Posted by Lexxie Beckmeyer on November 05, 2015
When I first applied to become a KMSS Rep, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Is this right for me? What does a KMSS Rep even do? Will I like it? Will they like me? Those are the questions that flooded my mind while filling out the application... And I'll tell you right now, I have never once regretted hitting the submit button.
Being a KMSS Rep can be as demanding or as relaxed as you want. Our founder recently graduated from the University of Georgia and created a flexible program to cater especially to a college student's hectic schedule. Our pay periods are separated into quarters, so we are compensated every three months. In those three months you are required to sell at least $100 of KMSS merchandise, which is tracked by your personalized discount code. Although $100 is the absolute minimum you are required to sell to remain a part of the program, reps often more than triple their goals. The best part? The more you sell, the more you earn! KMSS Reps earn commission on every sale they make. Top sellers receive cash bonuses each quarter and there are other super cute incentives for reps who continuously reach their goals.
In August of 2014, I had the opportunity to meet some of my fellow KMSS
Reps at a Braves vs. Nationals baseball game in Atlanta, Georgia. The
event was very appropriately titled: Bows, Braves, and Brews. I'll
admit, I was a little nervous... at this point, we had all only chatted online. But from the moment I walked in, I was
warmly welcomed by my fellow KMSS Reps and it wound up being one of the best
tailgating experiences I've ever had. We ate, drank, and took tons of pictures. We gossiped, laughed, and played flip cup (with pink SOLO cups, of course). We were even awarded special
KMSS Rep superlatives from the founder of Kiss My Southern Sass, Anna
Kate. Mine, ironically, was Best Blogger. Unfortunately, we were not
able to attend the actual game because a monsoon of a storm left us all
completely soaked... but at least we were together. As far as we were
concerned, nothing was going to ruin our good time.
I have met the most outstanding group of diverse women while working with KMSS; that's the number one thing I love about this company. Although we are all from different places around the country, represent different schools and have different styles and interests- we were all brought together by one amazing brand.
I honestly feel as if I've gained a sisterhood. I wish you could hear the stories we share with one another, hilarious or heartbreaking. I wish you could feel how excited we get when we finally get to meet each other in person. More than anything, I wish you could understand how hard we work as a team to bring KMSS into the hearts and minds of people around the world while constantly striving to lift each other up as collegiate women.
Like most collegiate sororities, we also have our own Big Sis/Little Sis program. After weeks of getting to know several different "bow buddies," I was matched with my KMSS Big. She not only made me feel instantly welcomed to the team, but was extremely helpful to me when it came to really understanding my responsibilities as a KMSS Rep and how the company works. I can't even put into words how special our friendship is now- but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I can't wait to mentor and spoil my future KMSS Little!
If you are lucky enough to be offered a position as a Kiss My Southern Sass Rep, jump on that train and never look back! KMSS has given me real world experience in marketing, sales, and building a brand (which happens to look great on a resume), but more importantly it has given me lifelong friendships that I never expected.
Kiss My Southern Sass always has new (super cute) merchandise in the works, amazing contests on their social media platforms, and unmatched customer service. It's a southern lifestyle brand that is so much more than a brand. If you have any questions about my experience, feel free to leave a comment below!
(The next KMSS Rep Application will be posted in February 2016.)