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How to Start an Online Cooking Class

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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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Crafting the Perfect Event Confirmation Email

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.

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How to Host Socially Distanced Events

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.

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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 Attendance Tracking

The Ultimate Guide to Event Attendance Tracking

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.

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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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