By creators, for creators.
Step 4: Create Your First Story
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.”
Step 5: Promote Your 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.
Step 6: How Payments Work
You’ve created your story, you’ve successfully promoted it, and your audience is loving it. Now how do you turn that into earnings?
Step 7: Stay Inspired
The key to finding success on Vocal is to keep at it, be patient and passionate, and build up a strong, diverse portfolio of stories that can keep earning. But consistency and creativity don’t always go hand in hand, and it’s hard to make inspiration strike on your schedule. So, we do our best to provide you with a bunch of different ways to get inspired if you’re not quite sure what to create for your next story.
Welcome to Vocal! We know you have a ton of questions, like 'How does Vocal work?' and 'How do I make money?' You've come to the right place to have those questions answered! Read on to find out more:
Introducing Tipping: A New Way to Earn
We believe great stories deserve to be rewarded, so we created a tipping feature to help fund your creativity. Tipping allows your audience to pay you directly for your stories. We take a 7% transfer fee to support Vocal so you can keep creating on it without invasive display ads. This is a great way to raise money for a project or let your audience support your passion.
Meet Wallet: The Home for Your Earnings on Vocal
Creators on Vocal are more than just users; they're our partners. So to make keeping track of your earnings easier, we’ve created Wallet. Wallet helps you keep track of the funds you have generated, including earnings from reads and tips.
Introducing Unsplash Photos on Vocal
Every good creator knows that imagery is a powerful tool. It helps tell our story, and can amplify the impact that story has on your audience. While we rely on images on the web to meet these goals, it is an unfortunate fact that many of the best images we find tend to be copyrighted, watermarked, or just downright expensive.