Speakers and developers can start earning money on social audio chat Clubhouse. The company has launched a monetization feature opening up for speakers and creators to get paid from users. The company in a blog post said Clubhouse Payments is the “first of many features that allow creators to get paid directly on Clubhouse”.
Clubhouse co-founder, Paul Davison, has earlier said that the startup wants to focus on direct monetization on creators, instead of advertisements.
The company now said all money via the new payment system will go to creators. So at least for the time being, no revenue sharing with the platform company.
Users can send payment via the profile of the creator if the creator has activated the payment system. Users fill in the amount and push send. If no price or fee has been announced, the system will work as giving tip.
“100% of the payment will go to the creator. The person sending the money will also be charged a small card processing fee, which will go directly to our payment processing partner, Stripe. Clubhouse will take nothing”, the blog post said.
The feature to receive payments will initially be available only to a small test group, and later rolled out to other customers.
You can still only join Clubhouse on invitation to participate in chats in the Clubhouse “rooms” where different subjects are decided and discussed by those setting up a “room”. The app has rules to prevent discussions about racism and obvious misinformation but has been criticized for anyway having been a platform for antisemitism and misinformation about covid etc,