My Highest Earning Stories in August Weren’t All About Writing

A trend finally breaks as stories on policy issues gain earnings credibility

Andy Spears

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Every month, I chronicle my earnings journey here on Medium. Or, at least, I write about the top five highest earning articles from the previous month.

In recent months, a clear trend has emerged: Stories I write about writing (and about earning money writing) tend to be the top earners.

So, this month, I was pleasantly surprised when my top earning story was about education policy and three of my top five stories were policy stories, not stories about writing.

I mean, let’s be honest, I’m happy to earn on Medium no matter which story brings in some cash. But my passion is distilling policy issues into a digestible and actionable format. So, when those stories earn, that makes me happy!

Here’s a breakdown of the August Top 5:

My top story was about the teacher shortage — and related to the reasons why while teacher turnover…

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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 . . .