So the other day I had gotten the opportunity to represent Canon (Camera, printer and electronics company) at Arizona State University move in day. It was one of the coolest experiences that I was able to do, especially as a job for the day!
How this all started, was back when I worked at Hello Fresh, a coworker was telling me about these product rep, brand ambassador and modeling jobs that she would take randomly on the weekend or evenings. I was curious, not only for the extra cash, but to network and grow my number of contacts in general. She explained to me that there are talent agencies online that post various job opportunities across the United States for people to work for the day. She introduced me to a few companies, (Which I will list at the bottom) and helped me get started. All you need is your resume, experience and photos of yourself.
Last Wednesday, one of the companies reached out to me and said their client, Canon, was looking for brand ambassadors for an event at ASU. I applied and they called back and offered me the position! I was so excited beyond belief, this was my first opportunity! It was very simple and easy to do. I was being paid $22 an hour to hand out freebies, do a raffle and show off new canon selfie mini printers to students.
On the day of the event I met with three other ladies and we got to work setting up the table and displays. Unfortunately, we were not able to get all of the products to work, but we still had a great event and spoke to over 500 students! Then at the end of the night I was able to raffle off all of the Canon products to the students! The ladies I worked with were great and even gave me some insight on finding other marketing, rep and job opportunities! It was totally worth it!
One of the best ways to network and get noticed is by doing these talent agency opportunities. You get to become familiar with some great, large companies and have the chance to work with them again in the future. Since the event I have gotten emailed for opportunities for puppy adoption events, energy drink modeling and even product testing! I would highly recommend checking out these opportunities to help you out in the long run. Plus it’s a great way to make some extra cash and build your resume!
Here are the talent agencies that I am currently a part of; Air Fresh Marketing, Big Orange Productions, Clearly Promotions, Victory Marketing, Attack Marketing, Oxford Marketing, Third Channel and Assist Marketing. (You choose events based on location)
Good luck and have fun!!