“What’s in it for me?”
We don’t blame you for asking this question, because, let’s be honest, we’re not running a charity organization here. So what exactly does a writer writing on our site stand to gain? In true sports-fan fashion, we’ll give our answer to that question in a detailed, analytical manner. Would you have it any other way?
The advantages of writing for Sportskeeda:
1. You have a place to speak your mind
When you watched Dhoni lift the 2011 World Cup, did you feel like penning an emotional, heartfelt eulogy to the Men in Blue? When Arsenal lost 8-2 to Manchester United, did you feel like launching a scathing verbal tirade on the Gunners? At Sportskeeda you can do all that and more. You can speak your mind to your heart’s content, and no one can stop you.
Put your feelings into words. We’ll make sure the world hears them.
2. You get exposure to an enormous audience
All aspiring writers crave for an attentive set of eyes to read their wonderfully written articles. At Sportskeeda, you will get millions of attentive eyes. Yes, you read that right. We get nearly 9 million visitors every month, so you’ll never be short of an audience. By writing here you can reach out to an incredibly large reader base, and that’s a good thing whichever way you look at it.
3. You get published on ‘Yahoo!’ and other content partners
Sportskeeda has relationships with several global print and online media houses (such as Yahoo!, Playup, etc.) which re-publish the site’s best articles on their platforms with appropriate credits. So if your article is published on Sportskeeda, there is a chance it could get published by these media houses, thus bringing widespread recognition to your writing.
4. You get to develop your literary/journalistic career
Getting published is one thing. Getting published in an arena teeming with experienced journalists, editors and eminent sports personalities is quite another. By writing at Sportskeeda, you can give that much-needed boost to your writing aspirations.
Out here, you can interact extensively with our experienced editorial team to iron out any minor chinks in your writing. You can receive feedback for your articles from the journalists and famous sports personalities who regularly visit the site. You can interview your favourite athletes and learn how to extract the emotions concealed so carefully by celebrities. And most importantly, you can analyze your readers’ reactions and get to know exactly what the average sports fan looks for in a sports article.
5. You get up close and personal with star athletes
Have you spent countless hours trying to devise the Perfect Plan to meet your favorite sporting hero or team? You can stop doing that right now, because Sportskeeda is here to help. If you’re associated with us long enough, we will be more than happy to give you a media accreditation pass which can help you get not only media privileges at big sporting events, but also the chance to interview star athletes. Your lifelong dream of meeting your favorite sporting idols won’t be a dream any more!
6. You associate yourself with a clean, piracy-free environment
It’s always nice to be able to brag about your territory without worrying about the image projected by it, right? Sportskeeda constantly strives to make sure that every single aspect of the site is clean and above-board. We take our sports seriously, so you’re not likely to find anything cringe-worthy or embarrassing ever being published on the site. And we cannot stress this enough, but there’s absolutely no room for plagiarism or piracy of any kind at Sportskeeda. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism, so any offender caught in the act even once is permanently shown the door in a no-nonsense, drama-free manner. So go on, announce your association with Sportskeeda to the whole world. There won’t be any backlash there – we can guarantee that.
7. You get to share ideas with sports buffs
Have you always yearned to have a healthy sports debate with an informed and analytical mind instead of locking horns with the regular ignoramuses surrounding you who don’t understand a word that you say? By joining our discussion groups and comment threads, you’ll get to know what a real sports debate looks like. The people here actually know what they’re talking about. And they can actually point things out that can change your opinion of teams and players. Don’t think that’s possible? Wait till you meet our remarkably knowledgeable and incredibly convincing experts.
8. You can become famous
Sports fans are a passionate lot, and they are also a devoted lot. Is it that difficult to imagine that if they like your writing style, they’ll keep coming back for more, maybe even becoming your ‘fans’? Sports writers have been known to become legends in their own right. We don’t mean to make you nervous, but writing at Sportskeeda might just be your ticket to fame and stardom.
9. The returns you get are not just nominal
Whoever said there’s no money in a writing career was probably looking in all the wrong places. If you manage to sufficiently impress our editorial team, you can join our panel of paid writers, thus earning monetary returns for your efforts in addition to the intangible benefits. Yes, writing can be lucrative too!
10. You have FUN!!!
The importance of fun can never be understated, and at Sportskeeda we strictly believe that the best way to manage one’s time is to have a good time. Writing about something that you love – sports – can give you such a deep sense of enjoyment and satisfaction that it can make you forget all your other commitments. But don’t take our word for that. Try it out for yourself, and you’ll know what we’re talking about.