If you’re a member of GigMasters, you’re probably familiar with “Auto-Add” by now. But just in case... When clients fill out gig requests, they are given the option to allow GigMasters to contact similar members for their event. This feature helps clients find performers and vendors, while creating more exposure and opportunities for members to get leads.
We found that clients request additional members in about 3 out of every 4 gig requests (from a report looking at the past three years). And for the events that get booked through GigMasters, the hired member was Auto-Added 28 percent of the time!
Total number of bookings January 1, 2010 to February 11, 2013: 94,880
Number of bookings where the hired member was Auto-Added: 27,002 (28%)
Number of bookings where the hired member was directly requested: 67,878 (72%)
Now of course, Auto-Add does create more competition -- you'll win some and lose some. But in the long run, the system is designed to get you MORE leads and therefore more gigs!
If you'd like to see this action (from the client side), simply go to any profile page and click Request Free Quote. On the contact page, scroll down to the My Favorites section and here you can see the option to add similar members.
Good luck and keep responding fast to those leads!
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