Three days on Medium, and I’ve gotten 12 000 views. I must be raking it in, eh?
Eight stories written, 97 views, 43 reads, $1.01 in revenue. That’s about a cent a view, and on the figures above, that should be about $120, or $40 a day.
Sadly, no. All but a handful of those views are from one two-line response I made to a popular article, and I don’t receive revenue from responses. And all the revenue comes from two reads of one article, about coffee making equipment.
So I’ve made about 33c per day. Not what you’d call a living wage. Not enough to give up the day job.
I’m looking into the way the thing goes. I’ve identified one rather tawdry way of getting eyes on my writing, and that is by putting up a clickbait headline, like “How to get four thousand readers per day on Medium!”
Accurate, but misleading.
For the moment, I might treat it as an alternate destination for my blog posts. Who knows, I might get something pithy to go viral.