BLR's recent topic on shipping and mail-in entries got me thinking about all the various aspects of this whole racing hobby thing...some of which everyone sees but a lot of it is somewhat below the surface. And so being the visual learner I am, I made a chart to help see it.
Behold, the diecast racing iceberg...
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Now a lot of the things listed on the iceberg are not unique to diecast racing. They're things that any content creator has to deal with...social media, video, emails, ads, etc. But it's important to realize that when you enter this hobby because you saw Chaos Canyon's channel and thought, "that looks like fun, I can do that!" there's a lot of other things that kinda come along for the ride you might not anticipate.
Anyway, just thought a visual aid would be fun to have. And the items on this list are just the things that I've dealt with over the years. It's not exhaustive and if there's something you've experienced that doesn't roll up into one of the items, please share and we can make the iceberg bigger.
...and on the flip side, you probably won't be doing all of these things either! Your duties depend on what you're looking to get out of it, right? If making money isn't on your list, then you won't have to worry about ads or sponsorships. More interested in just local community racing? Then all the social media stuff might not apply. And hell...if you're not doing mail-in racing then that lops off a bunch of overhead too!