Congrats, you’ve created a PINATA account! You’re well on your way to becoming a Gogetter and making some cold, hard cash to do more of the things you love. Even better, creating your PINATA profile isn’t like writing a painfully redundant cover letter in Word (**insert over-exaggerated yawn here**). PINATA gives you the chance to let your best qualities shine through when you’re being considered for gigs.
Ready to do this? Who are we kidding, of course you are. Here are our 3 go-to tips to make the brands you love fall in love with you right back.
Let your photos tell a story and show who actually are
While your profile needs at least 1 photo, we know firsthand that the more photos you upload, the better your chances are at snagging a solid gig. Use 3-5 photos that represent the variety of things you love; traveling, working out, mixing cocktails, yodeling. Go nuts. Bonus points if it showcases any of your Brand Ambassador skills in action...and -1 point [to Gryffindor] if all of your pictures have your face covered with sunglasses or are shot from far away. You’re cool and we know it, but don’t be too cool!
Without thinking about it too hard, write down 1 thing you love to do, 1 thing you’re good at, and 1 thing you do every day.
We’ll ask you to sum up what gets you out of bed in the morning in a 250-character blurb. To make it easier and genuine, write down those 3 things and tweak it for your bio. Want to really stand out? Think of activities other than, “I like to travel and I love trying new things.” I mean, if we’re being honest, we’ve all seen enough of that on the Tindies.
You’ve got 30 seconds to introduce yourself in your video—make it count.
First off, don’t panic! You can redo your video if you’re not happy with the first (or second...or sixth) take. Before you start, make sure you and the setting behind you looks neat. Take a second to see if you have a neutral background because other brand names shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. You never know if a potential competitor might be checking out your profile.
Pro Tip Alert: check to make sure that the shot doesn’t showcase a hot mess on display. Put those leftover empties in the bin, clear off your coffee table—you know the drill.
Then, before you record your video, bullet out your relevant experience and the key things that make you...well, YOU. Don’t go in blind. Feel free to mention any Brand Ambassador experience or why you’re jumping into the gig life for the first time (n00bs welcome). Your finished product should feel concise and friendly.
P.S. Crack a smile and have some fun with it!
Now that you’re a certified pro, let’s hook up your Brand Ambassador profile. Get ready to show off and download PINATA on iOS (Android coming soon, we promise!).