So there I was around mile 25 of my bike ride tonight (yeah the days or getting shorter so night sneaks up on you) and I began recounting the long running list of questions I've received recently:
How do I get sponsored?
How do i get an action sports industry job?
How do I get a sports industry job?
Why don't you start a skateboard company?
How do I get my product reviewed on your site?
How, what, why ..... ?
So as I soft pedaled my carbon fiber ride next to the Potomac I slowed down and stopped. How do you do all these things? My path is pretty well known. I took what I knew how to do professionally, blended it with what I love and abracadabra ... here we are.
But, its gotta be easier than that. I bet with the right guidance I'd be in a different place right now. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy where I am: employed with a killer job, hanging with with fam, cycling, skating, writing ... life is damn good. So I figured why not tap into those I know, some knowledge I have and maybe I can help somebody move forward. So stay tuned over the next few weeks there will be blogs and interviews with some sports industry folks on how they got started, a few nuggets of advice here and there and basically me telling you what I know. I figure -- why not. if one of you 20,000 monkeys who came here last month has any interest in action sports this might just help you get a job.