Dennis Yu

How I Grew From 0 to 11,700 Followers on Clubhouse in A Month

This is the easiest way to get new followers on Clubhouse, and I just found this out from Gary Henderson.

You can see I’ve got 11,700 followers here and 2,100 that I’m following. I hear the max is 2,500.

If you look at my followers and these most recent ones that have just followed me in the last hour, some people have no followers at all but this follower has 58. That means he just joined.

If I click on the 58, you can see he’s following all these people that were suggested to him.

When you follow somebody, it suggests other people that are like the person who nominated you that is like that person you’re clicking on.

So a lot of these are people that I already follow, who follow me. That means I’m getting into that suggested user list for these new users.

You’ll see a ton of overlap. For example, there’s Gary Henderson who’s a 35,000 here.

If you look at his brand-new followers, you’ll see the same kind of thing. Like this person, who has 5 followers and 223 followings.

You’ll see that a lot of their following are the same. You see names like JT Foxx, Michael Lane, and Grant Cardone.

I think that’s the part of the algorithm that people don’t understand.
To grow your follower count – which is what you want – you need to get into that suggested user list.

It’s a bit of a grind because you have to show that you are someone who’s interested in the rooms that you have for when you speak. It’s not just that you have a lot of followers and people are coming in for your room because of that, or that you’re even bringing in other people into your room.

This is something I learned from Gary Henderson. The diversity of the people that come to your events is so key.

I have this event upcoming for me later today – Secrets of Business Growth.

It’s with Larry Kim.

He and I have quite a bit of overlap in our user base, so it’s not going to generate a lot of new notifications.

But when we have someone like Gary who has 35000…5% of them might be online at any one time, and maybe 40% of those are going to be relatively new. Then that would bring us 170 or so potential new people into our room.

We just had a room a little earlier today with 402 people in the room. And that’s because as people came in, they didn’t leave. They kept accumulating and it was neat.

You’re not supposed to record on Clubhouse, so I took some screenshots along the way.

The room started with just a couple of people. I started the room with 7.1k followers.

I don’t want you to think this is only about getting followers, but it’s a good way to think about kind of the dynamics of how you do it. It’s not Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

I started the room, and literally within two minutes, we had 120 people in the room and it just kept going up.

It went up to 240 within three minutes.

My friend Brennan was speaking. I love taking pictures of my friends when they’re speaking, and then I tag them on Twitter saying, “Hey, it’s so awesome that you’re speaking.”

There are so many people coming in, and then there’s Shawn Dill, who’s speaking.

His audience is coming through, too. I think he has only a thousand, but it’s chiropractors – and those are a lot of folks we have as clients, so I really like that.

We went up to 507, then 306, and then Gary Henderson comes into the room. He leaves.

But I invited a bunch of folks to speak. As you invite people to speak, that notifies their audience.- so I think it’s good to have a trickle of people that are speaking.
If you don’t have new speakers, it’s not going to bring more people into the room.

I kinda got addicted because I wanted to see what happened. We fell from 518 to 380. We didn’t keep as many people, but then it was getting later into the evening.

This room went for two and a half hours. 377 people followed me.

I went to another room just to see what was going on. I wasn’t the one who even started it- it was Connor who started it, and then he bailed on the room for some reason.

As you pull down to refresh, I got into the second spot. Then I got into the first spot, which is weird for this particular room. So then it was my room.

I made some of these other people moderators, and then I left the room. So I think this room is actually still going.

You never want to just leave a room, because then it becomes unmoderated – but that was interesting to see what happened.

I hope you found this behind-the-scenes tour interesting of someone like me, who’s actually learning Clubhouse, and I hope it helps you grow.


Dennis Yu

Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads. He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations. You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel. You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.
I'm a member of Blitzmetrics Academy and a friend of Dennis to boot. Not only is Dennis highly intelligent and full of great and creative ideas, he's also incredibly generous with both his knowledge and his time. Success couldn't come to a better guy. Thank you for all that you do for the world, Dennis! 🙏

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Thanks 🙏 for being shining light in this industry. Love what your building for works overseas too network for jobs so innovative. Dennis helped me navigate having bad experiences with marketing agencies and doing dollar a day marketing which has helped my personal brand tremendously. Highly recommend.

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Founder at Kingdom Broker

Working with Dennis has been a delightful experience. After meeting him in 2015 I got to collaborate with him on countless occasions. His understanding for state-of-the-art marketing, his implementation, and his leadership put him into the top 0.01% of marketers and mentors.

Jan Koch

Ihr kompetenter Partner für innovative KI-Strategien.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dennis for my podcast in 2021 and since then we have maintained a friendship that grows with each interaction. I have seen Dennis' devotion to his friends and clients firsthand, and our conversations often result in us talking about how we can provide more value to the people around us. He is someone whom I can ask questions on a technical level, and look to on a personal level. If you have any hesitancy about hiring him, get over yourself and do it!

Isaac Mashman

Help scaling personal brands.

Geez, where do I start recommending Dennis? First, he is an absolutely brilliant marketer who understands where marketing is today and where it's going tomorrow. He also has an incredible passion for the International Worker community. The lessons he has taught me from his almost 20 years of experience hiring International Workers have been immense. Most importantly though. Dennis Yu is someone who wants the absolute best for you and is willing to tell you the truth. Dennis sat with me at a point in my business where I was floundering but did not want to admit it. He asked some very straight forward questions to get me to admit my issues, highlighted the issues, and then helped me create a roadmap to success.

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International Keynote Speaker | Video Content Superman | Superconnector |

Dennis, which I had the pleasure of working with is one of the most giving, honest and tell you as it is person I ever know. The knowledge this man has is remarkable and he just gives it out freely. He is not pretentious and always entertain anyone big or small in the industry always willing to help. If you ever get a golden opportunity to work with him or mentored by him say YES!. You will notr regret Dennis, which I had the pleasure of working with is one of the most giving, honest and tell you as it is person I ever know. The knowledge this man has is remarkable and he just gives it out freely. He is not pretentious and always entertain anyone big or small in the industry always willing to help. If you ever get a golden opportunity to work with him or mentored by him say YES!. You will not regret

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