March 2023 was month 17 for my Medium writing. The high point was April last year when I earned $1,695.06. The low point was November when I earned $78.37.

As you can see, my Medium earnings are pretty volatile. I would prefer it if they were steadier.

What I can say though is that I’m pretty sure that from now on they’ll be nearer $78 than $1,695.

Only twice since I started writing have my earnings dropped below $100. November and December were the months I earned under $100.

I was surprised to earn over $182 in January. This was the result of three articles doing particularly well. After that, my views started another downward trend.

Stories

I only wrote 10 stories in March. I’d write more if they started doing well, but writing here is a bit of a waste of time for me at the moment. I earn much more elsewhere.

Views

Medium views for March 2023

The most views I ever had in a month was around 58,000. Seeing just 2,000 a month is very demoralizing.

Audience

Medium audience for March 2023

I gained 95 followers in March. That’s the lowest ever. The number of followers is a totally pointless metric though because they aren’t really followers at all. They are just people (or bots) that clicked follow once upon a time.

Most no longer even visit Medium, let alone follow you. A better metric would be how many people read at least 3 of your stories in the last month.

I gained one email subscriber and the number of referrals stayed the same.

Earnings

And here’s the number you’ve all been waiting for. In March, I earned $135.52. It’s not great, but it’s better than I expected. I’d be happy if I could get back to earning $500 a month here.

Other Side Hustles

I earned a total of $3,370 from my investments and side hustles in March. That includes my Medium earnings.

My Medium earnings are 4% of the total.

For the first quarter of the year, I earned $16,325. On Medium, I made $398, which is 2.4% of the total.

This is the best start I’ve had to a year for quite a while. I’m hopeful that it will continue.

My end-of-year target is to be earning $8,000 a month, with $500 of that coming from writing. Let’s see if I can get there.

The site is a long way from complete though. I still have over 200 articles to add before I start writing new ones. I also need to install a new theme. All of that will likely take a few months because I’ll be traveling for the next few months.