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OFFICIALLY a Gymshark Athlete – How To Become a Sponsored Athlete

This right here is a article that I’ve been making, or this article is in the making for over two years. You might think wow, there’s this incredible edit coming right now. He works on a article for two years and all you do is talk. What do you mean? So I’ve been waiting to say this line for over two years, actually longer than that, I would say actually three years or maybe five.

The reason why I’m saying that is because what I started going to the gym, my friends were always wearing gym shirt. They had these luxe pants. The looks outfit like the most Oh G of OG outfits that Jim shark had back in a day. The first thing I ordered ever of Jim, where was Jim’s shark, looks outfit the the trek suit and a tank top. So the reason why I’m saying is I’ve been wanting to make this article for five years is that I now can officially say that I am a Jim shock Atlee and this article is about becoming an athlete giving tips on how to become one.

This is such a huge huge deal to me and it’s not just because I’m an athlete, the title alone sounds awesome and it sounds like something crazy and I’ve worked so hard for it. So the title means a lot to me, but it represents much more than a title to me. It represents a grind. It represents a vision that I had for myself. That is slowly and with small steps becoming a reality, and it sounds really confusing.

Maybe – and it sounds really vague and really like philosophical, maybe but this title means so much more than just a title to me and let me explain why when I first started in the gym. Obviously I just wanted to work out. I wanted to better myself – and I’ve explained this many many times in my articles. The gym for me was after football or soccer like an individual thing, that I could better myself in and actually see myself get better at over the time.

For me, this represents a lot. It means a lot the fact that I’ve been with Jim shark for over two years, and I started as a small affiliate. I had 4,000 subscribers. If that I had a couple thousand followers on Instagram, I was pretty much a nobody and I still consider myself a nobody, but obviously, on a little different level. I had a little bit of luck on becoming affiliate with Jim shark, since I knew a guy face sensor who was becoming an athlete and he pretty much got me in as an affiliate.

So thank you Doug. I really appreciate you recommending me to Jim shark. It really changed everything for me so two weeks ago I got a call from the guy. That is the point of contact from me. It’s my met. Well, my Jim shark managed, I would say – and he said so Jasper we’re getting rid of the Academy. I’ve heard it’s like some of the Academy other Academy members, I’m a friends with so I talked to them and they’ve heard some stuff.

They heard from other people that getting kicked and I was getting really worried because I’m really passionate about the brand. I’m really. I’m still a big fan of the brand so to be affiliated to be an Academy member on Jim’s shark. It’s like was like the the biggest best thing for me. So I got a call two weeks ago and he said Jasper were getting rid of the Academy and I was in a gym. I was with Vera, I was training.

I was like Vera. This phone call right now is going to either break me apart or is going to really like something incredible is about to happen, so I told her I was like listen if this phone call goes south. If he goes back, I need some shoulders to cry on the position that I’m in right now, with faze clan being employee training with the guys traveling is incredible and I’ve that’s what I’ve worked for this, like the face out of my life, like I’ve, worked so Hard to get there and Jim sharp the other side is also the same thing.

I’ve worked so hard and believed so much of myself that I could do it. If I was getting dropped, it would be a huge blow for me, a huge huge setback, but luckily Derby said they wanted me to take me on as an athlete. But Jim shark showed me – and I showed myself that working hard for something will eventually pay off, and this is this is what I want to talk about in this article as well. I know this article could be a little bit long, but I’m really passionate about talking like this.

I, like I really like, because I truly truly believe that at some point, if you have something in mind that you could actually achieve it like this, is not some sort of fairy tale and there’s always going to people who going to we’re going to tell you You can do it or it’s too big or – and I just want to say this – but for five years I’ve imagined myself being a gym track athlete for five years, five years and two and a half of these years, I would say I was affiliate getting in Contact with Jim shark, I was promoting the brand for not much pay, but I was doing it because I loved it and I love Jim shark, and I know that, if I put in the work it will come back to me in some way.

