I published frequently, but I found it was not the best way to maximize earnings on Medium.

Hint: The answer is NOT publishing frequently

Sakthitharan S


I have been actively writing on Medium for the past year. (I started writing online in 2007).

I joined the Medium partner program last month. So I have learned my lesson by trying all the possible approaches to publishing on Medium.

The first thing I noticed was a change in my views chart.

My views (actually my “reads”) reduced drastically. Because more than half of the readers are not paid members of Medium.

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The two approaches.

  1. Quality (good quality long-form articles)
  2. Quantity (too many short-form articles)

If you want to frequently post, you need to choose short-form articles.

Short-form = quick opinion, less researched work, shallow insights.

Result of frequent short-form