The number of sports channels has grown from one or two to about ten. The prime time given to sports has increased. Apart from cricket and hockey, people have a high awareness of other games. India has produced several top ranked players across all the sports. Social media has helped create more awareness. Private sponsorship has created franchise based sports model in various sports where Indian and international players play together. Because of all this, there’s requirement of so many content creators. Be it for social media or websites or for videos, there’s requirement of really talented writers, and sports content writing jobs are in plenty.
Some of the important considerations that may help in landing a sports content writer’s job are:
- Own Blog: sometimes it is very important to have a blog of your own. It gets people to notice you and can serve as a handy link to share your portfolio of different genres and niches. If you’re writing well, it will ultimately get noticed. Do blogging consistently for a few months, and also keep a few samples handy on the blog for various kinds of jobs that come up.
- Portfolio: while your blog serves as a portfolio in itself, many of the prospective clients look for sports content writers on specific freelancing channels which make it easier for them to search talent. They don’t usually go around searching for blogs. Therefore, a regular presence at most of the freelancing platforms is ideal. Also, the profile with experiences and other details, including the work portfolio or samples should be updated. It’s very important to get you content writing jobs.
- Activity: during the start of your journey as a freelance content writer- you’ll need to be proactive at several of the freelancing platforms. Updating profile, applying for jobs even slightly below your expected charges without reducing your self-worth, and writing brilliant cover letters will help you gain first few clients. After getting a few orders, it’ll be about completing them to client’s satisfaction and offering a review or two.
Among the most important features, what will help you is having a niche. Even a sports content writer can’t know about all sports due to the variety of sports being played all across the globe, many of them overlapping. Therefore defining a niche and creating sample articles while keeping in mind the trending topics on those niche can help you get ahead of the competition. Being proactive requires having a general portfolio as well as a niche portfolio with in-depth knowledge of SEO in that segment, including the increasingly popular long-tail keywords. Any content writer must anyway have basic knowledge of SEO but if it’s about your niche, you need to be unbeatable so that the chances of bagging the project in that niche are very high and you are able to deliver high quality content at high speed.