Some form like. I don’t care how, but it will get get back to me and Jim shark showed me that, because they said Jasper, you’ve done some amazing work for us. You promoted us, you work for us. You were always open to do everything for two and a half years. Now it’s your time now you’re an athlete! That’s why it means so much to me, because it’s not just about the title is about the idea that for two and a half years you grind for something without getting much back, but it will get you somewhere that you otherwise couldn’t come.

So to all of you who are reading this article right now, we want to become a sponsored athlete or become sponsored by someone or wan na join phase or wanted whatever you want to do, I’m here to tell you this. This is the truth. You have to put in the work, even if you don’t get anything in return for it directly, it will pay off eventually, if you want to become a sponsor, let’s just keep Jim shark as an example.

If you are someone reading right now, and you really really really want to get sponsored by Jim shirt, you have this vision, you want it so badly. One always always believe you can do it, no matter what I don’t care, what you say, you always have to believe you could do it. It doesn’t matter how many followers you have, I’m not the biggest Instagram. I don’t have the biggest YouTube, but I know the guys are reading right now.

You guys are so loyal and you guys are so hardcore. It showed Jim shark that we’re worth something we’re of value to show your dedication to the brand. Like do stuff. Like I wrote a blog I did stature takes over. I was always down for new ideas. I always hit my guy. I was like yell. What can I do better? What kind of do more ask for feedback, see what you could do better for the brand? You know become friends with the people off the brand honor.

This is one of the most important things, the guy that I’m in contact with his name is Derby he’s different greatest guy ever I could just hit him up about football, and we could just talk about Ronaldo Messi for an hour. It’s the best thing ever pretty much. What I’m trying to say this is kind of something. This whole article is kind of vague, maybe, but it maybe make a lot, but it might make a lot of sense to you.

So if you want to, if you want to join Jim jar as an affiliate or whatever you want to become an athlete, just know that it’s possible look at me: I’m not the biggest guy, that’s strongest guy, I’m not the greatest youtuber. I don’t have the biggest following, but still I’m here after two and a half years, I can call myself a gym. Shot got Lead Belly. You know sick. That sounds to me. That’s so crazy.

They I’ve worked may half years with Jim shark and I’ve. I’ve wanted this for more than five years, but a key point was: I never stopped believing it sounds so cliche. I never stop. Stop believing and the myself and my ability to do it because I knew, if I would put in the work it will return to me. I want to say thank you to all of you guys like for the bottom of my heart. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much you guys, all of you guys if you are reading right now, you made this possible no matter how long you’ve been subscribed, or this is the first article you’ve ever readed of me, hi, I’m Jasper by the way.

This is all because of you. This is, I may put in the work because I make the articles, but you guys are the reason why I still do it well, I have all these great opportunities. This is thank you I would say. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much so other people I want to thank is Dan. Dan Krane is one of the the guys that put me took me on two and a half years ago, he’s unfortunately not with James Sherk anymore, but if you’re reading this, I wouldn’t say.

Thank you Dan. I wan na say thank you to face and say because he’s been here with me and for me for all this time from now on, I just want to work even harder and even better to become one of the the great guys in Jim shark, like David, Laid like a Lex like a Steve cook, so that’s going to so that’s going to be the next goal. For me, I always set new goals for myself. I can achieve one and then it’s on to the next.

Always aim high always aim higher. Thank you. So much again, if you enjoyed this article, if you got something from it, if if it could these articles more for, like this article, I hope to god some, maybe to you 10 20 40 hundreds, a thousand people may realize fuck. I can do this like. I can do this all right now put in the work and let’s get to work, peace.

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If you guys are new to my blog, you should definitely hit that subscribe button, I post articles about working jobs, lifestyle, stuff, wellness, stuff, just a ton of different things.

You guys should definitely stick around. Today’s article is one that I’ve wanted to write for a very long time, that is a QA on working in social media marketing. I get so many questions from people asking me about my job about how to get into this industry what it’s actually like skills to have so many DMS from you guys specifically on these things it so I wanted to do a whole article. Just answering your questions.

