Mastering Medium: My Journey and Expert Tips

Kate Smoliakova
4 min readJan 17, 2024
Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash

I wrote my first story on Medium in July 2023, filled with eagerness to share my experience, without any initial thoughts or knowledge about monetization. At that time, I had something like 30 followers.

I followed up with another article in September and continued my writing journey, posting once a month. This month, I also joined the Medium Partner Program, and it seems I’ve developed a spark of interest in achieving results. I was thrilled to see even a few cents in my account.

At least for now, I don’t consider writing a source of income. For me, it’s primarily an experiment. Sometimes, you see someone’s efforts and think, “I could do that better,” to promote your business or yourself, but you never actually do it because you don’t have one.

So, for me, this is a path of learning and experimenting, and at the same time, it’s a starting point for my dream of writing and publishing a book someday.

That was a long intro…

Below, I want to share my hypotheses on mastering writing skills and achieving results, and I will try to support them with articles from other members

I would like to start with the brilliant guide from Samanta Writes how to join Partner Program and gain some results



Kate Smoliakova

Product Manager | Write about my experience as manager and writer, ADHD and my interests as running, travelling, art and food