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Ticket Broker Front-Row Seat Secrets You Need to Know

Updated on November 21, 2013

Ever wish you were fast enough on the draw to snag awesome seats to the hottest show in town? Wish you could click on the Ticketmaster website fast enough to grab a few extra seats for resale at a profit? Ready to supplement or even replace your income by helping others have the opportunity to see their “shows of a lifetime?” If so, it’s time to learn how to become a ticket broker, clicking your way to money in the bank.

While there aren’t any special requirements for becoming a ticket broker in the online arena, there are some skills you’ll need to develop and knowledge you have to possess to pull it off successfully. Here are just a few of the topics you’ll need to consider to get started:

Mastering Ticketmaster

Like it or not, this website happens to be one of the most important ones for ticket brokers looking to break into the business. It delivers instant access to seats for the hottest shows in your town and out of it. There are some tidbits of information about Ticketmaster you’ll want to be aware of before you really dive into buying for resale, however. For example, did you know that Ticketmaster often sells seats in “waves?” That means when a show is listed as “sold out” it might not really be so. More tickets might be made available at a later time.

Presale opportunities

Learning how to take advantage of these and where to find the passwords to get in is vital for any ticket broker who really wants to make a profit by offering buyers the seats they want. Being able to do so requires learning where to find the presale opportunities.


What shows to buy for

Successful ticket brokers don’t necessarily limit themselves to shows in their own metro area. They learn to identify the hottest tickets – music, sports and otherwise – in towns throughout the country and buy seats for resale to others at a profit.

Where else to find tickets

Ticketmaster is the biggest, but it’s not the only game around. There are other places ticket brokers can go to get their hands on seats. Learning what other avenues to take can make a big difference in your business.

Where and how to sell

Getting the seats isn’t enough to make a ticket broker successful. In order to make a profit, a reseller needs to know what venues to use to make sales and how to establishing pricing that entices a nice profit. The online arena offers a lot of potential through sites such as eBay, Craigslist and StubHub. To make the most of selling opportunities, however, you’re going to want to learn more about each site and how best to make profits on them.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time boost for your income or you want a fun and profitable business opportunity you can pursue from the comfort of your own home, becoming a broker just might be the ticket. To find out more about what it takes to be a ticket broker, be sure to check out

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