Tips on how to become a Brand Ambassador
Have you always wanted to become a brand ambassador but just never knew how to get started? Well you have come to the right place! We have some tips on how to become a brand ambassador and what it takes to get started in the world of product promotion.
What you need to get started
In order to even get your foot in the door, you’re going to need a recent head-shot, along with a full body shot. Most promotion companies are looking for clean cut individuals that take good care of themselves. Promoting a product also means that you are representing our company and the client, so keep that in mind when applying for a brand ambassador position. Each brand ambassador job will have clothing requirements so owning basics like a white button down shirt and khaki or black pants is a good idea.
If you have any previous experience in sales, modeling, or promoting products, you should put it in resume format. Even if you haven’t done any of these things, it’s still important to put past employers. Remember, just because you don’t have promotional experience doesn’t mean you won’t get hired. Don’t forget to put your current contact information so that they can reach you for further questions and job offers.
How do I apply for brand ambassador jobs once accepted?
Most promotion companies send out emails describing the various job openings and list all the cities and states where promotional people are needed. You won’t receive an email unless you specifically sign up for that area, so keep that in mind when you filling out your initial info on the website. Each job opening email will list specific duties, hours, and hourly rate for the position. Most companies have quite a few employees, so applying quickly with all of the information requested will increase your chances of getting the job.
Also, make sure you’re versatile with the types of promotion and events you are willing to do. Companies like to see brand ambassadors with a variety of experience since it makes it easier for them to do casting for the events and promotions. Complete all new hire paperwork and make sure it is received before working your first event; we can’t pay you without the proper information!
Executing an Event
Online training is usually required a couple of weeks prior to each event. The online training consist of questionnaires that outlines specific selling points about the product that you’ll be promoting. Material you need for the event will be shipped to you along with the paperwork that is required for the event. Make sure you study the materials before beginning your online training. You’ll be tested, and cannot work the event without a passing score. Don’t worry, the tests are not difficult and with dedicated self-study beforehand, you will pass with flying colors.
The most important thing of all is to follow directions and do what you are asked to do. Being a brand ambassador is the type of position that’s based on the honor system, so if you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, you’re not preforming your job properly. Each event is audited to make sure each brand ambassador is on time, following directions, and completing the event.
As mentioned earlier, in order to get paid, you need to have all of your paperwork for new hire completed. There are also reporting forms for each event that will need to be completed so that our company can report the event results to the client. This should be completed at the end of your event on the same day, and copies made for your own records.
Receipts for purchased products along with the original paperwork should be mailed to the address provided in your event paperwork. Once everything is completed, sent and payment is received by the client, your check will be mailed. This can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, so if you don’t receive anything after a month you should call the number provided in your event paperwork.
Be on time, follow direction, and have fun!