• Sponsorships

    Posted by oldgennewgen on August 25, 2021 at 10:07 am

    As Trovo grows and our channels grow with it. The opportunity for sponsorships and other paid opportunities will begin to surface.
    It’s important that you know the ins and outs of the different kinds of opportunities that you may be approached with. Plus, the meaning behind the terms these companies use. Who would be interested in me doing a talk show Q and A to help everyone learn about this aspect of the content creation business?
    I’m thinking I should cover.
    Differences between an affiliate program and a sponsorship.
    Predatory companies
    How to speak to potential sponsors professionally.
    How to present you, your content, and your analytics to potential sponsors
    Slide deck? One pager? What are those?
    How to be a professional at conventions like PAX and get the most out of attending.

    MrGNV replied 1 year, 7 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • MrGNV

    August 25, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    It would be great if you could give information to people about the importance of Contracts and what’s expected from both parties.

    When I streamed on Twitch, I struck a deal with a company in a niche market, the deal appeared to be “basic”, I advertise them, give a discount link for their products etc. In return I receive products for free and a larger discount (for additional products I wanted) than what I was giving out to viewers.

    No set terms where made as to what game was meant to be streamed, what times / days I streamed as long as I was advertising them, all was good. No “contract” per-sey.
    After a couple of years, a few months of negative conversations with them started to take place as they demanded I played a very specific game and only that every time I streamed. I wouldn’t of minded playing the game, but their attitude towards it was simply, play it, and on these days and also this additional platforms or we drop you. After some time we parted ways, leaving a bad taste in my mouth for both the company and the game. I held my tongue and never spoke bad of them, whilst they spoke down about me constantly. I later found out that due to my sponsorship I got them over a million sales and was the reason for their biggest “influx of sales” during my time with them…. I’m sure their new sponsors have brought in more for them now of course.

    The whole situation left me in a bad place, knowing I did so much for this company, helped build them up, made them a lot of sales and then they just dropped me because they tried to dictate how my streams where to be run.

    This unfortunately is the “short” version of the story.

    • juanpau

      August 25, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      I’m sorry to read that, I hope that at least that has given you a great experience and to be able to discern from contracts that may harm you. In turn, on your own you managed to move that company forward and it is something worthy! I feel that I would not be up to the task at the moment.

      • MrGNV

        August 25, 2021 at 2:46 pm

        It’s for sure a lesson learned. It was an experience I wont soon forget, however, finding out that I managed to push that company forward the way that I did, gave me confidence for future endeavours.

        I guess the main point of what happened to me would be, don’t rush in to things because it looks like a pretty offer. Do your research and put in the work to find out exactly what is needed / expected from both sides. And of course… sign a contract lol