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Old 01-12-2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by ehubbard View Post
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
3) compete
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.
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