The Boy Who Cried Sponsorship!

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March will be 3 years of living and traveling in an RV.

To me its been 3 seasons of a hardcore sport called Road Life. Sadly these seasons have all ended with winless record when it comes to landing that first sponsorship deal.

There have been so many moments in the last couple of years where I believed 100% that I was about to land that first and most important sponsor for RoadBandit.com. Each time it starts with a great phone call or an email or a conversation over dinner and then ends with weeks of me waiting to hear back and then it was gone.

But was it actually even there to begin with?

There have been countless phone calls to my friends telling them I’ve finally done it!  I got sponsorship! I did it… I finally did it! Only to feel like a liar weeks later when nothing happens.

“Nobody believes a liar…even when he is telling the truth!”

So close, yet so far away.

The fact is I am doing everything backwards. I am waiting to get sponsors when I should be moving forward and let the sponsors come to me when they see how badass and unique Road Bandit is.

I have been silent lately, waiting patiently to spread the news of a new sponsorship deal. My producer Sarah tells me to keep my head up and that nothing that is worth anything comes easy.

So maybe it might be another 3 years before I land my first sponsor but I can guarantee you this… I’m not waiting anymore and when it happens, it happens.

I am the perfect role model on what NOT to do when starting an interactive travel website. But ya know what?  I’m still here, still passionate about the Road Bandit project and even though its been a struggle to get that first big win, I’m about to start another season and give the people what they want…. Road Bandit by the barrel!

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