Funding Sources Sponsorships
Funding Sources Sponsorships is our third method of funding to potentially add to your income stream consideration.
You might think about sponsorships being only suited to major recording artists with large multi-national companies backing them. You’ve probably seen the logos behind large concert stages for liqueur companies and car companies. But thought about creatively, you can get some sponsorships to help cover some of your touring costs as well as many other aspect of your career development.
Now, I’ve got a full two hours of information packed into my Booking & Touring Success Strategies & Secrets Online Course. I’ll be offering that again soon. This Biz Booster is to get you thinking about some logical fits for you to pursue for your sponsorship possibilities.
Think about the following to get your juices flowing:
- Local businesses you do business with regularly
- Where you bank
- Where you bought or service your touring vehicle or car
- The instruments or equipment you use
- Where you shop for food & other goods
- The realtor who sold you your house
- Local stores where you buy stage clothes or other clothes
- Local children’s shops if you are a children’s performer
- Local organizations whom you might partner with for a fundraising event
- Local services you use like plumbers, electricians, carpenters
- Local wineries or breweries
- I’m sure you can come up with lots more on your own
If you have an audience in the market where these businesses do business, then you can put together a sponsorship pitch to partner with one of the above types of vendors. Everyone is trying to reach new audiences. If you have a solid audience that you can share with the business, you just might have a good match for a sponsorship opportunity.
Let’s face it, businesses are looking for ways to get in front of new audiences. They normally pay big dollars to advertise in print, broadcast and internet media outlets. By sponsoring your project or event, they could get in front of a new audience for a lot less money.
With this in mind, your pitch to a potential sponsor must focus on how your partnership will benefit them. Funding Sources Sponsorships is another way to become more involved with the markets in which you play.
So this week, think about your shopping habits, the things you buy, own and use from local sources. Come up with a list of potential businesses so you might consider making a pitch for an upcoming event, project or tour.
Next week I’ll take a look at crowd funding as another funding source. And please, if you have discovered any useful funding options, send them along so I can pass on the info.
Have you ever made a pitch to a local business to sponsor a gig or a tour? Have you ever considered sponsorships as a potential income source?
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I can’t wait to hear about your success.
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