Starting your own fitness classes – a quick intro guide

Starting your own fitness classes – a quick intro guide

‘Tis the time of year for new beginnings and big goals – so why not put your dreams of starting your own fitness class into action, once and for all? Whether you’re a yogi, gym buff, or cross fit fanatic, it might just be easier to do than you think. 

You’ll need information, though – like what kind of qualifications you might need and which type of business structure to go for. In this guide, we aim to break the technical stuff down into easy-to-understand FAQs, so you can whizz through the boring bits and get to doing what you love most… ASAP. Let’s go! 🏃

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7 marketing trends that all event planners should know for 2023

7 marketing trends that all event planners should know for 2023

As an event planner, you’re probably aware that marketing can end up feeling like somewhat of an untamable beast. But it’s a necessary evil – those tickets won’t sell out by themselves!

The fact is, marketing trends and tactics move at an incredibly fast pace, changing from one year to the next. Sometimes these shifts are subtle – like the recent transformation of the need for great customer service into the need for instantaneous and authentic customer service. Some are more in-your-face, like the rise of TikTok, or the (almost) death of Twitter. Either way, it can feel tricky to ensure you're channelling your time and money down viable marketing streams, rather than inadvertently flogging a dead horse.  

On that note – what’s new for 2023, and which marketing trends are particularly pertinent to event planners? Let’s find out👇.

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Are you ready to run a workshop? Tips & ideas for turning your passion into a business

Are you ready to run a workshop? Tips & ideas for turning your passion into a business

The new year is the perfect time to start an exciting new endeavour – and we think running a workshop might be just the ticket. Not only can it be a way to make some extra cash, it could end up being your golden ticket out of a job you don’t like, into one that doesn’t feel like work at all. Alternatively, running a workshop doesn’t need to be a profit-making exercise. You might just be looking for a way to connect with other like-minded people, or to offer something back to your local community.

One thing’s certain – the workshop scene is thriving. We’ve seen tons popping up on our platform, spanning from painting, crafts and photography, through to those with a focus on emotional and mental health support.  

Read on for tips, tricks and ideas for turning your passion or area of expertise into your own thriving workshop. 

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Charity takeover with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Charity takeover with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Hands up – who thinks of soggy fields and lacklustre landscapes when they hear the word ‘bogs’? (Or perhaps you're thinking of a colloquial term for the, ahem, toilet.) You’re probably not alone… but we’ve got news! This is a major misrepresentation of one of nature’s most impressive habitats. 

Peatlands (less glamorously known as ‘bogs’) are incredibly diverse, fascinating natural phenomenons with climate-crisis tackling superpowers. They take thousands of years to form, for a start, and store up to 30 times more carbon per hectare than a healthy tropical rainforest. They also help reduce flooding, improve water filtration, and are great for wildlife biodiversity. Impressive, huh?

We know all of this because we support the work of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust – a brilliant voluntary organisation devoted to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria. (In fact, it’s the only organisation devoted solely to this.) The Cumbria Wildlife Trust carries out some truly incredible conservation work, including peatland restoration, pollinator protection, and nature recovery in the Irish Sea. 

You can read more about their work here >

A quick recap for those who don’t know: Here at Ticket Tailor we donate 1p (1.3c) for every ticket sold through our platform to important climate causes. Back in 2021 we partnered with three climate charities – Ocean Conservation Trust, RainForestUK, and Cumbria Wildlife Trust – for healthier oceans, healthier forests, and healthier bogs. 

Below, we chat to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Helen Tulloch to learn all about their fantastic work, and how Ticket Tailor users are supporting this with every ticket sale they make 🙏.

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Giving back with Ticket Tailor: our charity donations for 2022

Giving back with Ticket Tailor: our charity donations for 2022

Ticket Tailor exists to empower event creators all around the world through easy and affordable ticketing. But it’s in our DNA to give back – for every ticket you sell through our platform, we donate 1p (1.3c) to climate causes. It may be a small amount per ticket, but multiply it by 9.5m tickets and we can start making a real difference to important causes!

Together, this year, we’ve donated a grand total of £131,592.90 ($158,754.33) and counting! Taking our all time total over £222,000 - thanks for making this possible.

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A note from our Founder Jonny: Reflecting on 2022

A note from our Founder Jonny: Reflecting on 2022

And just like that 2022 is wrapped! And what a year it’s been – thank you so much to all of our customers for choosing Ticket Tailor. We are honoured to serve you, and hope that you have had a really great year too!

Last week we had our year-end party reflecting and celebrating 2022 as a team. And it really has been amazing.

Keep reading for our round-up and to read Founder Jonny’s thoughts on the year ahead.

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2022: A year full of product improvements

2022: A year full of product improvements

If you thought last year’s product improvements were aplenty, just wait until you read our round-up for 2022!

It’s also been a year of big tech wins for Ticket Tailor: from launching our powerful API, to releasing a free website-builder tool: Flyah. We’ve released more new and improved features than ever before (95 to be precise!), each making selling tickets online that little bit easier so event creators have more time to focus on the things that matter: your events.

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Ticket Tailor’s 2023 Event Industry Trends

Ticket Tailor’s 2023 Event Industry Trends

As an event organiser it's likely you're always planning ahead and keeping up with the latest trends to make sure your finger doesn't slip off the pulse – so we've done some of the hard work for you. In 2022 we helped event organisers sell tickets to over 670,000 events worldwide (!), so as you can imagine we have a lot of insights that have shaped our predictions for next year.

We roll into 2023 against the backdrop of strange and, for many, difficult times. Waves of tantalising freedom feel new and exciting, with lockdown-living receding but still visible in the rearview mirror. But this is offset by the fact many are grappling with a cost of living situation that they’ve simply never faced before.

All this makes for quite a unique outlook when it comes to the upcoming events scene. Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom. Out of the pandemic, rises a new zeal for life. And out of the cost of living crisis rises a dogged determination, and a bigger craving than ever for the comfort of social connection. 

Here’s our take on how all of this is going to pan-out over the next 12 months, with our event planning trend predictions for 2023. 

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Boost conversion with Stripe Link’s one-click payment

Boost conversion with Stripe Link’s one-click payment

We couldn’t say farewell to 2022 without one final product update, could we? Stripe Link is now automatically live in all Ticket Tailor box offices already connected to Stripe to collect ticket payments.

Stripe Link allows people who make purchases using Stripe to save their details for faster checkout. This means when they’re buying your event tickets their payment info will auto-fill, creating a fast, seamless and secure checkout experience.

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