The hottest new app in town, Clubhouse is an audio-based social platform that allows users to have real conversations with each other. But Clubhouse can also help you as a freelancer and can be used to grow your online network. Not only is it a great place to find potential clients, it can help you get in touch with leaders and members from your industry. How can Clubhouse help freelancers?
What is Clubhouse?
Clubhouse is an audio-based app that is currently making waves on social media due to its exclusive and elusive nature. The app is currently available for iOS devices only and can also only be accessed by invitation which means you have to be invited by someone to become a member.
The app has gained in popularity over the past few months and is being endorsed and used by some of the world’s biggest celebrities like Oprah, Drake, Jared Leto, Wiz Khalifa, and Ashton Kutcher.
Launched in April of 2020 by Alpha Exploration Co, Clubhouse is a social networking site that allows people to talk about anything and everything. It’s like an interactive podcast mimicking real-world interactions. You can listen in to conversations or actively participate in discussions. No likes, no comments and no cameras involved.
The interactions between users take place via audio chat rooms in which conversations (events) are held on predetermined topics. Every user can plan and host such an event. You can also click into ongoing conversations at any time to listen.
If you want to make a contribution, you simply raise your virtual hand. In every chat room, there are one or more moderators who decide who gets to speak or intervene if community guidelines are violated.
Clubhouse as a freelancing tool
Since Clubhouse is audio-based only, it gives you a chance as a freelancer to really connect with not just your clients but also other freelancers, leaders and experts. You can explain in real-time what you have to offer and gain valuable insights and feedback right there and then.
Since there’s no video feed involved, there’s no pressure on you as a freelancer to model yourself a certain way. You will be judged by clients solely on what you have to offer in terms of your work and content and nothing more.
Another reason that Clubhouse is a great tool for freelancers is the fact that it provides you with a perfect way to amplify your authentic self and your originality.
Boosting your freelancer business with Clubhouse
Shown below are a few tips and tricks that will help you get started on Clubhouse as a freelancer and will help boost your business.
1) Customize your hallway
A hallway is essentially your homepage for when you log in to Clubhouse. Before you begin hosting rooms or building a following, you’ll want to curate the kinds of rooms that will show up in your hallway. You can start by following fellow freelancers, potential clients, leaders and coaches from your industry.
2) Join conversations
The easiest way to build your reputation on Clubhouse as a freelancer and connect with other members of your industry is by joining in on conversations. Find a room in your hallway that interests you or that has an audience resembling your ideal client and start listening.
If there’s a chance for you to add something of value, speak up! This will make you look like an expert in your field and allow people to connect with you.
3) Host a room
Hosting a room on Clubhouse can boost your freelance business and make you seem like a pro who knows what they’re talking about. Pick a specific topic that you think will attract potential clients. You can also invite leaders and experts to moderate your room with you. This will help build up an association between you and these experts in the minds of your followers and any potential clients.
For tips on how to get started on Clubhouse, we also suggest the free Clubhouse guide of Freelance On Fire.
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