If you are a sports fan, one of the best jobs you can get is writing about sports. After all, if you love something, writing about it is so much easier than writing about something uninteresting. There is also the added advantage that at any given time, someone somewhere is playing sport live, around the world. The sheer number of sports and the people who play it is mind bogging. Add live television to the mix and you can watch sporting action whenever you want. The added flexibility of online streaming means that those not in reach of a television set can follow any sport through their smart phones. With this sort of easy access, you always have something on hand to write about. If you are looking for paid sports writing jobs, we have some great pointers for you on where to look. As with everything, you will have to make a little bit of effort at the start and soon you will be getting great paid gigs quite effortlessly.
You know your niche, you write about sports. That being the case, you need to be able to show people that you can actually write. For that, you will have to develop a portfolio of your best work so that you can present that to prospective clients. Do not worry if you currently do not have a job to write something for. Write articles on your own time specifically for your portfolio. Practice and get better. Try and write different pieces that highlight different writing styles and your ability to write about various sports. This will show your prospective clients your versatility as a writer.
You should work on developing a great and highly customizable pitch or proposal. It should highlight all your abilities as a writer, should include samples of your work and should be able to convince your audience that you are the perfect sports writer for them.
Start looking for jobs. Look on freelancing websites, job boards and in other job listings. Do not be afraid to work on low paying jobs in the beginning. Just make sure you do a thorough job and get great reviews. Slowly build up a network of clients and build up a great reputation. Soon you will start getting referrals and you will have more work than you can handle. Good luck!