How Small Press Writers Can Optimize Vocal

I’ve been having a fun time writing with Vocal lately. That link takes you to my author profile where you can see a list of my latest articles. Vocal has both free and paid plans, but it’s possible to earn month with either options.

The Paid Plan

I got in with the paid plan about six months ago when it was available for only $50. I think it’s up to $100 now, but there are a few options that make it worthwhile. One of these options is the monthly challenges that Vocal launches.

Challenges are essentially writing competitions with massive payouts and minimal competition. I can personally verify that these competitions are legitimate because I won 3rd place in the Mobile Moments challenge. It took about a week, but I received the $500 cash prize to my stripe account as promised. Here’s the article I won for.

Another advantage of the paid plan is that you get paid at a higher rate per view on any of your articles. However, payments for views are minimal unless you have the good fortune of going viral.

In other news lately, my novel Paperclip was recently named a finalist at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

As always, if you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to comment below. I don’t update this page as often as I would like, but maybe I’ll make an effort to be more diligent in the future. Best to you all and keep writing!

Walter Rhein’s Blog

Welcome to Walter Rhein’s Blog! Most of the writing I do is over at my web page Streets of Lima, but it occurs to me that it might be fun to go back to my roots of some more informal online ranting. That other page is all set up with a bunch of bells and whistles and costs me I don’t know how much per year, so I always feel I should polish off the articles that go up there. If my experience with the internet is any indication of future events, it will probably be some random post like this which goes viral and makes somebody else a ton of money.

The big news is that I’ll be presenting on my latest release at the Chippewa Falls Library on Monday, February 18th at 6:30 PM.  The Facebook Event is here, so click on it, share it around, tell your friends, etc. It should be a fun time, and I’m easily persuaded to go out and have beers afterward. If you have friends or family in the Chippewa Valley, really lean on them to come because I dislike talking to an empty room (although I’ll do it if it comes to that). I’ll be bringing a bunch of slides from my days living in Peru, so there should be something to look at besides me.

My most resent release, ‘Paperclip‘ has been very well received. My co-author and I convinced our publisher to offer the kindle version at 99 cents because I think people are more likely to take a chance on an author they don’t know if it doesn’t cost them much.  It has been featured in several publications lately. If you don’t grab the book, at least go over and read, share, comment and otherwise engage with the following articles:

Paperclip featured in Volume One

Paperclip featured in the River Falls Paper

Paperclip in the St. Croix Writer’s Blog

Paperclip on Jean Lee’s Blog

I’d really love to see a few more reviews, so if you have the chance, please pick up ‘Paperclip’ and jot down a few words on Amazon. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by here, and I look forward to seeing you all at some writing event in the near or distant future! 

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