Social media is a fantastic way for companies to market and advertise their products or services, and for individuals to make a little extra cash from running popular social media platforms through the likes of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Of course, you’ve seen these social media savvy individuals who blog, vlog or upload aesthetically pleasing images softly promoting beauty products or a brand of clothing. They’re popular, and although the beauty and fashion blogger industry is doubling in size each and every day, it does not mean the more obscure hobbies or trades cannot make a dime from social media. In fact, it pays to be different.
Sport, especially football, is a heavily popular industry, with a large, loyal following. Therefore, if you are knowledgeable about the sport and have some useful tips on betting, understand a team’s statistics or simply want to get your emotions off your chest when your team wins or loses, social media is the perfect output that could, in turn, become an income.
Additionally, a blog is the perfect place to upload your betting tips. With betting becoming increasingly popular thanks to apps, the internet and always developing electronic devices makes putting on bets incredibly easy. Once you’ve analyzed a team and compiled your tips for your followers, you could, for example, write a ‘how to bet on football’ article. However, make sure to compile the metadata and keyword appropriately. Otherwise, your tips will amount to nothing in Google’s search engine rankings.
Start a Blog
Blogging is becoming an amazingly useful way for people to share knowledge and passion amongst the internet. The web is filled with fashion bloggers paid to release makeup tutorials, so why shouldn’t sports fan be able to make a few extra pounds talking about the latest football matches? Whether you decide to blog or contribute content to your own blog or another’s, this is a great way to comment on the season, review individual player’s stats and performance, and most importantly, talk about something you thoroughly enjoy!
Make sure you sync your blog to all your social media accounts. Therefore, your followers can always be kept up to date.
Create a Facebook Football Fan Page
Maybe you are already part of one, or maybe you follow a few and think they could do a better job reporting on the latest sporting news. Either way, there is a chance for football fans to make a few pounds by starting their own Facebook page.
To do this, make sure to gain a good following that will amount to ‘likes’ and recognition. Once your page is popular, contact local companies of relevance and offer them a place to advertise. Most will pay you to show their ads, knowing fans are susceptible to social media and use it as a means of keeping in the know when at work.
It would also be smart to do the same on your Twitter and Instagram account.
Although Facebook allows you to post videos, photos, status updates and links to articles, Twitter can be an amazing place to write your thoughts, live stream during a game, and offer product placement via hashtags. Before a game, Tweet your betting recommendations and watch people ‘like’ and share your tips as your visibility also heightens.
Instagram is another popular platform that is extremely popular for these demographic. The visual aspect of Instagram is perfect too.