My rants

How I earn Zero Dollars on Medium

But I learn a lot and earn kilos of goodwill on Medium

Karmeish Ghosh

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Medium won’t pay Indian writers because Stripe doesn’t support India but Medium will take Indian members’ money because they have all the payment options supported.

Does it make sense?

I don’t want to fight Medium over this and also I don’t want to find a hack to get some friend’s Stripe account to circumvent this situation.

Been a fan of Medium for the last 4 years and I finally bought the paid subscription some months back.

Medium is like being locked inside a room filled with the best and brilliant minds.

Learnt a lot about writing from Tim Denning Sean Kernan Michael Leonard.

Love the actionable stuff written for entrepreneurship at The Startup Magazine The Post-Grad Survival Guide The Side Hustle Profit

Absolutely mind blowing and cold-water-in-your-face marketing and SEO articles at BetterMarketing Tim Soulo (CMO @ Ahrefs)

Money blogs from David O. are inspiring and full of values. I love his hustle and discipline.

With all this goodness coming out of Medium, I built a Karmic system to give everyone a small gift whenever I read their posts.

#1. I tweet the headline of all the posts that I read

I loved this piece from Ilya Galushin on startup pitch decks and he appreciated me on my LinkedIn account with a thank you note.

It shows we are not content churners, we are humans.

So, if I have read your blog, please check twitter, you would find me tweeting your blog.

#2. I tweet an interesting section from within the blog

So that makes 2 tweets for every blog post I read.

#3. I highlight at least 3 important takeaways from the blog

#4. I respond to either something really valuable or maybe I didn't agree with the writer

Like these 3 words I wrote for Sean Kernan and I got 60 claps! Huh?

Like I didn't agree with Richie Crowley about YouTube and he responded back here

#5. I give at least 10 claps

Some detailed blogs with proper walk throughs and insights get 50 claps from me.

I clap freely because every content creator lives for some appreciation at the end of the day.

Like for Sinem Günel who wrote about money and abundance I clapped the hell and responded to her as well.

#6. I follow interesting people who clapped for my favorite blogs

I scan through some of the followers and if I find them interesting, I would follow them with zero expectations.

Well, I am not a Medium guru but I won’t deny that reading blogs about people making 5 and 6 figures off Medium doesn’t make me jealous.

This is an interesting platform where I can learn about anything and the least I can do is show my appreciation wit the 6 steps mentioned above.

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Karmeish Ghosh

Digital Creator, a student of life. Sharing everything that I have. Visit karmaworks.co