WiseGuys Presale Password Review

WiseGuys Presale Passwords is a service provided by some very cool guys have a built a solid reputation for themselves for their integrity and service – based on my own experience, as well as many others that have used their services.  They add 15 to 35 new presale codes daily and provide tons of information and don't hold anything back.


 

They offer several options: 

  • 3 day pass for $5 
  • a 7 day trial VIP membership for $2.99 
  • a 60 day 100% guarantee 

 

 Click here to check out their service

Read what others are saying about these guys….

“Ok, I was very skeptical about this website but I took the chance that it would be ok because I really wanted to see Theresa Caputo in Detroit and seats were selling out quickly, even on the presale. I was very happy that everything came out A-OK! Thanks WiseGuys!!

  “ These guys are great. I have used them for several years and they never disapoint. They also have amazing personal integrity. That alone is such a rare commodity these days. I have never had a problem and they stand behind their product. Even refudning as needed if there was ever a problem. These are great guys.

 “”First Time user. Couldnt get help from from the Artist website/blog other concert goers. I thought this was a scam. IT WORKED. I got great tix and Im stoked. Will definately use again. !!!!

 “ WISE GUY KNOWS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HIS CUSTOMERS. JOIN UP WITH THE 20 DOLLAR VIP AND GIVE THE MAN HIS DUE ! WHERE THE HELL DOES HE GET ALL THESE PRESALE PASSWORDS ANYWAY ? WHO IS THIS MASKED MAN ?!

 “ Great to get the heads up on so many events. Love you guys!!!

From the "The Tickets Guide" (check out our review of this book):

"WiseGuys are the #1 Presale Password site out there. These guys have been providing us with presale passwords for years and they’ve become a trusted name in the industry. They also give what they call a “Hot Tip” at the end of each presale post, which is cool and sets them apart from other presale sites. (Update: they’ve recently switched over to paid memberships, but the information they’re churning out every day more than pays for the cost.)"

A cool new browser

I've been checking some new resources for how to get an edge in trying to buy and sell tickets profitably.  As you know if you've read some of my other posts, it's critical to get a head start out of the gate when trying to buy the best tickets.  This can absolutely be the difference between making really good money and losing money.  It's important give yourself every advantage!

Now, I'm not a fan of spending money you don't have, but I do believe in making wise, informed decisions and finding the right tools to be successful.  Give tools a try and if they work, keep them.  If not, dump them!

Pulling good tickets is critical.  And having a browser that allows you to maneuver quickly and easily through tickets can be that key advantage.  I've checked out the Insomiac browser, and it has some really cool features.

So I offer this one for your consideration to check out for yourself.
 

Insomniac browser –> sign up for 7 day trial

Why use Insomniac?

Using multiple browsers is one strategy that brokers use to check out multiple ticket options at once.   But if you are currently using multiple browser tricks to access a web site more than once, you know the problems:

  • You have to constantly go down to the menu bar to switch windows.
  • You can’t see all of your tabs at once.
  • Each browser has its own rules for how you can go backwards.

If you're just buying tickets casually, this stuff might not matter. But all of these extra mouse clicks and keystrokes take time. And time is money.  This is where Insomniac browser can give you an advantage

If you want to be quick you need to eliminate all of this garbage motion. You need:

  • All of your tabs visible in one window.
  • Easy backing up with no annoying POST DATA pop ups.
  • A light browser that browses fast – with nothing to weigh it down.
  • The ability run as many sessions as you want on one web site.
  • To add tabs on the fly with one click of a button – not by reopening the whole program.
  • To duplicate the current tab in a new tab – with one click.

Insomniac seems to allow you to do all of these things. The devil is in the details and Insomniac Browser does a really good job of managing these these details.

Again, consider your level of commitment and your budget.  Check it out with a few ticket pulls and see if its worth the investment. 

Insomniac browser

Good Luck! 

Lisa

 

Ticket Broker News 10/1/2011

The ticket broker field is constantly changing….in order to keep everyone updated, I am adding newsworthy information to my blog regularly…enjoy!

