I’ll answer your question. As of today, I’ve got 209 followers. I publish pretty much every day and only to the membership. I wrote a couple pieces in the beginning that I published to an open audience. I started locking my posts because I figured if the platform was enticing enough for me to pay to read then it was probably just as inviting to others. Frankly, if someone isn’t willing to pay $5/month to join, they’re probably never going to pay for content. I write for myself but getting paid for the effort gives me incentive to continue. I’ve been a member since the end of January.
Last month got me a $177 payout.