Hi Dexter

I also have a few stories ranked in the 1st page, that are generating thousands of views but not earning much, so I feel your pain.

However it must be said that the only reason we get excellent rankings, is because Google tends to favor posts written on Medium to less well known blogs.

If you had to write the same article on your personal blog, you would never get the same volumes (unless you put massive effort and money in SEO).

My point is that good ranking is a positive side effect of writing on Medium - so take it as it is :D