Ticket Broker Advice | Top Forex Trading

Ticket Broker Advice Are you interested in starting up a ticket broker organization? You may induce nice income marketing sports.

http://top-forex-trading.com/ticket-broker-advice.html

Freeonlineapps.com » How to Become a Ticket Broker – The Ticket

Ever wondered what teams the professional ticket brokers buy tickets for and what ones they avoid? You 'll find out in the Sports Predictions section of the Ticket Broker Guide. You'll learn how to sell tickets for every

Ticket brokers begin seeing impact of NBA lockout | TicketNews

NBA fans, teams and ticket brokers are no doubt hoping for a similar scenario when LeBron James and the Miami Heat visit the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, among other season-openers, November 2.

http://www.ticketnews.com/news/Ticket-brokers-begin-seeing-impact-of-NBA-lockout091119285

http://freeonlineapps.com/online-sports/how-to-become-a-ticket-broker

Best ticket broker ebook

Article from Article Mayhem and entitled Best ticket broker ebook – By Ianna Hutchinson.

http://www.articlemayhem.com/Art/419658/24/Best-ticket-broker-ebook.html

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How to Become a Ticket Broker – Part 3: How do I get started?

As with any new profession, the best thing you can do is to learn as much about the field as possible.  Part of the purpose of this website is to put many of those resources in one place.  By reading and learning from other broker's experiences, you greatly increase your chances of being successful right off the bat.  Unless you have lots of capital to invest, you want to be very careful to minimize your losses especially in the beginning when you're deciding whether to go further in the profession. 

Sports tickets?

You should also get clear about your area of focus.  Is it sports or concerts?  It's not a bad idea to get to know one area really well.   Both have advantages and disadvantages.  For example, if you invest in season tickets to a sports team, it will probably take longer to get your initial investment back.  It may be a third to half way through the season before you get your initial investment back.  Of course, everything you get after your initial investment is pure profit. 

If you have patience and a little capital to invest, buying season tickets to a baseball team could be a great way to start.  I highly recommend "The Lazy Way to Buy and Sell Tickets" as a guide for buying and selling sports tickets.  It's really the only book available that  focuses on sports tickets, and specifically season tickets or mini-season tickets, as a way to make money.   The decisions about what teams to buy tickets for and, as importantly, what seats to buy, are hugely important There are lots season tickets that are losers.

The great thing about MLB tickets, for example, is that a lot of the factors that determine whether you'll have winning tickets are easy to get the key data  on – for example last years standings, predictions for next year, attendance records, etc. 

Concert tickets?

Concert tickets tend to be a much quicker turnover, but may be trickier to pull winners.  There's an art to picking winners for concerts, and you're often in the position of having to make snap decisions about whether to buy tickets or not.  Are they the best seats? Can I do better?  How much time before I lose those seats?  You have mere seconds to make those key decisions.

Picking the right performers and the right venue takes research and time.  The hottest shows are often extremely difficult to pull tickets for.  But if you are already well versed on the concert tour scene, and if you know what bands are up and coming and which are the best venues for sold out tickets, you have a huge advantage.  The best book for ensuring that you pick winners for a concert is The "Ticket Broker Guide".  Be smart and disciplined when you buy. 

Final thought….

If you're serious about getting started as a ticket broker, I can't stress enough the importance of learning from experienced brokers.   With 2 or 3 books, you can be light years ahead of the competition.   I suggest you spend a little time on the resources page and quick start guide

Start small, be patient, and do your research!!

Ticket “Short selling”: Good strategy or recipe for disaster

One the strategies that came to light while researching successful ticket broker strategies is "selling short".    A broker will sell tickets without actually possessing those tickets after a big event is just announced – for example, a match up for a playoff game.   When it comes time to deliver those tickets, a broker will buy those tickets shortly before the event, and then deliver them  to the buyer.  

This strategy rests upon the dynamics of ticket supply and demand of an event.  A typical pricing pattern for a hot event is that demand (and therefore prices) are highest within the 24-48 hour period immediately following an event announcement.   This is usually the best time to sell tickets for the highest return.  As the the event approaches, demand with decline along with ticket prices. 

