We still believe in the power of shared experiences to build and strengthen communities. Now you can stay connected with your audiences and continue to enrich your communities through online events! Over the last few days, we have seen a huge increase in the number of online hosted events. From cooking classes to benefit concerts there is no limit to the kinds of events you can host virtually.
So how do you go about hosting an online event and start selling tickets?
1. Chose the Type of Event You’re Hosting
Start brainstorming ideas for events that you can host online. We’ve already seen successful events selling tickets with these themes:
- Music Lessons
- Benefit Concert
- Cooking Classes
- Virtual Mixology Course
- Living Room Improv Show
- Yoga or Workout Sessions
- Live Happy Hour Jam Session
- See more LIVE examples here!
2. Chose a Platform to Stream Your Event
Next, you’ll need to decide on how you plan to stream your event. There are a few options out there like Zoom, Facebook Live, YouTube, or other virtual meeting software. Each has its own pros and cons. To find out more about each and how to set up an event using those streaming platforms, click the links below.
You know that great planning is required to organize events. Be sure to test out your service with a small audience to work out any unforeseen issues, especially for your first streaming event.
3. Create Your Ticketing Page
Now that you have your event in mind and have a way to host it, it’s time to create your ticketing page. Follow this guide to get started.
4. Perfect Your Event Description
Creating a great event description will help sell your tickets. Besides the basics from our Geotix Guide to Event Descriptions, there are a few details you’ll want to be sure you include:
Is this event a benefit event? If so, who is it benefitting?
How do ticket buyers get to the virtual event? This actual link will be included in the confirmation email.
If it isn’t a live event, how long will they have to watch or participate in the event?
5. Start Spreading the Word
The great thing about virtual events is that you don’t need a ton of time to create and host your own event. If you ticket your virtual event through Geotix, we get access to the same great local partner you’ve had in the past to help promote your new events. You already have a captive audience stuck at home wishing they could go out and support their community and needing something to do. Give it to them.