How to Figure Out Your Best-Paying Freelance Writing Niche

Carol Tice

puzzled geek womanHave you chosen a freelance writing niche? One of the best ways to earn more as a freelance writer is to develop niche expertise.

Assignments get easier and easier to do, as you learn where the good sources and statistics are for that niche topic. Developing story ideas gets easier too — as sources catch on that you write a lot on their subject, they start tipping you off about breaking news and emerging trends.

You learn more and more about your niche. Eventually, you find you’re irreplaceable for clients in this niche. Invaluable. Your rates go up and up.

Sounds great, yes?

There’s only one big question to answer:

How do you find your freelance writing niche?

I’m getting this question a lot lately in Freelance Writers Den:

I can’t decide whether I want my freelance writing niche to be A or B.

As soon as I figure that out, I’m going to get started.

Bad news — you will never discover your freelance writing niche by endlessly pondering what topic you should choose as your specialty area.

There is a proven way to do it, though. I know because it worked for me.

How I found my niche

One of my first-ever gigs was freelancing for one section of a newspaper, the real estate section. So I wrote a lot about real estate. I found I liked it. The more I did it, the more different aspects of it interested me — how real estate is financed, for instance.

I noticed there were good-paying clients in this niche — real-estate companies, real-estate trade publications. As time went on, I kept growing my knowledge of real estate so I could get more assignments.

My other early gig was writing about community news for an alternative paper. While I found it interesting, it didn’t seem like there was a lot of money in that. And it was pretty straightforward stuff that anybody could report. As the years went on, I pitched fewer of these types of stories.

Later, I was a beat reporter for a business weekly. I got assigned loads of beats — higher education, arts and entertainment, retail, restaurant, franchising, nonprofits, and more. I wrote a lot on each of these topics.

As time went on, I found I enjoyed some of these topics more than others. I noticed everybody and anybody seemed to want to write about arts and entertainment, so I drifted away from that topic.

As my knowledge got more sophisticated, my articles in these areas got more attention. That gave me more credibility as an expert in my topic.

Since I’m a former legal secretary, I loved the lawsuits. Other reporters didn’t want to read those long legal filings, so I became the go-to person to cover business bankruptcies. I learned to read businesses’ SEC filings and charities’ tax forms, too. Soon, I was an indispensable reporter for stories that required document-based reporting.

I was able to build a stable of great-paying freelance clients who craved this expertise. They were easy to land because I had clips to show them that were about their exact topic. These clients were thrilled to get me at any price, because they found it hard to get anyone who understood their industry.

To sum up:

  1. I wrote a lot on many different topics, which helped me improve my writing.
  2. As I wrote, I learned which topics I liked.
  3. Of the topics I liked, I observed which niches paid well, and wrote more on those.
  4. I kept developing more sophisticated expertise in my chosen fields.
  5. Good-paying clients became fairly easy to land.

What types of freelance writing niches pay well

I often hear from writers who despair of finding a good-paying niche because they don’t know about financial services, or technology, or healthcare.

Two things about that: When I started, I didn’t know anything about them, either. You can learn as you go, if you have an interest in an area.

And contrary to popular belief, those aren’t the only good-paying freelance writing niches around.

Anything technical will do. For instance, I recently met a writer whose passionate hobby is jewelry-making. You think there are a lot of writers who know the technical aspects and emerging trends in metalsmithing?

Manufacturers who use that method and need their products described would probably love to meet that writer. Ditto for trade publications for jewelry-makers and other industries that employ metalsmithing.

The myth of the single freelance writing niche

My story illustrates another point: You do not need or even want to specialize in one, single niche. If your one industry goes in the tank, then you’ve got nothing.

It’s better to carve out several different specialized writing niches where you can claim expertise. At this point, I have many different areas I write on frequently, including legal, tax, insurance, business-finance, real estate, and jobs & careers.

Want to know your best niches? Start writing, and let them find you. You’ll see what you enjoy writing about.

Analyze where you’re seeing the best pay, and keep writing on those topics. The marketplace will point you to your best-paying writing niches.

What’s your freelance writing niche? Leave a comment on Facebook and tell us how you developed your expertise. (Or, join my writer community and get help finding your niche!)

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  1. Lori

    I found my food/nutrition and health niche through my writing friend and mentor. She’s an R.D. turned freelance writer who took me under her wing and now that’s what I write about. I began writing for parenting magazines but always gravitated toward health and fitness so the nutrition slant is right in my interest. I love it but I also am a former writing instructor and want to get started on creative writing articles and eventually a book for young adults. The problem is I don’t know how to get started when my website and all my clips are food related. Do I really need another website to showcase what I can do?

