The Medium $500 a month quest. We got this!💰 Here are some tools.🛠

Jan Sebastian 🖐👩‍🦰
5 min readNov 21, 2021

So in October, I made $450. Time to update! How to connect with Medium members.

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My “How too advice.” The ABCs of building a following. This is so cool. These are things that have helped me get more reads, claps, and money.

We are gonna cover:

  • Highlights
  • Comments
  • Claps
  • Photos
  • Fans
  • Stats
  • Shoptalk


If someone reads your work and highlights, you will get an email. In your email, you will be notified if some highlighted something while reading your work. Example below.

Photo by jan Sebastian, the author

I got this highlight in my email where Julius highlight.

So I right-clicked with my mouse Julius’s photo, clicked “open in a new tab” and read Julius’s stuff. Clap, highlight or comment, thus creating a connection.

Julius and I are now buddies on Facebook, and we help and support each other.

Julius is a brilliant writer and kinda Newbie, but lookout. His first piece just got curated.


The same goes for comments. I got one from David Rudder. So I got an email with the comment. Right-click with my mouse on the photo, click “open in a new tab” and read David’s stuff. Clap, highlight or comment, thus creating a connection. David and I exchanged emails, so if I have a question, David has my back.

Follow this guy. Everybody does because he is so good. David is a brilliant poet and is an awesome Medium partner and friend.



Jan Sebastian 🖐👩‍🦰

I had a stroke so I can’t walk or talk, but I can write! Just a new chapter in life. I love the journey…..By me a cup of coffee