Make money hosting speed dating
Plus, single myself at the time, I saw this as more than a professional development experience; it was a promising way to meet men and get paid for it. Registrations filtered in slowly, but by event day I had booked a perfect 16 men to 16 women ratio.Headquarters had suggested I bring a generic Bingo-style ice-breaker for folks, so I created my own: I e-mailed participants ahead of time, requesting “factoids” about their lives.As the host of the speed dating event, you typically earn your profits through entrance fees paid by the singles who come to the event looking for a date.In addition to the direct revenue, the venue receives free publicity through your own marketing efforts as well as an introduction to many of your guests who haven't visited the venue previously.The speed dating company had requested their stuff back when I informed them it “just wasn’t working out.” I layered colored folders labeled “Dating Cards,” “Seating Assignments,” and “Welcome Posters” upon each other, slid them lovingly into the black canvas briefcase branded “8minute Dating,” and sighed. Sure, it felt a bit petty to me that after all we’ve been through in the last eight months, that they’d make a stink over a stapler, some folders, and an electronic timer that malfunctioned from the get-go.
Offer to set up a regular schedule of events in advance if the first party is successful.This was a best-case scenario: a speed-dating match—and a job well done.When the bell tolled for me—that is, my stint as a speed-dating event coordinator ended—I wistfully packed up the vestiges of the tumultuous relationship in a cardboard box.Putting your requirements up front in your marketing letter gives venue owners the ability to seriously consider your request to use their facility for your event.Often, venue owners are skeptical of event organizers.