Forget 100 Followers. Focus on 100 Articles.
I’m not giving you my follow for free. Earn it.
I can’t tell you how many guides to 100 followers I’ve seen.
I can’t tell you how even more involve the follow-for-follow method. If you spend five minutes on Medium you’ll see it yourself.
What is really interesting to me is that some of these people only have a few articles posted.
They are often brand new writers who want to hit 100 followers as fast as possible so they can make money.
I get the incentive behind this. Since the rule change, you need followers to make money.
The thing is you don’t deserve to earn money yet. You haven’t paid your dues to the trade.
I especially like the authors who ask for 100 followers with only three or five posts. What makes you think you should have those followers or that amount of money when you have barely posted?
So this is my message. Produce content that is worthy of followers and claps. Become good and then grow your audience.
People have it backward.
They want to have a ton of followers and then become good. This won’t work long term.
We live in a results-based world. To get the recognition and success you want, you need to produce results. For writers, that means producing good content people want to read.
Stop asking for handouts and get back to basics.