined. I have my theories, which I’ll share in a minute, but let’s look at December earnings first:
|Referred member earnings||$11.35|
Here’s a breakdown of other stats:
I published 16 new stories, and they were, admittedly, not that good. I also published them all on either my profile or my own publications, which are still in their infancy, so, not a whole lot of followers or views. The total number of published stories is 185.
I had 5 total referred members, one up from November.
I gained 121 new net followers and 8 new net subscribers.
All of my stories performed badly, but since I have 185 stories, all the little bits of earnings added up.
The highest-earned story was “A $1,000+ per Month Side Hustle That’s Actually Fun.” It’s actually an older story from August. In December, it made $12.03, but this story has earned me a total of $95.93 since publication.
Other December Updates
I made a publication a few months ago: The Content Generation. It’s a publication about content creation and content creators. I was the only one writing on it, but in December, I opened it up to other writers. And no, swarms of writers didn’t start applying to be a writer…
Turns out, managing a publication isn’t easy! Finally, I gave up waiting and reached out to a few writers myself. Three of them joined and submitted their stories, so that was cool. But I have more work to do. I still need to find more writers and do some outreach. Soon, hopefully.
My goal is to grow this publication this year and find some amazing writers who’ll submit regularly.
If you’re a content creator and wish to write for my pub, you’ll find the submission guidelines here.
That’s all I have for December. So, now let’s look at what June – November 2022 looked like.
Medium Earnings and Other Stats From June – November 2022
Between June and September 2022, my earnings steadily grew. After that, it steadily declined. LOL.
Here’s what I *think* happened… quite possibly:
I started publishing crap stories because I was swamped with life issues and well, when that happens, my writing suffers. So, of course, my views and reads dropped… what was I expecting???
Take a look at my earnings…
Plan for January
Well, I did a few new things in January… but hold that thought; I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with my January report 😉
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