With other big players circling to take advantage of the audio chatroom space, Clubhouse is now opening monetisation opportunities to keep its creators in house.
Clubhouse is fast discovering that there’s no such thing as a USP patent in the social media space. But as user incentives go, free stuff and dollars in the bank is good way of keeping people onside.
As Twitter and Facebook lurk in the wings, hungry to take advantage of the continued interest in ephemeral platforms – meaning those which erase conversations once they’re over – Clubhouse is being forced to think on its feet to retain and grow its current user base.
Despite only being available on iOS (with Android versions in the works) and continuing to operate on an invite-only basis, Clubhouse has managed to grab the attention of Gen Z, rocketing from 600,000 active weekly users in December to 10 million today.
Today’s Town Hall Updates:
We are launching our first creator accelerator program, Clubhouse Creator First. We are looking to support and equip 20 creators w/ resources they need to bring their ideas and creativity to life. Details and application here: https://t.co/kmKjQvoUBK
— Clubhouse (@joinClubhouse) March 14, 2021
Emerging as a direct challenger to Clubhouse with its own audio chat clone ‘Spaces,’ Twitter has prompted Clubhouse to release a slew of new monetisation opportunities to prevent its biggest influencers and emerging creators from jumping ship to platforms with larger reach.
This new initiative aptly named ‘Clubhouse Creators First’ will provide 20 of the app’s creators with ‘the resources to bring their ideas and creativity to life,’ which app seniors hope will cement Clubhouse’s position as numero uno in the audio chat space.
By filling out the application here, you will instantly make yourself eligible for the program though we’re not entirely sure what Clubhouse officials are looking for from their final picks – probably metrics, let’s be honest.