As a member of the Partner Program, you will be eligible to earn a monthly referral fee from readers who become paying members through the Medium partner program.
The Medium Partner Program Earnings 💰
The Medium Partner Program also allows you to earn on your stories when Premium Members read a set number of times. The amount of money that you will be able to make as a Medium Partner Program member will depend on how many premium members read your stories.
Additionally, the amount of income you earn will depend on how long the premium members read your story. For example, an article published early in the month (before the non-members use up their 3 free stories) may get more votes, but it does not necessarily mean you will earn more on it. In fact, readers will get to see a set of stories for free each month before being asked to subscribe to the media subscription ($5/mo in most markets).
Friend Link and Medium Paywall 🔒
Furthermore, when a reader who does not pay joins the writer’s email list, he or she will be given an automatic opportunity to upgrade to a Medium member. When you post behind the Medium paywall, Medium gives you a friends link, which you can share, and which allows everyone who uses that to get access to the story, regardless of whether or not they are a member. Medium also gives you, the author, a Friend Link, which is a particular URL you can share out with your network so that they can read your article, no matter whether or not they have a Medium account/membership.
How to enter into the Medium Partner Program 📝
To enter the Medium Partner Program, you must apply, meet the eligibility criteria, and be accepted. Then, you can place a story from your user account behind a media paywall (story-blocking) and earn revenues depending on how well it performs with media members.
Medium for Outreach 📣
From my conversations with the folks at the social publishing platform Medium as well as media influencers, if you are looking to primarily use Medium for outreach — that is, you want to get your writing seen and read by as many…