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Will Writers Get Paid Less in 2023 to Make Room for Payments to Editors?

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At the moment, writers split the same pie. The more money is in the pot the better.

It’s awesome news for publication owners and editors.

They will get paid for spending hours and hours of time doing valuable, (unpaid) work for the community of Medium.

Not just the elite publications such as Start it up, Illumination or Invisible Illness will get paid, EVERY single publication how matter how big or small will get a piece of the pie.

However, many writers wonder where this money will come from.

Medium is ad-free. It’s based on a subscription model, so there are different scenarios:

  • Medium could raise its monthly fee from $5 to $8 or more to get more money in the pot.
  • Medium could generate money from somewhere else or invest x amount of money.

The worst-case scenario for many writers would be that we get paid less to make room for payments to editors.

I’m curious. Where do you think the money will come from?

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