How To Increase Your Income, Impact, And Influence By Hosting Your Own Networking Events

In this self-paced virtual course you’ll learn how to host your own profitable events from Darrah Brustein, Forbes columnist and founder of Network Under 40. Using her 11 years of experience producing events for over 30,000 people, she’ll break it down into a step-by-step method to remove any fear that’s holding you back and give you a clear roadmap. You’ll also get resources which you can easily customize and tips on how to host high-end, high-value events with no budget. Past attendees have made their investment in the course back on their first event and she’ll teach you how to do it for yourself!

As Seen In

This course is for you if:

You want to learn how to throw networking events in your spare time that make you money, increase your influence, and add immense value to your audience.

You want to shortcut the pitfalls of nobody showing up, spending too much money, or burning bridges by making mistakes.


You can carve out a few hours each week and love to bring people together.

You can make your investment back

as quickly as 1 event!

What People Are Saying

Loved this course! Darrah had so much depth of experience to share as well as sharing her own blueprints for success. You will not find a more authentic or knowledgeable mentor on building a networking organization—the course is worth every penny!

Dave Castro

Course Participant

Hosting these networking events has allowed me to expand my network faster than I ever imagined. It gives me autonomy and an element of personal fulfillment because, as a result, I’ve been recognized as a community leader and given additional opportunities. Most importantly, I know I am making an impact. After two years, it still brings me great joy to see the friendships that spark and hear of business relationships and success stories. I love the culture we have created!

Sunny Bray

Nashville Event Director

Hosting events has opened doors, introduced me, and gotten me closer with so many amazing people, and ultimately given me purpose in everything I do!

Sarah Antonieta

Baltimore Event Director

There is nothing that will help you become more successful more quickly than your network.

If you’re the convener of a group, your influence increases exponentially. Everyone knows you because you’re creating high-value environments for them. AND, you can make a great side income doing it, while having fun, and helping a lot of people.

But how do you do it without spending a ton upfront, embarrassing yourself on a large scale if something goes wrong, or without having any experience?

After being asked by hundreds of people to help them throw their own networking events, my team and I designed this course to help you shortcut all of the mistakes we’ve made and glean all of our the best practices.

And, after expanding successfully into 6 markets (and unsuccessfully in a few others), we’ve learned a ton about throwing phenomenal events that are high value for both the attendees and the organizers. Over 30,000 people have come to our events, and we get featured in the world’s foremost publications like Forbes, Inc, Time, and CNN. Oh, and we spend a few hundred dollars or less on each event (even ones that bring in 600 people).

I started doing this 11 years ago, first for a top-ranked University’s alumni, then by founding Network Under 40, and now also consulting for other organizations to help them do this at scale.

I began by myself, with no budget, in one city. I made money on the first event, and eventually made six figures in profit, doing this as a side gig, while I ran my other companies.

I met thousands of people, developed great friendships and collaborations, had a ton of fun, made great money, became an influencer in my city, and eventually on a larger scale which opened up a lot of doors.

In this course, we’ll take you through everything from the who, what, where, when, and why of running events; to what to do before, during, and after; pricing, getting people to show up, selling sponsorships, and keeping people coming back; creating a team; and throwing different styles of events.

This course is entirely online so you can watch, listen, or read the content at your own pace, on your schedule!  It also comes with every template and resource you’ll need!

It was created over years of testing one-on-one with event directors all over the US to get it ready for you.

Once you’ve completed the course, you can choose if you’d like to go out and create your own events or we can discuss supporting you under our brand.

I look forward to seeing your events come to life!

Founder, Network Under 40

Are You Ready To Increase Your Income, Impact, And Influence?

Yes, I want to take the course!

Course Overview

Module 1: The Who, What, When, Where + Why
  • Your why
  • Differentiating yourself in the marketplace
  • Defining your audience niche and ideal customer
  • Brand development and design
  • Pricing
  • How to make money: budgeting and expenses
  • Business structure and infrastructure
  • The economics and psychology of venue selection
  • Developing venue guidelines and templates
  • It gets easier!
Module 2: Making Money Through Ticket Sales + Sponsorships
  • General Marketing Timeline
  • Digital Marketing (email campaigns, social media, ads)
  • Grassroots marketing
  • Partnerships to help drive attendance and awareness
  • Utilizing your network for grassroots marketing
  • Copywriting 101
  • How to attract and keep sponsors (pricing, sales decks, etc)​​​​​​
Module 3: The Nuts & Bolts + Your Team
  • General guidelines and overview
  • How to keep track of all the moving pieces
  • Tools to use
  • Whom you need to make the event run smoothly
  • How to get things for free or barter
  • How to build a host team
  • The necessity of an ambassador program & how to recruit for it
  • Name tags and questions of the night
  • Sample ice-breaker questions 
  • Ticketing 101
  • Supplies you’ll need
  • Event wrap-up​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Module 4: Hosting Smaller Events + Meals
  • Hosting smaller events
  • Pros and cons and what to expect
  • Booking Process
  • Pre-event task list
  • Scripts and guidelines for hosting the event
  • Post-event follow-up

Enroll Today!

No risk, no questions asked, 14 day money-back guarantee


4 Modules (17+ lessons)


Email Templates


Video, Audio, & Written Training


Lifetime Access


1 on 1 Coaching Call With Darrah

(available for the next 10 who sign up!)


Action Plans & Suggested Timelines


20+ Resources, Templates & Downloadable PDFs


Email Support


Free Trial


No risk, no questions asked, 14-day money-back guarantee!

Got Questions? We Have Answers!
Send an email to Hello@NetworkUnder40.com and
we will be happy to answer any questions.