Persistence and Quality: Two Keys to Earning from Writing

A Medium Pro Tells the Story of Earnings Success

Andy Spears
2 min readJan 7, 2022


Writing on Medium or other platforms can be a great way for a creative type to monetize their content. But it seems that many writers lack the persistence to produce consistent content. Yes, it is important to produce content on a regular basis. It’s also important to be sure that those articles are of good quality. This is because when someone checks out your writer page, they look at the headlines and maybe scan an article or two. If the content is not great, they move on. On the other hand, if the content is of good quality, you may earn a reader, a fan, a subscriber.

Kristina Segarra discusses the importance of quality content and consistent output in a post about how she’s found success on Medium.

How to Optimize Your Earnings on Medium | by Kristina Segarra | Curation and Meedium Matters | Jan, 2022 | Medium

Here’s how she sums up the importance of having a lot of solid content:

See, the more quality articles you have in your backlog, the higher your chances will be for earning from each of them.

As a writer, you should aim to publish a catalog of quality content. Once you do that, you can then rely on the articles you’ve published to bring in additional income every month.

You can’t say no to recurring passive income every month.

Recurring passive income is that gift that allows a writer to pursue their passion. But, to get that gift, you have to build that treasure trove of articles. That means you have to write. No one is paying to read the inspiration that is in your head but not yet published. So, if you have some brilliant (or at least pretty good) thoughts you want to share, get them out there. Tell the story of your writing journey. Use Medium to test out some ideas. But above all, be consistent.

What’s your Medium story?

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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 . . .