How to Make Money with Virtual Trivia


Bar and restaurant owners, bartenders, and countless others: it’s time to go virtual.

In the service industry, your work is about so much more than just selling food and drinks to people. You provide not just meals and libations but togetherness and conversations. And while it feels like all of that has come to a screeching halt, that doesn’t have to be the case. Bars, pubs, taverns, restaurants, clubs, and breweries aren’t just transactional places but more importantly places of comradery, friendship and entertainment, all things you can still provide now, even though your doors are closed.

While your patrons may not be able to physically walk into your establishment, a virtual trivia night is a great way to bring your bar to them. If you were hosting a regular trivia night before the pandemic, why not give your patrons back their routine? We could all use some normalcy right now and a weekly trivia event is a fun way to give your customers exactly that. People will be more likely to return to your business when places reopen and in the meantime, you can ask participants for a donation. It can even be in the form of a buy-in for the game, but instead of becoming a prize pot, it will go to keeping your business alive. We have found that most patrons are more than happy to support you.

But how do you host trivia virtually while still making it feel personal as well as fun and relaxed? The Quizmasters have developed a successful system through Zoom, breakout rooms, and our awesome trivia packets!

Click here to access our free guide and recorded Webinar to get you started. And don’t worry — we’ve got you covered, in every way. For over a decade, we’ve been writing some of the best trivia in America. It’s balanced, fun, and accurate. We even offer a free sample quiz so you can test us out first. We are also here for you to answer any questions you have. We’ve hosted our own live trivia events for 15 years, including a weekly virtual trivia for the past month, so we can help you make your event a success.

TL;DR?
Here are some basic steps to make money for your bar by hosting virtual trivia:

1. Read The Quizmasters Guide on Virtual Trivia and watch our Webinar. It is a step-by-step approach on how to host a fun night of trivia online.
2. Announce that trivia is BACK on your social media pages with a link to the Zoom event.
3. Download a Quizmasters trivia pack. We have a free sample to get you started.
4. At the beginning of each trivia event, ask for a small donation for your bar, restaurant, etc, through a Venmo or Paypal link.
5. Host the event, rinse and repeat :)