How to make Passive Income Through Medium Partner Program?
My $5/month recursive Medium story will generate $60 per year.
I am not going to share some theoretical shit with your guys but this is the real way and proven way to make passive income with the Medium partner program. You might ask, “How to make passive income on Medium?”
The biggest problem with the Medium that makes it a little unattractive for passive income is the Monetization model they use. They pay writers based on the reading time of medium members, but, today, I am going to share practical tips with you guys to make passive income through your Medium stories.
What really passive income is?
Passive income is a type of income you make while not actively working on it. A video you uploaded a year ago to YouTube might still make you money because it might be ranked on top of the keyword. The article you have written a month ago still makes more money for you because of its higher search ranking. You did build a product and now, it is making money for you till it is ranked on that keyword.
Most people get confused over passive Income, there isn’t any way through which you make money just without investing anything; you either you have to invest you time or your money or both.
For really making a passive income source, you have to spend countless hours and then after a limited amount of time, you will be eligible to make passive income through the designated sources.
The same concept of making passive income on Medium we are going to discuss. But, before we do that you needed to understand that; How medium make money? We are going to discuss this in the next section.
How does Passive Income will workout on Medium?
Medium makes money when a user opted for a Medium membership program which costs $5/month or $50/year. Some portion of that money goes to the writers.
So, a person who gets 1000 Medium members views will make more money from Medium Partner program then a person who get 100,000 external views.
The mission is to get more Medium member-only views. Medium members search for things on the Internet, if someone searched the term “Good read ratio on Medium” the chances are that this person is writing on Medium.
Two ways to make passive income on Medium
There are two ways through which you can make a steady passive income on Medium;
The first one is through the Medium partner program. A person can read three articles per month for free on Medium and they also pay for the read time from people who previously read your story but now they are medium members.
The second way is to add your own monetization way to your Medium articles. It could be Amazon affiliate commission, your own digital products, or your course related to a niche. The traffic is steady, organic and you could convert it into sales.
The mission of the traffic should be sale-oriented Reuther than just-to-get-hits oriented.
1. The case study of my $5/Month generating Medium story
There are two ways to generate passive income from the medium being part of the Medium partner program.
The first one is to get your story published in a popular publication and getting curated on a topic. Your story traffic will go up and you might end up making $100 in less than a week but after that, Medium will still give you a recurring earning for a year or two.
Most authors who previously get curated a year ago said, they still make $20 to $30 per month from Medium.
In my case, I have amazing organic traffic. While writing this article, one of my articles got a huge 3.1K traffic from search engine and some of them were those who are part of the Medium membership program, that article didn't make any money from the past four months but now Google has ranked it and now it is making me $2 to $33 per day without getting curated or published in the popular publications. This is truly living proof of making Passive income on Medium.
You can see that in the picture given above the traffic is quite high because most of the traffic is coming from search engines and the keyword has a very high search volume. The money it has shown is the Medium members who read my story.
Fact check: This article has been discovered by Medium members from the search engine. The lesson we should learn here is that we should first be focused on finding keywords that bring us more traffic.
The picture is given above where there is more than 90% of the traffic is from the search engine and medium shows me this traffic because these people already have a medium account.
Fact check: This keyword is ranked on top of the search engine and this will bring me traffic till the time where no one is searching for this keyword. Technically, that is not possible so this will bring me traffic all the time.
As you can see the pattern, when I published this post, I really making any money through this article, but now, after a certain amount of time, it started generating money and this is repetitive. So, till the end of this year, this article might add more money to my Medium partner program earnings.
Fact check: The example I have shown above is the real way to generate passive income on Medium.
2. The other way to monetize your articles
If you are on Quora then they are very strict about adding promotional links, videos, or affiliate marketing through Quora, but you can do that on Medium. I wrote an article where I have shared ways to make more money from Medium, you can read it in the link below:
Medium is one of the best sites to publish your article. Making Money on Medium is easiest if you know and understand…medium.com
Here is how you can make money with Medium other than Medium partner programs.
Adding Amazon affiliate links: if you mentioned a product or any digital service, the chances are higher that it has an affiliate program. You can promote that link and whenever someone buys anything through that link, you will be get paid based on the commission percentage. A $200 product will give you $20 in commission and so, you can convert that into a $1000 per month. There is a great story I have read on Medium where the author has made more than thousands of bucks with his single ranked story.
Adding your own videos and blog links: This is also a great way to get free marketing. You can add your YouTube videos or your blog links related to the Medium story and can generate a passive traffic strategy through Medium. You can make money by showing ads to those people.
Sell your own course: You can either self-host your own course or uploaded it to Udemy and sell it to the people who might be interested to find out the complete story behind a topic.
Monetize email list: Yes, Medium does allow you to collect emails from your readers. The email opening rate is reduced to 10% or less in some cases but still, it is one of the best ways to get connected with your readers or fans. You can send them any product link related to the niche they are interested in and you can make hundreds of dollars. You might hear of cold-calling. It is also done through email marketing.
Building your writing portfolio: Medium is a great platform to build your writing portfolio and next time when you are applying for a job, you can mention your medium profile link or any achievement you have accomplished on Medium like publishing in a popular publication, getting curated in a topic, or getting hundreds of thousands of traffic in last 30 days.
I hope this story helps you reach your goals of generating a passive income from your Medium articles through the Medium partner program as well as combining it with other was to Monetize your medium articles.
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