It’s a pretty low bar for entrance. Compare it to college tuition these days. Your parking for one day is more than $5 in most cities.
I was unaware that people can get claps without being members. Guess I never paid attention. But they can’t get paid, right?
Anyways, I never pay attention to the pay part. I did a few freelance jobs that resulted in $$$ in a PayPal account and that will last quite a few years.