Clubhouse has been a hot topic for some time now. Since December 2020, the audio-only chat app has seen a surge in downloads with tens of millions of weekly listeners chiming in to hear what Tiffany Haddish, Jared Leto, and even Oprah have to say.
This meteoric rise of a fresh social network is astonishing considering the number of smartphone users who have no way of accessing the app. That’s right, not only is Clubhouse exclusively available on iOS devices, but the only way to sign up is to be invited by an existing member. Clearly, exclusivity sells. I even asked my colleagues their thoughts about not being able to use the app, to which they replied, “what’s Clubhouse?”
Only 27% of smartphone owners worldwide can access the drop-in audio app, according to Statista’s global mobile operating system market share statistics. Sure, the devs at Clubhouse stated they’re bringing the audio-based social platform to Android “soon,” but they seem to have other priorities in mind: creator programs and payments.
Clubhouse is making waves by bolstering its platform with creative personalities. In turn, it’s helping them be profitable by introducing its first monetization feature that lets users send payments directly. Here’s the kicker; 100% of the payment goes straight to the creator while Clubhouse gets nothing. That’s better than having an OnlyFans account since that subscription-based app takes a 20% cut of profits. It’s high time the…