From tips and tricks to product updates and inspiration, explore our resources to learn how to grow as a Vocal creator.
Step 1: Welcome to Vocal
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.
Step 2: Complete Your Profile
As a creator, your personal brand is incredibly important. Vocal can help you get discovered and grow your audience, and your creator profile page should be prepared with this in mind—optimized so that readers can easily find you, connect with you, contact you, and most importantly, remember you and your work.
Step 3: Connecting Your Stripe Account
Vocal keeps things simple for you and only uses Stripe to process payments for creators. Stripe is supported in 46 countries around the world. 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.
Step 4: Create Your First Story
You’ve set up your new Vocal account—now it’s time to get creative. Everything you create on Vocal, a story, poem, travel log, memoir: they all need the same three elements:
Step 5: Promote Your Story
Vocal provides the tools you need to create amazing stories and encourage connection and engagement, but you can take it even further with these tips and suggestions to promote your work. Some are simple, some require a bit more planning and effort, but all make it possible for you to increase the engagement, and earnings, your story receives.
Step 6: Maximize Your Earnings
Vocal is for all creators, including but not limited to: writers, poets, journalists, musicians, podcasters, photographers, illustrators, artists, videographers, and more.
Step 7: Tracking Your Stats
You've hit 'Submit', shared the link with your friends, family, and social media channels: congratulations! You can track your hard work's reception and performance through Stats.
Step 8: Getting Paid
You’ve created your story, you’ve successfully promoted it, and you're tracking audience engagement and your earnings for their reads and pledges through Stats. Now how do you tap into ALL of your earnings?
Step 9: Stay Inspired
The key to finding success on Vocal is to be consistent, patient, 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. Vocal has numerous ways to kindle your inspiration and creativity.
Step 10: FAQs
Welcome to Vocal! We know you have a ton of questions, like 'How does Vocal work?' and 'How do I make money?' You've come to the right place to have those questions answered! Read on to find out more: