To Dos and Don’ts of Ticket Reselling
Now that you want to become a ticket broker, note that it’s not going to be easy as counting 1-2-3. You’ve probably already heard that reselling tickets online will give you a cool mint in cash as your return of income (ROI). That may be true, but it’s not going to be like magic. You’re not going to post “Selling tickets to a concert” in social media and hope that a prospect will bite.
Ticket flipping or reselling is more than just your average way of selling passes to a concert or any other event. If you find that you’re staring into a black hole because no one’s buying your tickets, then you might be doing something wrong or perhaps you’re not doing something right. Luckily, we’re here to discuss a few dos and don’ts of ticket reselling so you’ll be lead to the straight and narrow path to becoming a successful ticket broker.
Do Scout for a Good Ticket Selling Site
When you’re hungry but don’t have enough cash to buy a ton of food, then you’re going to search for the right restaurant or food joint that can satiate your hunger without you having to spend a ton of cash in return. A similar thought can be said when searching for tickets to purchase online. You need to do your research because each ticketing site will have different promotions and discounts on offer. If you want to gain maximum ROI, then you need to buy low and sell high. Check out websites like GETMEIN, StubHub, eBay, and Viagogo as these are safe listing services that do sell a good range of sports, concert, and seasonal event tickets.
Do Use Social Media
If you’ve ever wondered what’s the real purpose for your 2,000 friends on Facebook and your 10,000 followers on Twitter, then that time to reveal their true function is now. Social media portals will be your go-to place for selling. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networking sites and apps will have millions of daily users, and you can use this fact to your advantage to gain maximum exposure for your ticketing business.
Don’t Slack Off
The same can be said with any business venture; slacking off will get you nowhere, and you’re probably going to miss out on a ton of opportunities if you do. For example, one website will have a 50% discount on a particular ticket for a famous concert that’s about to take place in your area. However, since you’re just lazing around doing nothing, you might miss out on this opportunity. Hence, others will take advantage of this open door while you wallow in your existence as you find out later that it’s already too late.
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk
Sometimes you can commit mistakes; that one concert you think would be hit has bombed really hard. Hence, the tickets you just bought are now perfect bookmarks, and nothing else. Always remember – you win some, you lose some. Now that you’ve encountered a mishap, it’s time to learn from that mistake and find out the best course of action to take to recover from your losses.
Finally, you can also try your luck by going to classified sites such as Gumtree or Craigslist because these websites are a gold mine regarding their number of daily visitors. Try selling your tickets here, and you’re bound to get some replies.