I’m not joking.
People complain about meta stories about Medium that cover earning reports and how to increase your own stats.
However, most writers are here to get paid for writing.
But this could be a thing of the past.
At the moment, there’s another trend. More and more publication owners and editors are applying to become Boost Nominators.
Nominators are Medium members who are searching for diamonds in the rough.
Hidden gems and less-known writers.
If they find a story that fits, they nominate it for a Boost.
Medium has the final decision but when a story was chosen for further distribution this Nominator earns around $45 (not sure whether there are specific tiers or not) per Boosted story.
They can earn up to $900 USD without actually writing anything but by helping Medium to amplify high-quality stories.