However, most jobs for teens and students pay minimal for work that are sometimes labor intensive, and absolutely no fun at all! You go about your day clock-watching, hoping time would speed up.
But this isn't the case for jobs like the photograph you see above for an Experiential Marketing campaign for Sprite held in Brazil. Yes, there are people like you actually working jobs like those. Working on the beach, having fun, as if they weren't working at all!
On top of that, they're paid way above minimum wage! [Check my blog to see job lists and how much they pay]
Last summer I worked a summer Simpsons (the animated tv show) event on the beach. I was getting my tan on plus my hotel room and travel paid for by the company. My day rate--$300 for 8 hours! That amounts to $37.5/hr. $300 just for giving away Simpsons freebies and helping people take photos of the blow up characters on the beach. That's crazy! But it's real!
Summer time is the busiest time for Experiential Marketing as there are so many events, concerts, festivals going on everywhere. Plus people tend to be going out more at this time than staying in--the perfect time for Brands to be seen by people. You'll see Brand Ambassadors doing street promotions, giving away a ton of free stuff.
My most memorable summer events are The Simpsons on the beach, riding on a segway through the streets with an ad attached (Which was pretty cool as no cops even stopped us. We were just like other motorists), dozens of food festivals (We always got free food from vendors in exchange for free stuff we gave them), attending concerts for free and getting paid for it, driving a "fun truck" with all kinds of electronics and goodies inside, and driving cars to and from different cities to showcase at different venues. I've had a lot more, but those are the ones that stand out for me.
What does this mean for you? MORE HIGH PAYING FUN JOBS!
Which is why it's imperative that if you were wanting to get into this industry, you have to know what they're looking for and what you need to do to get hired/booked and to keep getting hired/booked. And why you need to get started right now doing the entry level Brand Ambassador jobs in order to be prepared and most likely hired for the higher paying ones in the Summer. If you're not prepared and have nothing to show on your resume by the time Summer comes around, the likelihood that someone else gets booked instead of you is pretty high!
That's why my book, "The Secret High Paying Jobs for Teens and Students: Travel, Meet New People, Get a Ton of Freebies" shows you a simple step-by-step on how to land these jobs, the best way to nail the interview, how to go from a regular Brand Ambassador (being paid $16-$20 per hour) to Product Specialist (being paid $25 to $40 per hour) to Tour Manager (being paid starting $1,200/week). And let's not even forget all the perks that come with it (Free travel, free access to concerts and festivals, and per diem, and tons of freebies)!