Abraxas Higgins is a sensation making a splash in the fashion, lifestyle, and social audio space, but his journey into the creative realm was not overnight.
Before becoming a successful content creator, he worked for seven years in the financial sector at the largest global asset management company, BlackRock. Abraxas Higgins managed to climb toward the top starting as an intern and landing a role as a strategist on Wall Street.
Arguably, Abraxas Higgins was at the peak of his game but discontent loomed in the back of his mind because he knew there was far more he wanted to pursue. Higgins believed it was time to make a shift to pursue his lifelong passions. Taking a leap of faith, he quit his well-compensated position and moved to Los Angeles to work as a digital strategist for rapper David Sabastian. In this transition, Abraxas Higgins found his footing and the confidence to branch out into the creative industry.
As he branched out, he became a spectator of fashion and indulged in lifestyle magazines HYPEBEAST and Highsnobiety to stay on top of the latest trends. Higgins has grown to secure lucrative brand deals with British luxury clothing brand Ted Baker, luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen, and more. Now, he says he earns more money than he did on Wall Street.
Higgins Builds Clubhouse Powerhouse
Higgins managed to earn a partnership with some of fashion’s best after successfully creating an online community using Clubhouse. Higgins soon realized the social audio app was like no other. It provided a unique way to share subject matter through curated conversation and establishing a community with a shared interest in fashion.
“Just like any other social media application, it takes time to build your following and community. I would spend around four to five hours on Clubhouse daily, but it never felt like work or as if I was doing it to gain momentum on the platform. I was genuinely enthralled by the community, the in-depth conversation, the variety of subject matter, and the grace the early community operated with,” Higgins told AfroTech.
Currently, Higgins operates three Clubhouse rooms and has amassed nearly half a million followers. Each room has a distinct purpose but shares the same principle of building community.
His favorite Clubhouse room, “9AM in London,” runs every morning and allows followers worldwide to share encouraging messages and network for leisure and opportunity. Higgins also shares that he isn’t the only one to have benefitted as other members have landed jobs from engaging with others in the international community.
Higgins also runs two additional rooms on Clubhouse, offering a parallel experience. His most popular, “The Community Club,” is one of the largest on the social audio app boasting 304,000 followers and counting. In this club, followers can engage with members in the community who will offer knowledge on the topic of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or social media as a part of its Educational 101 series.
Higgins Becomes The First Clubhouse Icon Out Of The United Kingdom
Higgins’ impact should come as no surprise and has landed him a spotlight as the current Clubhouse Icon. The badge of honor highlights Clubhouse members who are the “most active, prolific people” propelling the application forward, as per the company website. Higgins now becomes the first Clubhouse icon out of the United Kingdom to achieve this feat.
“Being the Clubhouse Icon is the highest honor you can receive on Clubhouse and in social audio as a whole,” Higgins shared with AfroTech. “It means that I have been recognized for all the hard work I have put into fostering community and culture in this new frontier of social audio. With the spotlight, I am trying to help other creators secure brand deals and highlight creators in the community that has gone unnoticed.”
Higgins has become a vessel for his community and believes he is the blueprint for becoming successful at Clubhouse. Using his former experience as a strategist, he offers consultations and strategies to not only his Clubhouse members but to companies and individuals looking to build a legacy in the social audio arena.
Higgins’ impact goes beyond hosting social rooms. The Clubhouse powerhouse hopes he inspires users to step away from the idea that to be successful, they need to work a traditional job and wishes they subscribe to their standard of success.
the man…the legend…the (app) ICON! closing out the year with the freshest of faces @abraxaxs ❤️⭐️ the host of 9AM in London is one of our all around favorite people and a founding member of the UK Clubhouse scene. welcome king!!! pic.twitter.com/OB1qMb3PTQ
— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) December 22, 2021
In the words of Higgins, “Just jump, you’ll learn how to fly on the way down.”