So we have a lot of different brands that we work with and then we help them with influencers. This is just my experience from being at the job for about five to six months now.

I do work with an agency and it is more of a startup. We are about like 40 to 50 employees now, and so it’s not technically really a startup, but that doesn’t mean that my day-to-day tasks are very different. I have like a set to-do list every day that I know are things that I necessarily like have to get done.

However, I don’t come in and, like every day, looks the same, which can be really good for some people and really bad for some people. It depends on who you are personally for me. I, like things, switching up, it’s good for me. I feel, like I learned more working on a smaller company. You also get to do different tasks. It’S not like a big corporate job where you upset tasks that you have to get done, it’s kind of like where you’re needed.

That’S what you work on and it’s a lot of fun. If you guys are starting out. I think it’s great to work at a smaller company. For that reason, basically everything has its drawbacks, but I really like it the marketing industry, I feel, like people don’t work earlier in the morning. I typically get in around 9:00, but lately it’s been more like 8:30 8:45 and then I leave work around like 6:00 6:30, but a lot of times.

I do work at night as well just because an influencer marketing you’re working with people who don’t work normal 9:00 to 5:00. These are influencers, who you know, respond to emails, really late or really early, and so it is kind of the kind of job where you’re working around the clock and because it is client work. You are working for the client, which means working outside of set like normal hours.

So that’s a really important thing to note that you need to make sure your lifestyle kind of aligns with that. What are some skills and employers look for specifically for social media marketing? I think the biggest thing that I didn’t necessarily know going into, but was something that I wanted to learn a lot about, was data, and I think that’s something that I actually got a question, something that was like.

What do you do? Just like post pictures on Instagram all day and I think that’s kind of the assumption, but it is a lot of data science. It’S a lot of taking posts and analyzing them and seeing trends and at the end of the day it is like a sales job. You are working like a sales job like you are trying to create campaigns and work on campaigns that sell product like that is what marketing is and so or analyzing data.

You are seeing what works, what doesn’t and applying that in a creative way, and I think it’s really really interesting. Seeing that side of things. I think that’s the part that I like the most about it is analyzing the data in Excel and that’s something that I’m learning a lot and I think, as you get higher, you kind of do more and more and you kind of analyze those trends and create Campaigns around them, the entry-level position, you’re kinda, lies in putting the data to what works.

What doesn’t it’s just really interesting, so I think being able to look at set data and analyze it. It’S also the kind of job where you have to be very particular about every little thing and every little thing has to add up, and you have to be very type, a very meticulous which is personally my personality type. I’Ve always been like that. A little bit too much who the Drive myself crazy, but because you can’t analyze data everything, isn’t inputted and formatted correctly.

Obviously, the creative skills are really important too. If you want to bring together campaign, especially for influencer marketing, you have to kind of have that creative eye. I think that’s something that I’m actually a little bit weaker and I think sometimes you’ll get influencers and you think that they’d be really good at that, because they do create content. But I’m definitely more of a numbers person versus like a creative person and then at the end of the day, just being a people person, especially if you’re working on the client side working with clients who might have you know things happen where you have to really Work quickly and you have to work in an organized manner and be really excited about it and being good with people and having good communication skills is always important, but I think that’s for any job vice to get a job in the industry.

I got a lot of questions from people asking like if you have to have a certain degree or if you have to study something in college, have a certain liner. I personally do not think if you want to work in social media marketing, you have to have a certain major. I think it would be helpful to have internships. I honestly don’t even think my college helps me get this job. I think the reason why I understood the industry – and I knew it was because I was in it as an influencer and now I’m learning the back side of things and it’s so interesting.

I definitely don’t think you need to like be a marketing major in college. You can learn anything at the job, just being able to show that you have a creative eye that and analyze data that you are very particular and you have good communication skills. I think that you can make it happen. Meet people networking is such a better option compared to just going on LinkedIn and applying for the day. I got my job by literally emailing the contact email on the website.

