You’ve been invited… now it’s time to get you and your brand started on the latest social media craze. If you’re not already aware, Clubhouse is an invite-only networking app that is sweeping the social media landscape. If you were already aware, maybe you’ve been lucky enough to snag yourself an invite.
But, as it turns out, an invite to join the app doesn’t necessarily mean a golden ticket to access all of the app’s private chats and secret meet-ups – it’s a pretty exclusive collective even once you’ve found a way in. Think of it as getting into the VIP section, only to find there are like, ten more VVIP sections.
The platform allows users and brands to create and join other private groups within the app that fall within categories that you’ve demonstrated interest in. Don’t sweat it – if you can’t join every coveted private chat, why not start your own?
Read on for our beginner’s guide to starting your own Club (aka private group) within Clubhouse.
First thing’s first, start hosting.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a presto-whammo type app. There’s an approval process for getting a Club on the app, so you’ll have to submit an application in order to get started. There are three types of group members – a founder/admin role, a member role, and a follower role. The user who submits the application will be considered the founder of the group – and in order to found a group, you have to have hosted a Room (aka, a discussion on Clubhouse) at least three times.
Lucky for you, hosting isn’t all that difficult. You can create a Room by going into the app, starting a room, and inviting your friends to join you – or, leave the room open so any curious user with an interest in your discussion topic can pop in and listen.
After you’ve hosted three Rooms, you can submit to become a founder of a Club.
Next, apply for your club.
Once you’ve hosted your minimum of three discussions, you can start founding a group. Open the app and go to your profile, then click the gear icon to get into your settings page. Then head to the FAQs page, where you’ll see plenty of options (and bonus, likely the answers to other questions you might have about the app.)
From there, tap into the “How can I start a club?” link. You’ll see a list of rules and requirements – read them!
Submit your application.
Once you’ve read the rules, click the “here” link that will send you straight to the Create a Club request form. Fill it out, and wait to hear back!
If your Club gets approved, be sure to drop it in the comments below! We’d love to join and see what you’re chatting about.
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