I've got my fingers crossed
I agree that we are all curious how the newest changes will play out. Prior to the last round of changes I made anywhere from $250-$350 per month from my writing on Medium. That was for multiple posts per week and a lot of work. I like honing my craft and did not join Medium to get paid... which turns out to have been a good thing. Last month I made a little over $8.00 total for three pieces that month. I also have a free blog. I'm a bit more inspired by that at the moment, and the weekly posts I write in my community area. I think it depends largely on whether we write to write, to communicate certain information, or have another purpose. I have not moved to Substack yet, taking your advice to heart about how to do that, but September may be the month. We'll see.
Thanks for sharing! We are all so curious about how these changes will pan out.
The variability in earnings per hour may be justified but the new earnings formula. Now it takes into account several engagement signals: claps, comments, and highlights. And they are more valuable when they come from followers