1 Create your event, free.
It's completely free to create an event on Speakeasy! Click the "Host Event" button at the top right. This will take you to a form where you can enter details. Choose whether this event is public or requires approval. At events that require approval, you will get to screen attendees before they are given the address to your event. Your listing won't go public until you're done entering information.
- Price: Choose a price that reflects how cool your venue is, how much it cost to put the event on, and offers an attractive alternative to regular bars and nightclubs
- Header Image: You are more likely to get good responses if you have a good header image, either of your space or a past event you've hosted.
- Profile: Make sure your profile is filled out thoroughly, and have your friends leave positive testimonials to let people know you're a great event host.
2 Answer guest requests.
When guests request to attend your event, you can see certain information about them before you accept their request. You will be able to see if you have any mutual friends on Facebook, their verification methods, and any testimonials people have left for them. If you don't feel comfortable accepting a certain guest, you don't have to.
- What to Look For: Look for guests that have complete profiles, real photos, and good testimonials.
3 Accept or decline invitation requests.
You're always in control of who attends your events. When somebody requests to attend an event of yours, you have 24 hours to accept their request. You should respond to every request.
- Invitation Requests: You will be notified of new invitation requests via e-mail and on your dashboard.
- Fees: Your guests pay 10% + $0.35 processing fee.
- Payouts: Right now we can pay directly into your bank account (US only) within 24 hours. Paypal payouts for international hosts coming soon!
4 Have a great event!
After you've put together a good guestlist, get ready to have a good time! Make sure you have all the appropriate party supplies, food and drinks, and get ready to receive guests.
- Door Time: What time does the event start? Should they meet you somewhere besides the venue?
- Set up the Venue: Do you have all the things people might expect from an event?
- Checking In: When people arrive at your event, make sure they can prove they paid in advance, or that they were approved for the event.