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How to Make Money by Legally Working The Streets

Updated on January 6, 2008
Legally Work The Streets
Legally Work The Streets

How to Make Money by Legally Working The Streets

I know what you're thinking, but this has nothing to do with hookers, prostitutes, strippers or other sex jobs - so you can take your mind out of the gutter now. Okay, now that we've cleared that up, let's move on.

A fun, cool and completely legal way to make some extra money by working the streets is to do some part-time work for event and promotion marketing agencies. These companies will pay you to literally take their clients' messages, products and/or services to the streets via face-to-face, person-to-person, peer-to-peer and word-of-mouth.

These event and promotional staff/personnel positions are commonly referred to as: street team members, brand ambassadors, field ambassadors and consumer marketers.

As the consumer's frontline connection to the product or service, you're paid to know the product or service and present the information to the customer in a friendly, upbeat, and professional manner with the hope of gaining the customer's product loyalty.

Event and promotional staff/personnel execute programs for products and services that include sports, airlines, appliances, automotive, beverages, bath and beauty products, candy, cereal, computers, electronics, entertainment, e-commerce, energy drinks, financial services, home safety, industrial products, liquor, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, snack foods and more.

What types of events, promotions and campaigns are we talking about?

  • Live Concerts
  • New Product Launches
  • Flyer Crews (pass out flyers)
  • Coupon Distribution
  • Special Events Sampling Promotions
  • Trade Shows
  • In-Store Demonstrations
  • Mall Events
  • Nightlife Promotions
  • Auto Shows
  • College Campuses
  • Mobile Shows and Tours
  • Costume Characters
  • Fairs/Festivals Sports/Athletic Events
  • Spring Break Events/Promotions
  • Movie Releases
  • PR Campaigns
  • Amusement Parks
  • Concert Tours
  • Product Launches
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Wine Tasting
  • Spokesmodels and Promotional Models

In addition to getting paid very well, you'll get tons of free stuff and perks for working at/for these campaigns.

So, want to work the streets? Getting started is easy...


Browse and research the following list Event and Promotional Marketing Staffing Agencies :

Staying Connected

Become an Event Personnel Today! Be the "personality behind the product" as the star of a "Live In-store Commercial." We're looking for dynamic, ambitious, independent, high-energy, driven personalities to represent Top Name Brands in Major Retailers. If you've got the charisma and style to represent products in-store and encourage sales, then you're perfect for this position. Work part-time, flexible and weekend hours! Set your own schedule & make great money! Work when and where you want, earning $85 to $120+ for 5-hour events.

Team Marketing USA

We work directly with clients, marketing companies and other national agencies. We work with you to find the appropriate type of event that will be fun and interesting. Most positions are just on an as needed, part-time basis, based on the programs our clients have running. There is a need for managers (tour and field) as well as staff (samplers, models etc.) for in-market and touring programs.

National Event Staffing

We give you a great way to travel, make business contacts, and further your career. You will be at great events with great people that are interested in you. Work as often as you want. We hire, intelligent, enthusiastic, attractive, talented, professionals just like you: Females and Males 19 years of age and above. Have a "team" attitude. Able to follow instructions. Able to meet for training, staff parties and social events. Join our team and you will understand why our great pay, exciting locations, and flexible schedule make us so much fun!

Beloved Staffing

Beloved Staffing staffs all sizes of events and promotions. Work for us! Qualities Needed: Attention to detail, Friendly and outgoing, Excellent Communication, Reliable Transportation, Good Physical Health. Benefits: Excellent Pay Rates, Flexible Hours (Part/Full-Time), Weekday & Weekend.

Industry Promotions

This is a great fun way to make money, connections and friends! The environments you work in are high energy and professional. Whether you are business oriented and would like to work trade show or more of a nightlife person, we have roles that fit each personality type.


Word13 creates and executes event, Lifestyle, Buzz and guerrilla marketing programs to reach client's target consumers. Need a Job? Apply.

EventPro Strategies

EventPro Strategies is an event staffing agency. We work with hundreds of national companies to bring their marketing events to life. Our events happen year-round, in every part of the USA. We hire talent on an independent contractor basis.

Talent Pool Inc

The Talent Pool books "Model Types" for promotional events such as concerts, tradeshows, sporting events, in-store sampling, motor sports, night life and many other special events. Whether you just want to make extra money, or gain experience, exposure, and make contacts in the modeling industry we have promotional modeling assignments across the Nation.

Barry Promotions

Barry Promotions regularly hires people to perform all kinds of promotion related tasks. If you love people and are looking for some extra money drop us a line.

Event Staff

Join the Event Staff team. We're recruiting nationally and regionally for the following positions: Brand Ambassadors, Mobile Tour Managers, Event Managers, Emcees, DJs, Tradeshow Managers, Sales Managers, Sales Associates, Costume Characters, CDL Drivers, Promotional Models and other Special Talent.

Street Team Promotion

We provide strategic Street Team Marketing solutions & services for corporate accounts worldwide in a wide array of business sectors; from product awareness campaigns, new artist or album releases, Lifestyle Promotion, event promotion, convention center promotions, film release promotion, corporate identity campaigns, publicity stunts and more...all to a targeted audience. Do you need part-time work? Not Boring? Good Pay?


Are you interested in landing one of the coolest jobs on the planet? Want to learn about product promotions and get noticed by the largest consumer goods companies in the country? Just answer a few questions, and you could be up to your elbows in salsa in no time!

