A sign flipper with style can earn a decent living as a guerilla-marketing superstar. There are even competitions for the best sign spinners. It is an interesting world that most people don’t think about, even as they are being directly influenced by one-on-one advertising.
The agencies that employ sign spinners often serve segments of the population that have a hard time finding a job. Young people, particularly high school and college students will take these gigs for pocket money. But guess what? Sign flipping can be a great way to get a foot in the door of the lucrative marketing and sales industries. While it might not seem like glamorous work, a sign spinner might also find their way into management training programs. It’s relatively easy to get into sign walking with a little more skill required to get into the flipping and spinning. Most direct marketing firms find candidates through temporary employment agencies, although some do hire directly.
The most memorable sign spinners develop routines and methods that are marketable. Sign flipping can be a great job for someone who is naturally self-expressive. The person behind your ad can be the difference between getting someone into your store and having them walk on by. One in four people who encounter a sign flipper on the street immediately react to the call to action. No other method of advertising has that kind of instant payoff.
Sign spinning can be a high-profile gig. Many a sign spinner has gone viral. There is even a yearly competition in Las Vegas. Sign spinning can be hard work, but if you play your cards right, or spin them in this case, you can be successful.
You can also find your own ways to personalize your experience as a sign spinner. If you're a sports fan, maybe you’re the right person to draw spectators into the next big game. Sign flipping is closely associated with direct business marketing, but a sign flipper can also bring attention to political causes. Sign flippers can be employed to direct people to a polling place or advertise a candidate. Sign spinners may also be employed to draw attention to charitable functions and fundraisers. You can even take up sign walking for a cause, if you are so inclined.
If you are looking to get into the world of sign spinning, you can look for potential employment opportunities online. Since it is usually an entry-level, personality-based position, be sure to show that you have what it takes to work in this field. This usually means a strong work ethic, approachable demeanor, a sense of humor, and a desire to learn. And a few good moves wouldn’t hurt.