In our previous tutorials, we told you a bit about how Eventbrite works, outlined how much Eventbrite costs, and gave you a bit of safety information about Eventbrite. Now, we'll give you our take on Eventbrite and tell you if we think it's the shining example of what independent event planning should be, or else just a bunch of flashiness with no substance.
Easy event creator — Eventbrite makes it easy to create an event. Just fill in some basic details about the event, create the tickets, and categorize it to make it easier to search for. Then take it live with a click!
Tools for sharing — Eventbrite can help you manage your event and spread the word about it, too. Whether it's starting an email campaign or posting your event on social media, you'll have all the tools necessary to promote your event while keeping things under control.
Lots of local experiences — Eventbrite is one of the most popular websites of its kind, available in numerous countries and languages throughout the world. That means you're sure to find a live event near you on Eventbrite that you'll like. It's easy to sign up, too; just click "Tickets"/"Register", select your tickets, and pay.
Fees get passed on — In most cases, people who host events on Eventbrite can pass on the fees that make Eventbrite money on to people who attend the event. This isn't so bad if you're hosting an event, but if you wish to attend an event, just know that the ticket prices will often be more than face value.
The bottom line: 8/10
Eventbrite was one of the first independent event-planning websites of its kind, so it has the popularity factor going for it. An average of over 2 million events are planned on Eventbrite each year, so it's easy to find something that you'll like to attend near you on Eventbrite. In fact, Eventbrite makes both registering for an event and planning an event really simple, so you can get your tickets quickly or promote your live experience within just a few minutes. The one major issue that we have with Eventbrite is that its service and payment processing fees (which are how Eventbrite makes its money) are usually passed on to event attendees, rather than absorbed by the organizer of the event. It's a plus if you're organizing an event, but if you're attending an event, then it doesn't seem all that fair.
Well, that wraps up our review of Eventbrite. If you'd like to take a further look at Eventbrite and see for yourself what it can do, our next tutorial will show you how to use Eventbrite to create and host an event!