Understanding the statuses in Gigs
Why Should I Track The Status Of A Gig?
Tracking the status of a gig does two important things. First, it helps you manage your sales process; You'll be able to see exactly when it is time to follow up with an event organizer and which contracts need your attention the most. Secondly, it will help you project potential earnings into the future.
What Are The Different Gig Statuses?
Inquiry: A gig in the inquiry stage fits at least one of these conditions:
- No contact with event;
- No exact date for event;
- Outbound effort that is just beginning.
When your gig is in "inquiry," you should be trying to pin down the dates with the event organizer.
On Hold: A gig in the "on hold" stage fits at least on of these conditions:
- Exact dates have been identified;
- You have made contact with the event organizers, letting them know you're holding the dates.
When a gig is on hold, your priority should be to enter in and finalize negotiations for the event. When negotiating, remember to check Gigalytics for this date. We'll use your historical data to let you know how you should price yourself and if you should be willing to negotiate.
Confirmed: You have a signed contract!
Released: You have abandoned the gig or you didn't win the gig.
Completed: This can only happen for gigs that were once confirmed. This means you finished speaking at the event.
Tips & Tricks
1. Make sure you input every gig, especially the ones you lose.
2. Make sure that you've turned alerts on for these statuses. We'll remind you when you need to act based on your historical data.