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Searching For Remote Freelance Sports Writing Jobs


With so many websites on the Internet dedicated to wide variety of different sports, there is always a need for talented sports writers. However, one thing to be aware of is that not all of the websites that provide related content will necessarily pay the writers that produce content.

For example, there are many websites that provide a wide range of sports base articles which will have been written by willing volunteers, who either want to express their views to a wide audience or, alternatively, are trying to develop a portfolio of published work. If you are thinking about becoming a sports writer then you may wish to consider publishing your work on some of these websites so as to develop a portfolio of your own.

Alternatively, if you already have some samples then you may wish to start looking for paid work straight away. In fact, you don’t necessarily have to do publish work on sites that you don’t get paid for in order to develop a portfolio; however, it can impress potential clients if they see that your work has already been published elsewhere.

Finding writing gigs that pay

Of course, as satisfied as it may be to have your work published, what is more rewarding is being paid for any written content that you produce. There are various places where you can look for sports writing jobs, including any of the major freelance websites on the Internet. These websites will have clients from all around the world who post numerous jobs every single day. Whilst they won’t all be related to sports in some way, most of them major websites will still have a significant proportion of the work available related in some way to sports.

Demonstrating your ability to be the work

As mentioned, it is a good idea to try and put together a portfolio of any work you have done, as well as having a list of any websites where you have had work published. However, as well as being able to demonstrate your capabilities for the job by providing samples of your past work, it is also important that you address the needs of the client whose job you are bidding on.

For example, supposing a client required an article about tennis, you could tell them all about the tennis articles that you’ve written in the past, as well as any experience that you may have had playing and/or watching the game. However, rather than simply talk about your past efforts you want to address the specific needs of that client instead, including any specific details relating to any articles that they require.