Can Your Medium Earnings Be Completely Passive?

How was I making $300 a month on Medium without writing a single story?

Aamir Kamal 🚀


Yet another story about Medium.

I know, I know. I feel a thing when I have this idea of writing, but this is something that will help a lot of people. This story isn’t some kind of clickbait, but it is based on reality and over 6 months of work.

I only published three stories this year. One of the stories is published a few days, which makes it only 2 stories this year, but I generate $300 /month passively.

I know $300 is nothing if you live in a developed country, but $300 is a big thing and could help you in many ways, or if you live a modest lifestyle, $300 a month is enough.

Once I wrote a post about making $10,000 writing on Vocal, and a few people asked me if this isn’t an income that one can live by for over a year. I think they were right in their frame of reference, but they completely ignored that there are some countries where it is enough to earn $300 or $500 a month to live a good life.

I am super motivated by the fact that the earnings are completely passive income and could be used better.

Is Passive income possible with Medium?

On Medium, there are different types of writers; I often devise my strategy as someone who writes for Medium writers as well as for search engines. I don’t want that whatever I write to be ash after a few weeks, and this strategy helps me build a big list of articles that are generating good money.

I made some mistakes along the lines of writing short content and focusing on just a few topics (I am going to write more personalized content combined with my niche blogging and writing journey)

My Medium Account Earnings / Picture by the Creator

Are Medium earnings completely passive?

When I was regularly writing on Medium, I was convinced that you need to write actively to generate more income. I was wrong. Medium income can be completely passive and all you need to do is to care about a few things.

I have generated a steady income over the course of 10 months without writing any article on Medium. My earnings actually have a growth projection because of the strategy I use.

What strategy should you use? It’s called focusing on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your articles.

I know, Medium doesn’t pay for the external read time, but if you are ranked No.1 on a keyword with a good search volume, you can easily generate a passive income for life.