As my first semester as a JLB ambassador comes to an end, I really wanted to share some of my best advice for gals looking to apply for this semester. Before I give some of my best advice, I wanted to share the story of how I become an ambassador for Jadelynn Brooke.
first, a failed attempt.
I first applied to be a Jadelynn Brooke in the fall of 2018 and I was rejected. I promise you, whether it’s one rejection or four, there’s still a place for you on the Jadelynn Brooke team. I definitely felt discouraged, as it was the first time I’d ever applied to be a brand rep for any company. I loved Jadelynn Brooke and so dearly wanted to be a rep for their company, but, I had missed my very first shot. I decided to look for more information from girls who had been accepted as reps so that I could better prepare for the next time.
then, a realization.
I found from a past rep and from a post by Lexi, Jade and Brooke that one of the keys to being an ambassador is being active on Instagram. After all, all reps have to post about Jadelynn Brooke very frequently on their accounts. So, I decided that throughout the semester I was going to invest lots of time and effort into my blog and Instagram page. I worked on posting bright, happy, positive posts on a daily basis and really engaging with my followers. Through comments, likes, and DMs with other bloggers, I learned not only how to be more consistent, but how to really form connections with people I had met through my blog.
next, a second chance.
I won’t lie, I was pretty nervous to apply again, but let me tell you, I’m so incredibly happy that I did! In the spring of 2019, I got an email congratulating me that I had been accepted as a new rep for JLB! It was an exciting moment, and I couldn’t wait for my first rep package to apply.
the first box.
Receiving my very first rep box was so exciting. I got back from a choir trip and found my package waiting inside. On top of my rep package was a personal note from Lexi, Jade, and Brooke welcoming me to the program and explaining a few of the requirements being a rep. The box was full of JLB tees and accessories… I literally fell head over heels in love with this brand. Everything from JLB is crazy colorful and just screams happiness.
From that very first box, two more arrived with tons of items that I posted all about on @andthenemma throughout the year. I’m so grateful for everything that the girls sent me and loved getting to share it with friends. Earlier this year, they even sent me some shorts that I was able to send off in a giveaway.
my best advice for first-time applicants.
First off, don’t be discouraged or intimidated by the application! The sole purpose of the application is just for Lexi, Jade and Brooke to be able to get to know you better. Just be genuine and pour your heart into your application. Be honest about what you love most about JLB and why you want to be an ambassador, it will really shine through in your application for the girls.
Be ready to post a lot and be very engaged on Instagram. I must admit, sometimes it’s hard to balance being a rep with being a high school student, but it’s well worth the relationships you make. Be sure to spend time talking to your other reps (there’s typically a HUGE group chat) so that you get to know them. You never know when you’ll need someone to talk to or are just looking for inspiration. The girls of JLB are definitely people that I can easily turn to for just about anything.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to dm me on @andthenemma. I’d love to hear from you, and I wish you the best of luck!