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So, you’ve decided to plan an event? Awesome! As experts in the field, we can tell you one thing for sure—when the excitement slows down, you’re going to start to feel the weight of the long list of things you need to do to prepare, no matter if the event is in person or running a virtual event.
Luckily, event planning doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming. By taking the time to understand and map out an event planning timeline, you can set yourself and your up for event success!
Some people love social media and for some, it’s a sore subject. No matter how you feel on the topic, though, one thing is for sure—using social media to promote events is important if you want to drive great attendance numbers and sell tickets online. It’s the single easiest and most cost-effective way to get your message out, reach the masses, and scale appropriately within your budget constraints.
And while more is always best, it’s easy to get lost in the passel of different social media platforms and the need for different strategies for each. What we recommend when using social media to promote events is to focus on the core four—Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
There is not one single way to increase the ticket and registration sales for your event, rather hundreds of ways and ideas. In this article we can provide you with 100 different ways to maximize your revenue from events. There are likely several hundred ideas but we’ll do our best to share our top ideas here.
A tight-knit community can be an incredibly rewarding thing to be a part of. It provides a support system, creates social benefits, is a great source of entertainment, and helps to protect the longevity of the group as a whole.
One of the best ways to build that camaraderie is to run a community event such as a festival, a fun run, car show, church event, etc. But turning an idea for a community event into a reality involves more than just a will to bring people together. With the right practices and tips, though, planning a community event can be fun and a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
If you’re a chef or someone that loves to cook, you have a great opportunity to take advantage of the rising popularity of online classes, also known as virtual learning. Starting an online cooking class is the perfect opportunity for you to launch your side business and generate an income from your side hustle. The best part is that you can reach a much wider audience since you are not constrained by geographic limitations. Anyone who has an interest in your offerings or style of cooking can join your classes right from the convenience of their own kitchen, no matter where they are located in the world!
While all of this may seem overwhelming at first, it’s actually pretty easy to start an online cooking class. In this article, we’ll go over what you need to start an online cooking class.
As an event organizer, you need to send out important event details and communications with your event attendees. Sending automated event confirmations emails is one of the most efficient and modernized ways that this can be handled. If done correctly, the event confirmation emails can support your event business and goals and provide great customer service.
One of the easiest ways to understand the purpose and power of an event confirmation email communications is to consider the overall process as compared to an in-person registration process. If you think about what has to happen to make the in-person event registration, or ”sign up” process a success you’ll begin to realize all the actions and communications that also have to happen. Because the process of registering or buying tickets online is remote, or not “face to face”, the event confirmation emails are going to have to be even more sophisticated, accurate and timely so that attendees have confidence in your event. The event confirmation emails are an essential part of the selling process.
Whether you’re a full-time event planner or putting on a one-off event for your organization, the landscape has changed dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of discussions about how to create the most intimate and connective environment possible, we’re having planning sessions on social distance guidelines for gatherings and how to comply with the CDC.
And while a lot of that can feel somewhat draining, it doesn’t have to take all the wind out of the sails of your event. By understanding how to host a socially distanced event properly, you can meet social distancing guidelines, keep your guests and staff safe, and still put on a memorable event.
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!
Event attendance tracking can be valuable for most organizations that host events. Attendance tracking at events can make your business more profitable and help you more efficiently achieve your goals. Most people think that tracking the attendance at your event is complicated and hard. However, that really depends on how you set up your event to track attendance and what technology you use. There are various ways you can track attendance at your events. You can go the simple basic and free route by using a piece of paper with a list of attendees or you can go the modern, route that is less prone to errors and issue electronic tickets, and use mobile apps to scan and validate tickets at the door. Neither spectrum of these methods is wrong, rather they are different and have advantages and disadvantages to each situation. In this article, we review the advantages and the different methods that can be used for attendance tracking.
And finally, we’ll take a look at how Event Espresso can help your organization take the next step in modernizing your event registration process and add attendance tracking to your system which will help you quickly process event admissions and provide an automated and standardized method of reporting for all of your events.
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.