Promo staff- you probably know them as those people on the street that have justonequickquestionfor you. You might have stopped and had a chat with them, or politely said that you’re in a rush, or maybe even power-walked across the street to avoid them (don’t worry, you’re not the only one)!
But one thing you have probably never done is ask how you could get involved in this kind of work. Looking from the outside in, street promotions might seem like a tough gig- as someone who has done their fair share of fundraising and sales work over the years, I can testify that you may indeed cop a “f*%k you” along the road to success. And yet, when the opportunity came along to work with Oppizi, an offline marketing company specialising in flyer distribution, I jumped at the chance to get back into the Face-to-Face marketing industry. So, what’s the appeal?
Be Paid to Talk
First and foremost, promo work offers you a unique opportunity to meet and interact with new people constantly. If you’ve ever been described as a people-person, the life of the party, or a chatterbox, then this means you could get paid to do something you already do! Before I was a promoter, I worked in a restaurant where I would wash dishes, try (and fail) not to drop plates of food, and make coffee. Not a bad job, but it certainly didn’t light my soul on fire. Fast-forward and as a promoter I have genuine interactions with new people every day- it is so much more than a shallow “can I ask you a quick question” – when you are hurriedly speaking to someone on a busy street as they rush to work, you have a two-second opportunity to make their day. Your energy is contagious, and a promoter who is genuinely positive and enthusiastic can lift the mood of even the toughest of city workers.
Have Fun While You Work
This leads into another epic aspect of working as a Brand Ambassador at a company like Oppizi- it’s the chance to work a job that can be as fun as you want to make it. People always say that “the only limit is you,” and when it comes to having a good time while promoting it really is true. There are so many jobs that require you to sit behind a desk, wear a suit and write reports from Monday to Friday, but where is the fun in that? Wouldn’t you rather have fun, genuine conversations, and as a bonus work on your tan while promoting outdoors? If you’re a bit of a joker, remember that promoting is one of those roles where you’re never going to be told off for having a laugh! As someone who will stop and talk to pretty much anyone and listen to their spiel, the most memorable interactions I’ve had are always the ones that start with a corny joke (my favourite was when a promoter made me promise that I had to sign up to his charity if he could correctly guess what kind of coffee I drinking… unfortunately for him, it was tea).
Be Your Own Boss
It’s the Aussie dream- stick it to every overbearing boss you’ve ever had, run your own business and find that perfect work-life balance. At Oppizi we’re making this possible, even for young people. Every Brand Ambassador at Oppizi is a contractor, meaning that we realise that you have a skill that you can offer our clients, but letting you provide this in a way that builds your own business at the same time. Using the Oppizi app, you can select your own work missions, allowing you to re-define ‘business hours’ and fit work around travel, university, family time, or whatever it is that matters most to you. Brand Ambassadors at Oppizi range from 20-year-old students who are looking to work quick shifts in between classes, to busy mums empowering themselves through running a successful business.
So if getting paid to meet new people, have fun and run your own business sounds like a pretty good deal to you, download the Oppizi app and see what all the fuss is about!