Greta is a small company. I think just doing things that are a little bit outside of the box and not necessarily just going the easy route line. Do a hundred different jobs on LinkedIn. It’S like everyone’s going to do that and you have to find a way to kind of set yourself apart. Do you ever think social media is too superficial of a career? How do you manage that? I have this internal struggle a lot and I think the conclusion that I’ve come to is that a lot of times.

We think that our work has to be fulfilling and it has to be something that is doing like this greater good and I’m all. I think any job has elements like that. I don’t think your job necessarily has to be your total fulfillment. It’S like you can find that through your family, through volunteering, through just being as a person and impacting other people’s lives because you’re not necessarily working for a non-profit or you know, a charity like that, doesn’t mean that your job is it’s a filling and you aren’t Touching people’s lives by like being a nice person to work with and working hard, and especially while working like an entry-level job you’re, not necessarily going to have the freedom to do something that super fulfilling.

It’S like. You do just need a job at the end of the day, and you can work your way up to do something that might be a little bit more fulfilling. But I think there is beauty and just doing the simple, ordinary things and being really good at those ordinary things and touching people that way. Yeah social media marketing may seem really superficial in some days. It definitely feels like that, but other days it doesn’t actually run an article recently on this that I think, is really helpful for kind of processing.

These things I’ll have a link down below. If you want to check it out, can I get a job in the industry with a completely different degree? How I definitely think you could. I know people who are hired in marketing positions who were like litical majors or something it’s like. You can make anything happen. It’S all about how you formulate the answers to your interview, questions so that you can sell something.

Show that you know. People’S buying habits show that have a creative eye in some way. Like just show your skills through things that you’ve done throughout your life. It doesn’t necessarily have to be like. Oh, I took this class in college on this subject. Is there any specific software you need to know how to use in your job? I honestly wouldn’t worry about this. I think knowing Excel Microsoft. Word, Google.

She, like simple things like that, I feel like it’s like obvious, that you should know those, but I don’t think there are specific programs that you know you have to know. It might be good to be like certified in Adwords or something, but I don’t think that there are these set programs that you should know how to do, because at the end of the day, that’s the stuff that you can learn. I think it’s the soft skills that are more innate, like your people, skills your communication skills.

How self-motivated you are like those are, the things that you can’t necessarily teach yourself that you should already know how to be good on. You interact a lot with your co-workers on projects or more individual. My work is very collaborative. I work on teams because we are doing client work and I’m all at different accounts, there’s like different teams for each account. So it is a lot of teamwork, but it also is a lot of individual work to within your specific role that you do have specific duties that you have to do, but it’s definitely a good mix of both, which is good.

For me. I’M always used to working by myself, so it’s been good to learn how to work with the team. You know how to take responsibility and develop those communication skills, and so do you think jobs like this will be around long term. If not, how do you plan for that? I get this question and I think people ask these kind of questions all the time and it’s, like all jobs, are not necessarily going to be here for the long term, just sitting and like planning on how you’re going to like pivot, especially about social media and Just like personally from my own opinion, I don’t think it’s going anywhere things migrate into new platforms, for example like tic toc, it’s becoming like one of the fastest-growing app.

It’S like important to learn how to go onto those platforms and market there, but that’s all about just being like an adaptable person and just knowing that you do have skills that can go from thing to thing, but yeah, I’m not like worried about it. I don’t think it’s going anywhere and if it does, it’s like you have skills that you can just put towards something else. It’S not necessarily like it’s not like.

I only know how to do social, media marketing, and that’s it I mean it’s like. Like I said before, you have communication skills. You know how to analyze data. It’S like these things can be used for other jobs, I’m not necessarily like worried about being jobless. Do you do more writing or strategy or data work? I say it’s a lot of all those. I don’t really do a lot of writing besides doing a lot of females and then doing like reports, but even that it’s not anything like writing an essay in college.

