Do you want to create blog posts that will be exposed to millions of readers INSTANTLY without building a website? If so, you’re in luck!
Today, I’m going to teach you about the #1 blogging platform in the world that you’ve never heard of…
What Is Medium?
Medium is the largest blogging platform in the world. It was created by the inventors of Twitter and it allows you to quickly and easily create your own FREE blog.
That’s right, you can now start your very own content creation business without any financial obligation or complicated learning curve.
All you have to do is sign up for an account with an email address or existing social media account, create a bio for yourself, add a picture, and start writing.
Get Readers FAST
The best part about using Medium is the fact that the platform already has millions of daily users that are ready and willing to consume your content.
How do those millions of readers find your work?
Simple, they use hashtags!
Once you’ve written a post, you’ll be asked to select hashtags that describe what your article is all about.
Once you have your hashtags selected (you can use up to 5 per post), you’ll be able to hit the publish button and send your creation out into the world.
Save Time And Money
I remember when I first started Success & Strength not too long ago. And to be honest, it was a nightmare.
Sure, buying web hosting and downloading WordPress was simple enough, but choosing a theme, making my site look right, creating an email sign up form, and doing a million other small things that made my website functional TOOK FOREVER.
Seriously, I was glued to my computer 24/7 for three weeks straight trying to solve one problem after another.
You see, one thing that all of the internet gurus never tell you is that anything that can go wrong WILL GO WRONG when you create a website.
By the time I finally had everything all figured out from a design and functionality standpoint, I was so mentally exhausted that I had no energy left to write any blog posts. In fact, I wanted nothing to do with blogging anymore and pretty much quit altogether for a few months.
However, when you decide to start your content creation journey on Medium, you get to skip all of that bullshit and only focus on creating GREAT blog posts. Because after all, the whole point of creating a blog is to write, not to become a pro web designer.
Knowing Where You Stand
Starting a blog on Medium is also great because you’ll get instant feedback on your work. As I mentioned above, Medium already has millions of readers built in and believe me, if those readers like what you have to say, you’re going to know about it pretty quick.
Well, those millions of readers will let you know if your content is good by either clapping for your work, applauding, or giving your profile a follow.
The more people that clap for your work and follow you, the more Medium will reward your post by allowing it to show up on more users feeds. This means that if you write an amazing article it will have a chance to go viral rather quickly.
Making Money On Medium
Want to make money from your writing? No problem!
Medium has a paid partner program that is FREE to sign up for. Becoming a paid partner will allow you to put your stories behind a paywall so that you can make some moolah for all of your hard work.
Where does the money come from?
For five bucks a month, readers can become a member of Medium which will give them the ability to read an unlimited amount of posts per month. If a paid member reads one of your stories, you’ll make a small commission.
Believe it or not, there are lots of people out there who are making a full-time income just from writing on Medium.
What If I Already Have My Own Self-Hosted Website?
If you already have your own self-hosted website, Medium can still be a great asset for you and your content creation business.
Because you have the ability to cross-post all of the content from your website onto Medium! And the best part is that you WILL NOT be penalized by Google or other search engines for doing so.
Bonus Tip – Create an about the author bio that you can copy and paste into all of your imported blog posts. Doing this will help point readers in the direction of your website which will mean more traffic, comments, and overall engagement for your website.
I have been cross-posting on Medium for a couple of months now and it has helped me gain exposure to thousands of other readers that would have never found my work otherwise.
In fact, I’ve had two of my posts go semi-viral on Medium which was really cool!
Self Hosted Sites Are Still King
Medium is a fantastic tool that will give you the ability to start a content creation business for free, save you time and money, and build an audience for your writing FAST.
However, if you are serious about being an online content creator who makes tons of money, you must eventually own your own self-hosted website.
If you make the mistake of relying on an outside platform to run your business, you are leaving lots of money on the table and putting yourself at risk.
Remember, platform moderators can decide to ban your account at any time for any reason at all! And much like unexpectedly getting fired from a job, you’ll be lost, confused, and broke.
Give Medium A Try
Medium provides new online content creators with a risk-free way to test out ideas and find out what works and what doesn’t in the world of blogging. Not to mention that you’ll also find out if you yourself enjoy writing and the whole content creation process.
Even though I believe that online content creation is the best business in the world, it’s not for everyone. Life is all about doing activities that make you happy while finding a way to make a living from those activities.
At the end of the day, It’s up to you to find out what you enjoy and carve out your own path in life!
From The Man Himself –