Using GigSalad to book gigs
GigSalad is the best way to get more exposure, increase your gig opportunities, and get paid to do what you love. Our focus is on connecting event planners and talent buyers with the perfect performers and party pros for their event.
How it works
GigSalad is more than a lead-generating service. We offer a full-service booking platform that allows you to accept leads, send quotes, message back-and-forth with your client, and book the gig all in one place. This not only makes it easy for you to manage your gigs but also gives your clients a convenient and secure way to book you for their event.
Step 1: Create a PromoKit
When you join GigSalad, you'll create a PromoKit. This is the profile displayed to the event planners visiting the site. Your PromoKit is your chance to sell your services and set yourself apart from your competition.
Step 2: Get leads
Event planners who are interested in hiring you will request a quote through your PromoKit. Or, they may ask GigSalad to send their request for them and in that case, we'll choose the most appropriate profiles that meet their needs (read more about how gig leads work). We will notify you via email (and text, if you choose) when you get a new lead. You can then respond with a message or by sending a quote.
Step 3: Book gigs
We'll collect full payment from the event planner at the time of booking. If you request a deposit, that payment will be sent prior to the event and we'll hold onto the balance until the gig is completed.
Step 4: Complete gigs & collect reviews
Show up at the gig and do your thing! We will send your balance payment 1-2 business days after the event is completed. In the days following the event, GigSalad will follow up with your client for you to request a review. This review will be added to your PromoKit to help you get more leads and book more gigs. And so on and so on!
Frequently asked questions:
- What does GigSalad do to advertise the website and the vendors listed?
We know how important it is to get our members the exposure they want and need. The biggest source of traffic to GigSalad is through search engines, as we appear at the top of the many searches related to entertainment booking. We are constantly refining GigSalad to ensure we’re presenting the cleanest and easiest website for search engines to crawl and index, so we can improve or maintain our top placement.
Not only do we benefit from search engine traffic, but we also do a lot of digital marketing, online and print advertising, trade shows/conferences, partnerships with notable companies, and event sponsorship.
- Can I advertise on GigSalad?
Aside from creating a PromoKit to advertise your act or service, we currently do not sell any other ad space on GigSalad. Purchasing a paid membership or buying additional locations is the best way to increase the visibility of your PromoKit.
- Is it worth it? Will I get gigs on GigSalad?
Our site really does work! If you put in the effort to create a great PromoKit and follow up with your leads promptly & professionally, the chances of being successful on GigSalad are great. But don't just take our word for it. Check out some of the countless success stories our members have shared with us.