I don’t do a lot of like writing coffee unless it’s like helping people for math or Instagram captions or like seeing what talking points work better. I don’t really work on a lot of the strategy stuff. I help put together the data to formulate it, but that’s definitely something that someone who is a higher level will do strategy more than I do. Do you think it would be easy for someone to switch into the marketing space from sales? I definitely think so, because marketing very much is sales, and just especially for influencer marketing, just getting people to be on board to be a part of campaigns.

It is kind of like selling a brand. It is like selling this to the influencer. Why is this a good campaign? At the end of the day, marketing and sales like you, are trying to drive purchases from a customer, and that is so important and I feel like having those persuasion skills from sales having those people skills is really important. I feel like that would be such an easy transition. Do you think you would have ended up in this industry? Even if you weren’t on YouTube right, definitely think I wouldn’t have.

I would not be interested in this industry at all. The only real reason why I applied to this job was because I didn’t know about social media, and I knew about the space and it’s so interesting, working on the behind the scenes of it and kind of seeing why brands make the choices that they make. And you know what makes a campaign successful and like, and it’s really easy just to look at it and be like you’re, just like helping people post Instagram photos which, at the end of the day it’s like.

That is a big part of it. But it is so much more like seeing the overarching goal of like on one’s whole year plan of like what they put on social media. It’S just so interesting to see it come about and what makes it successful. What makes it not successful, I feel, like, I know a lot about this face because I’ve already been on it and I wouldn’t have picked it if I didn’t kind of already have that interest.

How do you stay focused on your individual work in an open floor plan environment? So at my work I think you guys see this in my week in my life articles occasionally, but and it’s like an open floor plan, it’s like there’s just like long desks. It’S not like you have your own desk that you sit at. It really isn’t hard. I’Ve always been someone who’s, pretty self-motivated. I just kind of work on my own stuff and I don’t necessarily need someone to like stay on me to tell me to do things.

I feel like I am that person for myself a little bit too much. Sometimes I think, that’s actually a really good skill to have is being self-motivated, because when you manage yourself it means someone else doesn’t have to manage you as much, which puts work off of them, which makes them really happy to be a part of your team. So yeah, it’s honestly really fun. I feel like I’ve gotten better at multitasking and talking and doing work while also getting my stuff done.

I really like it. I think it’s great. Have you ever felt burnout, tired of social media since you’re on it for work, YouTube and private use a million times, and I feel like this has been the hardest part about doing both, and you know they say like if you really like something make it your Job and then you’re going to hate it, which I don’t think is necessarily completely true, but it is hard it’s a lot of like being on Instagram and being on YouTube and looking at you know, analytics for a brand, but then also looking at it.

For myself – and it can be really overwhelming – and I’ve gotten to a point where I feel like I do need to find time to just do like a whole day of no social media. I’M thinking about doing this on Saturdays, it’s something that I really want to. Try to do because it is really important and at the end of the day it is social media, and it’s like there are a lot of negative things that can come from it if you’re on it all the time, and it’s really easy to get caught up On it, but yet again I see my own social media use, for you know YouTube and Instagram.

I was a way for me to connect with my followers, which is such a meaningful thing for me that I don’t necessarily I don’t really do it and I’m like. Oh, my gosh, I’m just scrolling through Instagram, it’s like oh, my gosh, I’m connecting with these people and I’m meeting them and like that makes me really happy. And so it’s something I’m excited to do at the end of the day, but yeah whenever you work all day on social media and then you come home and you do it more, it can’t be hard like that would be hard for anyone.

Those are all the questions I’m going to answer feel free to ask any more questions that I may have not addressed down below. Let me know your thoughts. What industry you want to go into if you’re interested in working in marketing and why I’d love to just make this an open dialog per usual? I love you guys so much, and I’m still thing all that you read this article again, don’t forget to subscribe.

If you want to stick around it’ll, be guys so much and I’ll see you my next article bye, guys

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