What I Learned From My First $100 Month Writing On Medium

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Slow But Steady Growth

Writing on Medium, is not going to make you rich any time soon. In fact, it may not make you “rich” at all. If your primary goal is to make a quick buck, this is not the route for you.

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Some Stories Take Off

The Rule of 72

There is nothing quite as exciting as having your first story gain a little bit of traction. For me, that story was a very simple, brief overview of a concept in personal finance called “The Rule of 72”. Put simply, the Rule of 72 tells you how long it will take for your money to double. That is a very appealing concept for a lot of people so I am not surprised it was the first story to gain traction.

Want to Retire in 10 Years? Here is What You Need to do

My most popular story to date is “Want to Retire in 10 Years? Here is What You Need to do”. That is (if I do say so myself) a very tasty title that I am sure would gain most people’s attention. Retire within 10 years? Sign me up . The story is an overview of the Financial Independence, Retire Early (F.I.R.E) concept. If you have not read this story yet, here is the link:

Some Stories Are Absolute Duds

As exciting as it is to have a story that has 3,000 views it certainly distorts your expectations. Having success on one story does not guarantee any success on your next story.

Writing More Frequently

The one variable in my control is to commit myself to writing more frequently. It’s the best way to quickly learn what I am most comfortable writing about and what Medium Members want me to write about. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different topics, in my opinion Medium is a place where many different types of stories can thrive.

Starting My Own Publication

Having my own publication might be my favorite aspect of Medium. As I mentioned, I am passionate about writing about Personal Finance, I am literally obsessed with the topic. So I found it very cool that in about 5 minutes I was able to set up what amount to my own website on personal finance called “Making of a Millionaire”.

Bottom Line

I am excited to be growing on the platform and finding a certain level of comfortability in my writing. I am excited to continue to collaborate with talented, passionate people and most of all I am excited to keep writing about a subject that I love and having the ability to make a few bucks while I do it.

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