You are a writer
You're chock full of ideas.
Every night you go to bed with ideas in your head.
Every morning you wake up wishing you had more time to write.
You know, deep down, that you're ready to grow an audience...
and get paid while doing it.
There's a problem, though.
That goal seems impossible to pull off.
Where would you even start?
Maybe you've thought about starting a blog, but that seems way too technical. You DON'T want to fiddle with Wordpress templates and fuss with confusing code.
Even if you did put up with all of that and get your blog off the ground... how would anyone find it?
Most blogs are ignored by readers, abandoned by writers, and forgotten forever. Many a promising writer ends up owning nothing more than a dusty old tombstone in the internet graveyard.
So you delay the dream...
You go back to kissing the butt of some boss or killing yourself to keep clients.
You already know that they're going to pick apart your hard work, though. They'll twist it until you don't even recognize what you've done.
Your identity is lost.
In the meantime, your paycheck never seems to be enough. You can't make a dent in your financial goals, much less keep up with inflation. The short term looks grim. The long term looks worse.
You aren't getting ahead.
You're barely getting by.
But...what if you could get readers AND make money?
I've been where you are before
I felt those anxieties of never having enough, never being enough, and never reaching my writing dreams.
Every time I started to make progress, my life seemed to fall into a million tiny pieces. There were cries for help that nobody answered. Worse, my financial situation was a disaster. I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror I was so ashamed.
I began searching for answers that led me down a strange path to something I could have never expected: earning a living wage writing online.
A new opportunity - Medium.com
Medium is a website where you can write and make money.
Guess what? It actually works.
There are no clients to impress, no bosses to please, and no meetings to join.
Medium makes it easier to get started, easier to find your tribe, easier to get better, and easier to get paid.
Better yet, you can do so without leaving your job.
Imagine how it would feel to have enough cash in the bank to see a recession coming without breaking a sweat. Trust me, it's a good feeling.
And I'm not special
Every day, people across the globe are discovering Medium, writing, and getting paid.
In fact, here's one of them:
"One article... over $100!"
"I published just one article in January and already made over $100 by now! I know it is a humble achievement, but it shows the power of Medium!"
Victoria Kurichenko - Marketer for a UX Agency, freelancer, blogger, and student of Medium Bad Assery
Is Medium.com one of those social media sites that will go away?
Nope. Medium was created by the same person who founded Twitter and Blogger. He's very interested in making sure this site is here to stay. Even better, he wants to make sure the best writers in the world get paid what they deserve.
The graph here shows Medium's popularity over time. (Yes, that's 1.2 billion page views.)
Wait... do I have to become a hack to make this work?
That's the best part.
The stories that do well on Medium come from life experience and expertise. That means you probably already know everything you need to start publishing stories that earn money.
You don't have to write in one niche
You don't have to be a superstar
You don't have to be the best writer of all time
You only have to sit down and write what you already know.
But the trick is, you have to do it in a way that works well on that platform.
That's where I come in.
Before you see the lessons, let's talk about what you'll get in life.
When you finish this course, you'll get:
- Access to this course on the go via the Teachable iOS app
- New income coming into your bank every month.
- Two seasoned mentors ready and willing to help you succeed and figure out how to get past any roadblock you might have.
- Your very own audience of people ready to read your work
- A chance to build relationships with fellow writers
Here's the path to making it happen
- 1. Quickstart Guide Intro (0:28)
- 2. Logging into Medium (1:52)
- 3. Getting a Medium membership (1:51)
- 4. Setting up your Medium profile (12:08)
- 5. Set up a Stripe account and join the Medium partner program (4:11)
- 6. Create a story (2:06)
- 7. Medium Story Settings & Adding to publications (4:50)
- 8. Viewing your notifications (0:45)
- 9. Stats pages. Overall stats and story stats. (3:07)
- 10 Create a Medium Publication (2:03)
- Lesson 0: Who are Tim and Todd? (9:49)
- Lesson 1: Set Up a Profile That Commands Respect (30:37)
- Lesson 2: Learn How the Money Flows on Medium (42:04)
- Lesson 3: How to Come Up With Your Best Ideas (79:30)
- Lesson 4: Align Your Schedule for Massive Writing Output (49:21)
- A Quick Intermission (and one small request) (1:22)
- Lesson 5: Edit Your Articles Like a Pro (93:27)
- Lesson 6: How to Separate Yourself as a Writer (52:09)
- Lesson 7: Plan for a Viral Post... Without Writing a Word (78:13)
- Lesson 8: Learn to Leverage Publications (67:52)
- Lesson 9: Become a Curation Champion (22:30)
- Lesson 9a: How to Find the Hidden Curation Tags (2:41)
- Lesson 10: Constant Refinement (Moving Forward) (25:26)
- Bonus Lesson: Headlines and Subheads (In Depth)
- Bonus Lesson: Images and Introductions (In Depth)
- Bonus Lesson: Medium Curation (Beginner Discussion)
In addition to the video lessons, you'll also get direct access to...
