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Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to organize important events. Welcome to the world of event planning!
An event planner is a professional who organizes events. When you think of an "event" you may think of something fabulous, such as the:
  • Academy Awards
  • Mardi Gras
  • Super Bowl
  • Presidential Inauguration
  • New Year's festivities in Times Square
  • Any other major events
Event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events. Any time people gather together for a purpose, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the event happens and that it is a success. That someone could be you!

When you get a job as an event planner or start an event planning business, you might specialize in planning particular types of events, such as social events or business meetings, or you might be hired to plan a variety of events. Which types of events would you like to get paid to plan?

  • Annual meetings
  • Award events
  • Board of directors meetings
  • Book launch events
  • Car rallies
  • Charity fundraisers
  • CD release parties
  • Children's festivals
  • Client appreciation events
  • Conferences
  • Employee recognition events
  • Exhibitions
  • Fashion shows
  • Fairs
  • Film festivals
  • Grand openings
  • Holiday events
  • Meetings
  • Music festivals
  • Neighborhood block parties
  • Parades
  • Political rallies
  • Restaurant openings
  • Social events
  • Seminars
  • Sports events
  • Store grand openings
  • Trade shows
  • Other types of events
There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As an event planner (also known as a special events planner, meeting planner, events coordinator, or events organizer) you will have a job that is fun, interesting, and rewarding

If you start your own event planning business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. Self-employed event planners may earn $25 to $150 or more per hour depending on their market.

As long as you have the desire, you can become an event planner, and get a job as an event planner or start an event planning business. No special education or experience is necessary to break into event planning and succeed. 

If you would like to get an event planning job or start an event planning business, the FabJob Guide to Become an Event Planner is for you! In this guide you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting career of professional event planning. 

The authors of this guide are expert event planners who have planned hundreds of events in more than two dozen cities throughout North America. Their experience ranges from planning social events to business meetings to public events attracting thousands of people.

For over 15 years, lead author Jan Riddell has planned a variety of events ranging from annual meetings to family reunions to television premieres. In this guide Jan and her co-authors share with you their own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from other successful event planners. The event industry professionals who share advice in this guide include:

  • The special events director of a convention center that attracts close to 3 million visitors annually
  • The president of a company that plans events for corporate clients
  • A former general manager of TBA Global Events, a company whose clients include IBM, McDonald's, Nestle, Nike and Ford
The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become an event planner, including:

How to Plan Events

Step-by-step advice for organizing a successful event (includes many helpful samples you can use in event planning):

