5 Ways To Make Money With Medium.com

Medium is a publishing platform. Writers from around the world use the site to publish all sorts of content. Many of these writers use the site to try to make some cash. There’s actually a number of ways to make money with Medium.com, such as:

  • Medium Partnership Program 
  • Membership Referrals
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Share Your YouTube Videos 
  • Promote Your Facebook Reels 

Let’s dive into more details about those five different ways to make money with Medium.com.

1. The Medium Partnership Program

The Medium Partnership Program is a program writers can join if they meet certain criteria. The criteria can be found here at this link. If you’re accepted into the program, then your articles will have the opportunity to earn some cash for you.

There are so many factors that play a role in how much you can earn. Personally, I have earned over $100 in a single month from the Partner Program. I don’t really put too much effort into the platform, but if I did, my earnings probably would be more.

2. Referrals For Memberships

Many writers and readers pay a fee of $5 per month for a membership, which allows you to read as many articles as you wish on the site. If writers refer people to the site, and if they become a paying member, then a referral fee will be paid.

At the time of this writing, you can make just over $2.20 off a $5/monthly membership fee. You’ll be paid the referral fee for as long as your referral remains a paying member for.

Here’s a tip: Keep publishing articles. If an article goes extremely viral, you’ll have a higher chance of generating referrals from the one viral article alone. But, you can also promote the membership via social media.

3. Affiliate Marketing

As long as you follow basic guidelines, you can promote products via Medium.com. Make sure you clearly disclose that you’re including affiliate links within your articles. But do not promote just any old thing because this is one of the easiest ways to NOT MAKE MONEY. Instead, choose stuff you actually think is valuable and useful.

4. Share Your YouTube Videos

This does take a bit of effort because you’ll need to build your YouTube Channel up. You should aim to qualify for YouTube Partner Program. Once you can monetize via ads, you can promote your videos within your articles on Medium.com. If you don’t meet the requirements, then you can still create videos and promote them on Medium. You can promote your own products, services or other people’s stuff in your videos.

Hundreds of thousands of people use Medium.com. If you’re not leveraging the platform, then you’re missing out. Here’s a tip: create articles that are relevant to your videos you’re going to promote.

5. Promote Your Facebook Reels

At the time of this writing, Facebook allows you to monetize your Facebook Reels, but only if you meet certain requirements. You should start making Facebook Reels, and then try to qualify for monetization. Once you do, go ahead and start promoting your Reels via Medium.com. Make sure the articles you publish are relevant to the Reels you want to promote.

Final Thoughts

Medium.com is actually a decent site to use for writers who want to make a bit of extra cash. If you want to maximize your chances of making money with Medium, then try all five methods discussed above.

Good luck if you give Medium a try.


I started this website to help people make money online/offline via different ways. I aim to provide tips, advice and more with the hopes people will find something that will help them make cash online.

Who knows, maybe one of my articles will spark an idea!

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