Experienced ticket brokers see the opportunity in this pricing pattern by selling tickets immediately after the event announcement for the highest prices, and then buying and delivering those tickets right before the actual event at the lowest prices – thus profiting from the difference in the high/low ticket pricing.

According to several ticket brokers, most established brokers use this strategy regularly.  But, as relatively new, low volume ticket broker, should you?

The unwritten rule of ticket brokering is that only big, established brokers – or ticket brokers with deep pockets – should short sell tickets.   While most of the time, prices start high and drop, sometimes prices will just keep going higher. 

So for example, if you sell the "rights for a ticket" for $100, then that price drops to $50 before the event, you're going to make $50 per ticket just from timing the market (just like timing is everything in the stock market). 

On the other hand, if you sell ticket rights for $100 per ticket, then the event gets hot and the ticket price increases to $200 when it's time to deliver those tickets, you're going to lose money.  If you short sell a lot of tickets, you're going to lose A LOT of money.

There are horror stories of small time ticket brokers shorting tickets, then burning customers.  After the price goes up, those brokers refund money and skip town.   That's not good customer service.

Anyone who is considering shorting tickets should have the capital to buy those tickets when the price goes up – not down – when its time to buy.  Not delivering on promised tickets is bad for the industry, and bad karma.  Keeping your word and delivering what  you promise is a huge key to success in this business.

How to Become a Ticket Broker: Part 2

How much money can you expect to make as a new ticket broker?

Not surprisingly, individuals that are thinking of entering the field want to know how much they can expect to make as a ticket broker.  Several questions come to mind:

  • What does it take to succeed in this business?
  • How much can I expect to make?
  • Can you hope to quit your job and do this full-time?

The answer to all these questions depends…..several brokers decided to start doing this while in college and have continued ticket brokering instead getting a "real job".    One broker suggested that he can make more money buying and selling tickets than anything else he might be qualified for.

All of the brokers that have written books seem to making a full-time living buying and selling tickets, but as one broker put it, it can be a grind because of the volume, and built in loses.

One broker, who disclosed quite a bit about his business practices and profits, provided some actual numbers for 2010.  He says that he had sales of around $300,000, with profits between $60K and $70K.     This represents a profit rate of about 20 – 25%. 

The common element of success in each of the brokers seems to be a love of the sports and concerts, and a willingness to be disciplined while also take some risks. 

Full-time ticket brokers: What does it take?

So it's definitely possible to make a full-time living as a ticket broker if you have good strategies and techniques, and your disciplined,  But how many people are making a full-time living as a ticket broker.  It's hard to say since none of the ebooks commented on this subject, but the same broker mentioned earlier noted that while he is making a good lviing as a broker,  he thinks only about 10% of the brokers he knows is doing this work full-time.

If you do the math, if on average you make 20 – 30% per transaction, and you wanted or needed to make $40,000 to $50,000 per year, you would need to buy and sell between $200,000 and $300,000 worth of tickets each year.   If the average ticket cost is $50 ( assuming you buy and sell a combination of concert tickets and sports tickets) you will have to buy and sell close to 4,000  tickets per year, or 335 tickets per month.  Of course, these are averages,  but you get the idea…..

For someone just starting in the business, this might be a lot of pressure.  And you might be tempted to buy tickets that don't meet the criteria you've set for yourself.

Part-time ticket brokering

On the other hand, if you decide you would like to make extra money for travel or paying off bills, or whatever, becoming a ticket broker on a part-time basis may be an excellent option. 

If you would like to make an extra $500-$1,000 per month, at a profit rate of about 25%, you will need to buy around 40 and 80 tickets per month.  This seems much reasonable for a noobie.

If you're highly motivated and can become an avid student of the profession, a full-time business may be possible.  But if you want to ease your way in and find out it's really right for you, it may be wise to lower your expectations, and be content with a nice chunk of extra money. 

