She Made $7000 From One Article

These stories make you want to write like your life depends on it

Abena Talks
2 min readMar 14, 2022


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Last week, I had a long discussion with a friend who recently made $7000 from one article.

I love sharing Medium success stories, it brings me joy! My friend asked me to keep her identity anonymous because she doesn’t like sharing her earnings but I asked her what it takes to create a killer article that earns more than most people make in a whole year on Medium.

This is what she had to say:

“I have published more than 2000 articles on Medium, this is the first mega-viral article I have published on here. My advice to writers that want to go viral is to write, write and write some more. Medium is like the lottery, you increase your chances of winning when you write and publish more articles. I publish eight articles a week, sometimes more. I read, engage and I’m constantly thinking of new ideas. I write two controversial articles per week too. When you write shock value articles, you increase your chances of going viral.”

I don’t think there is a magic formula to going viral on Medium. Some writers get one viral article and it never happens again. I’ve had two articles that earned more than $1000 each. My highest earning article this year earned $500.

My friend also said this:

“I believe wholeheartedly in manifestation, I wrote a number down on a piece of paper. The number was $8000, I visualized making $8000 from my online writing in a particular month. I earned $8500 that month from Medium alone. I wrote the amount on a piece of paper 20 times, I spent ten minutes in the morning writing and another ten minutes at night writing it out. I would also repeat the amount over and over again. It worked.”

Aside from luck and consistency, my friend practised manifestation techniques and continued to vocalize her desire to earn $8000 from her online writing.

I have to admit, I’ve tried this before and it worked. It’s not all about the money but money equals freedom.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to earn money from your writing or any other online endeavour. You can’t make money the only motive otherwise you will rush the process for a quick buck.

Add value, post consistently and know that you will receive your reward. You will get exactly what you deserve.

Have you ever earned more than $1000 from one article on Medium?

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