How to Become a Motorsport Journalist is a self-paced course that will teach you everything you know about launching a career in this industry. This article will help you decide if it’s right for you.
Learn to build a blog and generate revenue
I created my first blog in 2009, it brought me in around £600 per month with very little effort while I was holding down a full-time PR job. I can teach you to do the same, even in a time when Google is cracking down on paid editorial.
I’ll take you through how to set up a blog, promote it, find your voice and start making a little money to get you closer to your goal of becoming a journalist.
Find out how to get media accreditation to races
Imagine being invited for free to races to cover them as a journalist. In the course, I give you all the information you need to submit your application for accreditation to Formula One, club races, NASCAR and more.
Build an enviable portfolio that gets you noticed
How to create a beautiful portfolio with a range of content from different outlets. I’ll show you how to set one up, tools you can use to find your cuttings and how to diversify across a range of different motorsport and automotive topics.
Develop your voice as a motorsport journalist
The things that set you apart as a journalist are your expertise and your voice. Writers that simply write as they think they’re supposed to can often sound very formal and dull. Developing your voice as a writer is so important, as it’s part of your own personal brand.
Find your niche and become an expert in it
Being able to write as a motorsport generalist is great but if you can find a niche to become an expert in, you’ll be able to make a name for yourself much quicker. I’ll help you to brainstorm your niche, will be on hand to give feedback and will tell you the story of how I developed my road trip and car tech niches within my automotive writing.
Get feedback on your writing
I keep the monthly sign ups on the course limited to a small group of people, this allows me to give feedback to each and every one of you as you forge your path in motorsport.
Learn to set up interviews with drivers
I’ll help you to set up interviews, research your subject, write the questions, handle the interview like a professional, and write it all up afterwards.
Discover how to find new angles on the stories everyone else is telling
A true sign of a professional journalist is the ability to find a new angle on old topics. This course will show you how to stand out, how to pick up writing commissions in a crowded market and how to work out what’s timely enough for a national daily newspaper.
Career support when it comes to finding your dream job
Whether you want to be freelance, part-time or see yourself as a future TV presenter, no goal is too lofty. The course and personalised support will give you the tools to move towards your goals, make money and pick up regular writing work.
Have your questions answered by someone who has been through all this
I had to start somewhere, just like everyone else. I crafted a journalism career in fashion and then in motorsport but I went through building a blog, finding a niche, hustling for work and everything in between. I’ve been there, I’ve done this. I worked hard to get to where I am and I want to share that with you.
I don’t have a degree and while I see the value in university, it is by no means a requirement to be a working motorsport journalist.
It’s much, much, much cheaper than a journalism degree
One decent writing job and you’ll have paid this off. Yes. One.
If you’re not happy, get your money back
There’s a 30-day money back guarantee so if you decide the course isn’t for you, you’ll get your money back. No questions asked.