HAUNT BUSINESS TIPS

Haunter’s Guide To Recruiting Volunteers and Keeping Them

Posted 29 Sep 2011 in HAUNT BUSINESS TIPS, HAUNTER'S CORNER

It’s 7:30 pm…5 actors are here…30 minutes before show time. Now we just need 10 more actors to fill every assigned spot. Are they going to show? I know it’s Saturday night and they’re teenagers; but they should still be here like they said two weeks ago. 7:45pm… We’ve all been there. That mysterious place between confidence and worry. Hoping your team arrives when they are supposed to. Trusting them to be as passionate as you are about this sport of chasing the scare. But the truth is- if you are the one building the home haunt, directing the big haunt, or being a leader in your choice of dark creation-then you probably have more invested in this than...

How To Get More People To Find Your Haunt

Posted 05 Feb 2011 in HAUNT BUSINESS TIPS

I stumbled across a hidden gem while working on my own business. A FREE way to get your Haunt ranked high in Google in just a few easy steps! No ad-words, no fees, no catch! Follow these simple steps to have your Home Haunt or Haunted Attraction reach out and get everyone’s attention! Let me show you how. First, you need a Google Account. Most of the horror geeks out there already have a google account but I really didn’t use mine until a few months ago. You can use your existing email account to sign up for this account. I have a side local business that I own and decided to list my business. After these simple steps now...

How Not To Operate A Haunt: A True Story

Posted 05 Nov 2010 in HAUNT BUSINESS TIPS, SLIPPERY SOAPBOX

  Scott had been building this Haunt for weeks. It wasn’t his building but he had about $10,000 worth of his props hanging on the walls, fog machines, strobe lights; just about 7 years worth of props put into this dark attraction. It wasn’t his own venture. At the last minute, an aquaintance begged him for his help because October was quickly arriving and ironically Scott was not going to be able to open his own this year due to financial situations. So like any good haunter would do, he said yes. The events that follow his decision will be difficult to digest by many and it may even piss you off a little bit. It may sound a little...

10 Different Ways To Advertise Your Haunt

Posted 10 Oct 2010 in HAUNT BUSINESS TIPS

Every Haunt owner knows that marketing for your haunt can make you or break you. Here are a few cheap tips to get your haunt noticed and to hypnotize all those scarelings into your haunt…maybe never to come out again…Ommmmm…..sorry, it’s getting close to Halloween…starting to slowly tranform into my alter ego…..let’s go on a mass murder marketing spree…. Alot of these ideas were taken from HauntWorld Magazine/Issue #2/page 10/By Billy Messina/The Netherspawn Haunted House/Atlanta,GA Social Media: If your still living in your crypt, wake up and walk into the light. Start a Facebook page, Twitter account, Haunt Forum, Haunt chat room, etc. to get that word out locally. These networks are like a wildfire. If people like your haunt they’ll talk...

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