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Medium is the home for your best thinking. Our open platform has what you need to publish, grow your audience, and earn, all in one place.

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What writers are saying

Medium is catering to those looking for fresh, authentic voices… and as a writer, their tools have allowed me to broaden my reach in a way I would have never thought I could.

Joel Leon

As a professional writer I am a hired gun: I don’t always get to pick my paycheck. But Medium is a place where I can be untethered from fashion and write what I want and hope others will read it.

John DeVore

I like the format, the layout, the clean feel of it. It’s easy and intuitive to write and read on Medium. There’s freedom to be weird, to experiment, to take risks, and I appreciate that.

Edith Zimmerman

Medium opens doors. I started out writing online with the sense that I was dropping sentences into the void. Medium showed me that people are listening, and that they care about what I have to say.

Dominique Matti

Medium has been a huge step toward a more egalitarian internet that lets people tell their own stories and rewards them for doing so.

Hanna Brooks Olsen

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Easily put your story into the world through writing, photos, videos, quotes, and more. Medium’s simple and powerful editor lets you write the way you want to write.

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Create branded spaces built from stories around a common theme or topic. Publications support multiple writers and editors, come with a story submission system, and offer unique layouts and customization options.

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Try new features first

We’re always looking for new ways to help you tell your story. If you’d like to be the first to try our upcoming tools, join the beta waitlist.


Grow your audience

Gain insights and engage with your readers with features that put you in front of the conversation.


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See the discussions happening around your writing and connect with your audience.

Writer stats

Dig into detailed stats on every story, see what’s performing, and maximize your presence.


Earn for your work

The more quality stories Medium members read, the more those writers earn. If you’re interested in making money for your ideas, join the Partner Program.

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FAQs about writing on Medium

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start writing on Medium

First, make a free account. Then, to create a story, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page, then “New Story.” To start a publication, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page, then click “Publications,” then “New publication.”

Who writes on Medium?

Anyone can write on Medium. Whether you’ve never written before or are ready to create a full publication, it’s easy to get started and we allow you to focus more on big ideas and less on driving clicks. With the option to earn for your work, you can also be directly rewarded for the value you provide readers.

How can I make money writing on Medium?

If you join the Medium Partner Program, you can earn money based on how much time Medium members spend reading your stories.

Do I need to be in the Partner Program to write on Medium?

No. Joining the Partner Program is free, optional, and you can choose to join or leave at any time. If you are in the Partner Program you can also choose which of the stories you publish are eligible for the Program. For more about the Partner Program, click here.

Who can read the work I publish on Medium?

Anyone on the internet can read your stories. Even if your story is being distributed in the Partner Program as a part of our metered paywall, anyone can still read a limited number of articles for free each month. If you want to share an un-metered version of your story, you can use a Friend Link.

How can I see how my stories perform?

Your stats dashboard lets you see how your story is performing and gives you valuable insights into your readers, including where they came from and what they’re interested in, so you can grow your audience.

How can I grow my audience with Medium?

Medium has a number of tools to connect you with over 170 million readers on the platform and beyond. Some ways you can build your audience are by starting a newsletter,  submitting to publications, getting your writing curated, using tags, and sharing your stories on social media. We also encourage you to check out our blog, 3 Minute Read, for more helpful tips and tricks-- like how to write a great headline and SEO tips to make your stories more discoverable.

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