Step 3: Connecting Your Stripe Account

Once you connect Stripe to Vocal, you can start earning.

By Vocal TeamPublished 4 years ago 2 min read

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.

Benefits of Connecting Stripe

You may already know that Vocal pays you for your stories, but that’s only one of the ways creators get paid on Vocal.

Our Tipping feature allows you to accept payments on your profile and stories. To enable Tipping, simply connect Stripe from your Wallet. Tips are sent directly to your Stripe account (no withdrawal request needed!) and there is no minimum to withdraw.

We’ve made it easy for anyone to send a tip to you. Contributors do not need a Vocal or Stripe account, and can send tips with either a credit/debit card or Apple Pay. Your fans can save their details, connected to an email address and a phone number, and send you a tip with a single tap.

Vocal creators without a Stripe account

From your Wallet in your Vocal account, click "Connect Stripe and then select “A Stripe Express Account.” 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.

Vocal creators with an existing Stripe account

Stripe is supported in 34 countries around the world. Visit Stripe Global to view supported countries.

From your Wallet page in your Vocal account, click “Connect Stripe” and select “A Stripe Standard Account.” 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: Either enter your personal website or your Vocal profile 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 Wallet to keep track of your earnings from reads, tips and total earnings.

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  • Nancy Amara6 months ago

    Thanks for sharing. However, for those countries that are not "Stripe" compliant, is there another alternative for receiving payment?

  • Yeah Coutant6 months ago

    Thanks for the explanation

  • Kevin Wampler8 months ago

    This isn't so you can get paid by Vocal, this is so they can charge your account for articles you read and to deduct tips you give.

  • Fernando César8 months ago

    I think there is some confusion with the titles, people "without a Stripe account", with an existing account, “A Stripe Express Account” and "A Stripe Standard Account". It seems it's easier to create a new Stripe account than using an existing one! Or maybe that's just it :)

  • Zahra Jethajiwala9 months ago

    My one query is that I do not reside in the USA. I am a resident in the United Arab Emirates and would this be a barrier when it comes to my earnings? Does Vocal pay only those living in America or is this open to all?

  • Mark E. Cutter9 months ago

    Going to put this here because I don't know where else to ask: I want to write under a pen name, but I've already completed my profile and Stripe account info using my own. Is it too late to change this within my existing profile? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

  • Tenacious Jen10 months ago

    I've only just discovered Vocal so I hope this comment is in the right place. As far as tipping methods go, credit/debit or ApplePay only? It would be nice if it were as easy for Android users as it is for iPhone users. Why not Google Pay? Samsung Pay? Venmo? Zelle? This is brand new to me, but common sense dictates that the easier you make it for people to tip, the more of them actually will. Thanks for reading.

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