Most sports fans are genuinely passionate about the subject. They live and breathe their game of choice whether that be football, hockey, baseball, or something more obscure. If you’re one of those people, wouldn’t it be amazing, if you could make your love of sports your job? Maybe you can…
Here are just a few ways you could turn your love of sports into a business opportunity:
Sell sports equipment
A relatively simple way to make sports your job is to set up an online store selling sporting goods like baseball bats and gloves, footballs, shin guards, and…well you get the idea. Setting up an online store has never been easier, and you could get started with a small selection of stock so that your costs aren’t too high until things take off.
Write about sports
For someone who’s genuinely obsessed with sports, there are few things better than talking about your favorite teams, giving your predictions for future games, and generally submersing yourself in the subject. One career that will enable you to do all of that and potentially get paid for it is becoming a sports writer.
If you have a way with words and you know your stuff when it comes to sports, set up your own blog, and start writing. If you place ads and links on your site you could start making money that way, or you could use your blog as a portfolio to find work writing for other sports publications, but most importantly, you’ll be doing what you love and getting your opinions out there.
Start a camp
Starting your own sports camp can be expensive, but there are businesses like pledgesports.org that enable you to crowdfund the money you need for sporting business endeavors, so it is not something that should be discounted, not least because teaching kids and seeing them grow in skill and confidence is so very rewarding. You’ll need to be decent at your sport of choice and have a way with kids, but if you do, it could be an excellent career move.
Open a sports bar
If your way of enjoying sports is more passive, as in a have a few friends over to watch the game with a couple of beers kinds of way, opening your own sports bar where like-minded people can gather to cheer on their team and have a few drinks could be ideal. It can be hard work running a bar, doing the accounts, ordering stock, and everything else running a bar entails, so it is by no means an easy option, but it could give you the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.
Become a sports photographer
Have an artistic side as well as a love of all things sporting? Why not take a professional photography class and start looking for opportunities to take photos for sporting events? It’s a competitive field, but it could give you a lot more access to the games, and the sports stars you love.
Do you run a sports-based business? What do you do?