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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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How to Start a Successful Online Course Business: A 9 Step Guide

Running your own online course business is a great way to create an additional revenue stream while sharing your passions and expertise with the world. And by taking it all online, you’re no longer limited by geographical boundaries, which means you can get attendees from all over the world! Not only is this exciting, but it means bigger and better opportunities to earn.

Before you get started on your journey, it’s important to understand exactly how to start an online course business. By fully understanding the steps from start to finish, you can maximize your potential earnings, limit the time it takes, and set yourself up for success. With the right plan, support, and resources in place, you could be the next great creator the world has been waiting to learn from.

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6 Christmas Event Ideas for Your Church

Engaging with your church congregation and community around the holidays is extremely important. Many people may be visiting, some might be looking to get more connected, or others might not have the resources or outside family support that everyone else has. This creates ample opportunities for your church to step in and meet people where they are and help them with what they need (food, shelter, emotional and spiritual support, etc.).

Today, we want to look at six great Christmas event ideas you can get started setting up today at your church. In addition, we’re going to talk about how the Event Espresso platform can be the perfect companion to help your event be a success. Efficiently executing events will help you be successful in fulfilling the mission of your church.

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9 Unique and Fun Online Holiday Event Ideas

As the holidays draw near, tis’ the season for holiday parties, celebrations, and events. And if this year you’re thinking about getting creative, you may be considering hosting an online holiday event. By taking your celebrating to the digital stage, you open up a lot of unique opportunities to engage with your people, and you remove the geographical limitations that might normally be keeping some people from being able to attend.

Today, let’s take a look at nine of the best and most fun online holiday event ideas you can do.

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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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