It is often more than just giving them input on there products. You have to be willing to "Promote" them as well. This can mean doing shows in the offseason and getting there product out there. Also doing more marketing while in the field too.
Seems like the people I talked to just asked, or wrote a letter or email telling the companies how much they liked their product, etc. I've heard of guys who were in their first year of hunting, but were "pro-staff." Kind of takes away from the guys who are the real deal.
If you joined on a prostaff, would you get to test out products? What all would be involved in it? Because i've always wanted to be on a prostaff. Is there an average age that you should be? How would I contact them to try and become a prostaffer?
They don't care how good of a hunter you are, they care how good you look on camera, and how well you speak. Also like any other facet of showbiz it's who you know. If they wanted the best of the best to rep their products I would already be on "Team Realtree" or something like that, because seriously as far as hunting ducks goes. I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE! The problem is I'm ugly as hell. :thumbsdown:
I'm not knocking the guys that do it, but my understanding of it is that you'll get a few calls, or whatever you're on a pro-staff for, and in return you have to work some shows, or put decals on your truck, etc. Now, if you're given four new calls a year, but you have to work four outdoors shows a year, and you're at each one for eight hours a day for three days. 96 hours total for the year. That's alot of time and effort for $400 worth of calls and a golf shirt that says pro-staff. Guys get into it for the free stuff, but forget there's no such thing as a free lunch. I figure I few ducks over the course of the season, and don't need to wear a shirt or button to prove to anyone how good of a hunter I am.
:yes: This thread was at least interesting. I always thought that it might be fun, also i think that people want ot become a pro staffer because it is one step closer to getting paid to do what you love. I guess it doesnt matter.
If you are a pro staffer, couldn't you incorporaite yourself and use all of your outdoor expenses as business expenses? It may work for a couple of years until they ask why your company has lost money for x number of years.
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