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How Vocal Can Help Podcasters Grow Their Audience and Earn Money
Being a podcaster means that you need to have a lot of dedication to your art. Podcasts are notoriously difficult to profit from—more so than books, videos, or even music. Along with being difficult to monetize, podcasts are incredibly difficult to market.
Vocal envisions a vibrant and welcoming network of readers and creators who champion one another's creativity and fuel one another's passions. Idealistic? Perhaps, but we're big dreamers.
Copyright and DMCA Policy
If you believe that someone on the Vocal platform has violated your copyright, you can follow the procedure below. For background, the federal law known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 requires Vocal to post its procedure for a user to request the removal of content that he or she legitimately believes violates its copyright. Vocal must then remove the content in question. On the other hand, the person who posted the content in question can file a counter-notification, which may result in the content being re-posted.
Trust & Safety
At Vocal, our creators are our partners, and it's our job to provide a platform deserving of your trust — by maintaining community safety, proactively screening for potential problems, and investigating issues brought to us by our communities. We take our responsibility to the Vocal community very seriously.
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Vocal Verified—Fall & Winter Fashion
They don't call it sweater weather for nothing. Once autumn rolls around, chunky knits, flannels, and denim reign supreme. There's nothing I love more than a good pair of jeans and a fat fisherman's sweater to transition into the cold seasons, and I look forward to layering up with outerwear and accessories the second I feel the first chilly gusts of the year.
Vocal Verified—Holiday Recipes
For those of us in the United States, Thanksgiving is fast approaching; and for the rest of the world, the holiday season isn't far behind. Whether you're busy prepping a turkey feast or just getting yourself into a festive mood for the coming months, it's an exciting time of year to be a food lover.
Vocal Verified—Travel Guide: Europe
Maybe you're planning a backpacking excursion through the Swiss Alps, maybe you're honeymooning through Italy, or maybe you're pretending you have the savings and the time off from work to actually do any of these things. Regardless of whether you're setting a real itinerary or just one for your wanderlust dream trip, there's something magnetic about the blue lagoons, whitewashed walls, and cobblestone streets of Europe.
Vocal Verified—Mindfulness and Meditation
"Mindfulness" as a term has been thrown around more and more as wellness lifestyles grow ever-trendier, and it seems that it's all but lost its meaning.But we shouldn't let valuable practices get buried by meaningless new-age fads. Mindfulness as meditation means that you're checking in with yourself, recognizing your mind as a part of your body, and acknowledging your body's space in your surroundings. Awareness is the new nothingness, and accepting stress and the way you're reacting to it can be the most effective way to relieve it.
Vocal Verified—Ultimate Alt Playlist
Those of us that reveled in the pop-punk glory days of the late noughties may have matured in taste, but just barely. We've traded out LG Env's for iPhone X's, very clever AIM s/ns for professional email addresses, and those deep-set, swooshy emo bangs for naturally-balayaged practical locks. But the rebellious streak that made us scene kids immerse ourselves in studded neon belts and All Time Low lives on, and that means that radio pop and top 40 hits are probably still not really our cup of tea.
Vocal Verified—Horror Fiction
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Spooky season means crunchy leaves, chilly air, and cold, dead things that ironically warm my cold, dead heart. If you had told me as a creepypasta-loving thirteen-year-old that this would be my job someday, I'd be as skeptical as a newlywed husband living in an obviously haunted house; but here I am, the head of content curation here at Vocal, and I get the opportunity to see all the wonderfully gory stories that our creators submit year round. So, as a Halloween gift to you, I've rounded up the creepiest horror fiction submitted by our creators.