How I’m Attracting Subscribers to My Substack

Using a range of platforms to promote my writing

Andy Spears
3 min readDec 8, 2022
Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

I’ve been writing on Medium for what will be two years in February.

When I joined, I was looking to find as many ways to write and earn money from writing as possible.

Yes, I knew that writing wasn’t the “big ticket” to big money.

I also knew (and know) that I loved writing and wanted to find a way to make writing my life.

Currently, I teach part-time at two colleges in Nashville, TN.

I also do contract writing and communications work for a range of clients. That’s usually short to medium range project work, but it’s pretty consistent.

And, well, I also write here on Medium, on NewsBreak, and on Substack.

I love Medium for the community, but the money is — well, it’s ok. I make enough to get some coffee during the month — and I DO love coffee, so, that’s nice.

I really like Medium for the community — for the feedback and engagement.

NewsBreak has been pretty consistent about paying decent money.



Andy Spears

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