Clubhouse launches payments so creators can make money
Author: Wardah Sempa | Tuesday 6th April 2021
Social audio app Clubhouse will allow all users to pay other creators starting Monday. It’s the first monetisation tool built right into the app. Clubhouse says it won’t take a cut of payments, meaning that creators get the entirety of what somebody sends them. However, not everyone will be able to receive payments just yet because Clubhouse will be starting with a small test group.
To pay a Clubhouse creator who can receive payments, tap on their profile, then tap on the “Send Money” button, and then choose how much you send them. You’ll also have to pay a “small card processing fee” that goes to Stripe, which is Clubhouse’s payments processing partner. The first time to try to pay someone, Clubhouse will ask you to add a credit or debit card.
The news of direct payments comes a few weeks after Clubhouse announced its first creator accelerator program, Clubhouse Creator First, which will take on 20 aspiring hosts and creators to help them build their audiences and monetize their shows.