How to Get Sponsored by a Skate Brand

This is an article that teaches you how to get sponsored by a skate brand. If you like to skateboard and you're not sponsored, this is the article for you.

Steps

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    Be a good skateboarder. Skills will be rewarded. If you're good at skateboarding, it's more likely to get a sponsor.
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    Know other skaters: Get familiar with other skaters who are trying to get sponsored too. Try to gather a crew. It's easier to do this with other people.
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    Ask: Ask around in skating communities for people that are sponsored. Ask them questions and how they got sponsored.
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    Gather information: To get a sponsor, you need to know everything about them. What are the brands looking for? How can you contact them? What impresses them? Most skateboarding brands have web pages for you to visit.
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    Make a video: Making a video of you and your friends skating will help determine if you're suitable for a sponsor or not. Most brands will only give you sponsor if you send them a video.
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    Send your videos to other brands: Sending your videos to other brands will most likely increase your chance of getting a sponsor. The competition is hard, and getting accepted to the first brand you apply to, might not be plausible.
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    Wait: When the brand thinks you're good enough, they might call you to tell you the news.

Tips

  • Attend to skate shows and tournaments. Scouts from skate brands often show up at arrangements like this.
  • Skate brands are often looking for something new and creative. Be original.
  • Try to build your own tricks
  • Practice makes perfect. Being completely new at skateboarding won't bring you anywhere.

Warnings

  • You probably know this, but when making the video, don't do anything stupid. They probably won't accept you if you do.

Article Info

Categories: Skateboarding