Encore Nationwide

OUTGOING, ENERGETIC, FUN... 3 simple words to describe what we're looking for. Earn $20 to $100 per hour by interacting with people and creating a positive experience for the consumer with the product or brand that is being promoted.


Complete and submit applications to all company sites you are qualified for in order to maximize your income potential. Additionally, some companies may not approve your application and/or may not be accepting new applications, etc... Always take the initial time to provide yourself with as many opportunities as possible.


Build a good reputation by being a great team player and by completing jobs and assignments required and directed. This will increase your chances of getting invited and selected to do more jobs.


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      8 years ago

      Thanks to all who have explained the payments issues with EventPro. They are looking for account coordinators in my area. I'm glad I googled them. They sound very flaky and unprofessional. It is a crime to withhold and bounce checks to their workers. They would be nothing without the promoters.

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      call here 

      8 years ago

      Ryan M. Kicinski

      Manager of Information Technology

      EventPro Strategies

      7328 East Stetson Drive

      Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      480.449.4100 x230 office

      480.449.2462 direct

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      8 years ago

      Well I've had my paperwork all completed way before I did my first event. I am still waiting to get paid for an event I did in September 2010 and another in October 2010, today is January 11, 2011. I'm getting fed up because they won't return any of my calls and when I do end up speaking with someone they tell me they will give me a call back. This is so aggravating and VERY unprofessional. EPS won't be satisfied until they get sued.

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      8 years ago

      "just because a person has a bad experience with a company does not mean that the company is a scam."

      Could not be said any better.

      I've done work for EPS and have not had any problems with getting paid. On the other hand, I've had friends who have done work with EPS and have had payment issues. BUT, and it's a big BUT; it was because my friends had not completed all of the financial paperwork that is required for someone to be paid.

      How is that EPS's fault? It's not. Follow directions and you'll reduce the chance of an issue coming up exponentially.

      To the individual whose daughter had a check bounce. Checks bounce, it happens, and that is most defiantly the companies fault. However, it is your daughters responsibility to monitor her own checking account balance before and to make sure that payments are processed before she swipes plastic. If she can't do something simple like that, then she's in for a rough road through life.

      The the individual who had to pay for parking. If you get a receipt and submit it to EPS you will be reimbursed. Unfortunately, as I've witnessed many times, talent neglects to attain a receipt and then bitches about how they aren't reimbursed. Understand that companies can't just go off the honor system, otherwise what would stop someone from submitting a $15 parking claim each time they worked an event? Again, this is just an issue of someone not following directions.

      You also had to pay for childcare? Come on. You knew full well going into the event that you had children and would have to compensate for that fact. I suppose EPS should have to pay for your car payment and gas since you had to drive to the event, too?

      When working for a talent company you are an independent contractor. As a contractor you are responsible for making sure that everything (financial documents, receipts, etc.) is in order so that you are paid. Don't expect a company to play mom when you forget to do something. This is not elementary school, it's the real world.

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      8 years ago

      I have worked for most of these companies and I have seen the same payment issues, but they are not scams. . . just very unorganized. Generally if you keep track and stay on top of it, you will get your money. (Except when they're checks are bouncing! EEK! They should 100% pay her overdraft fees too!)

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      8 years ago

      Mary, did you turn in all of your paperwork? Most of the time when you don't get paid within the time frame it is because of a hold up on the promo rep's end. I have worked for Eventpro for years, and while they had some payment problems (which they were totally up front about) a couple of years ago, they have been paying within the 30 - 40 day range for months now. I would call whoever booked you for the job or get in touch with their payroll department

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      8 years ago

      I did a promotion for EventPro as well and its been 2 months and haven't received anything!! they say it takes 30-40 days well its been 60 and counting. I am going to sue them if I dont get paid, I had to pay for parking and for childcare to do this promotion which was for 2 days!!! ridiculous

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      Mark Hay 

      9 years ago

      Event Pro Strategies' paycheck to my daughter last week bounced, having expected that the check deposited in her account was good she used her debit card 6 times 2 days later (one item for only $4 and one for just $3) and when those checks bounced because Wells Fargo (Event Pro's bank) didn't honor the check submitted by my daughters bank, she has now incurred $30 penalty fees times 6 ($180) for something not her fault in any way! When I called EP, they said hmmm, very interesting will look into it and get back to me, but they still haven't days later and they refuse to answer calls now, nor do they return voicemail inquiries. Sounds like they're going belly up.

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      9 years ago

      With all due respect, just because a person has a bad experience with a company does not mean that the company is a scam. I have done work for Event Pro Strategies in the past and had no problems receiving payment on time. I understand that there are times when issues occur with these different companies as I have had my share of late payments exceeding 4-6 months as well as my share of great experiences so I can relate to the nature of this line of work, but like I previously noted, not necessarily a scam, just unprofessional at times. I have to say though that in the last 10 years of doing all types of promo work, I only had problems with payment maybe 3 times.

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      11 years ago

      Most of these places is a scam. Me and my Gf did a job for eventpro strategies almost 4 months ago and still have not been paid. we meet a few people at the even and became friends and they still have not recived payment either. When contacted about this they have givin a different excuse everytime.

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      11 years ago

      National Event Staffing IS a scam - they have a huge history of not paying their employees.

      Check out BBB,, or just google them.

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      National Event Staffing 

      11 years ago

      National Event Staffing is a SCAM!.... Google their name.


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