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 waiting, no headaches–just connect and let the money flow.
Benefits of Connecting Stripe
You already know that Vocal pays you for your stories, but that’s only one of the ways creators get paid on Vocal.
Our Gifting feature allows creators to accept payments on their profile pages and stories. To enable Gifting, simply connect Stripe. Gifts are sent directly to your Stripe account and there is no minimum to withdraw.
We have made it easy for anyone to send a Gift to you. Contributors do not need a Vocal or Stripe account, and can send Gifts with a credit/debit card or Apple Pay. Contributors can save their details, connected to an email address and a phone number, and pay with a single tap.
How to Connect Stripe for US Residents
From your Stats page in your Vocal account, click “Connect Stripe” and select “As an individual in the United States.” You will be redirected to a secure page on Stripe to set up payments for Vocal.
First, verify your email and mobile phone number. Stripe will send a verification code to your mobile phone to continue. Once verified, enter your name, date of birth and either your debit card number or bank account information.
Click “Create Account” or “Connect Existing Account” to complete the process.
How to Connect Stripe for International Residents
Stripe is supported in 25+ countries around the world. Visit Stripe Global to view supported countries.
From your Stats page in your Vocal account, click “Connect Stripe” and select “As an individual outside the US.” You will be redirected to a secure page on Stripe to set up payments for Vocal.
You’ll be asked to fill out your name, address, bank information, etc. There are a few required fields–business/product information–that may or may not be relevant to you. If unsure, you can use the information provided below when prompted.
Your Product: “I am a content creator for Vocal.”
Your Website: Of the following, use the one most applicable to you:
- Personal Website
- Vocal Author URL
- Facebook URL
- Twitter URL
Once you’re done filling out the signup form, click “Authorize Access to This Account.”
You’re all set! As you create and publish on Vocal, you can review your Stats to keep track of your views, Gifts and total earnings.