Here Are My Stats After 6 Months of Writing

Chris Freyler
5 min readNov 15, 2021

Consistency is key in earning money writing

Views for the month

I started writing as a kid. I remember writing my first story for English class, and I loved it! That was the last thing I wrote until 1.5 years ago. It took me over 35 years to revisit something I enjoy, but I thought I was a horrible writer.

I was terrible at grammar and punctuation. Thank god for Grammarly, although it can be a bit of a nuisance at times.

A year and a half ago, I started writing on Quora. I wrote on relationships, mindfulness, psychology, and narcissism. The more I wrote, the more I fell in love with writing and developed a bond with my readers and followers. For the first time in a long time, I had people relating to my life experiences.

The more I wrote, I thought, “I wonder if it’s possible to make a living at writing?” At least make a little bit from a hobby I enjoy. I saw an article by Sean Kernan about Medium, and he mentioned he wasn’t sure of his future at Quora and was more putting time into other platforms and freelance. So I checked it out.

The writers here, for the most part, are of a different caliber. I thought no way will I make money here. So from April and May of this year, I didn’t take it seriously. I posted a few articles but didn’t get much engagement.

In July, I decided to kick it up a notch. I set a goal of one article a day for 30 days. At the end of July, I hit top writer in Psychology. Since then, I am top writer in Mental Health and Relationships too. And with that, I got a $500 bonus for the most engaged writer, and I thought, “WOW!” I kind of dig this side gig.

So, I kept writing. Here are my earnings for the last 5–6 months. Each month there has been an increase. The $888 month included the $500 bonus, but I’ve increased 10–20% per month if you look at my earning.

My earnings

Here are my followers, email subscriptions, and referral program Medium recently launched. I’m also closing in on 100k views, and I believe a big part of my increase in stats is my consistency.

Chris Freyler

Mistake Maker Extraordinaire .Writing from a place I don’t understand at times. I write to help myself, in return hope it helps you. Just another Quora guy.