HOW TO: Create An Affiliate Program For Your Event

Earlier we discussed about creating events on Twitter, and about the fact that online events are getting more popular than offline. Anyone can create and publish an Event successfully, but he/she might not be able to promote it successfully.

Why You Need Affiliate Program For Your Event Basically?

Simple. You need one to easily promote your event across the oceans, well at least across your network. 😐 So keeping an Affiliate program for your paid events will be damn useful here.

Now, I’m going to use Eventbrite to demonstrate how to create an Affiliate Program.

Eventbrite is an online event registration service that allows you to create, publish and promote your event for free (if the tickets are free). Earlier we discussed about similar sites like DoAttend, Eventzilla and some others.


Creating Affiliate Program – Eventbrite

#1 – Sign up if you don’t have an account. Now create & publish an event. Basic step is over.

#2 – After publishing your event, go to ‘My Events’ tab > Manage.

Now on your left side, go to ‘Create Affiliate Program’ under ‘Sell’ section.

Sell - Affiliate

#3 – Now here is the big part, where you will decide how much commission Affiliates should get. 😛

Here enter the name of your affiliate program, the amount you would like to offer to affiliates for referring attendees to your event, and any additional notes you would like to include in the program details.

Event Affiliate

And make sure the ‘Make Public’ box is checked if you want your program to be open to the public.

Useful Tip : If you are creating multiple affiliate programs for your event, then you can make use of the ‘Quick Actions’ menu located next to each affiliate program.

Using this you can track the affiliates who are promoting your event, invite affiliates to your program, and manage payments made to affiliates.

#4 – In this step, we are going to promote your event (along with affiliate program).

Just select ‘Invite Affiliates’ from the Quick Actions menu. You’ll then be able to customize an email invite which will send the link to potential affiliates to sign up for your program.

Note: Affiliate program owners (you!) are responsible for making payments to your affiliates, unless otherwise indicated in the affiliate program invitation. They will leave the management of your program up to you.

HOW TO: Create Free Events Using Eventzilla

The best alternatives for Meetup.com are DoAttend and Eventzilla I would say. I already shared a tutorial for creating event on DoAttend, so now am going to review about Eventzilla.

Using Eventzilla, you can set up your event and start selling tickets instantly. Just remember if you are selling free tickets, then Eventzilla is absolutley free for you. If it is not a free event, then you only pay a small fee when your customers buy a ticket. Simple!!

Eventzilla


Creating Events Using Eventzilla [Tutorial]

#1 – Create a free account in Eventzilla. Use the login details and access the dashboard, there select “Add a New Event”.

#2 – Now Personalize Event Page Theme, here you need to upload Custom Header Design and custom logo for the event. Now click “Save and Continue”.

Eventzilla - Add Event

#3 – Here you need to enter the Event Name, Description, Time and other optional useful details. Now “Save and Continue”.

#4 – Here you are going to Personalize and Publish your event. Enter the Venue details and other Payment options, if there is any. That’s all your Event is published now. Simple isn’t it?

You will also get various options like promoting this event via social networks and code for embedding this on your websites and many more. An exclusive panel for managing the events will also be given to you.


Related ‘Create An Event’ Series That You Should Not Miss

  • HOW TO: Create & Manage An Event On Slideshare
  • HOW TO: Create & Manage An Event Using DoAttend
  • HOW TO: Create An Event Easily On Facebook
  • HOW TO: Create & Manage An Event Using LinkedIn
  • HOW TO: Create An Event On MySpace

If you know any other good sites for creating Events online for free, kindly share them in the comments below. Cheers.

HOW TO: Create & Manage An Event On Slideshare

SlideshareSlideShare is an online slide hosting service. Users can upload files in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, or OpenOffice presentations. You can create an event to collect all the presentations that were delivered (or will be delivered) at a talk, conference or seminar.

SlideShare is undoubtedly the best way to get your slides out there on the web, so that your ideas can be found and shared by a wide audience. Events can be used for building up buzz, sending invites, archiving content, actively discussing topics etc.

Events are similar to groups, with additional features like location, date & time. Earlier we saw ‘HOW TO’ create events using LinkedIn and Facebook.

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HOW TO: Create An Event Easily On Facebook

Social Media is useful in various aspects, and creating events online is quite a great way to interact with fellow netizens. Earlier we saw the simple tutorial for creating & managing an event using LinkedIn.

Today I’m going to share (yet another) simple tutorial for creating an event on Facebook.

#1 – Go to Facebook Events section.

#2 – Fill in all the details regarding your event, including the time and place. You can even edit these afterward. Try to get as much detail in as you can initially.

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HOW TO: Create & Manage An Event Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site, mostly used for professional networking.

Recently I found LinkedIn Events quite interesting and it is easy to create and manage Events here. If you are organizing an event or bloggers meet, then this could be very useful.

Below I mentioned the procedure to create and manage events.

Creating An Event – LinkedIn

#1 – Go to LinkedIn Events or Select More (Top Navbar) > Events.

#2 – Now you have to fill some details related to the event you are going to create.

Before filling click “Add More Details” which is present before the “Publish Event” button.

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