How to Become a Ticket Broker: Part 1

This is the first of a 3 part series on becoming a ticket broker.  The purpose is to help you decide whether buying and selling tickets for a living is a good choice for you.  So many people are looking for ways to work at home or make extra money.  But before you jump on the "ticket broker bandwagon", it's important to make sure it's a good fit.

The five part series will cover the following topics:

1. Is this the right business opportunity for YOU?  Based on your personality, your skills, and your willingness to take risks?

2.  What does it take to succeed in this business? How much can I expect to make? Can you hope to quit your job and do this full-time?
 
3.  How do I get started? What do I need to invest for resources to be successful?

Sooooooooooooo………..Here we go!


Is this the Ticket Broker Profession the right career choice for you?

As with many "work at home" opportunities that promise great money, we are tempted by the dream of waking up when we want, grabbing a cup of coffee, and rolling on over to our computer in our PJ's! ….Yep, that's my dream too.

But before deciding that becoming a ticket broker is the best way to get there, it's important to explore ourselves and the profession a little further. We all have different strenghths and skill sets.  If you can combine your natural and acquired skill sets with your interests and passions, you're really onto something! 

So let's see if this profession is for you….

Here are the top 5 most important qualities that will help determine whether you'll be able to a fulfilled, successful Ticket Broker.

1. You're a big fan of sports and/or concerts

I keep hearing that if you do what you love, the money will follow.  No doubt it's true for ticket broker's too.  It seems one the most important qualities you need is a love of the events you'll be buying and selling tickets for. To pick the best events, it's important to be well-read and up to speed on what groups are hot (or teams), when are events going onsale, what venues and cities will sell out quickly, etc.  YOu have to enjoy learning about what's going and staying current.  Ideally, you'll be in the cutting edge of all this stuff.

2. Fast, accurate typing and computer navigation skills, ability to multi-task and make quick decisions

This one may sound strange, but one broker claimed that because he could navigate the Ticketmaster screens faster than anyone else, this gave him a huge advantage and allowed him to consistently score the best tickets.  If there's a concert or event that is just super hot, and everyone and there brother is lining up to buy tickets at the Tickmaster internet gates, the only way to get to get those coveted tickets is to get through the ticketmaster screens faster than most everybody else.  If you can do this, manage multiple browsers screens, and amke snap decisions about the best tickets, you'll be way ahead of the pack.

3. Organized and detailed oriented

This one could be challenging for me.  If you're managing a decent size ticket inventory, you need to make sure you can keep track of all your tickets, and make sure you can put your hands on the tickets you just sold quickly.  There's no faster way to lose money shirt than by forgetting about tickets you bought, sending out the wrong tickets, or selling tickets you already sold!  All very bad….You've got to be able to keep track of your tickets, and your profits.

4.  You need to have some risk tolerance

Yes, there are ways to minimize it, but you're not going to make money on every transaction.  The key is be disciplined with your purchases, and smart with your pricing and resale choices.  The Ticket Broker Guide  has an excellent checklist to ensure you're making a smart decision when selecting tickets to purchase.   The author of the book claims the she makes a profit 95% of the time when she follows her checklist and does her research.  Speaking of which…..

5. You have to enjoy research!

To make sound decisions about what shows or events to invest in, you need to do the background work.  What bands are hot, what bands are up and coming, which venues are likely to sell out, how much money have previous shows gone for, what seats are best for a particular venue, and what are the chances of a second show (this will kill sales).  There are tools out there to get this information.

If you think that all these apply to you, or you have a desire to do this work and want to learn the skills you need to do it well,  this could be right for you.  So read on!

 

Where to sell tickets: Stubhub or Ebay?

Ebay or Stubhub…what do the experts use?

So now that you've got these great tickets, where should you sell them?  If you look around the web, you'll see lots of possible options.  But I haven't found one broker who uses any service  other than Ebay, Stubhub, and, very occasionally, craigslist.  And everyone uses some combination of both, though some rely much more heavily on one than the other.  There's an excellent comparison of the Ebay versus Stubhub debate, and why you might use one versus the other in the Lazy Way to Buy and Sell Tickets for a Profit.