  • How to do a client consultation (includes a list of sample questions to ask clients)
  • Carrying out the preliminary steps in event planning:
    • Setting objectives for each event
    • Choosing a date for the event
    • Deciding who to invite to the event
    • Creating a theme for the event
  • Preparing a timeline schedule for the event
  • Budgeting for the event (includes a sample budget and budget planning form)
  • Choosing a place where the event will take place (the venue)
  • Finding and selecting reputable vendors (e.g. transportation, food services, audiovisual, and other services)
  • Getting entertainers and celebrities for your events
  • How to get companies to sponsor your event or donate products and services
  • Marketing your event to get people to attend (includes ways to get free publicity for your events)
  • Backup plans to help you avoid event disasters
  • How to negotiate contracts and save money
  • Evaluating the success of the event
Getting an Event Planning Job
  • Discover more than 20 types of employers that hire event planners and how to contact them, including:
    • Corporations
    • Country clubs
    • Theme parks
    • Hotels and resorts
    • Cruise lines
    • Caterers
    • Convention centers
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Event planning firms
    • Casinos
    • And more!
  • How to find job openings for event planners
    • Where event planning jobs are advertised
    • Finding job openings through referrals
    • How to create an event planning job with your current employer or a new employer
  • Information about recruiters or employment agencies that find jobs for experienced event planners
  • How to write a winning resume including sample resumes for:
    • A junior event planner
    • An experienced event planner
    • A career changer (this sample shows how to create an impressive resume without a degree or previous paid event planning experience) 
  • How to prepare a cover letter including a sample letter to apply for an event planning job
  • How to create an impressive portfolio even if you have no previous paid event planning experience
  • How to quickly get event planning experience and credentials to help you get hired as an event planner, including:
    • Internships (plus how to get an internship if you are not a student)
    • Volunteer opportunities in event planning
    • Event planning for your current employer
    • Other opportunities for event planning experience
    • Educational programs in event planning plus ways you can get educational credentials more quickly and less expensively
  • Identifying event planning experience you already have (even planning birthday parties!)
  • Advice to help you ace the interview
    • How to prepare for an interview (what to bring, what to wear, and more)
    • Samples of questions to expect
    • Following up after an event planner job interview (includes a sample thank you letter)
  • Considering a job offer (includes resources with salary information to help in salary negotiations)
Starting Your Own Event Planning Business
  • How to start a part-time or full-time event planning business for little or no money
  • Information about business matters affecting an event planning company including insurance, licenses, legal structures, etc.
  • Items to include in the business plan for your event planning company (with links to business plan writing resources)
  • Choosing a name for your event planning business
  • How to set up an office for your event planning business
  • Keeping track of your finances (includes information about start-up expenses for an event planning business)
  • Pricing your event planning services, with an overview of:
    • Hourly fees
    • Flat fees (or project fees)
    • Cost-plus (charging clients a fee based on the cost of the event)
    • Per-person fees
    • On-site event management fees
    • Commissions paid by vendors
    • Other ways you might want to be paid for your event planning services
    • How to invoice clients (includes a sample invoice)
    • Getting a deposit before you start planning an event
    • Getting reimbursed for expenses
  • What to include in a client contract or agreement 
  • How to market your event planning services effectively through advertising and networking
  • Free promotional opportunities for your event planning business
  • How to effectively market event planning services to corporate clients
  • What you need to know about preparing proposals for event planning work
  • An incredible source of revenue that many event planners overlook (and that you can take advantage of)
  • Helpful samples for your event planning business (sample contracts, sample invoice, sample letters, sample proposal, and more) 
Plus, you will discover:
  • Where to get creative ideas for events
  • How to develop the skills you will need as an event planner, including organizational skills 
  • How to be certified as a "professional" event planner
  • Samples of what you need to become an event planner and start an event planning business, including: 
    • Sample questions to ask clients when doing an event consultation
    • Sample event planning meeting agenda
    • Sample event timeline
    • Sample event day itinerary
    • Sample event budget form
    • Sample room set-ups
    • Sample site survey sheet (to evaluate event sites)
    • Sample venue confirmation letter
    • Sample questions to ask vendors
    • Sample press release for an event
    • Sample letter seeking a donation for an event
    • Sample resumes for event planners
    • Sample cover letter for an event planning job
    • Sample thank you letter
    • Sample invoice
    • Sample script of what to say when talking to prospective clients
    • Sample marketing letters
    • Sample proposal
    • Sample reference letter for an event planner
    • Sample consulting contracts (sample letter of engagement and sample agreement)
    • Sample event evaluation form
  • Links to templates for creating business stationery and marketing materials
  • Worksheets and checklists to help you keep track of the event budget, venue, tasks, and supplies
  • And  more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible special price. People pay hundreds of dollars for courses on event planning. The FabJob Guide to Become an Event Planner contains the some of the best event planning career and business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

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SPECIAL OFFER # 2:  Although this guide has previously only been available as an e-book you can get a print copy together with a CD-ROM that includes sample checklists, contract, forms, and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately.

NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of the new edition of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. The previous edition sold out, so if you would like to have a print copy of the new edition, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You will earn back much more than the price of the guide with your next event planning job. And with this guide you can get get hired to plan events much more quickly. 

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become an event planner, find event planning jobs, or start an event planning business.

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