The average Medium writer publishes four articles a year. According to a recent article from Medium Creators, in the past year there were around 2 million articles published by around a half million writers on Medium.
Which tells me that only a few of us represent the vast majority of publishing here. All of the most successful writers, based on Followers, are publishing hundreds of articles annually on a wide range of topics.
The new criteria for entering the Partner Program, as I understand it, includes publishing two pieces a month and acquiring 100 followers before you can make any money. But the reality is that two articles a month and 100 readers is unlikely to pay for even a cup of coffee or two.
There’s no secret to success here. You have to practice your craft by writing and publishing a lot, and by getting better. You have to do the work.