5 Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Growing On Medium

Fix these mistakes asap if you want to grow

Har Narayan
3 min readOct 18, 2022


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Writing on Medium is a passive return.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s true. I’ve written 100s of articles on Medium now they are working for me 24/7. I’m getting downloads, followers, and money from those articles.

But, but, but... There are some criteria you’ll have to follow to achieve the “passive returns.”

If you’re not growing or not getting engagement on Medium chances are you’re making big mistakes that are holding you back from your growth and engagement. (that you truly deserve)

Let me tell you the truth: writers with 100k or 200k followers hardly get 1k claps on their posts, let alone comments.

Hey, you! what about you?

I know I know you’ve clicked on this post hoping that you can fix your mistakes that are holding you back from Medium growth. Right?

I got you.

Let me reveal your mistakes:

Mistake #1: Home Decoration

Your Medium profile is your home.

When someone comes to your home (profile) and if they found your home messy or unattractive then they hesitate staying there. Your home should be neat and clean, everything should have to organize in its place.

Let me show you how.

The 4 components of profile optimization:

  • Logo — Your clear headshot picture.
  • Bio — Describe who you are, what you do, and what you can do for them.
  • Banner Post — And something meaningful there.
  • About page — Jot down all the nitty gritty stuff about yourself.

You can increase your following chances up to 80% just by having these 4 components in your profile.

Mistake #2: Category Selection

Your niche determines your growth.

99% (I said 99%) of the Medium writer make this mistake. They try to cover all the topics (niche). But in reality they end up getting nothing. Is this happening to you? Don’t worry you’re not alone.

Poeple think: I can write about whatever I want to write. (Oh baby that’s the beauty of Medium) But my dear writer you don’t know that’s a big mistake.

You can’t write about 10 different topics. (Please)

Build your targeted followers.

Mistake #3: Content Disease

The 3rd big mistake.

Ok, now you’ve optimized your profile, also writing in one niche but still facing the same issue. It’s my bad? No, it’s your bad. Because your content is suffering from the views.

Here’s why:

  • You’re not creating great headlines.
  • You’re not formatting your posts.
  • You’re not using hooks.
  • You're adding too many links.
  • You think your content is good, but it’s not.

Fix these content diseases ASAP.

Mistake #4: Time Duration

Not spending time on Medium?

This is the biggest factor for growing and getting engagement on Medium. Since Medium has changed its algorithm completely. So if you’re not spending time on Medium you can’t expect your growth.

You’ve to engage with other writers more than you think.

Mistake #5: Not Understanding The Platform

Do you know how Medium works?

Understanding the platform is so important. It took me 6 months to understand the Medium properly. You have to know what works and what doesn’t on Medium, you have to know how Medium algorithm works.

If you don’t know the answers to these questions you're not going anywhere.

I hope this helps. And I hope you’ll fix your mistakes soon.

But, if you’re still struggling with your Medium growth then you can read my new ebook “The Art Of Growing Faster And Getting Crazy Engagement On Medium”. I’ve explained everything you need to know in order to grow on Medium.

Thanks for reading.

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