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2G Sponsor me? Looking for Sposors

Posted by TheFlashDSM, Feb 2, 2020

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  1. TheFlashDSM

    TheFlashDSM Supporting Member

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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    You don't just get sponsors for no reason. Your build has to be really popular and highly viewed to get sponsors.
     

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  3. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    I used to have a blog up for this very topic. In short, you need to have a car that's already very noteworthy for sponsors to even look at you. What have you achieved with the build that would make them want to get involved? Ask yourself what's in it for them. Take a look at other cars they've sponsored. No good business owner is going to help subsidize your build for the "chance" of people seeing their logo on your car when you drive around.

    If you really want to get sponsored, put some real effort into researching how people get sponsorship these days - hint, it takes a lot of work. It's possible, but it's not as easy as posting a build thread and asking if anyone wants to help with the costs of the build. ;)
     

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  4. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    I will sponsor you but you have to sign the car over to me and it's this whole big complicated thing...
     

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  5. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Proven Member

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    It is very hard to get sponsors, I have tried a couple of different ones and I haven't had any luck yet.
     

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  6. TheFlashDSM

    TheFlashDSM Supporting Member

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    welp this idea turned around fast LOL i will ask again once the car is up and running! maybe (TEAM FLASH)
     

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  7. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    Cant wait to see your results! Good luck!
     

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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    There's very few companies willing to sponsor anymore, unles you are doing national races. This is because most companies send sticker with their products so they basically get paid to advertise. Kids nowadays, gets a free sticker and what do they do with it? Put it on their car of course.
     

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  9. teamevolution2

    teamevolution2 Supporting Member

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    I put them on my tool box at work so people think its fast also!!!
     

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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Same here LOL.

    I've only got one sticker on my car. It's the Brembo peel letters, and you'll only see it if you look hard for it.
     

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  11. jdxnc

    jdxnc Proven Member

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    First step would be to move to a platform that people are interested in investing in, DSMs aren't it.
     

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  12. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    easiest way to get sponsored might be to start your own shop
     

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  13. motomattx

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    Turn in some single digit passes at national events like IFO, the Shootout, TX2K, things like that, get magazine coverage because of your cars looks and performance and then shops will take notice of your efforts and be willing to talk with you.
     

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  14. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I sponsor my own car. They all say "Wilson Racing" right on the back glass. They haven't paid me a dam thing yet...:idontknow:
     

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    That's because they are too damned cheap. :sneaky:
     

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  16. motomattx

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    You need to find a better sponsor thats all, those guys suck.:tease:
     

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  17. Dusty Landrum

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    This is such an early 2000s type post LOL. No offense man, but these cars have been around for so long and so many things done to them good luck getting a sponsor. Like mentioned earlier, its not impossible, but its highly unlikely. Going to have to dump a lot of money into it to begin with I imagine to get anyone wanting to sponsor you.
     

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  18. b00stedtalon2

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    There's no reason for a shop to sponsor you unless you're either; a) breaking records b) winning a lot of races or c) have a really large following on social media or YouTube.
     

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  19. donniekak

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    I’ve got my stickers on a few cars. They all race in events all season long and tag my shop page in all of their track related posts. They also put hundreds if not thousands of hours into their cars every season.

    When I track my metrics it’s easy to correlate their accomplishments with my sales inquiries.
     

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  20. Vegas Smith

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    You the guy selling fake FMICs and turbo whistles?
     

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  21. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    7 second engines.

    But I don’t market to the Dsm community.
     

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  22. bastarddsm

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    LOL, that doesn't do it.
     

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  23. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Worked for me!:idontknow:
     

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