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Lifestyle: Can You Make Money Running a Fan Site for Your Sports Team?


Today, there are many different ways that you can make money online, and some of those methods are surprisingly easy, while others require a lot more effort.

If you’re a true sports fan, you may be tempted to create a fan site for your favorite sports team in order to show your dedication to your team, display your expertise, and connect with like-minded people who end up visiting your site. But can you actually make money from it? Keep reading to learn more.

Know What You Need to Invest In

Before your sports team fan site can start generating any money for you, you need to know what you need to invest into it. Without investing enough money into making your site the best that it can be, you’ll reduce the odds of it being successful. After all, the best websites out there are the ones that stand out against the others.

Start by purchasing an actual domain name, rather than getting a free domain from one of the many free template website creation websites. Then look into the web hosting plan that you need in order to keep your site up and running at all times, with the least amount of downtime possible. For this purpose, VPS hosting is a great, affordable way to go.

Focus on Content That Attracts Visitors

In order to actually get visitors to your website once it has launched, you need to properly promote it. You can promote it via social media, but you also need to be certain that you populate the pages of your website with high quality content that will be entertaining, informative, and attractive to your target audience. Stick with relevant news and information, as well as commentary about your favorite sports team and players.

Optimize your site with the help of an SEO expert, who will integrate the right keywords, links, and meta titles and descriptions. This will ensure that your site will rank higher in search engine results when people search for the type of content on your pages.

Monetize Your Website

Finally, it’s time to add some monetisation tools to your website so that you can actually generate money from it. You can sign up for a variety of affiliate programs and make money based on click-throughs or purchases made by your visitors. You can also make money by posting reviews about products that are related to your favorite sports team, provided that you can get companies to send you the free products and they’re willing to pay you to write up the review.

On top of that, you can also include Google AdSense throughout your pages, sell ads directly to businesses, produce custom items like eBooks, and get paid to write sponsored blog posts.

You may not have known it before, but there are some surprisingly easy and fun ways to create a fan site for your favorite sports team and actually make money from it. By following the steps above, you can ensure your success.


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Robert D. Cobb
Founder, Publisher and CEO of INSCMagazine. Works have appeared and featured in places such as Forbes, Huffington Post, ESPN and NBC Sports to name a few. Follow me on Twitter at @RobCobb_INSC, email me at robert.cobb@theinscribermag.com

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