Sports Blogs 101: How to Start a Sports Blog
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Sports Blogs 101: How to Start a Sports Blog

Turn your passion for sports into a legitimate career...even without prior blogging experience or industry connections.
4.4 (13 ratings)
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Created by Matt Musico
Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Your "why" for starting a sports blog.
  • Discover your perfect niche.
  • Become a sports blog owner within minutes.
  • Why a good headline is crucial.
  • Why a detailed content strategy is key to your sanity.
  • Uncover two secrets that’ll boost your social media following.
  • How this can become a legit side income, or even a full-time career.
Requirements
  • The only requirements are a love of sports and the desire to learn! Anyone can follow this course and become a sports blog owner.
Description

The Definitive How-To Guide For Starting Your Sports Blog

It’s time to finally follow your dream.

Becoming a sports blogger is easily attainable. Having prior connections and/or formal education are no longer necessary. Giving yourself the platform you’ve always wanted is a grind, but it’s rewarding when done right.

Too many people get excited and begin without a plan in place. Athletes don’t enter a game without preparing and neither should you. Sports Blogs 101 is your roadmap.

You’ve got something to say to the world. Your sports opinion – and the delivery of that opinion – is unique from any other writer or blogger in the industry. Don’t keep it from readers any longer.

Countless internet articles and resources say starting and building a blog is easy. That’s not true, and they don’t dive into the small details about what works and what doesn’t. That’s why I wrote Sports Blogging 101 and turned it into this course. I use my journey – which included lots of trial and error – at places like Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports, numberFire, FanDuel Insider, and more as a way to help you put together a plan that won’t overwhelm you from the start.

Everyone deserves to do something they love. If you love sports, want to share your opinion, and aren't sure how, this is the place to get a crash course on how to launch your sports blog with confidence.

Click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page to begin your sports blogging journey with the foundation you need.

You already talk constantly about sports. Now it’s time to have some skin in the game.

Who this course is for:
  • This "Sports Blogs 101: How to Start a Sports Blog" course is for any passionate sports fan that wants to learn how to share their opinion with the masses.
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 01:26:37
+ Introduction and Getting Started!
3 lectures 12:01
You'd be surprised at how many people don't answer this question (among others) before diving in. Don't be one of them.
Finding Your Purpose as a Sports Blogger
1 question
This assignment will help you explore and settle on what your niche should be.
Discovering Your Niche
1 question
You've given a lot of thought about what your blog will be about and what it'd look like. Now is the time to actually make it happen!
Turn Your Blog From a Dream to a Reality
1 question
+ The Importance of Implementing a Content Strategy
3 lectures 12:58
Setting the Tone With a Good Headline
03:27
One of the most important parts of a successful article is a headline that appeals to both humans and search engines. Now is the time to start getting comfortable with the process.
Getting Comfortable With Headline Writing
1 question
Staying Consistent With Content Without Losing Your Mind
04:23
At the start of your blogging career, there's a lot of value in having ideas ready so all you have to do is sit down and start writing. Having a plan makes doing that easier.
Creating an Editorial Calendar That Makes Sense For You
1 question
Staying Consistent With Grammar
05:08
The goal for every writer -- especially from a grammar perspective -- is perfection. Every writer will also tell you that this goal isn't always realistic because we're human. Preparing properly will help give you a fighting chance, though.
Getting Used to the Constant Grammar Battle
1 question
+ Establishing a Social Media Presence
3 lectures 16:20
Getting Set Up on Twitter
04:22
When it comes to online sports journalism, Twitter is unquestionably the most important social media site of all, in my personal opinion. Get yourself set up for success there!
Twitter is Your Sports Blogging Resource
1 question
Tips to Start Building Your Twitter Following
07:26
We hear people say all the time that you should build your Twitter following (and social media following in general), but they don't typically provide tools to make that a reality.
Using the Right Tools to Start Building a Following
1 question
Properly Utilizing Other Social Media Networks
04:32
Social media networks are supposed to be fun, but you have another goal in mind by using it. While you can still have fun, it's important to know how to weave in your articles and not spam your friends.
Focusing on How to Share on Social Media as a Sports Blogger
1 question
+ Taking Your Blog (And Credibility) to The Next Level
3 lectures 15:12
Getting Past the Honeymoon Phase
08:10
After getting your blog started and seeing progress at the beginning, you may reach a point where growth plateaus. Learn different techniques to get past the honeymoon phase without losing your mind.
Take Your Blog to the Next Level
1 question
Building Your Own Credibility
04:53
Ramping up the performance of your blog is great, but what if the goal for your blog is to elevate you as a personality in the industry? Check out a few ways you can build your own credibility once you've found your footing.
Take Your Credibility to The Next Level
1 question
Practicing What I Preach
02:09
+ Turning Your Passion Into Profit
3 lectures 09:51
Featuring Ads and Sponsored Posts
03:59
If the end goal is to use your blog as a side gig that creates another income stream, then here are a couple avenues to consider.
Turning Your Blog Into a Money-Making Site
1 question
Paid Freelance Writing Opportunities
04:03
Making money off your own blog is always cool, but there are also some equally-cool freelance writing jobs available on the internet. It'd be silly not to explore what's potentially out there for the taking.
Adding Writing Responsibilities to Your Workload
1 question
Finding Full-Time Work
01:49
Some people want to become a sports blogger because it's a fun passion to have on the side of their every-day job. However, others enter because they're looking for a complete career change.
Do You Want a Complete Career Change?
1 question