When almost every platform is paying you for creating content for them, i think anyone can still get his/her gas and power bills just give an hour to a platform of her choice.
Medium is one platform where you could make money, as a person who makes $200 a month from Medium, i think it is enough to cover a lot of my expenses as a minimalist person.
If anyone don't know "How to promote his/her stories?" Just Tweet them every day with right hashtags and start tweeting about Medium helpful guides.
Thank you for a great article.