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Member Reading Time Is The Most Important Metric On Medium

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if you want to know how Medium calculated your earnings

Often people send me screenshots of their Stats pages complaining about their low earnings.

I always cringe a little when I see which part of their Stats they look at.

In fact, you have to scroll down on your Stats Page (!).

Here you’ll find the Member reading time:

The lifetime member reading time is the actual amount of time people spent actively reading your story.

Medium is not an employer for writers. It’s a publishing platform.

Therefore, Medium does not pay us.

Its customers pay us with their reading time.

So, do me a favor, next time you check your stats scroll all the way down to your Member reading time.

This is where the magic happens, my friend.

You got this,


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