I have been a writer on Medium for close to a year, and I want to share how much I made on one of my most viewed articles.

We are going behind the scenes, diving deep into the digits, and decoding the aftermath of the article: 5 Best AI-ish Tools That Made My Life Easier

The Stats For This Article

Since this is what most of you are here for, let us start off with the numbers.

Three months after publishing my wisdom on AI tools, these are the stats:

  • Earnings: $11
  • Viewers: 633
  • Readers: 369
  • Read Ratio: 58%

Note: Read Ratio as described by Medium is the percent of people who read your story for at least 30 seconds.

The two images below show the lifetime earnings for this article and earnings in the month of September 2023.

Screenshot of Medium Stats Dashboard for Don Kaluarachchi (author)
Screenshot of Medium Stats Dashboard for Don Kaluarachchi (author)

You might be thinking that $11 (or about £9) is not a lot of money — which I completely agree with.

However, as I’ve said in my previous articles, this is not about the money (at least at this moment in time).

It is more about the fact that this shows the HUGE potential that writers have on Medium.

Additionally, the value is not just in the dollars but in the readers who stopped to read and educate themselves.

The Story Of Eleven Dollars (or 9 British Pounds)

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