Why I Stopped Writing on Medium.com and Started My Own Blog

How I moved from One source on income to Five with my blog

Ilam Padmanabhan


Stats from my blog on Ahrefs

First of all, I want to apologize for the radio silence lately. As many of you know, I’ve been busy building my business and focusing on my new blog at ilampadman.com. But going forward, I promise to send more frequent newsletters and share my knowledge with you.

Today, I want to share my journey of transitioning from writing on Medium.com to starting my own blog, and the exciting opportunities that have come along with it.

Medium was one of my primary income sources as a writer, but I knew I had more to offer and wanted to explore other opportunities. So, I took the leap and started my own blog at ilampadman.com. And I’m happy to say that it has opened up much more opportunities for me beyond just writing. I’ve been able to earn through affiliate marketing, paid partnerships, sponsored content, and even writing gigs.

To give you an idea of the difference, I used to make a maximum of $170 per month from Medium. However, with my own blog, I’m able to earn the same amount in less than a week with just one-tenth of the effort.

But what’s even more exciting is that my blog has gained over 5K organic traffic in less than 4 months — all thanks to the knowledge I learned from the BGE course. The course has taught me valuable skills such as keyword research, SEO, and more. And now, I’m able to share my experience and help others achieve similar results.

If you’re interested in learning more about how I’ve grown my blog traffic and how you can too, I invite you to check out the BGE course. It’s been a game-changer for me and I believe it can be for you too.

This is an affiliate link, I understand that not everyone may be ready to invest in a course just yet (may not even be right for you). I wasn’t ready, for 6 months!!

As someone who has gone through the process, I recommend starting with the free masterclass offered by the BGE team. This will give you a better understanding of what blogging involves and help you determine if it’s the right path for you before considering any further steps.



Ilam Padmanabhan

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