If you are a story writer and you want to earn money for your stories, Wattpad is good platform for you. Wattpad is a self publishing story writing or reading platform allow users to write / read stories.
Wattpad is available as a mobile app, writers can join paid stories program and earn money for their work, and readers can support writers by paying for their paid stories.
How to create an account on Wattpad app
You can easily download Wattpad mobile app from Google Play store.
Click on Wattapad or search “Wattpad” in Google play store search bar, Google Play store page will open with Wattpad app window. Download and install the app from that page.
After installing the app, open it and click on “join for free” and sign in using Facebook or google credentials or email id, password, username and birthday.
After signing in they will ask you to chose between read, write or both. i.e. you want to write stories or read stories or both. They will ask few questions about you and your writing experience.
Now your account is created on the Wattpad app and you can start writing stories from the app’s home page
How write a story on Wattpad app?
Click the second left write button in the bottom menu.
Add story info page will open. In this page, add cover (image) for your story, add proper title for story, and add small description about your story and click the Next button in the upper right .
Now you have written story title and its short description and you have to write story parts. When you click on Next, story part page will open.
Story part page will open. In this page, Add image / youtube video for your story part or chapter, give proper title to your story part and add all the content of your story part.
Once you write all the content for your part, please read it carefully and correct it.
Once you verify , click on “Publish” to publish your story part.
You can also save your work and later publish it. You can save your work by returning directly from the story part page. Your story part will be saved and you can edit and publish it later.
How to earn money from Wattpad?
You can only earn money from Wattpad app by getting a support from users. If you join Wattpad join paid stories program then only you can able to get support from users.
For joining paid stories program,
- You must be a Wattpad Star
Stories don’t usually skip this step (with some exceptions, like The Wattys, International writers). Even if a story is going straight to Paid, it’s going to also go into Stars first so Stars entry should be your primary goal. The Stars program is the gateway that links to all of the other opportunities across Wattpad.
- Your story must be completed, either on Wattpad, on Wattpad in draft, or offline in a manuscript.
- Your story must be at least 50,000 words. There is no upper limit on word count.
- Stories can be of any genre, except the following: Fanfiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Classics, Random
- Your story must be original and wholly owned by you or be based on a story in the public domain and must be based on the version in the public domain.
- There is no minimum required read count.
How do I become a Star?
In order to be considered for the Wattpad Stars program, you must be thoughtfully engaged with the Wattpad community and show promising talent in your regularly updated work.
Your profile must meet the following program criteria in order for you to be considered an active and engaged Wattpad writer:
- You must have at least one (1) narrative story with at least fifty-thousand (50,000) words, that is marked as complete
- You must have started one (1) story in the past 365 days
- You must have revised/modified/added a new part to an existing story within the last three (3) months
- You must have logged onto the Wattpad in the past sixty (60) days
- You must fill out thisStars Writer Program Interest Form**
By becoming a Star, you’ll have access to a variety of exciting perks, including:
- A community of fellow Stars, where you can bond over the writer experience and participate in online hangouts.
- Recognition for all your hard work both on and off the Wattpad platform.
- The chance to develop your writing skills by gaining access to resources and other tools.
- Exclusive* consideration for opportunities including our Paid Stories program, Wattpad Books, Wattpad Studios, and Brand Partnerships, as well as opportunities to pitch to our partners
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