The real way to make money on Medium is to write stories about how to make more on Medium so desperate people will feel pressured into changing their work into a marketable product and try to follow your path to success and only further lead them down the hole of believing that their work needs to be changed in order to be of value, but still believe that you are right so they clap for your article and you make money off their desperation!
For the love of all that is holy, whoever is reading this, keep writing the way you uniquely do. Get your work out there no matter how well it does. Someone will find your work and love it. Leave this capitalistic bs in the garbage where it belongs (yes, even though we're all trying to make money).