By creators, for creators.
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.
How Do I Get Paid?
There are three main tiers of earning money with Vocal: 1. Reads Vocal rewards its users on a CPM (cost per thousand) basis; more commonly known as “reads.” The more reads your post receives, the more you are compensated. Therefore, the more you promote your post through our community, your social networks, friends and family, the more reads you'll have in your account. Once you accumulate $35 in your Vocal account, you can withdraw the money via Stripe (more below).
How to Embed Rich Media in Your Vocal Stories
Sometimes it takes more than just text to tell your story. Whether you’re showcasing your latest Vimeo short or using your Instagram posts to add a personalized touch, there are many ways to bring your Vocal story to life. But adding photos, videos, audio, and social media posts shouldn’t slow your creative flow.
Eight Years Later: How 'Game of Thrones' Has Changed My Life—Announcing Our Winners
It truly was the first of its kind. There has never been a show quite like Game of Thrones—one that has had so many viewers all around the world tuning in all at once, moving us, breaking our hearts, and bringing us together. But last month, one of the most revolutionary shows in history came to a controversial close, and we wanted to know: After eight years of investing our time and attention and love into the happenings of Westeros, what has the show come to mean to you?
Eight Years Later: How 'Game of Thrones' Has Changed My Life Contest
It truly was the first of its kind. There has never been a show quite like Game of Thrones—one that has had so many viewers all around the world tuning in all at once, moving us, breaking our hearts, and bringing us together. But now the end is coming—so we want to take some time to reflect on what the past eight years have been.
How to Create Stories People Will Actually Read
According to The Writing Cooperative, you only have 10-20 seconds to catch a reader’s attention. People have a tendency to scan stories for only the most relevant information, and bounce right off the page if they’re not hooked quickly. So, how do you create stories people will actually read?
Poets in Motion: Announcing Our Winners
National poetry month has come to a close, and Vocal’s Poets in Motion contest has ended with it! We asked our creators to submit their most artistic, emotional, or hilarious original poetry inspired by movement—and you all delivered. With nearly 800 awesome poems officially entered into the contest, it wasn’t easy to come to a decision.
How Promoting Your SoundCloud on Vocal Can Help You Grow Your Fanbase and Earn Money
SoundCloud has become an essential tool for many talented artists—offering them tools and community to share their music, reach fans, find potential collaborators, all while honing their craft.