Does anybody know how to use Eventbrite?

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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I'm asking this question because I'm dealing with a promoter and I was talking about having ticket sales online. My thing is to get people to buy a ticket in more than one way. Not just people coming up to people to sell tickets that way. A DJ friend of mine does it that way. The thing is getting their money for a show. I learned from my friend that you want to get their money. Now if they don't show up you still have their money.

How do you set it up and if it is setup let the money go to the promoter. Let him control that.
 

steve149

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If YOU sell the tickets, then technically you are part of the promotion team and are on the hook for the licensing and fees. Let the "promoter" do the work and get a guaranteed payment from them.
 

Jeff Romard

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You also have to pay Eventbrite whether its you taking the hit or the ticket buyer taking the hit. Most of your gigs sell for very little and you cant fill them so add a buck or two to each ticket you'll sell even less or make even less if you're paying
 

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I used Eventbrite for a couple of events in the past. The 2nd time around Eventbrite DID help add guests to the event. We had a total of 8 people show up to a 80s party to help support The DMR podcast because they saw the party on Eventbrite. We were charging $18 per ticket. Event brite does take some fees from the total, but overall I thought it was worth using, and it is a easy to use solution for online ticket sales.

I think that 2nd event that we did had a total of 78 tickets sold. Most were sold to my buddy's co workers, and some people at the bar we held it had bought tickets.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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He's the promoter. I would leave it in his hands as to collecting money that way. I'm just trying to convince him to sell tickets online like others are doing including big businesses such as Madison Square Garden, Prudential Center and so on..

The ideal is to get people to pay for a ticket to the event in more than one way. I told my DJ friend if he wants to do tickets $15 and $20 at the door I won't be the DJ for the event. I say $20 for a ticket and $25 at the door. I say if someone can't pay $20 then they don't need to come. That's a great price to pay for top notch entertainment, a DJ and models. for $15 a ticket and making it 21 and over will be a hot mess. one I won't be a part of. The entertainment/singers will be geared to an older adult crowd hopefully. that's what I want to see. I say 30 on up would be ideal.

Also a great looking postcard put up online and hitting the share button so all your contacts will know about the event. Be sure to let them know how they can buy a ticket. just my feelings.
 

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Someone is going to have pay an additional fee to sell the tickets through eventbrite. I’m not sure about the numbers but you’re going have to add $2 to $4 per ticket to the price. The big question you have to ask yourself is how do the people who frequent the events like you do purchase their tickets. Cash at the door, Cash in advance or something else.
 

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Eventbrite is great if you have a lot of people coming to an event that you do not have access to for an in person transaction. Ticket fees can either be included in the price you sell them for and let the ticket buyer be responsible for that, or you can take care of the fees later.
 

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He's the promoter. I would leave it in his hands as to collecting money that way. I'm just trying to convince him to sell tickets online like others are doing including big businesses such as Madison Square Garden, Prudential Center and so on..

The ideal is to get people to pay for a ticket to the event in more than one way. I told my DJ friend if he wants to do tickets $15 and $20 at the door I won't be the DJ for the event. I say $20 for a ticket and $25 at the door. I say if someone can't pay $20 then they don't need to come. That's a great price to pay for top notch entertainment, a DJ and models. for $15 a ticket and making it 21 and over will be a hot mess. one I won't be a part of. The entertainment/singers will be geared to an older adult crowd hopefully. that's what I want to see. I say 30 on up would be ideal.

Also a great looking postcard put up online and hitting the share button so all your contacts will know about the event. Be sure to let them know how they can buy a ticket. just my feelings.
If you're not the promoter, then you have absolutely no say in how much something should cost or anything else, like age. In this scenario, you work for a fixed fee, regardless of the ticket price - you either work or you don't.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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If you're not the promoter, then you have absolutely no say in how much something should cost or anything else, like age. In this scenario, you work for a fixed fee, regardless of the ticket price - you either work or you don't.
The guy has asked for feedback, so I have a right to speak up. it's up to him to listen to what we have to say and then decide from there. I just know if he decides to do certain things that I know are not good I will be out. He can look for someone else.
 

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The guy has asked for feedback, so I have a right to speak up. it's up to him to listen to what we have to say and then decide from there. I just know if he decides to do certain things that I know are not good I will be out. He can look for someone else.
You might as well be out already - as these decisions are not yours to make. If hired, you're the hired help (to play music), that's all. If you want to call the shots, then you're on the hook for a whole lot more then playing music.

How is it that these people (and oddly, only where you want to be performing) are asking YOU for feedback .. but you have yet to get your own 'business' off the ground and operating legally?
 
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