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Matt Sefton

How to get sponsored

Most skateboarders dream about getting sponsored.

This guide will give you some tips on how to find a sponsor.


(Image by blipfish)

Become awesome at skateboarding

Why would a company invest money in you? You have to be really good, or have a special style that can attract peoples attention.

In the end, they're not a charity, you're promoting their company by getting noticed by as many people as possible.

Be seen

If you're really good at skateboarding, get as many people to see you skate. Enter every skate competition you can (and win).

Another great way to get noticed is by making a skate video and send it to all the skateboard companies and shops you know. Note that the big companies receive a lot of videos and it will be difficult to get their attention.

Be nice

Frequently visit your local skateshop and have a nice chat with the people who work there.

If you ask to get sponsored after a while, they will already know (and hopefully like you) and be more inclined to accept your offer.

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darkflame789
darkflame789
Awesome!!! Maybe in a few years ill be sponsored!! (Y)

2 August 2010 at 20:44

Awesome!!! Maybe in a few years ill be sponsored!!
sk8er4life123
sk8er4life123
nice im gonna try that once i get a little better (Y)

9 August 2010 at 15:42

nice im gonna try that once i get a little better
largemonkey6
largemonkey6
my cousin got sponsered by vans :)

16 August 2010 at 06:18

my cousin got sponsered by vans
EmadThakur
EmadThakur
i might try to get sponsored by my local skateshop here in Qatar. Theres only one skateshop so they might sponsor only the really good ones. ill try my best

16 December 2010 at 05:22

i might try to get sponsored by my local skateshop here in Qatar. Theres only one skateshop so they might sponsor only the really good ones. ill try my best
Lonestar
Lonestar
I want to be sponsored SOOO bad. I see pros doing bonelesses in videos and i can boneless really high and 180 boneless high too, witch helps. ^^

29 January 2011 at 00:08

I want to be sponsored SOOO bad. I see pros doing bonelesses in videos and i can boneless really high and 180 boneless high too, witch helps.
Lonestar
Lonestar
I want to be sponsored SOOO bad. I see pros doing bonelesses in videos and i can boneless really high and 180 boneless high too, witch helps. ^^

29 January 2011 at 00:10

I want to be sponsored SOOO bad. I see pros doing bonelesses in videos and i can boneless really high and 180 boneless high too, witch helps.
punkskaterman
punkskaterman
Sweet my friend got sponsored by monster for BMX, hes amazing, but were talking about skating i just thought i could put this out there (Y)

29 January 2011 at 09:01

Sweet my friend got sponsored by monster for BMX, hes amazing, but were talking about skating i just thought i could put this out there
praneet
praneet
friends the most funniest thing is i live in india and there is not a single skateshop :P

24 March 2011 at 06:42

friends the most funniest thing is i live in india and there is not a single skateshop
ivan123
ivan123
i want to get sponsered but i need a camera guy. :(

3 June 2011 at 21:10

i want to get sponsered but i need a camera guy.
wannenburg
wannenburg
wat tricks do we have to do

25 July 2011 at 06:01

wat tricks do we have to do

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