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30 Expert Tips for Writers on Medium

Lessons and Exercises from the Top 100 Medium Writers & Stories of All Time

Michael Leonard, Freelance writer

"I've taken several other courses, coaching, and webinars but this was definitely the most helpful. Dave does a great job showing you what's worked on Medium and the step-by-step process to help you replicate success. Plus, his sections about pitching editors, landing big publications and creating epic headlines are worth the money alone. This guide will show you everything you need to gain a massive following and start making money with Medium."
-Michael Leonard, Freelance blogger

30 Expert Writing Tips for Medium.com Writers by Dave Schools

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About the Instructor
Dave Schools is the founder and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur's Handbook, a top 50 Medium publication with 72k+ followers. Dave has been writing on Medium since the platform opened in 2014 and has gained a following of 13k+ Medium users. A frequent top writer in entrepreneurship, ideas, business, startup, creativity, writing, and self-improvement, Dave's Medium stories have been republished by Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, The Next Web, Observer, CNBC, and others. In 2015, Dave wrote the ninth most popular story on Medium which received claps from 9,683+ unique users.

30 Expert Writing Tips for Medium.com Writers by Dave Schools

About the Course

Each lesson contains a writing tip from case studies, experienced Medium writers, and research analysis based on top stories.

Use your Medium writing skills immediately with the writing exercise at the end of each lesson.

The course is delivered as a mobile-optimized ebook for easy referencing.


Erica Martin, Medium Writer

"Dave provides some excellent advice and resources to help writers earn more from what they love doing."
-Erica, Medium Writer

Dave Schools

"Unlike most online courses, Dave has been and done what he preaches. He uses his experience as a journalist and writer to help you become a better writer."
-Brandon, Medium Writer, 1.2k+ followers

Dave Schools

"Very straight to the point, packed with cogent points to further shape the minds of young people like myself who have big dreams and aspirations."
-Akinlade, Medium Writer

One month I had 901 views. The next month I had 94,892 views

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*These results are possible but not guaranteed

I started out with 12 followers on Medium.

Now I have over 13k followers and my Medium publication has more than 72k followers. This course contains everything I've learned that has helped me grow an audience on Medium and allowed me to launch a career as an independent writer, consultant, and entrepreneur.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: A Brief, Detailed History of Medium in 20 Bullet Points That You Need to Know
Lesson 2: The #1 FAQ: Should I Use Medium If I Already Have a Blog?
Lesson 3: Should You Create a Publication? This Will Help Decide
Lesson 4: What Topics Work Best on Medium?
Lesson 5: How Much Money Can You Make With Medium’s Partner Program?
Lesson 6: 6 Ways to Earn Money on Medium Outside of the Partner Program
Lesson 7: How to Pitch an Editor and Get Published in a Major Publication
Lesson 8: 18 Publications With 30k+ Followers You Can Easily Contribute To
Lesson 9: The 4 Biggest Headline Mistakes on Medium
Lesson 10: An Analysis of Medium’s #1 Writer Who Has 200k+ Followers
Lesson 11: 26 Self-Made Medium Writers With Massive Audiences and Why
Lesson 12: The Formula Top Medium Writers Use to Optimize Their Author Bios
Lesson 13: How to Say What Everyone Else Is Thinking
Lesson 14: Aim for 7 Minutes as an Ideal Story Length
Lesson 15: Why You Shouldn’t Make It Your Aim to Use Big Words
Lesson 16: The CTAs of the Top 10 Medium Stories of All Time
Lesson 17: 7 Little Known Visual Tricks to Augment Your Stories
Lesson 18: Never Over-Format
Lesson 19: Why Top Writers Aren’t Afraid to Be Vulnerable
Lesson 20: Write Fast on a News Item and Watch Your Content Explode
Lesson 21: How to Select the Best Image
Lesson 22: Do You Have to Cuss to Be Successful on Medium?
Lesson 23: 7 Ways to Boost Your Medium Views After You Hit Publish
Lesson 24: How to Create a “Movement” on Medium
Lesson 25: A Copywriting Trick: Shorter Is Always Better
Lesson 26: 6 Outside-the-Box Habits That Will Improve Your Writing Skills
Lesson 27: Give the Gift of Takeaways to Your Readers
Lesson 28: How to Send a “Letter” from Your Medium Publication
Lesson 29: How to Write Responses That Get Recognized
Lesson 30: Parting Advice


