Originally Posted by ehubbard
What does the sponsorship entail?
From your side it seems you want the sponsored lifter to:
1) be an active member of the MAB forum
2) promote the site in anyway you can
4) not be an idiot
What are you offering to sponsored lifters in 2012?
Just a few comments.
I try to give away all the money the site takes in back to the community. (in actuality, I give away over 200% of what we take in, because it is something I enjoy) So sponsorships here are not the same as they are on other sites. I have no big revenue source, don't push supplements and put up minimal ads.
The sponsorship cash is merely me sharing the wealth. The only reason I am forced to set a posting criteria is because last year we had several hit and run artists who took the money and ran.
Just a correction...we do not ask any sponsored lifter to promote the site. In the past we have asked nothing at all - no meet reports, no bios, nothing. We don't even ask that they wear t-shirts at meets. I never will. It's not really in the spirit of what this is about.
In past years MAB has provided anywhere from $50 to $300 per lifter each year, depending on meets. We have also done other things outside of cash. For example, I purchased LtL a new barbell in 2011. I believe I gave BBG a new belt in 2010. I also host websites and blogs for many people here, and have purchased their domain names for them. I have also invested a lot of personal time helping them set up their websites. So I do what I can to help each of them in many ways.
In a perfect world I would ask nothing of anyone. The minimum criteria is merely set so hit and run artists don't screw active members out of sponsorship cash.
Regarding post minimums...The reality is that I don't enforce post counts to most sponsored lifters. We have 5 sponsored athletes currently who post outside of their logs maybe several times a month.