Brand Ambassador: The Best Side Hustle You've Never Heard About
Becoming a brand ambassador might be a great side hustle for those who want to make some additional cash but don't want to devote themselves to a part-time job. Keep reading, and I’ll provide some useful apps, where to look, and how to get the best-paying gigs.
Be Your Own Boss
Most brand ambassador gigs occur in the evenings and on weekends when consumers are more likely to be out and about. This timetable works wonderfully for people who have full-time jobs or other obligations. Most ambassadors work on a per-gig basis, which means that they can choose when they work and when they take time off.
What is a Brand Ambassador?
Brand ambassadors are responsible for spreading awareness of a company's products in a number of settings, including supermarkets, department stores, fairs, and concerts. Most of the time, you will be able to get a free sample, like the free food samples that most grocery stores give away on the weekends. Additional responsibilities include the distribution of coupons and the education of customers about the products or brands that are being pushed. You might be asked to pose for advertising every once in a while.
Brand ambassador work can vary greatly from gig to gig. Usually, it’s never more than a handful of hours at a time, but those few hours are not typical for a part-time job with a set schedule. When moving from one gig to another, the number of hours worked can fluctuate quite a bit from one position to the next.
Work When You Want While Having Fun!
Sampling in a grocery store may occur only during peak shopping hours, usually in the evening on weekends. If you’re working at a concert or festival, the work might only happen before the main event happens, and then you can enjoy the show after you’re done working!
If you have a good number of followers on social media, you might think about using it to promote a product or brand from your own home.
According to Glassdoor.com, a brand ambassador can make anywhere from $27k to $60k per year!
When it comes to marketing a product or brand, there are a lot of different options and challenges to take into consideration. Becoming a brand ambassador has a lot of benefits, but the most important one is that it gives you a lot of freedom. It is up to you to decide where you want to work, how many hours per week you want to work, and which jobs you want to accept. If you want to save money for a significant purchase, you have the option of either taking some time off or working additional hours. Your professional and personal lives are completely under your control. Because of this versatility, brand ambassadors have a greater degree of control over the manner in which they spread the news about the businesses that they promote. You even have the option of taking roles around the country and getting to explore new cities while getting paid to have fun!
Get Paid to Travel
Employment as a brand ambassador on a part-time basis is considered the norm, but there are some ambassadors who are able to work the typical 40 hours per week that are required of full-time employees, but these jobs are quite rare. People who need a consistent 40-hour work week with benefits should look elsewhere for employment options in this industry because there are so few permanent full-time jobs available. It’s not easy, but it is possible to work 40 hours a week—you’ll just have to work hard to keep gigs in your pipeline to achieve these amount of hours on a consistent basis.
How to Find Gig Opportunities
There are a variety of ways to find brand ambassador opportunities. The best venues to begin your search are employment agencies and advertising organizations. Craigslist is an excellent resource for finding previously unknown gigs at the last minute. There are a handful of apps that work wonders for securing brand ambassador gigs, such as RedPeg, Victory Marketing Agency, and my personal favorite, TrustedHerd.
Build a Trusted Network and Your Income
TrustedHerd is great for establishing yourself as a brand ambassador. After you download the app and complete your profile, you’ll be on your way to getting some great-paying gigs. You can have your coworkers, manager, and the hiring company rate you in order to improve your ranking in the market and become a preferred brand ambassador to get better-paying gigs on a more consistent basis as you climb the ladder of this lucrative profession.
Before you start looking for work, you should put together a professional portfolio that includes a cover letter, CV, headshot, references, and information about your availability. That way, you won't be caught off guard when the phone starts ringing off the hook. Don't be afraid to look in cities outside of your home for gigs. Sometimes agencies will pay for your travel, hotel, and food! You just have to know where to look. Thanks for visiting, and be sure to check back for more tips on finding other side hustles to be your own boss and build your own brand.