Hi Roz! I'm all for transparency but it does feel a little like bragging to share details. I started writing here because I had an essay about anti-Asian hate that was too long for Facebook. So I made $5 from that essay alone (posted 5 days before the end of the month). I now know that was a pretty good yield. Most of my articles make less than $5/month!
I caught the writing bug after that and wrote 28 articles the next month and made $40. Then I lucked out and had my first semi-viral article (earning over $1500), which qualified me for the $500 bonus that month. So I got almost $2,500 in my second full month. But without that semi-viral article or the bonus, I would have made about $400.
In all, I have made more than $5,000 since I joined on March 25, 2021. $1500 of that is solely from the $500 bonuses I earned in three months.
Writing here is a fun hobby for me. The money is just icing on the cake. I'd much rather have 20 interesting comments than $20.