Here’s who I am and what I’m working on in 2021. Follow Nik while you’re at it, too. 😃
I’m a traveler, blogger, vlogger, and online course creator. Here are my social media handles.
When I write I normally focus on millennial personal development, politics, creativity…
It’s Tom Kuegler here.
I’ve been doing my Medium workshop, How To Make An Extra $1,000 Per Month On Medium, for the last four years basically.
And over 10,000 people have come to it over the last 48 months.
Now look, I got good news and bad news about Medium..
The bad news is, the reach on Medium isn’t what it used to be in 2017.
The good news is, there’s still loads of opportunity to make money and grow a following here.
In the workshop, I teach things like..
So, how long does it take to write 1,000 words online?
Let’s make this spicy, shall we? I’ll time myself writing this very article. I’m aiming for 1,000 words and hope to get it done within the next hour.
But first, let me answer the question..
How long does it take to write 1,000 words online, for me?
It takes me about an hour. I swear to everything holy. How? I’ve written some 1,000 blog posts online since 2016 — so I’ve had a lot of practice. …
The Gifts Of Imperfection is a book by Brené Brown.
Truth be told, I’ve never read it.
My Mom tells me it’s a book about learning to accept the imperfection in yourself. It was such a transformative read for her that I noticed the change in her demeanor ever since she finished it.
I’d like to suggest an additional rule to live by.
It’s called The Gifts Of Other’s Imperfection.
I think we, as a society, would be better off if we stopped expecting everybody else to be perfect all the time as well.
Let me explain.
I saw a…
I cried yesterday writing my farewell post.
I literally sat in front of my keyboard and cried while typing.
My Facebook page, Finding Tom, which was created over 5 years ago, was about to get deleted from the internet.
Hundreds of videos, posts, live streams, and more.
Damn. There’s a lot of reasons.
But first, many reading this might wonder why I’d do such a thing. It took me three years of consistent work to grow it to 500,000 followers. Couldn’t I use it for something else?
Maybe it could help me get a book deal or something, right?
In August I generated 147,000 views on LinkedIn.
I tripled my Medium views — smashed them — with 1/10th of the effort.
Here’s a two posts of mine that each generated nearly 20,000 views on LinkedIn last month.
2021’s been a bad year for Medium.
More specifically, it’s been a tough summer.
As I’ve written about before on MANY occasions, Medium is still a worthwhile platform to publish on.
It’s just that, for whatever reason, reach has seriously dwindled.
To be clear, reach could plunge down to 75% less of what it currently is and I’d still be publishing here.
I still get a lot of value from this platform.
If I had a regular job and saw Medium as a side-hustle, I’d see no reason to take my content somewhere else.
However the health of my entire…
“I have a girlfriend.”
Saying those words to my parents felt worse than vomiting.
Well, because I broke up with a long-term girlfriend just seven months prior.
Now I was on to somebody else, and I’m sure they had thoughts like ‘Here we go again.’
You see, I care a lot about what my parents think of me.
Even though it felt weird to tell them about my new girlfriend, I also, weirdly, didn’t much care about their reaction.
It’s not because I didn’t care about them.
It’s because I know that people are flawed.
People aren’t always…
Four years ago when Medium created the “Partner Program” for writers, the entire game changed.
I don’t think we know just how groundbreaking it was.
People could now get paid, directly, for writing words on the internet.
Before Medium’s Partner Program, the only way for writers to get paid for their words was if somebody paid them. Hello freelancing!
Now Joe Blow could talk about his divorce and get paid (possibly) thousands of dollars for it.
The Partner Program started off slow. Nobody was making big bucks until a year after it rolled out. …
I’ve written 1,000 blog posts online.
I’ve probably posted close to 1,000 things on LinkedIn, too.
I’ve made hundreds of videos, and a few of them got 1,000,000+ views.
There is an art to going viral online, but sadly many writers don’t know how to paint with all the colors of the viral palette.
Viral articles or videos typically have two ingredients:
If going viral is your goal, then you need to do three things.