Freelance writing is the Holy Grail for most college kids these days. Who wouldn’t want to work hours that suit them rather than having to try and fit in a conventional job while also having time for studies and a social life? It is also surprisingly easy to get into. Unlike a regular job, no one ever checks your credentials or suitability. Nine times out of ten you simply submit a proposal and voila, if the client likes what they see then they will award you the project.
That is all very well and good, but how do you get highly paid jobs specifically within sports writing? Let me walk you through the process:
There are two hurdles that you need to overcome in the title to this article: sports and highly paid. It is highly unlikely that a rookie writer will just walk into a highly sought after role unless they already have a proven track record. Starting at the bottom with the rest of the rabble might seem like a bit of chore but it is truly the best way of getting the best jobs. Think about it, why would someone throw megabucks at you if they have no idea that you can even write let alone deliver on time?
There is no harm in setting your sites high, or in going straight for the jugular. Write down a list of places that you would like to write for and then contact them. I would suggest doing a little research first such as finding out a contact name. Don’t be put off if they don’t seem to have any openings. Sometimes you just need to be in the right place at the right time.
If money is the name of your game then make sure you bid accordingly when placing your bids. Okay, so you will definitely lose out to lower bids on some occasions, but you never know you might get lucky. I know of certain freelancers who make it their mission not to work for less than a certain amount. They get work; they just don’t always get it as often as other people.
You must be familiar with the phrase “walk the walk and talk the talk. This has never been truer than in this scenario. It is perfectly possible to talk your way into a highly paid position if you have the confidence to do so.