When I think of sports, and that’s any sport in general, I immediately think of passion. Whether you play them currently, played them in the past, or have never even played at all, we can all share a passion and enthusiasm for the game.
Maybe you never personally made it to the big league, so what? That doesn’t lessen your knowledge, opinions, or ability to shine a light on your favorite sport or team.
And where there is passion, there is money. Finding the right work-at-home job in sports can be easier than you’d imagine.
Here are a few ideas to help you create the perfect home-based career in sports:
1. Freelance Sports Writer
Keeping fans updated on the latest news in sports is one of the most popular topics when it comes to writing. The number of readers and fans is astronomical, and you’re sure to gain attention and opinions.
People love to talk about sports: Whether it's in-person at the local coffee shop or in the comment section of a blog.
Some sports writers may think that their only option is starting their own blog. However, there are plenty of high-trafficking, popular websites, and blogs that they could score a job with as a writer!
Recent headlines, such as the controversial story about a transgender teen girl on testosterone, who won the female wrestling tournament for her state, has gained world interest and opinions.
Another example of sports news is in reference to football and head injuries. This hot topic has been consistent with providing new details in sports health, as of recently.
2. Sports Photographer
If you’re exceptionally skilled at taking clean action shots, sports photography may just be your dream job.
Popular websites will pay top dollar for high-quality pictures. You can also sell your photos to various stock photography websites like iStockphoto and Shutterstock. Or, you can also sell your photography through Etsy. These are just a few examples of sites that are looking for photographers.
Check out this list for more places to sell your sports photos.
3. Design Fan Apparel and Accessories
One way that you can intermix your passion for sports with your creative side is by clothing or accessory design. If you’re crafty by nature or interested in combining fashion with sports, this may be the route for you!
Think to yourself, “What would you like to wear to show your love for the sport?” Then create it. From hair bows to window decals, the possibilities are endless when it comes to “Fan-Wear.”
There are several avenues for you to sell your homemade or personally designed items, but the most popular route by far is selling on Etsy.
One note about designing “Fan-Wear”. Don't use trademarked or copyrighted materials such as professional, amateur, or college sports team's logos, images, team names, taglines, etc. in your designs. You don't want to get sued for copyright or trademark infringement.
Looking for an easy way to create t-shirts? Check out this post to get started.
4. Sports Coupon Blogger
What do you get when you combine your love of sports with saving money? That’s right — the perfect job! Providing your readers with the latest deals on sporting goods, equipment, and supplements could be one of the most rewarding work-at-home jobs available.
Ever since the country was introduced to the insane world of extreme couponing, people have been finding ways to drastically reduce their costs on various sorts of items. From groceries to clothing and services, many people rely on using coupons to make ends meet at the end of each month.
I think that specializing in one particular area, such as sports, may set you apart from other coupon bloggers. Deals on sporting goods are often overlooked in the coupon community for one reason or another. As the parent of a child that now plays sports, I know that I would personally enjoy reading a blog about how to save money on equipment, clothes, and healthy foods/drinks.
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5. Podcast Creator
If writing isn’t your thing, then creating podcasts may be the perfect solution to voicing your opinion on a sports topic.
In case you’re wondering what a podcast is, it's a radio show that listeners access on the internet or via a podcast app on their phone. Many people listen to podcasts, much like they listen to their favorite radio show. The only difference is that you can pick and choose your podcast episodes as needed. You don’t have to wait for a particular time, as you do with a typical radio show.
Podcasts are just another option if you're interested in updating fans with the latest sports news and your own thoughts on the matter.