- What is Clubhouse? The invite-only audio chat app used by Elon Musk
Last week Elon Musk hosted an audio-chat on Clubhouse that caught a lot of attention (Check out the thread above if you're interested in the conversation). If you don't know what Clubhouse is, it's basically an invite-only audio-based social networking app. You can only register an account by getting an invite from an existing user and each user has only 2 invite codes- talk about exclusivity.
Because you can only access it via an invite, the codes have been reselling up to $50 on ebay and this has given me an idea which I'm going to share for this week's ONE THING.
The problem 🔍
- This pandemic has really caused a lot of inconvenience in terms of meeting like-minded and interesting people
- But even before the pandemic, people are already restricted by time and geography. Sure, social media does help but for the purpose of meeting new like-minded people, it doesn't really do the trick
Enter the solution 💡: Virtual Meetups
Virtual Meetups not only remove the geographical boundaries and reduce the time cost in meetings regularly but you can also find your tribe more easily.
With accessible tools right now on the market like Zoom, Clubhouse and Google Meets, anyone can host virtual meetups at anytime, anywhere.
The Opportunities 🔨
- You can create a mastermind group on a certain topic, like tech, business or e-commerce, partner with an industry leader to be the host and charge a membership fee
- You can also build a directory for virtual meetups- a meetup.com for virtual meetups
- You can partner with alcohol brands and host a virtual happy hour. Who says virtual meetups have to be serious formal event? You can host drinking games where people can just chill, have a great time and meet new people.
- You can even imitate Clubhouse's model and create an exclusive invite-only virtual meetup. You'll need a creative way to monetize but at least you'll get a community of highly committed like-minded individuals.
The barrier of entry for executing this idea is very low but the upside is worthwhile. Even if you don't make any money at first, you still get to meet new people and your network is basically your net worth so...
I find the saying "you're the average of the five people you spend the most time with" to be very true. And to know impressive people, you need to get out there which is kinda hard right now so virtual meetups are your second best option.