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Why ‘1,000 True Fans’ Matter for Online Writers (on Medium)

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With a core audience that adores your content, you’re not shackled by the whims of algorithms

A few days ago, I wrote a post called This Is The Only Way To Make Money On Medium This October. It got a lot of engagement and questions.

One fellow writer asked me to share more about the concept of 1,000 True Fans.

Here’s what it’s all about:

You don’t need to be a superstar to achieve success

You just need a core audience of “1,000 True Fans” — people who are so in love with your work that they will consume anything you produce.

These are the folks who will drive hundreds of miles to attend your seminars, who will buy the hardcover, paperback, and audiobook versions of your writings, and who will evangelize your work to their friends and family.


To understand this concept is important to earn money in October 2023 because Medium is in the middle of changing the algorithm again…

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