Medium is undergoing a lot of changes. Here’s the answer to the question whether it’s a worrying time or an evolution.

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Medium is undergoing a lot of changes. In the past few months, we have watched several big as well as small publications closing their doors.

I am sad to see these publications close. …

… to publish your work and gain 100+ followers

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You’ve decided to write on Medium. That’s awesome. Congratulations!

Now you need to make a start. In order to join the Medium Partner Program and get paid for your engaging stories you first need 100 followers.

But where to start?

One way to build an audience is to get published…


Right before my beloved grandpa died, he gave me $2,000 cash. Here’s what I did with it.

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One sunny day in fall 2018, my grandfather suddenly stopped during our walk.

With shaky hands, he pulled an envelope out of his pocket. ‘Inside is $2,000 for you,’ he said with the sly smile I loved so much about him. ‘You want to give me $2,000? Why?’ …

and how we saved it

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You know the drill: you go to university, find a job, get married, have children, and move into a nice house or a big apartment. And once you’ve achieved these goals, you have it all. Don’t you?

By the time we were in our mid-30s, my husband and I had…

You may be thinking: Is that her real name?

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Aloha! I’m Kristina God.

Yes, it’s my real name! As an employee at Maui Airport stated, ‘apparently God is from Germany and she’s a woman.’😉

My life’s motto is: ‘In love with inspiring stories’💕, since my writing journey started early in my childhood. As soon as I could hold a pencil, I started writing short stories.

As an adult, I’ve fueled my creative hunger by studying journalism, comms, and marketing. I became a consultant, and later on, worked as a Brand Manager.

A few months ago, my husband recommended a Medium story. Immediately I fell in love with the inspiring community and I said to myself: Let’s give it a try.

Since I’m multi-passionate and play many roles, I write about parenting, love, life, & storytelling✍️.

Thanks for making my words a part of your day!

and earn $500 per month

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Are you looking for a clear path for you and your writing side hustle to become a real business?

What if I told you, I can help you from:

  • overwhelm to 🚀clarity
  • being afraid to 🚀confidence
  • drafts to 🚀published stories
  • pennies to 🚀 decent money

Doesn’t that sound amazing?


they can increase your earnings

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When you have a conversational writing style, as my fellow friend Yana Bostongirl, you just need to use GIFs and emojis.

As far as I’m concerned, I love to use them.


  • set the right mood😂🥰😳😤
  • tell your story visually
  • always make me smile
  • tend to increase the ‘average reading…

I’ve made it and so can you. Scale happens in steps

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Recently Burk published an interesting piece about Top Writer Sinem Günel:

You know how you know that you’ve made it on Medium?

I’ll tell you.

You’ve made it when you write 1 single story in a month (September in this instance) and still make over $2500.

Well, Sinem has 41K…

It’s powerful and in the middle of an evolution

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In the comments section of my most popular article ‘Bad News For Publications And Good News For Self-Published Writers’ a lot of writers postulated the death of Medium.

Moreover, I hear people complaining on a regular basis…

My earnings are low.

My views are down.

Here’s my statement:

Medium isn’t…

Here are my 10 lessons learned in 10 months to help you jump to the next level. Yes, you can make money on Medium too!

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Recently, I answered this question on Quora:

Can you make money on Medium?

This uplifting and insightful story received several upvotes and shares.

That’s why I wanted to republish it on ILLUMINATION and even add exclusive insights for you, which I didn’t share on Quora.

Let me start by saying:

Kristina God

15x Top Writer | Editor of The Shortform | Top 2,000 Writer on Medium | Blogger | Passionate Writer | Marketing Manager

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