I Made $1,000+ Writing On Medium Using These 6 No-Code Writing Tools

Must use writing tools

Har Narayan
4 min readDec 12, 2022


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If you can’t earn directly on Medium, make your own income streams.

As might you know I’m from India where the Medium partner program is not available. So simply I can’t join it. But thankfully I took the decision wisely and created my own income streams.

I’m happy to let you know that I’ve made $1,000+ writing on Medium without the Medium partner program.

Would you like to see the breakdown?

Here you go:

  • Ebooks — $171.61
  • Consultancy — $210
  • Brand Sponsorship — $776

But it wouldn’t have been possible without these 6 tools:

Tool #1: Notion

Notion is my idea bank.

My all content ideas exist on Notion. Whenever I want to write something I don’t think much about the topic because I’ve templatized and systematized everything on my Notion.

Like this:

Author Screenshot

Benefits and features:

  • It helps me to templatize and systematize ideas.
  • It helps me to create content buckets for my writing topic.
  • It helps me to organize my all work without any friction.
  • It gives me permission to jot down my all nitty gritty stuff.

Try Notion

Tool #2: Effie

This is my favorite tool.

Maybe you’ve heard me talking about this tool before. It’s one of my favorite writing tools I use in my everyday writing.

Effie is a writing tool that helps you organize your words. It has a neat and simple overview with so many good features like distraction-free writing, listicle writing, note-taking, and mind mapping.

As I said above, there is one good benefit of using Effie is that you can write without any distractions. It allows you to write in full-screen mode with no sidebars, no menus, no icons, but only a blinking cursor on the screen, which helps you to just focus on your writing.

Something like this:

Author Video

Benefits and features:

  • Distraction-free writing.
  • It is available on every device.
  • It protects you from writer’s block.
  • It has a clean and smooth interface.
  • It has a mind-mapping feature where you can ideate your topic.

Try Effie here

Tool #3: Google Slide

How Google slide helps me?

This tool helps me to create my ebooks or to present my consulting slides to my client. Previously, I used to make my ebooks from a tool called “Canva” but I found it complicated that’s why I moved to Google Slides to create my ebooks and to present my consulting slides.

Take a look:

Author Screenshot

Benefits and features:

  • It helps to create my ebooks.
  • I help me present my consulting slides.
  • Easy and free to use.

Try Google Slide

Tool #4: Power Thesaurus

This is a website that gives you synonyms and antonyms, and for any word.

If you’ve noticed, I never use any fancy or cool words in my post. This website helps me to find stronger and easier words.

Author Screenshot

Benefits and features:

  • It is free to use.
  • No account need.
  • it helps me improve my vocabulary.

Try Power Thesaurus here

Tool #5: Bio link

With the help of this tool, you can add your all links in one place.

This tool helps me to add all my links in one place in a professional way. The thing is: you can’t add 10 links in your Medium bio. But with the help of this tool, you can do that.

First, add all your links in the bio link then add your bio link URL to your Medium bio or to your Medium articles.

Take a look:

Author Screenshot

Benefits and features:

  • It helps me to add all my links in one place.
  • It looks professional.
  • Free to use.

Try Bio Link here

Tool #6: Hemingway Editor

The tool I use to make my post clear, simple, and understandable.

Hemingway editor makes your writing concise and clear. The tool highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors. I’m using this tool for such a long period of time and I found this tool unique and superficial.

This tool helps you to make your post easy to read and fluent.

Author Screenshot

Benefits and features:

  • Totally free of cost.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Some unique matrix.
  • It actually makes posts better.

Try Hemingway Editor here

Thanks for reading :)

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Har Narayan

Writer | I share ideas on Medium writing, audience building and writing monetization.