Tips in Building Your Profile and Getting Sponsored
New to QuadSponsor? This brief article will tell you exactly what you need to know and how the site works. Don't miss out on sponsorships because you didn't know how the site works or what sponsors want. Read this before requesting any sponsorships from companies.
We get several emails a day asking how riders should build their profile to maximize their ability to get noticed by potential sponsors. They key is going to be in how complete your profile is. Here are a few essentials to hit:
1.) Accurate Information: Make sure the information you put in your profile (name, address, email, age, ability) is all accurate and up to date. Sponsors have tools to allow them to sponsor a wide range of people and if you don’t enter correct information, you will miss out on a lot of sponsorships.
2.) Make sure your profile is complete: A rider that has only one image and one race result will not be considered as much as a rider who has several (or dozens) of results, photos and videos. You should try to build your profile to have as much information as possible. Companies will sit down and go through each resume and consider the efforts that you have put forward. Riders who do not upload any images or results should not have high hopes of attracting sponsors.
3.) Make sure you have images and possibly videos. Our image gallery is perhaps one of the most persuasive features of your profile. Having several images that demonstrate your riding abilities speak louder than your words of how fast you are. If you have images of you racing, freeriding, or jumping, put them into your profile so that sponsors can see you in action. Videos are even better. Try and keep video clips to 2 minutes or less.
4.) Write A Personalized Message Before Submitting Your Profile. Before you submit your profile, you have an opportunity to send a brief message with your account. Use this space to tell sponsors about why you want to be sponsored by them and how their product or service will help you. Sponsors love it when you have previous experience of their products too!
5.) Keep Your Schedule and Any Results Updated: Be sure to enter in all of last years events, trips and races. It is also important to keep them continually updated. Sponsors DO check back often and look at riders they have in their ‘watch list’ category. You might be on the brink of getting a sponsorship from a company and they wanted to review your profile again at a later time. Have you been riding recently? Have you been competing recently? These are all important.
6.) Take advantage of the rider updates and use it update your profile on a weekly basis if possible. You don’t have to write much, but sponsors see these micro updates to what you’re doing. Add in new updates with your riding, purchases, training, racing or anything else that you want.
More content means that there is more for companies to search and know about you. Give them as much information as possible and you will see your sponsorship responses increase. Your efforts are reflected though how complete your profile is. If you simply breezed through your profile and resume without much thought, then most likely a sponsor will breeze past your resume without much thought.
If you need any assistance, we are always able and willing to help. Let us know.