My Highest-Earning Article in March was Published in August 2021

A brief report on my top earning stories this month

Andy Spears

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I’ve been writing on Medium for a little while now, but only seriously writing to attempt to earn money from it since January. In the past three months, I’ve worked to build a following and to publish regularly — in short, I’m taking Medium seriously as both an outlet for my writing and also a potential income stream. I know that money won’t come fast, but I also know this is a good proving ground for my work.

Because I’m looking at Medium as both an outlet for my work and a potential income stream, I’m taking the time to analyze my Medium stats and see what is (and is not) working.

Today, I’m taking a look at my top-performing articles from March. I’m going to limit this to the top 5 earning articles for the sake of brevity.

The top article in terms of earning this month was a piece I wrote in August of 2021.

The piece tells the story of a so-called “mainstream” bank and its short-term loan product with interest rates as high as 499% — ouch! The piece still generates decent views — mostly from Google. But at least a few people who found the piece were also Medium members, which means I earned for their reads.

Coming in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th were stories about my writing journey on Simily. Here’s the one that was actually number 2:

I’ve found that writing about writing is (or can be) somewhat profitable here on Medium. While I write a lot on consumer protection issues and a fair amount on education, the articles I’ve written on my experience writing seem to always be reliable earners here on Medium. Writing about writing helps writers earn money from writing, I…

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Andy Spears

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