All products have to get into the public somehow, and they aren’t going to magically sell themselves to consumers. It is the job of a brand ambassador to promote products to people either door to door, on the street, or in private consultations (think Kirby Vacuum.)
Door To Door Salesman
You may want to slam the door in a salesman’s face, but even if you don’t buy the product, you will learn something from just listening. You will learn and they will earn. They work on a commission and most can make a very good supplemental income.
Their training is top-notch and you will be able to put the sales techniques to use in any future endeavor. If you are looking for direct sales companies to represent ask around at stores where you shop or Google “Direct Sales.”
Check Out Websites & Google Merchandiser
Google “merchandiser” and see who is hiring in your area. Once you become a merchandiser or brand ambassador for one company, they will recommend you to other companies. Or, you will make friends with other demonstrators and ask them for a referral. Many Merchandisers work for numerous companies and get wages and per-Diem expenses from all of them.
Make $200 A Weekend
Gordon Vaughan of Mogul Solutions says that “Anyone that is punctual, can smile, and has a generally good attitude (or can fake it for eight hours) can be a brand ambassador and make $200 in a weekend.”
When you go into major box stores (Wallmart, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes etc.)you will find people who are filling the brochure racks, doing inventory or setting up display units. These are called vendors, merchandisers or demo staff. This is usually a very part time endeavor and will often take place when the store is having a special event or sale.
Because this is a part time position, you will earn a higher wage but no benefits. You will be classified as independent contractors and will be given an IRS 1099 at the end of the year if you have earned $600 or more.
Some companies will also give you the product you are demonstrating ahead of time so you become familiar with the different uses. Our son, Andrew has gotten a camera, two phones and a number of sporting goods products because he was hired to demonstrate them on a weekend.