Why Medium Writers Should Care About External Views Too

Plus, how you can get more of them.

Leo Serafico
4 min readAug 8, 2022
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External views on Medium are views that you get outside the platform like Google or ManyStories.

Since the Medium Partner Program only lets writers get paid for internal views, external views seem to be overlooked.

I’ll make my story short:

Medium was the reason I was able to transition into a full-time freelance writing career.

A client found one of my articles and he hired me as a freelance writer for his start-up.

This Medium article was basically my trial article for the job and is still my highest viewed piece on Medium to date — yes, because of external views.

I’ve written about how you too can get your first freelance writing client using Medium:

This brings me to the first point of our topic:

Why Medium writers should care about external views