Survey, study, analysis — If you received a bonus in JULY I need your help!

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Since I first founded Medium Blogging Guide, collecting and organizing data on Medium Partner Program earnings has been a major focus.

However, those efforts were largely based on Medium-reported data (back when Medium revealed various writer earning info such as the highest paid article per month, the highest paid author per month, what percentage of active writers made over $100, etc.).

Since Medium has stopped reporting pretty much any sort of writer earnings, there has been little data to dissect.

This all changed when Medium added the Medium Partner Program Bonus Tiers, which, over the past few months, paid writers…


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Hey everyone,

I put together some data on the Medium $500 Bonus payments and shared my thoughts in the latest Medium Blogging Guide Post:

https://medium.com/blogging-guide/the-medium-500-bonus-afd589576745

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What the bonus is, who got it, why were they selected, and is this any indication of a shifting strategy for Medium going forward

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EDIT: There has since been a second Medium bonus payment. To learn more read the new article:

As you are no doubt aware, Medium distributed $500 bonuses to 1000 writers. As an avalanche of articles were posted about the mysterious $500 bonus, I found myself (and other writers) asking four primary questions:

  1. What is the $500 Bonus?
  2. Who received the $500 bonus?
  3. Why were these writer picked for Medium’s $500,000 payout?
  4. Is this indicative of the future of Medium?

1. What is the $500 Medium Bonus?

For those writers that didn’t receive the email (myself included), Medium issues 1000 payments of $500 to writers, with the following…


Medium Publications

Thoughts on the new Medium publication/writer profile features

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A few months ago, Medium announced that they were making Medium “more expressive” and that several new features would be implemented.

Chief among these changes was the launching of controls around color, headers, type, and branding so that you can personalize your space on Medium.

As part of this, Medium invited a number of writers to sign up for a private (and then public) beta test which allowed writers to control the layout and visual appearance of their publication.

I opted to test 2 of my publications in the early private beta program — Digital Marketing Lab and Escaping The…


Find new Medium publications to submit your articles about sexuality to

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This section of Active Publications contains a list of sexuality-related Medium publications that are accepting submissions. It also includes a brief description of the publication and a link to the publication’s submission page.

1. MyErotica


How to block someone on Medium and what that means

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Medium allows writers to block other users on the platform, with relative ease.

There are a number of reasons that you may want to block a reader/writer:

  • Harassment — Some readers spend way too much time aggressively commenting on your Medium articles. This can range from constant negative responses to your content to overt threats.
  • Inappropriate or Irrelevant Comments — Sometimes readers lash out at the author of an article or even other readers who are leaving comments on your articles.
  • Plagiarist/Copyright Violations — I’ve personally dealt with this many times on Medium. Yes, you can try to report plagiarism…


Free tools that are specifically useful to Medium writers

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There are a lot of premium tools which can help writers on Medium succeed.

However, there are also a number of free tools that most writers don’t utilize. Below is a compilation of some of the best free tools that are specifically useful to Medium writers.

1. Unsplash Curated

Most Medium writers are familiar with Unsplash, the royalty free photo library, which is integrated into Medium’s toolbar editor.

However, finding unique images on Unsplash is a challenge for many writers. As a result, many writers use the same images over and over again. This is why I created “Unsplash Curated.”

Unsplash Curated is…


Medium Earnings

How much money did you make writing for the Medium Partner Program in October 2020?

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Every month, there are lots of posts asking about earnings on Facebook and other Medium chat groups, so I regularly post this Google survey.

I encourage everyone to submit their data!

The survey is completely anonymous and there are many interesting insights for authors based on the data.

Without surveys like this, writers have a limited understanding of the realistic Partner Program earnings.

Overall, the past earnings charts above suggests that readers of Blogging Guide are more successful than the general writing population.

Some useful articles for writers looking to better understand their Partner Program earnings:

In the general Medium…


Medium’s logo continues its brand transformation by replacing iconic M with an unfinished ellipses icon

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Medium is in the middle of several major platform changes. Medium is moving away from its emphasis on curation toward “relational” distribution mechanisms. Publications are becoming colorful and customizable. Individual profiles are following suit.

However, as you likely have notice, Medium has a new logo.

More precisely, it has a completely new icon and a slightly redesigned logomark (when put together making a new logo):


Medium Earnings

How much money did you make writing for the Medium Partner Program in September 2020?

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Source: Blogging Guide

Every month, there are lots of posts asking about earnings on Facebook and other Medium chat groups, so I regularly post this Google survey.

I encourage everyone to submit their data!

The survey is completely anonymous and there are many interesting insights for authors based on the data.

Without surveys like this, writers have a limited understanding of the realistic Partner Program earnings.

Overall, the past earnings charts above suggests that readers of Blogging Guide are more successful than the general writing population.

Some useful articles for writers looking to better understand their Partner Program earnings:

In the general Medium…

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