Clubhouse adds direct payment option for listeners to support creators

It’s all about creators. If you want to build a great platform, you need creators and influencers who make and deliver create content: videos on YouTube, podcasts on Spotify, and social audio on Clubhouse.

Today, Clubhouse took a big step to supporting creators:

Clubhouse is continuing its creator-first strategy by releasing Payments, a direct monetization option for people who open and moderate rooms on the social audio app.

But not every creator will get it immediately.

“All users will be able to send payments today, and we’ll be rolling out the ability to receive payments in waves, starting with a small test group today,” Clubhouse announced today. “Our hope is to collect feedback, fine-tune the feature, and roll it out to everyone soon.”

This is an essential feature for social platforms to grow, and it’s something most platforms have largely ignored until now, Clubhouse influencer Josh Constine told me recently on the TechFirst podcast.

Get the full story in my post on Forbes …

And, check out my recent TechFirst podcast about why creators matter, and how Clubhouse is one of the key platforms taking steps to support them.

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