So you wanna get sponsored?!?!
UPDATE: We’re so confident in the course that we’ve decided to offer a guarantee. If you take the course and follow the steps we recommend for three months, if you aren’t able to get some kind of support that saves you at least $300 (the price of the course), we’ll refund you.
The question we get more than anything else is “how do you do afford to do what you do?” And often, when we answer “sponsorship” the follow-up question is “how do I get sponsored?” We used to try to answer this question but the truth is that there is WAY too much to sponsorship to fit in a short answer. There is no “big secret” — just a LOT of small ones. So earlier this year, we sat down and compiled all of our collective knowledge and understanding about how sponsorship works in the bike industry into one single place — and this course was born.
Over the past few years, we have not only made a living with sponsorship, we have saved money, paid off student loans and, best of all, had the freedom to pursue our dreams of racing bikes all over the world. In 2016, we made over $70,000 from sponsorship (not including product support) without winning international-level events. Instead, we’ve figured out how to provide value to our sponsors that extends far beyond the race course and made us valuable to sponsors regardless of our race results.
In this course, we’ll teach you how to make yourself valuable to sponsors, use social media to create an athlete brand, and work with sponsors, all without having to be the fastest racer (although that’s cool too).
Here are a few of the topics covered:
- Building a personal brand
- Finding and approaching sponsors
- Using your online presence as an athlete
- Social media
- Writing proposals
- Negotiating contracts
and much, much more!!
At the end of eight weeks, we’ll get on Skype with you and go over your personal brand, any emails or proposals you want us to take a look at, and help you get started as a sponsored athlete. Our goal is to give you a leg up in a highly competitive industry, and to help build new opportunities in the bike industry — because when sponsored athletes do our jobs well, we have the potential to bring the joy of bikes to new people and grow the industry as a whole.
If you want more detail about how we make a living via sponsorship, listen to us chat about the topic on the Listen Money Matters podcast below.