Starting Today, Anyone Who Publishes Something on Medium Can Paywall It
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In August, Medium started letting a select group of users — mainly people who’d frequently published content on Medium in the past — put their content behind a paywall. Around the same time, it rolled out a $5/month subscription program that would give paying members access to this paywalled content. Writers are based on engagement, and in the first couple of months of the program, some have reported what seems like surprisingly easy money — making a couple hundred dollars, for instance, on posts that they’d written a long time ago and decided to paywall.
Starting today, we’ll see what the pay is like when anybody can paywall a Medium post. Medium announced on Tuesday that its program for writers is now open to everyone.