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Bego Echeverría

Barcelona, Spain

✧ Energy is my currency ✧

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Kelly Madu

New York, NY, USA

Content Creator and Social Media Strategist

Recommended 3x
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Esteban Arellano

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Designer. Artist. Community builder.

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Matt Brooks

Berlin, Germany

Operations + Scaling for Music Tech & Startups

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Julia Spong

Toronto, ON, Canada

Social Media Manager & Content Specialist 🪄

Recommended 6x
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Quinn Foster

Lafayette, LA, USA

Impactful Journalist & Copy Editor to the Rescue

Recommended 7x
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Cece Reusch

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Social Media, Newsletter & Community Strategist.

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Guadalupe Gonzalez

New York, NY, USA

Integrated & Experiential Marketer

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Marissa Deyette

Atlanta, GA, USA

Creative Assistant & Brand Strategist

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Israel Perez

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Creative designer bringing visions to life

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Mohammad Khan

Austin, TX, USA

Business Consultant. Growth Strategist.

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Nguyet T.

Finland

Reliable Virtual Assistant & Event Planner

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Blaise Niyo

Kigali, Rwanda

3D Design | Interior design | Virtual Reality

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Ariia Bowers

Atlanta, GA, USA

Innovative Art Director, 3D Designer

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Rachel Staggs

Atlanta, GA, USA

Educator turned food copywriter 🍝✨

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Sam Asfahani

New York, NY, USA

Exec Producer / Marketeer - Events & Content

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Leia Ahmed

Adelaide SA, Australia

Graphic Designer (Adelaide, South Australia)

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Khadidia Ndoye

Senegal

Versatile Project Manager & Operations Specialist

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Ro Roth

California, USA

Engaging Content Creator & Social Media Manager

Common projects for Event Planners

Planning and coordinating corporate events such as seminars, conferences or team-building events.

Organizing special events like weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries.

Managing virtual events or webinars.

Coordinating fundraising or community events.

Organizing trade shows or exhibitions.

Planning and executing promotional events or product launches.

Tips for working with and hiring Event Planners

Define your event objectives

Before hiring an event planner, have a clear vision of what you want to achieve with your event. This includes the theme, target audience, desired outcome, and any specific features your event requires.

Review their portfolio

Take time to review the event planner's portfolio to ensure their style and skills match your event's vision. Look at their previous events, noting the aesthetics, organization, and overall execution.

Ensure they have relevant experience

Hiring an event planner with experience in your specific type of event (corporate, social, non-profit, etc.) can ensure a smoother planning process and more successful outcome. Check their past work to see if they have handled similar events in the past.

Establish clear communication

Communication is crucial when planning an event. Make sure your event planner is open to your ideas, responsive to your queries, and proactive in providing updates. All communication and reviewing of work should be done through Contra for easy tracking and management.

How to hire Event Planners

Define your event objectives

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with your event. This includes the theme, target audience, desired outcome, and any specific features your event requires.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your event, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the event timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your event. Look at their past events and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to event planning, and how they handle unexpected issues. Also, discuss your event specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the event details, payment terms, and timeline. Remember that Contra handles contracts and payments, making the process easy and secure.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Event Planners

1. Can you describe your process for planning and executing an event?

2. Can you provide examples of similar events you've planned in the past?

3. How do you handle unexpected issues or changes during the event planning process?

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Frequently asked
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A freelance event planner is a professional who coordinates all aspects of events, from concept to execution. They handle tasks such as budgeting, venue selection, vendor coordination, event design, and on-site management.

A freelance event planner is a professional who coordinates all aspects of events, from concept to execution. They handle tasks such as budgeting, venue selection, vendor coordination, event design, and on-site management.

Hiring an event planner on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

You can post a job detailing your event requirements on Contra. Event planners who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of event planners and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Freelance event planners can handle a wide range of events, including corporate events, social events like weddings and parties, non-profit events, promotional events, and virtual events or webinars.

The cost of hiring an event planner on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the event, the planner's experience and skills, and the event duration. On average, event planner freelancers on Contra charge between $50 to $150 per hour.

Event planners use a variety of tools to assist in planning and managing events. These can include project management tools like Asana or Trello, budgeting tools, vendor management platforms, and event registration software. The specific tools used can vary based on the event's requirements.

Freelance event planners on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $50 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra. Payments are held in escrow and released upon approval of the work or automatically within three days.

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