Posted: Aug 09
In the world of online gaming, there are many popular games. Not one game comes close to the popularity of poker though. Poker writing is very broad and varied. Think of writing about poker tournaments, strategy articles, interviews and trip reports and you can see that writing about poker is not one or the other and that there are different opportunities for different kind of writers.
Some people think that poker writing jobs are equal to ‘writing for a poker magazine’. Before the poker boom this was definitely a true statement, but in the past 7 or 8 years many other opportunities have popped up. We will look into a few of the possibilities.
Blogging is one of the most popular activities on the internet and with poker it is no different. Most online poker rooms are blogging on their site for which they need writers of course. Another option is to start a blog on your own and make money by placing links to poker rooms. When people click on your link and open an account at say, Pokerstars, you will receive money from Pokerstars when this person makes a deposit. If your content is good and you find ways to let people find your blog, you can make a nice income from having your own poker blog. If you don’t know where to start, PokerWeblogs is a good place for starting a free poker blog and to build an audience.
Writing for poker sites
There are many different poker sites that all need content. Don’t only think of poker news sites, but also of sites that focus on strategy, gossip, poker training or even poker babes. It is important to know your own strengths. If you are a good poker player yourself, but don’t have a very creative writing style it might be a good idea to look at poker writing jobs at strategy sites and not so much at a ‘poker gossip blog’. Don’t only search at sites like pokerjobs.net, but also try out freelance sites like Elance.com, oDesk.com and Freelance.com.
Writing Poker SEO Articles
SEO means ‘Search Engine Optimization’ and describes the technique of optimizing a website for search engines like Google and Bing. An important part of SEO is writing articles focused on the right keywords. This makes Poker SEO writing a different breed than just writing for a poker site. You need to have knowledge of what is good for search engines ánd at the same time know your poker. If you do, you can receive some very healthy paychecks because the demand for Poker SEO writers is pretty big. Of course you know: Where demand is big and supply is low…prices go up!
I hope you have learned something about the different opportunities in poker writing. Head over to the poker writing jobs section on our site to see what’s available.
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