Since I moved to Charleston, SC, I’ve been getting a few brand ambassador jobs and I’m really excited about it because I absolutely love being a brand ambassador! I used to do some promotions work when I lived in Chicago but now I’m getting back into it.
What is a brand ambassador?
A brand ambassador is someone who is hired to work a promotional event for a company. The job of the brand ambassador is to promote the brand or service. The brand ambassador is meant to embody the corporate identity in appearance, demeanor, values and ethics.
How to become a brand ambassador?
One way to find jobs is to search Craigslist for “brand ambassador” jobs or “BA” jobs. There are always opportunities to work on Craigslist – but be careful who’s hiring you. Make sure you do your research!
The way I book jobs is through a company called Push Models. I signed up with Push Models about a year ago and I now have premium status since I’ve booked some jobs and had fun with them!
What are the requirements to get hired as a brand ambassador?
The only requirements to be a successful brand ambassador are simple. Be on time to events, respond to job opportunities quickly, be outgoing and have fun!!!
Brand ambassador jobs
I’ll show you an example of the last job I booked which was a promotion for Camacho Cigars. No, I’m not a cigar smoker, but I will certainly work a fun promotion for a huge company like Camacho!
What do brand ambassadors wear?
The brand ambassador’s outfit will be different at every job. Depending on what type of promotion you’re working, it will vary. I’ve worked some that require a t shirt and jeans and others like this one where they supplied me a hot tight dress to rock.
Yes, that’s a shameless bathroom selfie at the event. Sorry 😉
This specific promotion was for Camacho’s torch it up tour that was a 90 stop tour around the nation. We worked at a cigar shop and one of my main responsibilities was to get the customers to sign up for our raffle which could win this sweet motorcycle!
The idea of the promotion is to bring as much attention to the shop and the brand as possible. We had our Camacho truck and trailer parked out front with music and fun games in front of it.
A lot of people will ask you to take a picture with them but a lot of guys also joke that they can’t take a picture with us or their wives would kill them. LOL 🙂
This specific promotion I only had one other brand ambassador by my side since it wasn’t a huge job. I’ve done events with 20 or so girls so the size will vary depending on promotion.
How much do brand ambassadors make?
If you’re hired for a brand ambassador job, usually you’ll make around $15-$35 an hour. It’s not too bad for just networking and signing people up for a raffle!!
I seriously had a blast with this last promotion because the cigar shop had the nicest customers and owners and it didn’t hurt that the tour managers for Camacho were also super cool! I lucked out by getting this one.
It’s such a great way to network and just have fun!
Speaking of fun, aside from collecting entries to the raffle, we also hosted arm wrestling contests (which I challenged my fellow brand ambassador and beat her – go me!), we had a mixology contest to see who could be the best bartender (while we were the judges) and a blind taste test for the Camacho cigars.
Overall the store sold a ton of cigars due to this promotion and I was able to make some easy money and even made some friends!!!
I hope I can continue booking jobs as a brand ambassador because it’s so much fun. If you are looking for a second stream of income, I’d suggest giving a brand ambassador job a try!
Have you ever worked as a brand ambassador? If so, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!