Earn money for your content on Medium

Medium is a platform for writing articles about anything. They recently integrated a system in which by the amount of “Claps” (which are like “Likes”) that you obtain by article, Medium pays you monthly.

My brother is a novelist and introduced me to this platform. Last month he made $150 for writing a short-story which got a lot of claps. You have to become a member in order to receive money. Membership is $5/mo. That’s all I know so far.

Is someone currently using this platform? Seems like a very good opportunity for writers and people who write articles with good content.

How many claps did his story get?