    • Carol Tice

      I don’t think so, Lori. You might start a tab for that on your site. But mostly when you’re submitting fiction you submit the completed piece, and it’s your calling card. Just knock their socks off with the story.

      • Lori

        Thanks Carol, great idea about the tab. Actually I’m interested in the nonfiction how-to aspect of creative writing for teens. So thought of pitching some articles to see if there’s an interest and then looking toward a book.

    • nathan

      How about small business? Is that a popular trend?

      • Carol Tice

        Nathan, popular trends don’t matter. What matters is what you know about, are interested in writing about, and where you can get clients, as this post outlines.

        When you say small business, I don’t know what you mean — the SBA considers every business with less than 500 employees a small business. And do you want to write about small business, for magazines, or FOR small businesses, for their websites? There are so many directions you can go with nonfiction writing.

        There’s always lots of work in any B2B niche, and in technology, finance, and healthcare. But there are plenty of other areas — I know writers who’re earning well writing about horses, or jewelry, because they know those industries.

  2. Catwoman

    Really nice text, it is really hard to find the right niche. You are totally right, there some niches which are payed better than other. But the first thing is, to get passionate about the niche you’re writing about. Without passion, there won’t be a content from a high quality. The optimal way is I think, that we have to choose from the well-payed niches the one, which has something to do with our favorite things, hobbies etc. Thanks for sharing this useful and informative article!

  3. Pinar Tarhan

    The good news is I have several niches that I enjoy writing about. The bad news is that one of them is entertainment. The pay isn’t great, and as you said it is a bit crowded. But I love it so much, I don’t want to give up on it yet.

    While I don’t enjoy writing about technology, I love business topics. I am a Business Major so I highlight that when I’m pitching to clients. I also noticed a new niche- teaching ESL right after I got my Celta certificate. I love teaching English and writing so it is perfect for me.

  4. Cynthia Rosi

    I’m finding my niche through my husband’s winery. I’ve found I really enjoy talking to people about grape growing, wine production and sales. Who knew! Now I have to leverage that into new publications. The articles I’m doing now show that I can tackle business information, as well as technical articles about growing grapes.

  5. Mikalee Byerman

    I have found two so-called recession-proof niches that are both lucrative and compelling: healthcare and education. I write for both major hospitals in my town, and I also write for numerous colleges at my state university (each college has its own budget for its own marketing materials).

    Of course, one of my most popular blog posts is called “Dear Universe, Can You Hear Me Now?”; in it, I essentially make endless fun of “The Secret” and the power of suggestion. The irony is that I’ll probably end up afflicted with cancer, considering how much I write about it (both for the hospitals and the university).

    Seriously. I know more about cancer than I ever thought possible — especially given my medicine- and healthcare-free educational background!

    I guess that just proves you really can learn just about anything through research. It also underscores the influence of a powerful profile — most of my writing centers on people, not medicine.

    • Carol Tice

      Love this story, Mikalee. I certainly had never run a business, much less a large public company, when I started writing about business. But after being thrown into the pool – as I recall one of the very first stories I had to write at one staff gig required analyzing a 200-page IPO filing – I found myself fascinated by the world of business.

      Thanks for adding a great story about how getting out there and writing a lot helps you discover where your good-paying niches are.

  6. Leslie Miller

    I have been copy-writing for three years, but am now trying to break into magazines. One previous job had me covering a lot of consumer issues, things like “Know your rights when a collection agency calls” or “How to negotiate a lower interest rate with your credit card companies.” I enjoyed those pieces, so I suppose that could be my niche. But what I am really passionate about is personal growth. I can put that type of slant onto just about any topic. Do you think this is a good niche, Carol? I wonder how many markets there are interested in that… I do my best, most powerful writing in that area.

    • Carol Tice

      It doesn’t matter whether I think it’s a good niche…it only matters what you find out in the marketplace. Maybe you’ll connect with one of the major personal-growth authors or training academies online that need a lot of copy written and make a bundle. Like the post says…keep putting it out there, and noticing what pays better that you love writing about, and follow that trail like a bloodhound.

  7. Jo Linsdell

    I came to Rome, Italy for 3 days back in 2001 and ending up staying. I feel in love with the country (and my husband- can’t forget him ;)) and so my general travel writing became mainly Italy related.

    I’m also a social media junky and love learning more about the different platforms and applications. My constantly growing passion for the topic has made it easy to write about and the fact that the industry continues to evolve at such a fast rate means I never run out of material.

    • Carol Tice

      No kidding – if you’re at the forefront of what’s going on in social media and can explain it to others, I think that’s like the full employment act! Great, fast-changing niche. Look at someone like Brian Solis or Chris Brogan (has a new book out on Google+) and how they’re able to leverage their social-media savvy.

