Getting more followers on Medium does not mean you’ll make more money and get more reads. It simply means you have a select number of people following your articles who have a chance of reading. Ask any major Medium writer and they’ll tell you it doesn’t matter how many followers you have on Medium.
But if you’re still interested in getting more followers on Medium, here’s how to do it. First, you’re going to want to be active and publish stories consistently. On top of that, you’re also going to need to follow other writers, especially when you’re new to Medium. Remember, first you have to become a Medium member to earn any money.
Let me explain my process.
Consistent publishing on Medium
By being active and consistently publishing on Medium, you’ll organically start to accumulate more followers. Readers on Medium like to read good stories and by consistently writing and putting out high-quality work, you’ll notice your follower count grow.
Medium is a crossover platform between a blog and a social media site. It’s all about engaging with other writers and readers to achieve success. Many writers don’t think it’s necessary to interact with readers but I believe commenting on other writers’ stories and replying to your own comments is necessary for success.
Follow other writers on Medium
Besides publishing stories on Medium, one way I found success in gaining followers was by following other writers on Medium. It worked because some of those other writers followed me back.
Of course, not every writer on Medium will follow you back, but some will. As you grow and start to gain more followers you’ll notice more people following you back.
Do you need followers on Medium to earn money?
No, having a lot of followers on Medium does not mean you will earn more money. Followers really don’t do much except show readers that you’ve been active and growing on Medium for a long enough time to earn those followers.