How to Get Your First 1000 Medium Followers

From someone who’s done it

Kyle Chastain


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It takes about a thousand followers to get traction in the form of regular engagement on Medium. In this post, I’ll show you how to do it.

Yes, you might get lucky and write a post that gets boosted (or goes viral) and gain hundreds of followers. But on average, you won’t get a ton of reader engagement because you don’t have a readership base.

Unfortunately, when most new writers start on this platform, they:

  • Write with no audience in mind
  • Publish sporadically
  • Get few results and quit

But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can build a sizable following on Medium and make some extra cash doing what you love.

Will it happen quickly? I don’t know. Maybe, or it make take you a while. Will you become a better writer in the process? Without a doubt.

Here’s a high-level view of how to do it.

Get On a (Manageable) Routine

Chances are, your favorite writers on this platform publish multiple times each week. Some even publish daily. There’s a reason for that.

You have to feed the machine. To do that, you need a realistic routine that…



Kyle Chastain

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