The Articles That Make a Living

Breaking down the elusive phenomenon of birthing a cash cow

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“Yes I’ll have the gold-plated donuts, thank you.”

But while my earnings are increasing every month (thanks Medium, you’re the best), the money is never flowing in from every story evenly.
In fact it’s only a couple stories at a time that are really pulling the load, everything else earns either next to nothing, or absolutely nothing.

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Make Way for the Juggernauts

If it weren’t for my juggernauts, I would’ve earned only about a tenth of what I’ve earned so far on the site.

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The Gods Must Smile

The first thing is curation. I’ve never had a juggernaut that wasn’t curated, although not everything that’s curated becomes a juggernaut.

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Totally Woke

Another trend that seems to follow my juggernauts is that they address an issue that’s currently taking off on the internet as a whole.

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To Sum It All Up

So how can you achieve the birth of a juggernaut? I don’t have any clear direction to give. Instead, all I can tell you to do is write often, write on a variety of subjects, and stick to Medium’s formatting rules.

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