Step 7: Stay Inspired
With a little inspiration, there’s no limit to the stories you can tell.
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.
First, the curation team shines a Spotlight on unique, inspiring creators. They’ve grown their audience on the platform, created awesome stories, and are each making a mark in their field, so they’re great to explore when you’re feeling uninspired—and maybe once you’ve created some awesome stories, the team may want to feature you, too!
The curation team also sorts through stories on all of our communities and chooses the best of the best as Staff Picks. Reading through the Staff Picks on Vocal is a great way to see what has worked for others in the past, or get an idea of what people are talking about right now.
The curation team keeps an eye out for standout stories about a variety of specific topics. They round up the best of the best content relating to just about anything, from timely themes to common hobbies and passions. Explore these Vocal Verified roundups to get some topic inspo, or compare different styles of successful stories to see what’s possible.
And finally, if you ever find yourself searching for ideas, take a look through active Challenges on Vocal for topic-specific prompts that can encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone a bit. Not only are the prompts unique and give you a reason to try something new, but you can also enter for the chance to win cash, prizes, and more.
If you have any questions about any of these steps, or need any help getting started, feel free to reach out to our support team.
We hope you’re excited to get started—we can’t wait to see what you create.