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 page should be prepared for this—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
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.
Step 4: Create Your First Story
You’ve set up your new Vocal account—now it’s time to get creative. Click “Create Story” on the upper right hand corner to begin a new story; or, if you're creating on your phone, click your avatar and select “Create Story.”
Step 5: Promote Your Story
Promoting your story is not an exact science, but there are some effective steps you can take to give your hard work the upper hand. Maybe you’re building a following on social; maybe an email marketing approach is more your speed. Either way, we’ve put together some tips and suggestions for creators—some are simple, some require a bit more planning and effort, but all make it possible for you to increase the engagement your story receives.
Step 6: How Payments Work
You’ve created your story, you’ve successfully promoted it, and your audience is loving it. Now how do you turn that into earnings?
Step 7: Stay Inspired
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.
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: