Oh man!!!! What a GREAT topic. I get between 10 and 15 emails a day for freebies, but I have one that I just have to share. (sadly it's a bit 'typical' at this point)
Names have been edited to protect the innocent.First email recieved.
I would LOVE to be sponsored by you. I have been on a mission for about two weeks, but no one wants to sponsor two 15 year olds. We would love to do anything possible to help your business. If that means wearing T-Shirts to tournaments. As of now we are trying to do Junior Bassmasters and local Tournaments in the local area. Would like it if you would respond as soon as possible.
Thanks My reply:
Not a great start, as i don't even know who is emailing me.
This is (insert name)
What's with all the question marks? Is your name a question?His:
No. Are you interested about sponsoring us.Mine:
Your killing me man, WHO IS "US" ? (his name? work name?) .....(he was using his mom's email account, so I wasn't really sure who I was talking to)
I have a feeling that i know why you haven't got sponsored. You have to sell yourself, and after 5 emails back and forth with you, all i know is that half of 'us' is named (his name).His:
I’m 15 years old. I’m wanting to join the junior bassmasters. I going to stores and ext. trying to find someone to sponsor. Mine:
Have fun with that!
b (p.s. I don't take tournament fishing into account AT all when picking pro-staffers. I sell tackle, so all I really need is to find someone who can sell tackle...........Oh, I have to comment on one other thing. Boat advertising is great and all, but I always prefer my decals and stickers to be on Trucks and Trailers, as they are seen about 1000 times more than your boat.