A few weeks ago Hannah Montana went up for sale on TicketMaster for a few of her concerts this month in New Jersey. This tickets were nearly impossible to get and sold out within the first 5 minutes of going up for sale. This was even more crazy, because it was a pre-sale which was even more limited to Hannah Montana club members only. I ended up getting two tickets to two of her concerts, one pair with nearly front row seats and the second pair were several rows back. I gave my sister the great seats and had to sell the other pair this week.
If you search eBay, you’ll find a ton of tickets going for sale in the $200-$500 range. I also did some other research and came across StubHub.com, which is another high profile site for buying and selling event tickets. I ended up listing the tickets on both sites to see which sold. This morning I was notified by StubHub that the tickets sold. Using StubHub was extremely easy to list, process and ship out the tickets to the winning bidder, which is mainly what enticed me to write up this post. This leads me to "Make Money Selling Concert Tickets", and there are two different ways.
The first and most obvious method to "Make Money Selling Concert Tickets" is to buy tickets once they go for sale on TicketMaster, then flip or resell them on eBay or StubHub. The advantages to this are you can flip them for a couple hundred bucks and it’s simple enough. Hard part is actually getting any (or at least good) tickets to an event that sells out within a couple mins.
The second method to "Make Money Selling Concert Tickets", is what I’m more interested in… which is the StubHub.com affiliate program. They are currently offering 8% through their Affiliate Program. The StubHub affiliate program is inhouse and I just applied to the program today, so I haven’t been able to check out the admin area yet or tracking/linking setup. If someone had sent a visitor to StubHub through an affiliate link and they ended up purchasing my Hannah Montana tickets for $500, the affiliate would have earned $45 off that one referral, which is pretty good for an affiliate program. Affiliate payments are sent out every month, at $20 minimums and are sent through Paypal.
If you have a celebrity or event related web site or blog, you could do really well with this program. As mentioned, I just joined the program today, so I am still waiting to hear back from them on my acceptance. I will push the offer on a few of my sites and keep you updated on it’s earnings and performance.