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3 Ways To Make Money On Medium

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Most new writers don’t know about it.

I got asked this question on Quora.

So for those of you who might not be familiar with Medium’s business model, here’s a little recap:

#1 Reading time

Reading time is the actual amount of time people spent actively reading your story.


#2 Referred Members

You can refer a monthly or annual Medium Membership to someone.


8% of my Medium income is generated by referrals.

From a referred member you can earn around $2.

You can access your individual referral link via


#3 Tip jar

You can get tipped by your readers.


Make sure to activate the tipping feature in beta.

  • Settings_Audience development_Manage tipping

Oh, and there are other opportunities too:

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