Since February 2021, I’ve not earned less than $2,000 every month via the Medium Partner Program.

Don’t get me wrong, this comes from many years experience writing for a living, and… well, I dread to think how many hours ploughed into that aspect of Mark Ellis Reviews.

That got me thinking, though. Why not share what I’ve learned? Clearly, I’ve hit on a formula that works – a formula that helps me write about stuff I love and get paid handsomely for it.

This prompted me to write an eBook for becoming successful on Medium. That has proved hugely popular – if you’ve bought it, thank you!

But I wanted to go further. So, the Medium Academy was born, and I’m delighted to say that what started life as a whimsical idea in my head is now a living, breathing eight-week online course which is finally open for registration!

The first cohort kicks off on Monday, March 27th, 2023 @ 9PM GMT.

So, what’s it all about, and who is it for?

What is the Medium Academy?

The Medium Academy is an eight-week (nine, in fact, if you count the introduction session) live online course presented by yours truly.

Over those eight weeks, I break down my creative process for Medium into three stages:

  • Stage 1: Mindset
    • Module 1: Finding your purpose
    • Module 2: Setting up your Medium profile
    • Module 3: Building a writing habit
  • Stage 2: Creation
    • Module 4: Planning your content
    • Module 5: How to format a Medium story
    • Module 6: Publications
  • Stage 3: Growth
    • Module 7: Metrics
    • Module 8: The community

For certain membership tiers, there are also periodic check-ins once the course has finished, along with monthly video newsletters from me. As you might expect, there’s also a bunch of course material to take away with you to ensure the learning sticks.

There’s no fluff, no death-by-PowerPoint, and I’ve been extremely careful to ensure the Medium Academy doesn’t resemble a beige-walled corporate training session.

It’s designed to be fun, engaging, and community-driven. And I’d love to see you there!

If you’ve signed up already – thank you, I can’t wait to have you on board, but if you haven’t, you might be wondering if you’re a good fit for the Medium Academy.

Well, I have some good news!


Who is the Medium Academy for?

The Medium Academy has been designed for everyone.

No, really. If there’s one thing I’ve discovered while running my free Medium webinars (which are still very much a thing, if you fancy jumping onboard) it’s that the desire to write on Medium comes from a whole host of quarters.

You don’t need to be an established writer. You don’t even need to be a ‘good’ writer (whatever that is). You just need the desire to express yourself online. Most of us have that desire, which is why the Medium Academy really is for everyone.

No assumptions are made, no one will ever be put on the spot, and there is no grading involved; if you become a student of the Academy, you simply become part of a bustling community of people who want to make something of themselves online.


How much does the Medium Academy cost?

I’ve kept the pricing for the Medium Academy as fair and simple as possible. The first cohort (which kicks off on March 27th 2023) features exclusive introductory pricing, therefore it’s a good idea to jump on this before the prices rise for future cohorts.

There are three tiers to choose from.

  • Course Only ($299)
    • Access to ALL stages and modules
    • Access to ALL course material
    • Full course recordings
  • Course and Community ($349)
    • Access to ALL stages and modules
    • Access to ALL course material
    • Full course recordings
    • Access to post-course check-ins
    • Access to the Discord community
  • Alumni ($459)
    • Access to ALL stages and modules
    • Access to ALL course material
    • Full course recordings
    • Access to post-course check-ins
    • Access to the Discord community
    • Monthly video newsletter from Mark
    • Lifetime access to ALL future Medium Academy courses
    • Event access

There are no hidden fees, no hidden costs, and no annoying upsells – just three simple pricing tiers, depending on how much you want to get out of the Medium Academy.

Oh, and if you’re not satisfied, you can have your entire fee back – that’s a promise.


Student? You can save 40% on the membership fee!

I’ve introduced a huge 40% discount on all Medium Academy tiers for students.

If you’re a student who wants to earn a handsome side income via Medium, or if you simply want to start the process of becoming a successful writer on that platform as soon as possible, the Medium Academy is built for you.

Find out more about the student discount by emailing

Fancy jumping onboard?

Registrations for the first Medium Academy cohort are open now.

I’ve created a website that’s dedicated to the Academy, which tells you everything you need to know. There are more details on what you’ll get as a student, a full FAQ, and a super-simple online payment process if you want to sign up.

Click here to find out more!