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Ticket Puller – Helping Fans Get Tickets
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When I was 12 years old, I heard that New Kids on the Block were coming to do a big concert in my city. Beyond being absolutely hysterical about the thought of seeing Donny in PERSON, I had only one thing in mind. How will I get tickets? I baby-sat nonstop for months to save money for the tickets. Unfortunately, about 10,000 other 12 year old girls had the same plan. When the tickets went on sale, my mom spent too long putting on her makeup. We got to the mall right in time to see them put the sign out that said, “New Kids on the Block: Sold Out”. My hopes and dreams were dashed forever.
Chances are that you’ve experienced something similar. Whether you wanted to see a cool boy band (you know you liked them too!) or grab good seats for the big football game, you were desperately searching for tickets. The problem is that tickets to these major events are gone within a matter of minutes. If you don’t act fast, it’s too late. Your only hope at that point is to find a scalper who will get you tickets, but at this point you are going to be paying up to 10 times the original ticket price for a crummy seat in the nosebleed section.
With this scenario in mind, the geniuses at Ticket Puller have gone to work to make sure no one ever misses the big game or concert again. At Ticket Puller, clients can pay in advance to have “pullers” buy tickets as soon as they are available for sale. When you work for Ticket Puller, you log in to Ticket Master about 15 minutes before the event is officially open for sale. Then you immediately start buying as many tickets as possible before they are sold out. You use a credit card number provided by Ticket Puller and as soon as one set of tickets is approved, you move on to buy a second set. The goal is to buy as many as possible in a small window of time.
Ticket Puller Requires a Typing Speed Test
In order to give it a try, you have to take a speed test. It’s important that you are able to work quickly on the computer and manipulate between one screen and the next. You will need to use multiple browsers to buy more than one set of tickets quickly. If you have Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer open all at once; you automatically have four back to back chances to buy tickets right off the bat.
So how does it work for potential ticket pullers? You just sign up for free on their website. Once you are signed up, you will have to read through terms and conditions, take a speed test, and jump through a few other flaming hoops. Once everything is done, Ticket Puller will email you and tell you if you are in or out. Once you are officially in, you can choose to sign up for various jobs, also called “Pulls”. You are required to finish 90% of the pulls you sign up for so don’t take too much on at first. Take some time to get the hang of the art of ticket buying under pressure. Then you can move on up and take on more pulls as you get comfortable.
Now the big question remains: how do I get paid? Ticket pullers are paid by percentages. When you do a pull, you are compensated at 5% of the wholesale ticket price. The maximum you will earn per pull is $50. The average pull lasts around 15 minutes and you will make about $25. Not too shabby, huh?
Before you go buying a new Ticket Puller name badge, let’s make sure you know one of those small print issues. It takes a whole week for your account to show credits for your commission. This is to give Ticket Puller a buffer zone in case the client returns the tickets. If this happens, you lose your commission. While this is a shabby aspect of being a puller, it is really just like any commission based job. If you sell a car and it’s returned because the radiator explodes a half mile away from the dealership, you don’t get paid. The same concept applies here.
Overall, Ticket Puller is a good opportunity. You can make more money by referring friends and enjoying a nice little cut off their pulls through the referral system. If you like fast paced, high pressure situations, you will probably excel as a Ticket Puller. On the other hand, if you are slow as a slug and hate begin under pressure, this probably isn’t the job for you.