W hile overall a reliable platform with a welcoming community, it has had some issues, but I’m not going to be discussing that. Instead, I’ll be talking about my journey with Vocal.
Why I Went on Vocal
I t was the first online writing platform I started to use. I first discovered it in December 2020 while scrolling through my Facebook feed.
I t advertised that you could make up to $500 a week, along with its various challenges. Of course, I was on board with it. Who wouldn’t want to be paid for writing stories?
And I’d already self-published on Amazon, so I figured this would be another way to put my creativity out into the world without needing to write a full-length novel.
I t didn’t take me long to sign up and start writing stories. And I’ve been writing on here ever since.
The Different Features of Vocal Media
Like any other online writing platform, Vocal has plenty of cool aspects that make it stand out.
- Views=Money- Like Medium, Vocal gives you money for stories, but unlike Medium, the views don’t have to be from the platform. So, if you share a story on Facebook or Twitter, no matter who reads it, you’ll earn money.
- Required Word Count- I know many people hate this, but this pushes writers to dig deeper and create higher-quality pieces. And it’s made me a better writer.
- Contests- While there are many writing contests out there, there’s something about Vocal’s that are appealing and fun. And without the pressure.
- Word Bank- Many writing platforms don’t let you easily see how many words you’ve written, but Vocal has recently put a word bank for each draft, which makes meeting their required word counts much easier.
- Fiction Love- While Medium and others favor non-fiction stories, Vocal supports anything fiction, so you can let your creative flag fly.
- Communities- Vocal has different groups where you can place your stories in. But you can only pick one.