Your Official Guide to Freelance Writing Niches
Are you looking for an in-depth, overly-technical, and intimidatingly comprehensive guide on freelance writing niches? We hope not because that is not what we posted here today.
We know how overwhelming freelance writing work can be. It’s literally you against the world.
More specifically, every business in the world has a demand for content. And every content writer in the world is your competitor.
It’s hard enough for each lonely freelancer to find his/or place in this great big pond. So we’re not going to make it worse with a 3,000-word post with enough details and blather to make your chest hurt.
Instead, we offer you this concise, 600-word overview of your freelance writing niche options. Just give this list a quick, 5-minute look and note which niches you’re interested in. Then, research them in more detail in our other posts or elsewhere.
1. Long-Form Blog Posts
A long-form blog post is any post that’s 2,000 or more words long. Since these can be written about any topic/industry, you wouldn’t think of them as a niche. But the companies who pay for such content know better.
Short posts are great for companies that need a ton of content fast and cheap. But they’re practically filler content with very little detail.
Long-form posts are the impressively in-depth guides that add real value to the blog. Thus, any writer brave enough to take these deep dives gets real value added to their PayPal account.
Now, here’s a way-more specific niche: cannabis. Starting very recently, cannabis/cannabis derivatives have become legal in more and more locations.
And internet audiences are hooked on this hot topic. Actually, there’s a slew of topics to write about in this niche: legalization status, vaping, cannabis skin-care products, and more. Demand for cannabis content is sky-high!
3. Email Copy (That Sells)
An oldie but a goodie, email marketing remains a hugely successful marketing tactic to this day. Marketers in every industry need short, sweet email copy that gets their products sold. Some brands need several different marketing emails written and sent every day.
4. Digital Marketing
Like email marketing, the demand for digital marketing will never die. What’s more is that it’s constantly changing.
Every time Google changes its search algorithm, it changes the rules of SEO and digital marketing. Therefore, digital marketing content is always in high demand.
5. Financial Advice
Financial advice is another always-in-demand niche. There have always been, and always will be, people who are struggling with their finances. Furthermore, it’s an especially hot topic in 2020 due to the financial impact of COVID-19.
And these down-on-their-luck readers don’t want outdated advice that was posted in 2016. They want the fresh, relevant financial tips that you write for them today.
6. Travel Writing
If traveling’s your thing, then go for it! Go out, see the world, and write it all down so you can post about it.
On the other hand, maybe the world’s a little out of your reach for now, financially speaking. In that case, travel writing is a fun way to adventure vicariously. That is, it gives you a virtual tour of the world as you write about exotic locations you might visit one day.
Need Help Breaking Into These Freelance Writing Niches?
Hopefully, we’ve now inspired you to explore one or more of these fun and lucrative freelance writing niches. Although, this brief overview is far from a complete career guide.
So, if you still need help learning how to break into your niche, that’s literally what we’re here for. Apply to join the School For Freelancers Online Academy for all the freelance career guidance you’ll ever need.