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FAQ

What is StacksSquad?

StacksSquad is a marketplace allowing athletes to profit from their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rights by booking events such as personal appearances, virtual meetings, autographs, and much more! Our commitment to you is to provide a safe and secure way to exchange products, secure bookings and introduce new ideas that uniquely represent you so that you may be rewarded for the fruits of your labor.

What are NIL rights?

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rights are three elements that make up a legal concept known as “right of publicity.” Right of publicity involves those situations where permission is required of a person to use their name, image or likeness. For example, no permission is required for a newspaper to publish a photo of an athlete playing in a game. The legal copyright would belong to the photographer, not the person pictured. (Courtesy of NCAA.org)

What does StacksSquad do for athletes?

StacksSquad will allow athletes to harness the power of their stardom and the interest of their fanbase to build their personal brand and monetize their hard work and success! Athletes will be able to accept booking requests for various types of events, apply to participate in Campaigns designed by businesses, and engage with their fans in a manner similar to the best social media platforms!

Why do we ask for personal information?

Your identity and reputation are the most important things you have as a public person, and these days it can be easy for a bad actor to try to ruin both of them. We gather these pieces of personal information to establish that you are who you say you are, thus keeping others from pretending to be you on our platform. Agreements done through the platform are legally binding as well and in order to be considered valid, some of the information we collect is necessary for that reason. Not only does it keep you and your reputation safe, it helps our clients feel safe in the knowledge of who you are booking for events, which will lead to more opportunities for all our athletes!

What is StacksSquad marketplace and how does it work?

The StacksSquad Marketplace is where consumers connect with athletes. Make sure to update your profile as much as possible to drive your marketability. Athletes dictate price, distance willing to travel and other factors that allow consumers to determine if you are a right fit for a booking request.

How does the pricing work?

Athletes name their own price, whether it is through a direct request or bidding on a campaign. Once an event is complete, the athlete will receive 90% of the proceeds from their work. Payment will be made to the athlete’s account via Stripe within 48-72 hours after completion of the event.

What types of events can athletes book with StacksSquad?

There are several types of events that you as an athlete will be able to book and get paid for through StacksSquad. Meet and Greet events with fans, businesses, charities, etc. Autograph Sessions, which could be at trade shows, card-collector events, book signings, etc. Speaking Engagements which could be at business meetings, training sessions, motivational events, etc. Photo Shoots, which could be for marketing and branding of products, promotions for local businesses, etc. Coaching and Mentorship events could have you teaching camp sessions, teaching young players directly in one on one sessions, or even mentoring youths with an ongoing relationship.

What is a Direct Booking?

A Direct Booking is when an individual or business wants to schedule you directly for one of the event types that you have shown you would be interested in doing, at a time that is shown in your availability calendar, at the rate you set for your services.

What is a Campaign?

A Campaign is an event created by one of StacksSquad’s clients that is open for any athlete to apply and bid their own price to participate. If you are a match for what the client is looking for, you will be able to take part in the event, which could be any number of things such as charity fundraising, ongoing events, etc.

How much can athletes charge for their services?

Athletes can set their own hourly rate/ social media content rate, which can be whatever you want to charge! StacksSquad cannot provide guidance on your rate as we are not a registered agent in your state.