How much money I made on Medium with 30 days of not writing

My personal reflections

Dr. Tracy Davis


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I’ve been writing on Medium now since the end of May 2022 and I’ve documented the ups, the downs, and things I’ve learned along the way. One of the reasons people join Medium is to make money. That’s the truth. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was a motivating factor. Though, I’ve learned it’s so much more than that.

When the new algorithm hit in August, I was excited by the potential. My earnings were starting to go somewhere. But as with any socially-driven platform, being active and continuing to post boosts your overall visibility.

Sometime in September or October, we received an email saying that bots had disrupted potential earnings. I was hopeful that some of that would be added back in by the end of October. Especially because I decided to take some time off from writing and focus on other projects, such as my growing Etsy store. Check it out here!

Alas, it seems like overall my articles were not as evergreen as I’d hoped. From not writing, my views and earnings dropped. I still read other articles and clapped, but I also didn’t write as many comments as I usually do.

Are you ready for October’s earnings report yet? Drum roll please…


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As you can see this was my lowest earning month in a year. It’s not like I was exactly raking in the big bucks before, but it does cause me to think about my priorities and strategies.

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Dr. Tracy Davis

Doctorate in Educational Leadership Multipassionate sharing what I’m learning. Productivity, travel, and personal development.