Pro Staff Agreement
As a growing small family owned business, we often receive numerous emails, phone calls, and social media messages asking us how someone can become a Pro Staff Team Member. In an attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions we have created this Pro Staff Agreement.
What is a Pro Staff Team Member?
Pro Staff Team Members are hand selected representatives that reflect the values and vision of Old Skool Tackle Company, by the owners of Old Skool Tackle L.L.C. These representatives are expected to provide content through various mediums to help effectively market our products. This is not a paying position with the company, but is an incentive based position in which the Team Member is compensated with either discounted or free products. We do not sponsor your fishing hobby or financially launch your professional angling career. Team Members are expected to use and be passionate about the products that we market. These positions exist for the sole purpose to promote our business. We do not care about your self fulfilling desire to become famous, we do not care if you are already famous, we only care that you can effectively promote our business.
What a Pro Staff Team Member is not
A lot of casual anglers that aspire to be Pro Staff Team Members think that it is about promoting themselves. They feel that having a company attached to them, that it gives them a sense of legitimacy that propels their ego. We are not here to grow your social media following, you should have that prior to even inquiring about a Pro Staff Team Member position. If you think its all about filming your fishing trips, showing a picture occasionally on your social media with our products or company tagged, and that fills the requirements to be Pro Staff, then please don't waste our time or yours. You need to love our products so much that you are willing to spend your money and time talking to anyone that will listen to you about them. Potential customers and current customers see right through disingenuous content.
What is expected of a Pro Staff Team Member?
Are you articulate enough to write polished content that is ready for printed materials or blogs? Do you have the ability to effectively create video and photographic content promoting our products? Are you an accomplished enough angler to be able to provide content that not just talks about our product but explains why its effective? Do you have the self awareness, verbal and social skills necessary to effectively communicate to retailers, customers, tournament officials, and media personalities? Are you available to attend regional trade shows in your area to work alongside the Owners of Old Skool Tackle L.L.C. to promote our brand? These are just a few of our expectations for Pro Staff Team Members, if you answered no to anyone of these questions, then you are not ready.
Rewards for being a Pro Staff Member
Rewards are based on the amount of work you do for us. If you do the bare minimum to stay in our good graces you will receive bare minimum discounts. If you overachieve and exceed our expectations then we will be more than generous with your rewards. This is not about what you feel you deserve as much as it is about how well you perform.
- 18 years of age or older
- Can effectively read, write, and verbally communicate
- Existing customer of Old Skool Tackle L.L.C.
- Have an established means of promoting our products
- Youtube Channel
- Social Media Pages
- Traditional media such as print, television, or radio
- 100% Independently finance your trips to create content
Rules of Conduct
Congratulations. Obviously you have put a great deal of thought into this document. I sincerely hope that prospective Pro Staff members can and will uphold your expectations. Good luck In recruiting and selecting members. Just wish I qualified!!
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