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Danny Forest, Medium writer

"'30 Expert Medium Writing Tips Course' is legit the best course I’ve ever gone through. I can’t stop reading it and I’m only at No.10. I can’t wait to start implementing your lessons and beginning this new journey."
-Justyn Warner, Olympian and abstract painter

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Customer review: "Very interesting approach to the subject of learning how to effectively write. Dave knows his subject well. He explains everything clearly and with ease. Does not contain unnecessary blah blah blah... I truly recommend."
-Marie Berthe Leblanc

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Danny Forest, Medium writer

"There are so many great actionable items that push me to action. I have become a better writer because of the tips Dave mentions. And I love how he's sharing true numbers when it comes to getting paid."
-Danny, Top Medium Writer, 2.5k+ followers


FAQs

Will I become a Top Writer on Medium if I take this course?

Short answer: Yes, probably. If you learn the skills, complete the writing exercises, and publish more than 12 times in one tag within 30 days, but still don't earn the Top Writer badge, let me know and I'll refund your money.

Anyone who promises they will make you a Top Writer on Medium, unless they actually work at Medium, is probably trying to sell you something. I know I'm selling something, but it's because I'm wary of all the "hacks" and "shortcuts" offered out there, instead of valuable, career-optimizing skills. The truth is, being a Top Writer is not that unique nor difficult to accomplish on Medium. As you've probably noticed, many, many people are Top Writers. As a Top Writer in 5+ categories, I can tell you it's essentially a vanity title—and has little actual value.

That said, if you take this course, follow the writing exercises, and write often, I would be extremely surprised if you didn't become a Top Writer as a result. In the course, we're not going to "hack the algorithm," but rather you'll learn hard skills on how to write well, expand your reach, earn more income, and grow your audience. As a result, there's an extremely high chance you'll become a Top Writer in your niche. It's not the goal—you'll get something that will serve you much longer and more meaningfully than a badge—but it will probably happen anyway, as a side bonus.

Can't I learn all of this for free on Medium already? Why do I need this course?

While it's true there's a lot you can learn about Medium without this course, you'll get a lot of the same, repetitive advice from solo writers with no real data or little experience. You'll waste time weeding through everybody's content trying to find original, useful, and accurate strategies and tips.

This course is the only source of lessons based not only on the top Medium stories of all time, written by the most successful Medium writers, but also the experience of a 4-year Medium writer who grew a publication from 0 to 70,000+ followers. The 30 Expert Medium Writing Tips course gives you strategies from many top writers, all in one place.

How is this course different from other Medium courses?

Medium is a new(ish) platform. There aren't many Medium courses to choose from. But there are a handful. This one is different in four ways:

1) The course's instructor is the only instructor with over four years of experience writing and growing a total audience of 83.5k followers on Medium. Other Medium courses are created by teachers with only a year or two of experience on the platform.

2) The 30 Expert Medium Writing Tips course is based on a data analysis of the Top Medium Stories of all time and their writers, not just one person's experience (although you get that, too).

3) The course is offered at a price point that is affordable and reasonable for writers, who tend not to be millionaires.

4) Presented in a mobile-optimized ebook, the course avoids the inefficiency and verbosity of video lectures. Instead, you'll be able to search for answers, refer to key lessons, and navigate quickly within the 140 page resource—from your mobile device.

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30 Expert Writing Tips for Writers on Medium

Lessons and Exercises from the Top 100 Medium Writers & Stories

Danny Forest, Medium writer

"Dave Schools' Udemy course greatly helped me become the writer I accidentally became. I strongly vouch for it! There are so many great actionable items that push me to action. I have become a better writer because of the tips Dave mentions. And I love how he's sharing true numbers when it comes to getting paid."
-Danny, Top Medium Writer, 2.7k+ followers, published in Entrepreneur, Thought Catalog, and Thrive Global


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"In the last month, my story views have grown almost 3000%. Dave's writing course has encouraged and equipped me to take writing to a new level. "
-Lachlan Nicolson, Marketer for iFly with 1.4k+ followers on Medium

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