As a relatively successful blogger, I feel that I’m in a strong position to give advice on the subject. However, I know that not all guys love every topic I cover. The one aspect that most of us do enjoy, however, is sports. OK, we might not all enjoy the same games. Regardless of your chosen activity, earning money from that passion is a very attractive proposition.
Launching a successful sports blog is very possible. As long as you can write with enthusiasm and will dedicate yourself to the project and your readers, you’ll be just fine. This blueprint will help you along the way.
Find Your Niche – Let’s get one thing straight; you aren’t going to be the new Bleacher Report overnight. Likewise, you cannot expect to rival news networks who have hundreds of writers. Therefore, you need to find a niche. By offering readers something they can’t access elsewhere, you’ll have a far greater chance of success.
This could mean concentrating on a specialist sport, such as taekwondo. Or if you prefer the mainstream games, then stick to one team or division. The audience might be smaller than targeting the entire field of soccer for example. However, the readership rates of your smaller audience will be far greater.
Design And Write – Building your website can feel like a tough challenge. However, with the right WordPress theme, you can design a great website with minimal skill on any old computer. Purchase a professional domain too, and you’ll be sure to provide a professional vibe.
As for the content, you need to write with flair. Perhaps more importantly, you need to write regularly. Not only will it perfect your craft. But it’ll also keep readers coming back for more. Nobody likes a static website that leaves them waiting several days for new posts.
Interact – The writing process can feel liberating in itself. But to make this a moneymaker, you’ll need an audience too. The great thing about working online is that you can participate with the audience on a 24/7 basis. And you should. After all, if they actively want to support you, they’ll be supporting the blog too.
Readers are the lifeblood of your blog from a business perspective. Meanwhile, social media also offers the ability to use graphics and video media to add a sense of extra excitement. If the content goes viral, then you’ll gain far greater traffic too.
Monetize – A large readership will put you in a great position. However, you need to embrace the best monetizing methods too. Google Ads will generate money from visitor numbers. Meanwhile, you could sell other advertising space or allow a company to sponsor articles.
Another option is to post premium paid content. If the quality of the free work is strong enough, customers will be happy to pay a few dollars to read your additional posts. Alternatively, you could launch an online store selling t-shirts or other items. Either way, knowing how to generate more money is integral to the process. Do not forget it. Or else the previous hard work will have gone to waste.
Remember noi matter how big your blog gets, you should always be learning Do you write a blog? What tips or tricks have you found to help you in developing your blog? Let us know in the comments below.