Start Here: Tips for New Members

Posted by The Bash on January 1, 2020

Welcome to The Bash!If you’ve just joined The Bash as a new member, welcome! As you can see, there’s a lot you can do to customize your profile - and we’re here to help!  (If you’re not a new member, feel free to take a look and see what you can do to freshen up your profile!).  

Here are some additional tips to make sure you’re set up for success:

Set Up Your Profile Consultation

Profile Consultation for New Members

  • Our #1 suggestion when you become a new member is to set up your profile consultation with one of our member specialists. Just email us at to set it up so we can ensure you're set up for success!

Customize Your Profile!


  • First impressions count!  Make sure to start off strong.  The beginning of your profile description appears in search results. Learn more.

Travel Radius

  • Your travel radius will be set to the maximum radius of your membership. Set your radius to whichever range is best for your business! Learn more.

Upload Photos

  • Our most successful vendors have an average of 50 on their profile.  Your thumbnail image is most important as it appears first and in search results! Learn more.

Upload Videos

  • Vendors with videos get 3X more gigs! Uploading a video can showcase your services and what makes you, you! If you don’t have a video, that’s okay too. Learn more.

Choose Categories

  • Opting in to the most possible and applicable categories for your membership (ranging from 6-18 categories) will get you the most visibility possible! Learn more.

Enroll in Online Payments (EventPay)

  • Enroll in EventPay to receive fast and secure online payments from clients. It’s 100% free for our members and makes it easy for you to require a require a deposit and collect balance payments. Learn more.

Manage Your Leads!

Your Leads Inbox

  • Your leads will always be added to your leads inbox on The Bash and you'll receive an email alert every time a new lead or message comes through. Learn more.

Lead Alerts by Text Messages

  • In addition to getting an email, you can also opt in to receive text alerts notifying you of a new booking request or message. Never miss a lead by opting in to receive our text message lead alerts. Learn more.

Respond Fast

  • Getting in touch with the client first is so important.  Check your average response time from your Dashboard tab and make sure you’re above average! Learn more.

Follow Up With Clients

  • After you respond “yes” to a lead, you’ll receive the client’s contact information immediately.  Reach out and let them via a phone call or text message 24-48 hours after your initial response. Learn more.

Saved Responses

  •  Saved responses help you respond to clients faster! They can be edited right from your Member Control Panel. Learn more.

‘Leads by GigMasters’ App

  • Our iOS and Android app helps you manage your leads on-the-go for free. Stay connected and make sure to download it now!

Get Booked!

Confirm Your Bookings on The Bash

  • Make sure all bookings are confirmed through the system (if a client finds you through The Bash and hires you, you are required to confirm the booking per our user agreement). Either you or the client can confirm the booking! Learn more.

Add Outside Bookings to The Bash

  • Kickstart your bookings and reviews on The Bash by adding an outside booking! Just add it to your calendar and opt to pay the 5% booking fee. This will then count towards your booking dollars and allow the client to leave you a review. Learn more.

Search Results

  • Utilize our Search Results Analyzer to track your location, category and booking dollars in comparison with your competitors!


  • Your search result ranking is based on your primary category, location, and booking dollars over the previous 6 months. Make sure to record all your bookings through The Bash to rise up the rankings and receive reviews. Learn more.

Earn Verified Reviews!

Receiving Reviews

  • For any events that are booked on The Bash, the client will receive a “Review Request” email automatically the day after the event has concluded. Once the client submits their review, it will be immediately posted to your profile! 

Reordering Reviews

  • You have the ability to adjust the order of your reviews on your profile at any time by going to the ‘Reviews’ section of your Member Control Panel. Put your best and most recent reviews first!

Responding to Reviews

  • We recommend responding to your reviews on The Bash, whether negative or positive! It's a great way to show off your personality and professionalism to potential clients viewing your profile!

Earn Cash Through Our Referral Program

Did you know that you can earn cash by referring a friend or colleague to The Bash? For each new member referral you send our way, you earn a 25% commission. You could earn up to $124.75 per referral! Learn more about our Referral Bonus Program.


If you have any questions, please contact us! Our Account Services Team would be happy to help. Your success is our success!

Topics: Booking Tips

New Call-to-action