Keep doing what you’re doing. Write everyday. Apply to the paid partner program if you haven’t already (and live in a country where payment is eligible).
If you post twice in a day, I’d recommend locking one of them for members only so it can make money. It takes time to build an audience but you can do that by writing consistently,tagging stories appropriately, and commenting on and highlighting other writers work. It makes you more visible, in the grand scheme of things.
Reading on Medium also somehow helps your stats. I’ve noticed days I’m not reading on here much,my stats tend to drop.
As far as not having much income goes, I can relate. When I was going through a rough patch financially, Medium was kind enough to comp me three months of premium membership for free until I got back on my feet. I now use part of what I make from writing here on Medium, to pay my $5 membership fee every month.
Beyond that, just try to be patient and focus on writing everyday. Consistency and patience will help you find success. I hope you find some of this helpful and thanks for reading!