Ticket Broker Resources

One of the most challenging aspects of trying to learn about the ticket broker profession is the difficulty in finding the resources to be a successful ticket reseller. The purpose of this site, and of this page in particular page, is to put all the best resources in one place. Below are the ones I have found.  I believe that with all the tools listed below, there is plenty of information to make good money buying and selling tickets.

Ebooks:

 

1. The Lazy Way to Buy and Sell Tickets for Profit – $17.50
Read my review

2. The Ticket Broker Guide – $44.95
Read my review

3. How to Make Big Profits Selling Tickets on Ebay – $19.99
Read my review

4. How to Become a Ticket Broker – $29.99
Read my review

5. Ticket Broker Blueprint: Learn How to Become a Ticket Broker – $37.00
Read my review

Books:

 

This book was written by the creator of Ticket City, Randy Cohen,  one of the pioneers in the ticket brokering business. He shares his story of how he started out with an entrepreneurial spirit and couple of basketball tickets. He sold them for a profit and never looked back. This book is less a "how to be ticket broker" and more and "how to live life to fullest"….but I ended feeling much better about this business.  Ticketcity is a slightly different ticket broker model — it's one where customer service and working with their clients to get the right tickets to best events is an important aspect of their business. 

While I've read a number of inspirational books, I still enjoyed his perspective and felt like this is a guy I'd really like to meet. Another good addition to my library. 

Wise Guys Presale Password - and again, evaluate if this is something you can afford and can use profitably!  If it is, keep it!  If not, dump it and use your money elsewhere.

Free Presale Passwords:

Ticketcrush.com – a favorite of one the authors

Organizations that offer actual presales are:

American Express – for cardmembers
Citibank – also for cardmembers
Livenation – when you sign up

 

Places to Buy and Sell Tickets:

 

Everyone of the authors I reviewed uses some combination ebay and stubhub, although each one has a slightly different perspective and preference. These are far and away the most heavily utilized services for selling tickets.

Stubhub:

After everything I've read, and my own personal experience, I probably won't bother with any other service.

Ebay:

For those willing to do a little extra work, and who don't mind customer interaction and taking on more of the responsibility for orchestrating the transaction, ebay might be right for you.


Where to Buy Tickets:

 

For most people, this might be obvious, but there are a still number of places to buy tickets.  Overwhelmingly, ticket brokers use Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster.com


How to Buy Tickets:

One the keys to successfully buying good tickets is mastering the ticketmaster buying process.  It basically means opening multiple windows with your browser.  But there are limits to how many instances of the same browser you can have open with Ticketmaster, so you can use all the browsers there are out there (Firefox, IE, Google chrome, Safari, etc), or you can use Broker 2.0, which allows you to have muliple versions of Broker 2.0 open – this simplifies the browser window management process.  To get a copy of Broker 2.0, click here.