Ticketbud's Online Ticket Sales Guide

Selling tickets online can be confusing, frustrating and downright stressful. We feel your pain! That's why at Ticketbud, we make it our goal to make online event ticketing easy to understand, afford and use. To help you get started, check out our Online Ticket Sales Guide that walks you through what to consider before selling tickets, vital ways to promote and sell out your event and why online ticket sales is perfect for your event!

Before

So you have an event and want to sell tickets to it online. Where do you start? The first step is to take a look at your event and what you hope to realistically accomplish. Here are a few important things to consider as you plan ticketing for your event:

  1. How many tickets do you plan to sell?
  2. How much do you want to charge for your tickets?
  3. What is your events budget and how much can you spend on ticketing?

Knowing how many tickets you want to sell and how much you want to sell them for is a great first step to planning the rest of your event. Understanding your ticketing budget is a great way to know your boundaries and will help organize your event goals. Ticketbud understands that your budget can be tight and money can be better spent elsewhere. Unlike conventional ticketing services that charge your fee on every single ticket you sell, our low cost, flat fee ticketing is designed to help event hosts keep more of their proceeds so they can use it on what really matters. To see just how much Ticketbud can save you on your online ticket, check out our Comparison Calculator located on the Ticketbud homepage.

During

Once you've organized your tickets and created your event the fun really begins! As guests start to buy tickets, it's important to keep track of your sales and attendees and Ticketbud can quickly and easily help you do both. If you need to make any changes to a guests ticket or simply keep track of who is buying what, Ticketbud provides you with a host of handy sales tracking tools to give you complete event control.

Another vital part of selling tickets online is fully utilizing the very medium your selling tickets on: the Internet! A great way to do this is through promoting your event on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The best advertising for your online ticket sales is the positive, viral sharing of your event across the world wide web so whether your event expects 20 attendees or 20,000, plan to make social media promotion a priority! To help, Ticketbud offers a completely free set of helpful event promotion tools to help you share your event and get people talking!

After

Phew! You did it! Now that all the chaos and event day excitement has settled, you can use your online ticket sales data to take a look back at your event and recap how many tickets you sold and how much money you made. When analyzing your sales data, it's useful to look for trends and tendencies that can help you be even more successful with future events. Did ticket sales only pick up days before the event? Were ticket sales from local college students less than you had expected? Analyzing things like this from your ticket sales data is helpful way to start brainstorming and arrive at decisions like offering Advance Early Bird tickets or utilizing discount codes for certain demographics at your next event!

Ticketbud strives to make online event ticketing a quick, easy and fun experience for both you and your guests. With our handy Help Centerand friendly customer service support, we can help you walk you through your event creation and online ticket sales from beginning to end! For more helpful insight, tips and tricks for maximizing your online ticket sales, be sure to check the Ticketbud Blog!