All of the bar crawls, beach parties and boat parties have workers who sell tickets for these events in resort. It’s a flexible job with you getting out what you put in as it’s paid on commission only. Some sellers go home at the end of the season with several thousand Euro saved, others barely make enough to cover their rent. Selling tickets may seem like an easy job to do but in the height of the season there may be a few hundred people selling various things on the street and the average tourist these days is wise to sales pitches. If you party all night and get up at lunchtime to head to the beach to try and sell a few tickets you will most likely find that other sellers have gotten there before you and cleaned up. The best sellers are up early and still selling well into the night. Hotels and apartments do not let people come in to sell tickets round the pool or go to the rooms so if you do sneak in you may face trouble, being chased out, the police being called or you may even get a slap.
Skills Required – Selling ability! You must have the chat, lots of personality and confidence. You must be able to approach people in the street, at the beach and around town and convince them that their holiday would be rubbish if they don’t come on your event. You must have a good work ethic and be able to get yourself up and going in the mornings. Hunger for sales and greedy for money are good qualities for a successful ticket seller.
How to apply – Some event managers will recruit preseason online. If they do take on-line applications it will say on their Facebook page or website. If it does not say they are recruiting then you should speak to the managers of each event once you arrive. When you’re in Ayia Napa and get out and about speaking to people, you will quite quickly get to know who the right people are. If the events are already running when you get to resort (most usually start around mid to late May) then you will easily meet people who are already selling tickets and find out who organises what. You can also join the groups on Facebook for each event where recruitment may be announced at the start of the season. However, jobs are often not going to be guaranteed to first time workers before they get to resort as they will want to speak to you, see if you have the right personality and to see if they trust you to handle money and tickets for them.
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