Earn for your writing.

Make money from your writing by joining the Partner Program. You’ll be able to make anything you publish part of Medium’s membership content and earn when members read your work.

How it works:


Join the Partner Program (it’s free).


Craft your story.


Publish, with the “Meter my story” box checked.


Earn money when Medium members spend time reading your work.


Get paid monthly.

Just a few guidelines:

Original work, please.

The writing and images you share should be your own (or used with permission or citation).

No advertising.

No advertising, please. Make sure your posts don’t sell other products and features, or include requests for donations.

Quality over clickbait.

Medium readers seek depth and nuance. We recommend sharing your best thinking instead of clickbait and fluff pieces.

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FAQs about the Partner Program.

Do you need a Medium membership to publish in the Partner Program?

No, you don’t have to be a paying Medium member to join the Partner Program and start earning. If you do subscribe to be a member, your monthly membership fees will directly support the writers whose stories you read.

How much will I make under the Partner Program?

Partner Program writers are paid monthly based on how much time Medium members spend reading their stories. The longer members read, the more writers earn.

In addition, part of each member’s subscription is distributed in proportion to their reading time every month. So if a member spent 10% of their time reading your story, you’d receive 10% of their revenue share.

How does the Partner Program work for publications?

Publications are a vital part of Medium. Writers can earn money through the Partner Program and include their story in a publication at the same time. It will have no impact on how much they earn.

Can I add to or remove stories once they’re published under the Partner Program?

Can non-members read stories that are published through the Partner Program?

Yes. Readers who aren’t yet members can access a select number of free stories per month, so your ideas still reach everyone on the internet. For unlimited stories, readers can upgrade to membership for $5/month.

However, you’ll only earn money when a subscribing member reads your story, or when a reader becomes a member within 30 days of reading your story.

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