How to Make Money on the Clubhouse App

Turn the audio-only social network into a revenue stream

What to Know

  • Use your bio: put your Cash app, Venmo, or affiliate links in your bio, or link to a public wishlist where users could visit and purchase items.
  • Start a subscription-based or paid-only room where only people who have signed up and paid for the content are allowed to listen.
  • Create a sponsored room where you could promote a company's product or service in exchange for financial compensation. 

This article explains three ways to turn your presence on Clubhouse into profit, including using your bio, offering paid rooms, and offering sponsorship opportunities for your rooms.

Using Your Bio

You can use your Clubhouse profile bio for more than describing yourself to others. If you feel comfortable doing so, one way to make money using your bio is to put your Cash app or Venmo username in there as a means for requesting donations for your content or accepting payments for products and services you offer.

Similarly, you could include a link to a public wishlist where users could visit and purchase items you have saved in place of direct donations. 

Clubhouse app bio section with links to an Amazon Wishlist.

Another way to make money using your Clubhouse bio is to insert affiliate links for products and services. Since Clubhouse allows for live links in bios, it's relatively straightforward to redirect users to the product or service you're promoting, which is another way to diversify your revenue stream. 

Something to note, though, is If you plan to use affiliate links, be sure to include the appropriate consumer disclaimers in your bio. Not all regions require these, but if you live in an area that does, don't skip out on them. Otherwise, you could potentially face hefty fines and other legal action.

Paid Rooms and Subscriptions

Another option for making money through Clubhouse is to start a subscription-based or paid-only room wherein only people who have signed up and paid for the content are allowed to listen in. This setup could take various forms, including virtual classrooms and seminars or even a personal mentorship program where you work directly with only a few people at once.

Clubhouse doesn't offer paywalled rooms, so you'd have to create a solution to ensure only paid subscribers can listen in on the exclusive content. One solution is to keep a list of paid subscribers in a spreadsheet to invite one-by-one into a Closed Clubhouse room. This method isn't exactly elegant, but it gets the job done.

You'll need an account with a third-party payment processor, such as PayPal, Square, Stripe, or something along those lines to process the transactions safely.

Sponsored Rooms

Sponsorships are nothing new in the online world, and Clubhouse is no exception. Organizations are always looking for new and trendy platforms to build brand recognition. If you have a large enough following, you could potentially get a company to sponsor a specific room you host. 

Similar to how companies will pay to have their product or service mentioned on radio stations, YouTube videos, and the like, you could promote a company's product or service in exchange for financial compensation. 

How much you could charge would vary based on your following size, the niche you're in, and how much time you dedicate to their promotion, but it's an age-old method that will likely become commonplace as Clubhouse expands. 

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