In a nutshell, for 15% of the final sale price, StubHub will do everything for you, including providing fedex shipping labels.  There are listing fees with Ebay, as well as final transaction fees that equal about 7- 10% of the total sales price.  And you are the customer service
provider. 

Stubhub advantages:

  • no listing fees
     
  • No customer interaction
     
  • Good information to help determine ticket prices
     
  • Has a feature that allows for electronic printing of tickets, which allows tickets to be sold he day of the event.
     
  • For buyers, it's easier to find the tickets you want on Stubhub.
     
  • Has an excellent reputation for customer service and provides guarantees to buyers.

Ebay advantages:

  • lower overall transaction cost as percentage of sales (7 – 10%)
     
  • gives you a chance to market your tickets with your Ebay presentation if you enjoy the marketing aspect of selling tickets.
     
  • Choice of "buy now" or auction style sale.

 

The big question is…..which one commands higher ticket prices?

It's a split decision.  Half say Stubhub gets higher prices, half say Ebay does….I guess it all depends.  In the end, you need to figure out what works best for you by experimenting and deciding what mixture of stubhub and ebay you want to use. 

As I mentioned, every broker uses a combination of both.   The next question is….when using ebay, do you use the auction style or "buy now".   Most of them prefer the buy now, but there are times when the auction might be right.  The Ticket Broker Blueprint does an excellent job making the case for the "buy now" option. The trend definitely seems to be in this direction.

So what should you use?

Perhaps for those higher priced tickets, Ebay could be a good choice if there's a significant profit to be made.  But for the vast majority of tickets, in my opinion and other ticket brokers, Stubhub might be the best overall choice, especially for someone new in the business.  If you sell in a high enough volume, the Stubhub commission drops to 10%. 

But as one person put it, it may largely depend on your selling style.  For me, Stubhub is it.  I had a great experience with it, so I'm sold. Unless I get Superbowl tickets, it's Stubhub. 

Are there any other good options?

Several brokers noted noted that craigslist can be a good way to unload tickets if there's no demand on Stubhub or EBay, and the sale is a local one.  People are looking for a deal on craigslist, so you won't be getting big returns there.  So this would only be used rarely.

There are a couple other options for higher volume brokers or "9 to 5" brokers.  Some options include Ticketnetwork, EventInventory, and Ticket Liquidator.  If you take your business to higher level, these might be options.  All require annual fees and merchant accounts or software fees.  In essence, you're paying upfront fees in exchange for lower overall fees per transaction. 

So if you're just starting out in the business, Stubhub is overal best bet, while ebay and craigslist might play a limited role on your sales approach.  If you take your business to the next level, one broker mentioned having a very good experience with Ticketnetwork. 

Review: The Ticket Broker Guide

The Ticket Broker Guide: Learn How to Sell Tickets OnlineThe Ticket Broker Guide was the 3rd book on my reading list, and is among the most recently published.  There's also a bonus that includes market predictions for 2011, which I was interested to check out. Since the first 2 books were so different in perspective, I wondered what more there was to add to the "ticket broker body of knowledge".  Honestly, I was impressed by the level of detail and organization in this book, and discovered plenty of new insights into the ticket buying and selling process. If you want to learn how to become a ticket broker, this is an excellent place to start.

After a little investigation, the author reveals that she learned to make extra money as ticket broker while in school for business.  Her business training comes through nicely in this book.  It reads like a text book in its organization and content, but its still a good read.  She breaks down each aspect of the buying and selling process into its smallest components and explores them fully.   

Again, this is not a get rich quick scheme.  But, as she suggests, if you follow her guidelines and steps, you’ll make money 95% of the time.  That’s a bold statement….but after reading her checklist and research process before buying tickets, I actually believe that could be true. 

She lays out a very thorough process to prevent you from being stuck with loser tickets.  As a risk averse person and prone towards over researching, I liked what I was reading.

In real estate, its "location, location, location"…. for a ticket broker, its " research, research, research."  And lots of resources for doing that research are included. 

