If you have attended any of my webinars, or perhaps signed up for my online Making Money w/ Security class, you’ve been to my EventBrite page. This has been a great tool for setting up just about any kind of event, both online and live. I wanted to pass this along to you as you consider doing lunch & learns and marketing webinars this year…a couple of great features to ease the burden of event planning:
- First, the fee; Eventbrite charges a percentage of what you charge, so if your event is free (which most lunch & learns and marketing webinars are), your fee will be $0! It doesn’t get much better…
- You can limit the number of seats, so if you have a Webex account that permits 100 seats, you can limit your sign up to 100 attendees. Same would go for a live event.
- You can set up different ticket types, so in my Making Money w/ Security class I have three different ticket types; one at list price, one for early sign up, and one for mentor alumni. This really helps when the event has a fee associated with it.
- It’s easy to customize. I often have a picture to go with my event, so uploading a photo is common. On some sites you have to make the picture a certain size, but Eventbrite is smart enough to modify your photo so that it works without any changes.
- You can include a location which automatically displays the Google Maps picture! Pretty cool for live events.
- You can specify what information you want to collect. Some can be optional, and others can be mandatory, but its all up to you.
- You can mass email your list, keeping people up to date, and sending out reminders – all prescheduled and easy to create. That is how I get the 24 hr notice out, then the 6 hour, then the 1 hour reminders. This cuts down on attrition.
- You can also do mass email marketing with a list right from Eventbrite and it will track your responses. I don’t use this, but its out there.
- You can connect with Google Analytics, or just view the Eventbrite statistics. Google gives you more, but the Eventbrite stats are good enough in most cases.
- Finally, you can duplicate an event – making it easy to set up a next event of a similar type – for instance, if you do monthly webinar events.
There you have it – give it a try, you won’t be sorry.
© 2012, David Stelzl