My Highest-Earning NewsBreak Story in February was About Tennessee Politics

Just don’t read the comments

Andy Spears
2 min readMar 4, 2024
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NewsBreak continues to be a reliable platform for me to earn money from my writing.

I’ve read that some writers there earn the equivalent of their mortgage payment.

I’m not there yet — but I do see consistent earnings that outpace what I earn at Medium and nicely supplement my regular income.

I’ve started tracking the top-earning stories so I can focus my time on what works.

To be clear, NewsBreak is not my favorite writing platform. The comments are atrocious. However, I do like being able to write about news of interest to me and earning a decent payday from it.

In February, my highest-earning NewsBreak story was about Tennessee politics.

This single story earned more than all my work on Medium in February.

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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 . . .