Recently, Medium announced that it would be adding a second way for writers to make money with the Medium Partner Program (MPP). This new method of earning money with Medium is called Medium Referred Memberships and is essentially an affiliate program offering writers a larger share of paid readers that they bring to the platform.
For every reader that a Partner Program writer converts to a paying Medium member, the writer will receive half of that reader’s membership fee, net of standard payment processor fees. Referral earnings are recurring as long as the reader’s membership plan remains active, and will be in addition to Partner Program earnings based on member read time (the primary way writers have been able to earn money on Medium in the past, other than sporadic bonus payments).
This payment mechanism is relatively new, so we only have very limited data to draw on from self reported writer data. However, I can confirm that at the upper end of writers, after several months, it is possible to earn over $100 per month in recurring income through this program: