Now that we're done with the introductory lessons on Eventbrite.com, let's start using it! This tutorial will show you how to create and host an event on Eventbrite, from signing up for the website to entering your event details to creating tickets for your event.
To use Eventbrite, you have to sign up for Eventbrite first. Then, you have to create an event, and enter some basic information about it. Then, you have to create the different tickets for the event, and maybe a seating map, too. From there, add any additional information, and then publish the event.
There's quite a bit to do within those short few steps, so here's a full explanation of how to create and host an Eventbrite event.
Creating and hosting an event on Eventbrite
How to sign up for Eventbrite
Go to www.eventbrite.com and click Sign Up in the top-right corner.
A pop-up box should appear. Click in the box labelled "Email" and type in your email address, and then click in the box labelled "Password" and type in a password to protect your Eventbrite account with. Then click the green Sign Up button.
How to create an Eventbrite event
Once you're signed up for Eventbrite, move your mouse cursor over the profile icon in the top-right corner, and click Manage Events in the drop-down menu.
From there, click Create Event in the top-right corner.
First, you'll need to enter some basic information about your event.
Click in the box labelled "Event Title" and give your event a short, distinct name. Then, click in the box labelled "Location" and type in where the event is being held.
(HINT: You can click Online Event to specify that this event will take place online, or click Enter Address if you want more specific options for entering a particular address.)
Next, click in the two boxes under "Starts" and select the date (from the calendar interface) and time (from the drop-down menu) that the event will start. Do the same thing with the two boxes under "Ends" to determine when the event will end.
(HINT: You can click Schedule Multiple Events to make this event occur daily, weekly, or monthly, and specify when the events will be held from and until. You can also click Time Zone and Date Settings to set the time zone that you are using, and decide whether the times and time zone will be visible on the event page.)
Next, you'll need to give your event an image and a description.
In the box labelled "Event Image", click Add Event Image. This will open an explorer window; search your computer for a picture that you want to use to represent your event, click on it to select it, and then click Open.
After that, click in the box labelled "Event Description" and type in a detailed breakdown of what's going to happen at the event.
(HINT: You can click Add FAQs, click the check boxes that appear, and then click Add to quickly and easily add common questions that people may have to your event description. You'll have to write the answers yourself, though… after all, it's your event!)
Next, you'll need to provide some information about who is organizing the event (whether it's you or somebody else).
Click in the box labelled "Organizer Name" and type in the name of the person or group that's organizing the event. Then, click in the box labelled "Organizer Description" and type in some information about who the organizer is and what they do.
The next step is to add tickets for the event.
Click Free Ticket, Paid Ticket, or Donation to add that type of ticket to the event. Once a ticket has been added, click the box under "Ticket Name" and give a name to that set of tickets. Then, click the box under "Quantity Available" and type in how many of that type of ticket is available for the event. Then, for any paid tickets, click the box under "Price" and type in how much you wish to charge for that type of ticket.
You can click the gear icon next to a ticket for further options, or click the trash can icon next to a ticket to delete that set of tickets.
(HINT: You can click the switch marked "Reserved Seating" and then click New Seat Map to create a reserved seating map for your event. Just follow the wizard program to set it up!)
If you have any paid tickets, you will also need to determine the payout options for them. Click the drop-down menu labelled "In Which Country Will You Be Paid?" and select the country where the event will be held. Then, click the drop-down menu labelled "Currency" and select what currency the tickets will be paid for in.
(HINT: You may be able to access "Tax Options" if you have paid tickets and need to charge tax for an event, according to your local laws.)
There are just a few additional settings that you need to take care of before your event goes live.
Click the buttons under "Listing Privacy" to determine whether your event will be public or private. (If your event is private, you may need to invite people manually; see this help article on Eventbrite for how to invite people to an event, or this help article on Eventbrite to manually add attendees for an event.)
Next, click the drop-down menu labelled "Event Type" and select what type of event you're hosting. Then, click the drop-down menu labelled "Event Topic" and select the general theme of your event.
Finally you can click the check box under "Remaining Tickets" if you wish to show potential attendees how many tickets (of each type) you have remaining to be purchased for your event.
When you've entered all of your information, click Make Your Event Live.
(HINT: If you have paid tickets, make sure that you get paid by setting up your payout details before the event ends! This help article on Eventbrite will explain how to do it.)
Alright! You've successfully created an event on Eventbrite. We hope it's a smash hit!
If you want to attend an Eventbrite event instead, check out our next tutorial on how to buy tickets on Eventbrite.