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How To Join Medium Partner Program From Countries Where Stripe Is Not Available?

If you are living in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, or any African or Middle Eastern country, then you can join the Medium Partner program with this method.
How To Join Medium Partner Program From Countries Where Stripe Is Not Available?

I am living in Pakistan and I have successfully received four payments from Medium. I feel you if you are living in a country where Stripe is not available and you want to join the Medium Partner program. Different writers from India, Pakistan, Srilanka, middle-eastern countries, African countries have contacted me for showing them the process of how to Join the Medium partner program. The process is a bit difficult through direct messaging so I thought why not document the process in an article.

I find about Medium through Quora and joined Medium as a writer on March 2019, but I wasn’t in the Medium partner program, I joined MPP in the very beginning of the 2020 and only made over $4.4 in one month and then did a good contribution by writing and leveling content on Medium. I write unique articles and have published over 120 Medium stories back then.

Payment proof

A Payment proof where Payoneer has to send me an email informing me about getting paid from Stripe
A Payment proof where Payoneer has to send me an email informing me about getting paid from Stripe / Screenshot taken by the Author from his Email box

The requirements for joining the Medium Partner program from non-stripe countries

There is something you need to do before you start applying for the Medium partner program.

  1. A Bank account in your own country: Yes, a bank account will help you to make a Payoneer account. You can’t make a Payoneer account if you don’t have a bank account. Make sure that you have a bank account in the country you are living in.
  2. An approved Payoneer account: When you apply for the Payoneer account, it takes three to five working days to get approved. Without getting the approved email you can’t have the access to “Globel Payment option” which is relevant to owning a US virtual bank account.

These two requirements will help you a lot to Join the Medium partner program from India, Pakistan, or any country where Stripe is not available. You could also use your relative bank account to make the Payoneer account which is the basic requirement here.

You can watch this video and learn the process of joining the Medium Partner Program from almost any country:

The Three-step Procedure to Get Into MPP

  1. Joining the Medium Partner program: The very first step is to join the Medium partner program by making a stripe Account.
  2. Verifying your Stripe account: They take two documents for verifying your identity. You have to provide them the digital version of the Country Identification like for Pakistani writers who want to join you have to give them your CNIC digital photocopy, the similar is true for people in every country.
  3. Filling a Tax form. This is the easiest thing among the two. All you have to do is to fill the box with relevant information and you will be set to get paid from Medium.

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Step#1: Joining The Medium Partner program:

  • Go to your Medium, click on your profile, and select the “Medium Partner program” from the drop-down menu.
  • It will lead to another page, click on “Join the Medium Partner program” it will lead to the following page.
Asking the user to join the Medium partner program by clicking on a green button
Asking the user to join the Medium partner program by clicking on a green button /Screenshot by the Author
  • Click on the “Continue to payout setup” it will lead you to the following page.
set up a payout option into your stripe account and click on click on setup payment on stripe
set up a payout option into your stripe account and click on click on setup payment on stripe/ Screenshot by the author
  • When you click on the “Set up payouts on Stripe” It will lead you to another page where you can add information about the country you are living. You have to select the United States because your Virtual bank account is in the United States. All other information should be according to the real address where you are living. In the country, section adds “The United States” in the type of entity section add “Company” and select the Country code and enter your mobile number.
A stripe integration into Medium Partner program payment to getting paid publishing stories on the Internet
A stripe integration into Medium Partner program payment to getting paid publishing stories on the Internet

You will receive a code on your Mobile number which you have to enter into the dashboard.

Enter the verification code sent to your mobile phone by the Stripe to set up a stripe account on Medium
Enter the verification code sent to your mobile phone by the Stripe to set up a stripe account on Medium
  • In the next process, you have to enter your Business Name and the website of the business. You can fill out that form through the following method.
Adding Business details in your Stripe account. This is a very important part of the process
Adding Business details in your Stripe account. This is a very important part of the process / Screenshot by the author
  • This part is the most important while getting into the Medium partner program from countries where the stripe is not available. The biggest problem most writers face while signing in for the Medium partner program is that they don’t have a US bank account but the good news is that you could also use a Virtual US Bank account to sign in for the Medium partner program.
Adding a US Bank account to stripe in Medium Partner Program
Adding a US Bank account to stripe in Medium Partner Program / Screenshot by the Author
The two things you have to enter is your “Routing number” and “Account number”

This is where your Payoneer account comes into the play.

Here is how you could find your routing number and account number in your Payoneer account:

  1. Go to your Payoneer account.
  2. Click on “Receive” option
  3. Select the “Globel Payment option”
  4. Now, you have three bank account. Click on the US Bank account.
  5. Boom, you will get a Routing number and account number.
  6. Enter it into the steps page.
  • Congratulations, you joined the Medium Partner program. This is the end of the first and the second step.
Medium prompt telling the user that they’re officially enrolled in the Medium Partner program
Medium prompt telling the user that they’re officially enrolled in the Medium Partner program / Screenshot by the Author

Step#2 Filling the Tax form

The process is still not complete. You are in the Medium Partner program but not yet eligible to get paid because you have to fill the tax form.

Submitting Taxpayer information in order to be eligible to get paid from Medium Partner program
Submitting Taxpayer information in order to be eligible to get paid from Medium Partner program / Screenshot by the Author

Click on “Submit Taxpayer information”

It will lead you to a page where you have to select different options for submitting your tax info. Select the first option and submit the address, real name based on where you are locating.

After filling this form. You have to write great stories. Every fifth of the month, Medium will start processing your money in Stripe to your Payoneer and on 8 to 9th of the date, you will receive money on your Payoneer account.

You can then transfer those Payoneer dollars to your bank account or use any other source.


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