How You Can Put Your Already Published Stories Behind Medium’s Paywall To Start Earning Revenue As a New Writer

Conscious Commentary
2 min readJun 14, 2022

Thankfully, it’s a straightforward process.

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As a new writer, I recently enrolled in Medium’s Partner Program after hitting the 100-follower threshold.

I rejoiced and then immediately wanted to put the six stories I had already written behind the paywall to potentially start earning revenue.

I didn’t find a straightforward way to accomplish this task, so I wanted to share how I did it.

This method only works on Medium’s website on the desktop. If you know how to do this through mobile, please drop your knowledge in the comments.

Here are the steps as of June 2022:

  1. Click on a story on your profile.
Example story from my Medium profile.
Example story from my profile.

2. Click the three horizontal dots at the top right-hand corner of the story.

Dropdown menu of options when clicking on a story on Medium.
You’ll get a dropdown menu of options.

3. Click Edit story.



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