Highlights of the book include: 

  • helpful research tools to measure demand for a concert  (a huge piece of this puzzle!)
  • more tips on pulling and evaluating seats
  • strategies on selling tickets (do’s and don’t’s)
  • a different perspective on how to use ebay ( she prefers “buy now” to auctions)
  • a couple  handy checklists, and a good models for record keeping, which will be very important in this business.

My sense is that the author is a pretty savvy, thorough business person, who has all the ticket broker bases covered….It’s definitely an important addition to the ticket broker library. 

Pros:

  1. Presents a methodical, well-written and low-risk approach to buying and selling tickets
     
  2. This book can be used as a reference for many situations that arise ….how to deal with a bad buyer, or missing tickets, or if you made a bad purchase and want to cancel.
     
  3. Lots of resources on where to get that critical research we need to make decisions.
     
  4. On presales, not only do we get resources, but we get several passwords.

  5. Handy tools and tricks for navigating Ticketmaster

Cons:     

  1. No cases studies or presented, although there are guidelines for how much of a profit you should expect to make.  I really like to see actual numbers – it brings the point home.
     
  2. While there is mention of each of the possible types of events – sports,concert – the focus seems to definitely be on concert tickets.  The pros and cons of each type of event are not mentioned.   I would imagine there are some differences between how to approach MLB versus concerts, but these differences are not discussed. 

All in all, this book delivers – its packed with useful information, and will definitely be pulled out many times to come.  For those who aspire to become ticket brokers, this will prove very valuable. Thanks for the great book, Brittany…

 

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Review: The Lazy Way to Buy and Sell Tickets for Profit

The Lazy Way to Buy and Sell Tickets for Profit

This was the first book I read on the subject, and it was a good one to start with.  Having no background or understanding of this possible career choice, this book gave not only an excellent overview of the subject, but also provided tons of specific examples, numbers and case studies.  It covers all the possible ticket arenas – MLB, NBA, NFL, concert tickets, and broadway, and makes very specific recommendations about how to make money in each area.  It also reveals what arenas to stay away from and why (e.g. hockey).  Within each ticket area, we get specific information about profit margins, pitfalls, strategies and risks. 

In addition, this book includes charts, graphs and tables to help the reader make solid decisions about where to sell tickets, the pros and cons of each ticket buying area, and the guidelines on how to pick good seats.  Many times, you feel like a program or book underproduces, and occasionally you feel like you got more than your money’s worth.  In this case, this book is an excellent bang for the buck.  Honestly, I would have to say I got more than I expected.  

While several books spend a great deal of time going into detail about how to navigate and master the ticket buying process with Ticketmaster, this book only touches on this subject.  But it does cover a different aspect of Ticketmaster sales – the premium seat auction.  The author lays out a strategy that has been successful for acquiring profitable tickets through these auctions.  Again, the focus is constantly on getting GREAT seats.

Pros:

  1. Excellent overview of the entire ticket selling industry…..the legality, ethical justification, and thorough examination of each ticket buying arena.
     
  2. Very specific guidelines on what types of tickets to buy, where to sell and when to sell.
     
  3. This book is jam packed with information.  I get a very strong feeling the author is truly pouring out all the information he's accumulated over the years. 
     
  4. This book provide very realistic expectations about what you can make in the each arena of ticket reselling.  I didn’t walk away with the impression this was a get rich quick scheme.
     
  5. Excellent case studies of where they bombed and where they succeeded.
     
  6. Low cost approaches – This is definitely where I intend to start!

Cons:

  1. This book has a definite focus on MLB and NBA, and favors Stubhub as the seller of choice.  As with the rest of the book, the reasons for this are well documented.  Although there is useful information on concert tickets and other outlets for selling tickets, if you plan to mostly buy concert tickets and sell on ebay, you may want to add additional books..
     
  2. This book was published in 2009, but many of the examples are from 2006-2008.  I personally would love an update on what changes there are in the industry.  Technology and the economy undoubtedly play a role in the success of this business.

In conclusion, this book lays out a slick business model.  If you’re considering going down the ticket selling road, start here.  Plus its well written to boot. I felt like I have the tools from to get started in a successful, realistic business venture.  

 

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