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Hey Writers: Are Your Story Views and Reads Down This Month Too?

If so, what gives?

Alex Bentley
2 min readAug 7, 2022


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It’s frustrating, to say the least.

At my all-time high, I was making around $1,200 on Medium. All I had to do was write one article per day and publish it. Easy.

Then my views slowly declined, as I watched my earnings fall to the $800-$900 per month range.

I was still grateful to see that money show up in my bank account every month. The earnings stayed consistent for another three or four months.

Then my views and reads on Medium took another hit. My earnings dropped to $650 in the month of July.

But now, based on my estimates, I’ll barely break $200 this month. And that includes what I earn from the member referral program.

Why could August be my worst month yet on Medium?

Because my views (and reads) plummeted 80% in the last 30 days.

My views were consistently in the 40,000 to 50,000 range during my peak months. And even when they dropped the first time, it wasn’t too bad.

Collectively, my stories were still getting between 25,000 to 35,000 views.



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.