Medium Is Paying My Rent This Month and Here’s What I Did.

A tale of my first experience with the Medium Partner Program

Filipe Silva
7 min readMay 20, 2020
Photo by Wilhelm Gunkel on Unsplash

Money was never the purpose. I was in the mood for an experiment, though. I like making bets on something where I can never lose. Those are the best kind of bets. Writing an article and putting it on Medium Partner Program is one of those bets.

What’s, literally, the worst that can happen?

I’ll tell you. These 4 things happen:

  • You get a little better at writing;
  • You get a better idea of what people like to read;
  • You earn $0;
  • You spend 1 to 4 hours of your time;

Can you live with these consequences?

Here’s how three articles just made my month



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