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Choosing A Career In Skateboarding

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 3 2


Before we even get started with choosing a career in skateboarding it is probably most essential to examine the reason why you may be thinking about such a career? Granted, you may have some radicaltricks all combined into a radical routine, and after all, skateboarding is a lot of fun! But is your primary reason for contemplating a skateboarding career all about the money?
It is true that once you reach the professional level you will definitely earn a living skateboarding! And depending upon how well you move up the ranks, you may make a lot of money, or you may make lucrative income? Like I said, there is a lot of competition, and there are a lot of very gifted skateboarders out there competing in events and trying to make a name for themselves. A skateboarding career should not be based solely upon making money or the income that you can derive from it. It should be assessed in terms of a long-term goal, how long of a skateboard sponsorship contract you can acquire, and what your chances really are in moving up the ladder in professional sense?

If you have decided that choosing a career in skateboarding is on your options list, then hopefully you know that obtaing a skateboard sponsorship is the key to your overall goal. There are many considerations to any skateboard sponsorship that will affect your career in skatebaording because of the nature of your sponsor. Here are some simple suggestions to help you be on your way.

First, before you accept any sponsor, balance your options and make sure you are making the right decisions.

Second, do not accept the first company that offers you sponsorship, or whom accepts your proposal to become sponsored. Kindly advise any potential sponsor that you would like a little time before you make a final decision.

Third, after you have submitted your bio and the such to the comany's you are seeking sponsorship from, be sure to research the companies. Talk with other skatebaorders who have a sponsorship through them. Ask questions about how the comanpy represents and supports their career. See what kind of benefits they have received and if their choice was worth it.

Finally, read the contract! Check its terms, conditions, clauses, etc. More importantly, see how long the term of the contract will last, and whether the option of terminating your contrcat is available? You probably do not want to get locked in for too long unless it is a reputable company that has great perks!
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May 25, 2009 11:55pm
Kristine
Nice Information Scott.
Hope to read more skateboarding information from you soon -- professional skateboarding would probably be a good career with the current recession! lol
Nov 13, 2010 8:55pm
Travis_Aitch
Great article! I am hoping to earn enough money online so I can skateboard every day any time I want. I doubt I will ever make a "career" out of skateboarding, but I will definitely be doing it a LOT more than I do now :-D
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