A NewsBreak Milestone

Writing there has become a reliable money maker

Andy Spears
2 min readJul 24, 2022


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I’ve been part of the NewsBreak Contributor Program since February. Getting into it is pretty straightforward. Write a minimum of 10 articles and get 100 followers. Then, you apply. For me, it took 10 days after my application to get accepted.

Once accepted, you earn money from all reads on your articles. NewsBreak (via their app) does a great job of putting your content in front of readers.

I’ve written before about how my NewsBreak earnings are far outpacing what I earn here at Medium.

Now, I’ve crossed another milestone. I have more than 2000 followers there as of this morning.

I’ve read stories of other writers who quickly hit the 5000 or even 10,000 follower mark.

For me, it has taken some time to get to 2000.

That said, I’m happy for the journey. I write about two primary topics on NewsBreak: Consumer finance and Tennessee politics.

The consumer finance pieces there are similar to some of the consumer protection pieces I write here on Medium. My Tennessee politics pieces are based on either local election news or issues of statewide political importance.

The Tennessee pieces are typically my highest earners. NewsBreak claims to have a preference for local content, and my earnings seem to reflect this.

Here’s a recent piece I posted there on Bank of America:

Have you written on NewsBreak? If so, what have you noticed about the site?



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .