By creators, for creators.
We're unbelievably lucky to have built a community of creators from all walks of life—all shapes and sizes, with different interests, from all over the world. And in times like this, we owe it to each of you to make it unequivocally clear where we stand. Black lives matter, Black voices must be amplified, and we all must do everything in our power to ensure that Vocal is a platform where Black creators can feel safe and secure trusting us with their stories.
You’re familiar with the saying, “if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Similarly, if a creator has a wonderful, engaging story to tell, but no one’s there to read it, have they actually told it?
If you find yourself struggling during these uncertain times, you are not alone. Millions of people are finding themselves in need of assistance, many for the first time. While there are ways to earn extra income online - even during a pandemic - these are not always enough to cover a household's worth of expenses. Even a household of one.
Vocal is a platform for supporting, discovering and rewarding creators. With access to storytelling tools and engaged communities, writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, and all types of creatives can get discovered and fund their creativity.
As a creator, your personal brand is incredibly important. Vocal can help you get discovered and grow your audience, and your creator page should be prepared for this—optimized so that readers can easily find you, connect with you, contact you, and most importantly, remember you and your work.
We’re all about keeping things simple; that’s why Vocal uses Stripe to process payments for creators. Connecting Stripe to your Vocal account is quick, easy and required to receive payments on Vocal. When you’re ready to withdraw your earnings, your balance will be transferred to your Stripe account. No headaches–just connect and let the money flow.
You’ve set up your new Vocal account—now it’s time to get creative. Click “Create Story” on the upper right hand corner to begin a new story; or, if you're creating on your phone, click your avatar and select “Create Story.”
Promoting your story is not an exact science, but there are some effective steps you can take to give your hard work the upper hand. Maybe you’re building a following on social; maybe an email marketing approach is more your speed. Either way, we’ve put together some tips and suggestions for creators—some are simple, some require a bit more planning and effort, but all make it possible for you to increase the engagement your story receives.