The truth is, it gets a little easier, but progress can feel slow. I’ve been here about a year, and some of my pieces still get barely any views. They aren’t always the worst ones, either. Just timing, or luck, or some mysterious force at work within Medium. But, I’m writing regularly and I’m meeting lots of smart people, so that makes it worthwhile. The money is a nice boost, but you can make a lot more doing any number of other things. If you haven’t, I definitely recommend getting onto twitter, connecting with other writers there and using it to promote your work.