This is actually surprising to read as I come across plenty of other writers who make guides on how to make it on medium. One of the downfalls of many money related writing platforms is that the posts that get the most retention are the ones that are earnings related. I would have hoped that this place would be the exception to that. As I value my time dearly and would hope not to fall into an endless hole.
I always felt that if I would do that then it be on my own terms, on my own dot com with my own following. I’m sorry that your efforts have been tainted by uncertainty. But you appear to have some bragging rights now as a writer and you should build on that. I’m sure not many people get those kind of credentials on such competitive platform. We as writers always pull for one another and I wish you the best.
May things pick up again for you here and if they do, try and make that money work for you this time not the other way around.