Step 1: Welcome to Vocal
Get to know the new home for your stories.
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.
Here’s how Vocal works in three simple steps:
Create your story: Create a story about something you're passionate about. Make it engaging by embedding your photos, videos, music, and more.
Find your story a home: Submit your story to a community to get discovered. Our team of human moderators will ensure it complies with our Community Guidelines.
Fund your creativity: We believe quality stories should be rewarded. That's why we pay you for the engagement your stories receive and allow your fans to send you tips.
Why create on Vocal?
Whether you’re a blogger or professional author, videographer or musician, podcaster or photographer, Vocal makes it simple to create rich media stories to help grow your audience and promote your hard work.
Storytelling can help creators like you build an authentic connection with your audience and make your work more discoverable to potential fans. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you should be storytelling to make yourself more approachable and authoritative as a creative.
Creators are our partners.
That’s why we provide you with the opportunity to earn money. We pay you for the engagement your stories receive, and we make it easy to receive tips (one-off payments) from your fans.
We’ve made it our top priority to provide you with safe, monitored communities for your stories to live on. Every story submitted to Vocal is reviewed by our moderation team (made up of real humans, not algorithms). They’ll make grammatical edits if necessary, but more importantly, they check to ensure that every piece of content meets our Community Guidelines—and if it doesn’t, they’ll send it back to you for edits so you can adjust and resubmit.
You can take a look at all of the things that our moderation team looks for in our Community Guidelines—be sure that you’re totally familiar with these before getting started. It’s a great baseline of knowledge to have when creating your stories, and it can also give you a good idea of what Vocal is all about.
Ready to get started?
If you haven’t done so already, sign up to Vocal here.
Vocal creators have the choice between a free account or a paid subscription. The paid subscription, Vocal+, offers members monetization benefits as well as early access to exciting new features as they’re released. A Vocal+ membership is available for monthly payments of $9.99 (or $99 for one year). Take a look at the benefits that a Vocal+ subscription includes and decide if it’s right for you; if you’d rather get started with a free account to get to know the platform first, no worries. You’re always able to upgrade in the future if you’d like to.
Once you have an account created, let’s get to work together to start storytelling.