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    I'm Looking for advice!

    I'm just dipping my feet into the detailing industry, doing part-time after my day job and weekends. After I've done quite a few cars, I was approached on social media with what he quoted a "Sponsorship Opportunity". I just wanted to get some advice from you guys and gals about what I should do and see if this is something I should take the offer on. I appreciate the comments in advance!

    Also he goes to 3-6 car meets per month and has around 900 followers on IG. Pic is of his car.







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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Is the $60/month or $120/biweekly what he will be paying you for the washes? Or is this a fee you are expected to pay?

    I’ll leave the sponsorship perks to you since you’re the detailer. My question above and your capacity for additional work would be the two deciding factors IMO.

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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    Is the $60/month or $120/biweekly what he will be paying you for the washes? Or is this a fee you are expected to pay?

    Iíll leave the sponsorship perks to you since youíre the detailer. My question above and your capacity for additional work would be the two deciding factors IMO.
    Technically it's be an even trade. Neither of us are "paying" he's just referring those number as worth. If be detailing his car once a month/biweekly and he would do the above for me.

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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    With only 900 followers I don't think this person is at a level he can request anyone to do services for him in exchange of tagging your business. You'll likely get 1 or less details per month from people that saw his post and you'll end up having to clean his car for free.

    It's your call but I would pass. If he had thousands of followers and was someone known by more people, then it would be a different story.
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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    With only 900 followers I don't think this person is at a level he can request anyone to do services for him in exchange of tagging your business. You'll likely get 1 or less details per month from people that saw his post and you'll end up having to clean his car for free.

    It's your call but I would pass. If he had thousands of followers and was someone known by more people, then it would be a different story.
    I kinda feel like if he's going to these meets and passing out business cards and promoting there, a quick wash once a month would be worth the advertisement? Also are IG and Facebook Post Boost worth it?

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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by jvtong93 View Post
    Technically it's be an even trade. Neither of us are "paying" he's just referring those number as worth. If be detailing his car once a month/biweekly and he would do the above for me.

    Post by Essential Auto Detailing
    Given that
    - you aren’t getting paid to do the washes,
    - and despite this he recommends that you should be providing perks to customers on first time service, which seems audacious coming from the guy’s mouth who is getting free washes,
    - and as Bsoares mentions, this guy isn’t exactly hot stuff with 900 followers...

    Most guys at the meet probably have washing arrangements anyways.

    I personally would tell him “no way, but thanks. Hope you find your free washes soon though. Byeeee.”

    But it’s none of my business, I’ll understand if you go for it.

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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    Given that
    - you arenít getting paid to do the washes,
    - and despite this he recommends that you should be providing perks to customers on first time service, which seems audacious coming from the guyís mouth who is getting free washes,
    - and as Bsoares mentions, this guy isnít exactly hot stuff with 900 followers...

    Most guys at the meet probably have washing arrangements anyways.

    I personally would tell him ďno way, but thanks. Hope you find your free washes soon though. Byeeee.Ē

    But itís none of my business, Iíll understand if you go for it.
    What if I flip it in my favor? He did say we can work off and told me after I can add or come up with my own terms and conditions to find something that would work for the both of us. I'm definitely not gonna be giving out free service to his referrals. I'm pretty hard headed and my prices only go up, not down.

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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by jvtong93 View Post
    I kinda feel like if he's going to these meets and passing out business cards and promoting there, a quick wash once a month would be worth the advertisement? Also are IG and Facebook Post Boost worth it?

    Post by Essential Auto Detailing
    That may work if he’s actually doing that. But he may get too distracted checking out other cars and forget to pass cards. Perhaps you’ll have to send a couple people to those meets and see if he’s actually doing some work for you. Maybe ask him to have a sticker or two on his car with your company’s name?
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    I'd blow it off as a scam in a New York minute. Would not even consider it.

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    Re: I'm Looking for advice!

    Donít do it! Every car guy wants a sponsor with promises of customer gold. List of why nots

    900 followers.... not alot

    Car is stock... not much attention at shows and all cars at shows will be clean so his has nothing to stand out.

    He would only be passing out cards to those commenting on how clean his car is and again all cars their will be clean.

    If he goes to car meets.... same thing no one shows up with clean cars.

    If he gets you four washes extra a month its like giving the 4 he got you 25% off.

    Heíd have to generate 3-600 dollars to make it work as advertising... probably wonít.

    If you are going to do it, do one then for every amount of of customer he generates say $400 or whatever dollars he gets a free wash.

    People want sponsors to do work in hopes it generates the business. Make him generate the business 1st then do the work.


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