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Is the Medium Partner Program unavailable in your country? Worry Not! Here’s how to join and start earning

Buckle Up! It’s one hell of a process

Enywaru Pius
6 min readMay 3, 2020


Where I come from, somewhere in Africa, writing as a full-time form of employment is not really “a thing” unless you’re a journalist( or wannabe) of sorts hustling with a blog hoping to land some advertisers or some ‘Google money’.

What I am trying to really say is it’s a tight race trying to make a living as a full-time writer ‘these ends’ and you have to do thousands of things and write hundreds of blogs to earn a decent living and speak with authority about living life.

One evening in December as I reflected on how 2018 had been and as I made plans for the new year, out of curiosity, I tasked myself to try out the Medium Partner Program and see if I could also earn like other writers that bragged about it in stories I had read about making money on medium.

Surprisingly, I was bewildered when I learned that the service was not available in my country and was only in a handful of countries and that meant I stood no chance. However, I was not entirely surprised, I mean even Spotify is not available in my country but I have ‘hacked’ a way and I enjoy it regardless.

The internet is home to enormous abilities and I set out to comb through it to find a way to join the Medium Partner Program by any means possible and it worked.

To be honest, it’s frustrating, annoying and it’s too much work trying to join the medium partner program if it’s not available in your country. I have been down that road and I wouldn’t wish for anyone to have to flex that much just to earn from their craft and passion.

I joined the Medium partner program in January 2019 a year after it was introduced. To be honest, when I started blogging on medium, I didn’t know people earned from their articles and I didn’t really give a hoot about it anyways.



Enywaru Pius

Writer: @PesaCheck I blog for believers, spirited optimists, and ambitious movers. I am writing to build a home that will be filled with Ideas & Inspiration.