Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you really still make money off Medium?
There's still plenty of opportunity to make money with Medium. Although they have made recent changes to the platform that hurt some creators, they've added multiple options for making money, and they intend to keep doing so.
For example, the Medium Fellowship Program pays a guaranteed $200 per month to writers. Join that, and this course pays for itself. Medium has also been known to hand out bonuses once in a while. I couldn't help but notice that everyone who kept writing and stayed active in the community picked up at least one of the $500 bonuses.
In addition, Medium recently announced a Writers Challenge in which they plan to award one writer with $50,000, 4 writers with $10,000, and 100 writers with $100.
So yeah. There's money out there.
Q: Do I have to get into these "magazines" in order to publish on Medium?
Medium's "magazines" are called "publications" on the platform. It's one of the foundational pillars of the website, as it allows anyone to publish articles from themselves or other writers around a certain topic. Some publications have several thousand followers.
With all that being said, you don't need to get in a publication to start writing. You can self-publish right away, and start earning. In the beginning, I'd suggest doing that just to get some momentum.
As you go along, you can choose publications that are a good fit for you and pitch them stories to access their audience. (We teach all of that in Lesson 8 of this course).
Q: Can I refer my friends to buy your courses and get paid?
Nope. As of right now, we do not have an affiliate program. We believe in keeping things small and then growing them slowly.
Q: Can I get my work to pay for the course as training?
Yes. We've had students who asked their work to pay for this training, and their manager happily agreed! Turns out most companies want better writers.
Q: Can you send me a tax invoice for the course?
Of course. If you need a note to write off this course for your business or freelance work, we're happy to provide that.
Q: When does class start and end?
The class starts as soon as enrollment ends, and the course never ends. You'll have access to these lessons so long as the platform we host on continues to function. (Hopefully, a lifetime)
We occasionally host exclusive Q&As for the writer's community. Those other writers will probably become your business partners, editors, friends and biggest fans.
Take the course content AND the relationships with you as far as you'd like.
Q: Does the community mean I get 1:1 calls with Todd or Tim?
Unfortunately, no. Todd and I both typically charge $250 per hour minimum for our 1:1 writing consulting calls. That's why we made this course. You win because you get all our knowledge at a fraction of the price.
We do have semi-regular group calls, where Todd and I check in with everyone at large and do Q&A. Those calls are free with the community.