That is the million dollar question.
And if you read every “I made $11,360.42 last month and you can, too” articles you will notice that is the one thing they don’t explain.
Here’s a summary of everything I’ve discovered about Medium, from how they determine curated articles to the illogical compensation system to the pyramid-scheme nature of Medium to the way they hide those inner working so make people want to play and beat the game.
From Newbie to Addict: How Easily Did Medium Hook You?
An exploration of Medium’s game and its effect on players.
I went through the calculations and lay out the case that you might be better off buying five lottery tickets each month.
Is the Medium Algorithm Now Controlled by the Russians? Maybe that Would be a Relief.
My feed looks like it is losing the war for humanity against the Terminators. How about yours?
Finally, I would argue that there are thousands of desperate people who are more than happy to read shitty writing about self improvement.
I don’t know what else to call it when content marketers try to convince others that the Law of Attraction should be regarded the same way we think about gravity and relativity.