Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an event, part of Up and Running with Eventbrite.
To start setting up an event go to www.eventbrite.com in your browser. From the Eventbrite homepage, click the green Create an Event button. If you've never been to Eventbrite before, the first thing you have to do is sign up with the site. In the middle of the screen put in your email address and type a password. Then, click the green Get Started button. Now you can start filling in the actual details of your event. Start by giving your event a title. You can put in a location, such as an address.
You can even click to show a map on the Event page once it's all done so that your guests know exactly how to find you. You can also click on Date and Time and set the appropriate date and time for your event. You may need to scroll down on the page to see the scroll bars to set the correct time. You can choose a file and pick an event logo if you want. I'll click Choose File, it's certainly not necessary. Click the green Upload button after you select your picture. You can scroll down some more and put in the event description.
This is the real meat and potatoes of your event. So what I've done is I've already written it in a word document and I'm going to paste that right in. You'll notice that it's rich text. So when you start typing, you'll get a toolbar across the top in which you can bold face text, you can select text and italicize it, you can really make it look nice. This is where you make your event look great. So in the Event Description field, I've said what the event is, the details, how much ticket prices are, and who can come.
Scrolling further down, now I can say who's actually hosting this event. You can even put in a little bit about yourself or your company. I'm going to go back to my Word document, because I actually had pre-typed a little description about Explore California who's hosting the event. You can also include links directly to your Facebook and your Twitter page if you want. Simply uncheck it if you don't want those links. We're going to talk about creating tickets in a later video so I'm going to skip this section for now. And I'm also going to skip the privacy options.
But for now, the next thing to do is save our design. We're almost done and we could make the event live. But, we could also choose the design for it, or preview it, or publish it right away. It's that easy to, just create an event and be on your way. But for now, I'm going to click Save at the top of the screen. So that I can show you in the next video how to find and pick back up where you were. If you need to slowly make your event page as you iron out some more details. Now that I've clicked Save, we're well on our way to making our Event page, and we can come back here at anytime and pick it up right where we were.
I can tell that it's still in Draft mode because the big orange word draft right next to the title of my event.