Tim Denning (Me)
I'm a blogger from Australia with 100M+ views. I've made over $300,000 writing. I'm also a writer for CNBC & Business Insider. After writing on Medium for over 5 years, I can help you overcome any hurdle you might face.
I'm here to be your mentor.
Todd is a fellow viral writer and bestselling author. He earned a following on Medium before you could get paid, and those followers ended up buying his books. Now, he's earning 4 figures per month on Medium as well. Todd has written for TIME Magazine, Apple News, CNBC and the Huffington Post.
A Community of Writers
This course is more than a few videos and a slide deck or two. Once you enroll, you will join a community of writers who win. Both Todd and myself will be in this community as well, talking with you and answering your questions.
Why do this alone when you could have support?
Who is this course for?
Authors can sell books and grow an audience by writing on Medium.
Business owners can earn a new revenue stream, gain new customers, and establish credibility in their industry through Medium.
Lovers of self-improvement
People (like me) who are obsessed with self-improvement can get motivated each day while inspiring the world.
Marketers can spread their best ideas, winning over clients and freelance gigs.
Ideas people who are being overlooked at work can find validation for their ideas.
(Oh, and don't forget, you earn money for writing in addition to all these benefits.)
Why learn from me?
I'm not really into bragging, but I understand you need to know be sure of what you're getting before you join the course.
Here's what I've been able to accomplish during my time on Medium:
- Publish posts every single day for 7 years on the platform
- Earn more followers than almost anyone else on the site (nearly 200,000)
- Connect with Medium's team to get scoops on what's coming next
- Win a Top Writer award in 17 different categories
- Write posts that got me connected to startup gurus, financial wizards, and game-changing entrepreneurs.
- Uncover pages on the site most people don't even know about
I'm also an optimist, not a pessimist. That means I'm focused on opportunity, not problems. You'll never hear me complain about changes on the platform. I'll only about how to make the most of them.
All of the lessons from that success comes directly to you whenever you join the course and community. I'm here to share my real numbers and show you what goes on behind the scenes of making a real income writing. My Medium routine includes parts of the site most people don't even know about.
Why spend time guessing at the process when you could steal mine?
Here are a few more nice things our alumni have said
"The community group...usually gives me answers right away!"
"I have learned tons, and I am glad that the community group exists for questions I may have...I usually get answers right away! Thank you, everyone... [it] was huge for me even to start publishing!"
Soojin Jun - Healthcare professional and student of Medium Badassery.
"Riding the high"
"I just got the $500 bonus from Medium. I've made $299 and $294 (SO CLOSE to that $300 mark!!) I'm in the groove now. It’s not all about money of course. I'm up to 66,000 views... my all time high!"
- Toby Hazelwood, writer and student of Medium Badassery.
From $97 a month to $2,000
"Thanks to the specific strategies that Tim and Todd talk about in the course... I made over $2,000 on a single article in one month!"
Desiree Peralta - programmer, writer, and student of Medium Bad-Assery
"I'm writing at least 1,500 words every day"
"The biggest achievement was getting into Better Humans, followed by PGSG and Mind Cafe (huge publications) - which I struggled to get into for months. I'm writing at least 1500 words nearly every day... I'd like to think this course helped me with my blog writing too, not just Medium."
Adriana Sim - Orthodontist, writer, freelancer, and student of Medium Bad-Assery
Connect with other writers
"Being able to connect with other writers and have people react positively to what I'm writing is a huge victory for me."
Kevin Alexander, aviation professional and student of Medium Bad-Assery
Get clients from Medium
"I got my first client! The payment is a per article basis. They contacted me after reading my Medium articles, and the partnership is going great so far! "
Lokajit Tikayatray, writer and software developer, student of Medium Bad-Assery
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.
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?
Yep. Send an email to [email protected]
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.