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10 Side Businesses To Consider Starting in 2021

Just about everyone – whether they’re business owners, employees, or currently unemployed – is experiencing the negative impacts of COVID-19, especially financially. One way to open up an additional income stream is by starting a side business, also known as a “side hustle”. This way, you can supplement your income while keeping your day job.

While it may seem like a daunting task to start up a new side business, it doesn’t have to be complicated. You already have skills and talents that other people will pay you to teach them. You can also combine your skills with other people to create a new side hustle with a great team.

With online tools like Event Espresso to help you to get paid for your ticketing and access to the services that you offer, you can get up and running with your web registration in as little as one day!

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The Ultimate Guide to Event Registration

Ultimate Guide To Event Registration

Event registration is a foundational element of any successful event. If it’s done right, it can help you increase event attendance, sell more tickets, make your job easier by automating registration tasks, and deliver a better experience to attendees from the get-go. For this reason, you need to make sure you’re using the right event registration software for your events.

In this Ultimate Guide [which includes this post and 4 more chapters] we will go over why you need event registration software, what features and tools are the most important, how to setup online registrations, and how to collect money online for your events.

But first in this article, we’ll explain what event registration is, why you need an online event registration solution, and the key features that you need to look for.

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Chapter 1: Why You Need Event Registration Software

In our Ultimate Guide to Event Registration, we briefly talked about what event registration software is and why you need it. Here, we’ll dig deeper and explain why event marketers and organizers need event registration software to help them manage their events.

What is event registration software?

Event registration software gives you the ability to accept event registrations online either through an event website or a landing page. If you are organizing free events, you can use event registration software to create registrations forms. And if you’re hosting a paid event, you can create and sell event tickets and accept registrations online using event registration software.

Event registration software can be used for all sorts of free, paid, and virtual events. For example, you can use it to sell tickets and accept registrations for conferences, non-profit fundraisers and galas, classes, sports events, and many other types of events.

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Chapter 2: What Are the Most Important Event Registration Features and Tools?

A large part of organizing successful events involves setting up a system for event registration. There are many different event registration tools available that can help you drive registrations without manual work. With these features and tools you can set up and automate the entire event registration process.

Event Registration Tools

Some of the most important types of event registration tools you can add to your website technology stack include:

  • Ticket sales and registration
  • Registration forms
  • Online payment
  • Confirmation emails
  • Printable (or electronic tickets)

In this second chapter of our Ultimate Guide to Event Registration, we’ll introduce you to some of the most important event registration features and tools that you should be using on your website to manage your events and to stay current along with competitors in your industry.

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Chapter 3: How to Set Up Online Registration for an Event

Getting people to your registration page is the first step of the event registration process. Once a prospective attendee has  expressed interest in registering for an event, you need to make sure you have a tool setup on your WordPress website that allows people to reserve their space or buy tickets and register for the event.

As an event organizer, your goal is to offer attendees an effortless way to register online so you can maximize event registrations. In this article, we’ll show you how to setup an online event registration solution so your attendees can sign up and pay for events easily and you can sit back and let your system do all the work!

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Chapter 4: How To Collect Money For An Event Online

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Due to the on-going pandemic, businesses all around the world have shifted their operations online – including events and payments. In-person events will come back eventually, but until then businesses need to adapt to online events. To collect money for an event online, you need to provide customizable event registration and payment options so prospective attendees can easily sign up and get tickets online.

When you provide different payment options such as PayPal and credit cards for your events, more people will be willing to register for your event and buy tickets. Once people are willing to pay, all you need to do is collect money for the event online.

Collecting money online for event payments is done by publishing a sign up form on the event registration page for attendees to fill out. Attendees will simply provide their personal information, billing details and make payments online for their tickets or registration. 

In this guide, we’ll explain how you can collect money for an event online. We’ll also show you how Event Espresso can help you set up registration and ticketing for the event. 

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Creating a More Engaging Virtual Conference: A 5 Step Guide

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led many businesses to shift to the virtual format for organizing events, including conferences. Aside from the lockdown situation, businesses that want to save money, time, and resources can also organize and host engaging virtual conferences. In other words, they can connect with their target audience online, virtually anytime and it can be good for business..

The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. There are tried-and-tested tips that can help you get comfortable with organizing virtual conferences, connect with your target audience, and boost attendee satisfaction.

In this guide, we’ll go over some useful tips for event organizers to plan, manage, and organize successful virtual conferences. We’ll also cover some event metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) you should be tracking and recommend tools that you can use to get started with a step in the right direction.

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How To Host a Virtual Conference

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown situation, more and more companies are turning to hosting virtual conferences online as a means of bringing communities together.

Aside from the obvious benefit of saving resources and reaching out to a wider audience, hosting a virtual conference gives you an opportunity to create a library of video content that you can repurpose to generate qualified leads for your business.

In this article, we’ll explain step-by-step how to host a virtual conference and share some actionable tips to help you get started with a step in the right direction.

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5 Best Practices to Sell Event Tickets Online

Event organizers have a lot of responsibility when it comes to selling out an event. They have to handle several tasks including event planning, registrations, ticketing, and marketing. Savvy event organizers use online event registration and ticketing tools to take some of the heavy-lifting off their plate.

In this article, we’ll share some best practices and actionable tips on how you can sell event tickets online to maximize sales using online event registration and ticketing software.

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