Why you should book your gigs through GigSalad

Booking your gigs through the GigSalad platform offers a secure and worry-free experience for both you and your client! 

Question: Am I required to book on GigSalad?

Answer: If you are not a Featured or Pro member of GigSalad, you are required to keep all communication and bookings on GigSalad. If you are a paid member, you currently have greater flexibility with how you book, but we highly recommend keeping all communication and bookings on the GigSalad platform in order to receive the following benefits:

Smooth workflow

When you’re tasked with marketing your business, networking, negotiating, managing your finances, and delivering your services, time is a precious commodity. Our booking platform helps you save time with automated processes so that you can focus on your talent. In your GigSalad quote form, you can customize your settings with saved messages, terms, cancellation policies, and expiration dates for rapid responses. And for quotes that require more information, you can modify your saved settings at any time rather than starting from scratch.

Guaranteed balance payments & cancellation protection

Your clients will pay deposits and balances in one easy payment at the time of booking. The deposit will be delivered to you in advance (exact payout date is determined by your cancellation policy), and the balance will be sent one business day after the event. This simplified booking process creates a better experience for clients (which helps you get more gigs) and ensures you get your full payment as promised. No need to chase down money in advance or on the day of the event through a separate payment system. Let us take care of that, and you take care of rocking at your gig!

With our customizable cancellation policies, you can protect yourself from client cancellations. You can choose how long before an event a client must cancel in order to receive a refund of the balance. If the client cancels outside of that cancellation window, GigSalad will still send you the balance payment. This way, if you lose a gig at the last minute, you won't lose out on the money!

Fastest payout options

Depending on the payout method you choose, you'll receive your payments quickly with no additional processing fees*. You may choose to receive funds by either direct deposit, which offers the fastest payout in the industry, or by PayPal, where we cover the fees they charge when accepting money for goods and services.

*The only fee associated with booking through our site is the GigSalad service fee.

Advanced design with your clients in mind

Our platform is designed by a team of experts who understand the value of a sleek, mobile-friendly website. With an excellent framework for UX/UI, the booking process is streamlined, which helps new and seasoned event planners alike. Clients can receive quotes and messages directly to their inbox, confirm your services, and make secure payments all in one place. And we all know, the easier you can make the process, the more bookings you'll get.

Verified reviews

Collecting and displaying client feedback is easier than ever when you book through the GigSalad platform. We follow up with your client and request reviews on your behalf, freeing you up to focus on booking your next gig!

Verified reviews also carry a higher weight in your overall star rating, so they can help you achieve and keep those 5 stars! Learn more about verified reviews.

Recognition for Top Performers

GigSalad recognizes members who actively book gigs through the site, respond quickly to clients, and receive positive reviews. Members meeting these qualifications are identified with a Top Performer banner displayed on their profile, which increases their exposure and helps them stand out among the competition. This status can only be attained if we can verify it, so we make determinations based solely on your GigSalad activity. You may be getting a lot of work, but if you’re booking outside of our platform, you’re missing out on added benefits like our Top Performer status. Learn more about how to become a Top Performer.

Superior protection

We are committed to creating a safe community not only for our members but for your clients as well. That’s why we utilize the best security measures to keep personal information under lock and key. With top-of-the-line encryption, your sensitive data and banking info is safe, and we continuously monitor our system for potential threats.

With the ever-growing popularity of marketplaces and users' familiarity with online booking, clients expect an experience that’s consistent and secure. Asking them to contact you directly or leading them to book you in some other way can often cause alarm, or at the very least, confuse or inconvenience them. And if something goes wrong, we’re unable to mediate, reimburse funds, or resolve disputes that can arise. Booking on GigSalad ensures all of our users are safeguarded, so you can rest easy knowing we’re there every step of the way. 

One-on-one support

Our Customer Happiness team is devoted to our community, so when you need us, we’ve got your back. Our platform keeps a record of your communication and booking details so we can promptly settle disputes and miscommunications. But if an issue arises with an outside booking, we’re unable to provide the same exceptional support. Booking through GigSalad ensures your gigs are secure and your clients’ events are successful!

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