My NewsBreak Earnings were 16x my Medium Earnings in February

A trend continues — and I’m NOT complaining

Andy Spears


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I like to write.

I like to earn money from my writing.

Both of those things are ok.

In fact, creators should be paid for their creations.

Sometimes, though, my favorite writing — my favorite creations — are not the most remunerative.

That’s ok.

The money I earn from writing I enjoy but don’t “love” gives me the space to write what I love.

Maybe one day I’ll get paid a lot for that labor of love. Or not.

Earning from writing gives me the freedom to — write!

This past month, as with many months, I’ve earned 16x more writing on NewsBreak than I do here on Medium.

What do I write about at NewsBreak?

I’ve taken to summarizing my past week’s work on NewsBreak into a post so all can see the range of topics NewsBreak publishes.

I know some writers cover super local news — store openings, local events, etc. I know others who write about local history.

You really can write about a range of topics AND earn money at NewsBreak.

Here’s the deal: I’m now hearing it can take 30 days OR more to get approved for monetization there.

To me — the wait is worth the payoff.

So, give it a try? If you sign up via that link, I’ll earn a small commission at no cost to you!



Andy Spears

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