I can write so many different topics about Sponsorship and it all boils down to one thing Hardship. Every time I ask a question about Sponsorship for an athlete I get different responses like
- The recession and the supplement companies are not generating enough money to pay an athlete ( true or false)
- There are so many new supplement companies coming out and they don’t have the money to take on an athlete ( true or false)
- Does the athlete need to hire a public relations person to market for them? How much does that cost?
- Why are there so many personal trainers and how many people can pay a personal trainer in this recession?
Here is the main one and the grandioso responses and questions of all time? What would you rather have? Would you rather get sponsored and get free supplements and clothes and market yourself and the company where you can both generate revenue in the long run? Or turn away from the company that offers you free supplements, put your picture on their websites and market you with their product. But then again, what happens when the supplement companies are making the money and refuse to pay out for profit? There are too many reasons and too many answers. What do you do?
I am not an athlete, but this is what I would do:
- I would build a website for free, you can go to www.wix.comor www.webstarts.com
- Get all the address and phone numbers of all the supplement companies and get sales managers email address and phone numbers if possible.
- Take great photos of yourself and make them 8X10 size at CVS for $ 4.00 with your CVS card discount card Take pictures with eye catching backgrounds
- Don’t take pictures at home, be creative and take pictures at events and explain why you are there.
- Do not take porn pictures of yourself. You are being laughed at in the office trust me. Be smart and show parts of your body in a decent manner.
- If you are lucky to visit someone of higher status, wear a nice sport suit that’s clean and pressed out. Companies are looking for that special athlete that can catch consumers eyes and make them believe it’s a must have item
MuscleTalk101 Showcase book
By Claudia Reid
Hardcover, 116 pages
This is a starter showcase book that has pictures of bodybuilders, fitness people, articles written. Also there is part one to a book I am working on called One night with the IFBB pro. This showcase is a introduction to up and coming bodybuilders that deserve to be seen and heard. Sponsorship is hard to get these days and without some form of positive exposure they will never see you. This book is a test to bigger things. The images are challenging but I am working on a Showcase book that will have awesome images.