Poor shmo? You’re the lucky one — it’s all wide open opportunity. You’re not locked into anything and can try everything. It’ll be fun.

To answer your question.

  1. The generally accepted wisdom is that you should submit free pieces to other people’s publications in order to build up a following. You can find the top publications here: http://toppub.xyz
  2. What I think you should try at the same time is writing some other pieces for Medium Members. They, Medium, look at everything that gets submitted. And you’ll see within a week if that leads to getting picked up in a topic. If your stuff never gets picked up, then it’s probably too early for you here and your first instinct of building an audience is right.

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