Create a Plan for Your Medium Business

Plus an exercise that will give you a huge head start in 2020.

By Shaunta Grimes

This is the second post in a weekly series that will run the rest of 2019. Every Sunday, I’ll post an action plan to help you get ready to start writing on Medium(or take your Medium blog to the next level) in 2020. 

Next week, we’re going to get into the nitty gritty. But this week — I want you to spend some time getting your mind right about this whole thing.

I talk to a lot of people who want to write for money. The good news is that there’s never been a better time to be a writer. The bad news is that pretty much every one knows that — and everyone’s trying to get their piece of the pie.

That means that the days of just writing whatever and having it make you a pretty good amount of blogging income are over. You have to be more strategic than that. You have to treat this thing more like a business than that.

And that’s okay. It is a business. Writing is a profession. It’s alright that you have to work at it.

If you want to start writing on Medium in 2020 (or get to the next level in 2020) then you need a business plan. And that means figuring out a few things.