Prostaffing: Is It Right For You?
Written by Kari Singleton
Female Prostaff Coordinator, WWA
Social Media Coordinator, WWA
So many hunters these days are eager to join a Prostaff team. And, hey, there is nothing wrong with that. After all, I am Prostaff here at Woods & Water Addiction. I say if it's what you really want to do, then go for it! But, I also say be cautious. There are some things you need to consider before just jumping in. So, let's take a look at some of those questions you might want to ask yourself.
First up, why do you want to Prostaff? Is it because you have a passion for hunting and you want to share it with everyone. Maybe you are looking for a way to become the next television hunting star, and you figure this is the ticket to getting there. Or, possibly you just love the product, company, or team so much that you want to do everything you can to support and promote it.
Okay, so let's take a closer look at that last statement. Do you love that product, company, or team? Are you willing and able to support them? Would you give up a product you love and switch to their product just to be a part of a Prostaff? And, that doesn't just apply to a company or product; you have to look at teams in the same manner. Do you believe and support the same ideas that they do? Do they have sponsors? If so, are you willing to give up your current favorite products in order to support their sponsors?
Alright, next question. Are you able to commit? Yes, that's right! Being a Prostaffer requires time and commitment. Now this doesn't mean you have to be out in the woods hunting 365 days a year. While that would be a dream for most of us, it's not very realistic. We all work. We have families. And, we have lives outside of the Prostaff team. But, there is more to it than just joining and only participating during prime hunting months. Prostaffing is a year-round commitment. Maybe you have no hunting Prostaff teams have even larger requirements, asking that each member contribute to their blog page.
So, you've thought about all of these things and you know Prostaffing is definitely right for you. Now, ask yourself this, "Will you Prostaff for multiple teams or companies?" This is where you need to really be cautious! If you decide you want to be on several teams, will there be a conflict of interest? Let's look at my case as an example. I'm not going to mention the company name, but I had become a field staff member for a deer scent company specializing in buck and doe urine. I was excited to be a part of this team. But, then they decided to branch off into scent control/elimination. I had to make the tough decision to leave this field staff because I felt it was a conflict of interest. Woods & Water Addiction is sponsored by Slay and Deaux Girl. And, my loyalty is with Woods & Water Addiction, as well as their sponsors. So, just be careful, especially if you are joining a team; make sure you know who their sponsors are.
I'm sure I haven't covered everything, but hopefully I've given you plenty to think about. Now, I will
I'm going to sum up with this. No, I did not join a Prostaff in search of fame and fortune. I had no expectations. I just knew I wanted to be a part of a group that has the same passion for hunting that I have. Could I have joined a more famous Prostaff? Possibly. Who knows? I was not actively looking for a Prostaff position. This just happened to come my way, and I am glad it did. Woods & Water Addiction is right for me. Now, go ahead and join that team; just make sure it's the right one for you!