  8. Chris

    Great article Carol! I especially enjoyed the statement that

    “Assignments get easier and easier to do, as you learn where the good sources and statistics are for that niche topic. Developing story ideas gets easier too — as sources catch on that you write a lot on their subject, they start tipping you off about breaking news and emerging trends. You learn more and more about your niche. Eventually, you find you’re irreplaceable for clients in this niche. Invaluable. Your rates go up and up.”

    I write for two niches. The first being the pizza industry as this is where my experience is in and the second is the ice hockey industry as this is my main hobby and my passion, next to pizza and writing. Sure there are others areas that I’d like to write about in the future, but for right now I feel that these two areas are the best way for me to begin my career. Thanks again for the article and best of luck to you in your future endeavors!

    -Chris Hallenbeck, owner of and

    • Carol Tice

      I love how you bought URLs for each specific niche…think that’s hella-smart!

  9. Freelance by Sasha

    Good Article, sometimes our niche is in the least likely place.

  10. Jill

    I always thought about targetting broad niches rather than a specific one. Never even thought that jewelry making would be its own niche. But it makes sense, go where the low hanging fruit is with less competition and more demand for my knowledge.

    • Carol Tice

      Well, it’s more like ‘go where the high-hanging fruit is.’ Everyone is trying to write about their kids, or pets, or home decor, because it’s easy and they know about it from their own lives. But the problem is a bazillion people share that expertise. Anytime you find a niche that not everybody can write about, you’ve probably found a better-paying niche.

  11. Kavitha Rao


    I am a Bangalore based journalist and my niche is all things Indian. Tha’t a big niche, but I have managed to make it work for me, writing on Indian business, culture, people and places for several international publications. I am slightly handicapped by not being in Delhi or Mumbai, which are the two big cities that everyone wants to learn about, but I am doing ok. I probably need to market more effectively, and I am looking forward to exploring your fantastic website to find out how I can do that.Thanks, Carol.

    • Carol Tice

      I love your story, Kavitha! So many people outside the US have a negative attitude about their earning potential — I hear a lot of “Woe is me, I can’t earn well because I’m in (your country here).” But there’s always call for travel stories, and some good-paying markets for them, too. I think there’s increasing call for stories about unusual destinations, so being outside the two obvious places I would think you can present some great pitches.

      Being in a tech hub in India, there are so many stories you could spin about that as well — how companies are using workforce and call centers there, who is expanding to where you are…probably tons of good business stories.

      • Kavitha Rao

        Thanks, Carol, for your reply. I am actually glad I am not in the US; I’d much rather be one of a few international freelancers in India than one of many freelancers competing for a slice of the increasingly smaller pie, in the US. I see a lot of excuses from non-US writers, blaming their lack of success on being non-American, or not having the right name, or not being called Jane Smith, and so forth. I have found that no one cares about my name, or the colour of my skin, or my location, as long as I give them something no one else can. Obviously this isn’t easy, but it’s definitely possible.

        You are right that tech/business stories are in demand. So far, I’ve been a little scared to write about tech, but I am trying to learn more and fight the fear. I have already sold two business stories this year to international publications. One was on exports, something I know nothing about, but I learnt enough to do a decent job. I’d much rather spend time on one US$ 500 assignment, than knock out a hundred US$5 articles for content mills.

  12. Kyle

    It seems to me that when you are deciding on a niche to write about you should stick to your strengths. I was also a legal secretary so I chose to write about legal law. It can get boring so some of your tips will come in handy to write about other niches, thanks.

    • Carol Tice

      Well…if your strengths turn out to be in good-paying niches like legal that can work great, Kyle. I know a lot of people who sort of don’t see an obvious niche for themselves — and they should go out and write on different topics and let the marketplace steer them in the right direction.

      Also, I know people who DON’T earn well in legal, though it’s been great for me. I just find how the marketplace responds to an individual writer is unique, so you have to go out there and see where the better-paying niche opportunity is for YOU, based on who you are and the type of writing you put out.

  13. Alesia Medas

    I agree. Writing an effective niche is the best paying in freelancing but it is really hard to find the right one it needs a lot of thorough study and research. By the way thanks for sharing your thoughts here, I learn a lot of things.

    • Carol Tice

      Well, if you read the post, that’s not what I think…rather than studying and researching and imagining what might work, get out there and write a lot. You’ll soon see what topics pay better for you.

  14. Leslie

    Thanks – a very encouraging post to read. This year I decided to focus on building my business through copywriting and online content services. In helping people with their marketing, it seems as though everything always comes back to content these days.

    I have lots of knowledge about technology, business, online marketing, elearning, entrepreneurship and higher-education. Plus, I know a lot about natural health and self-improvement. I’m a voracious reader and learner so I tend to know about and follow the new trends in all of these areas and others. I have an ebook in the works in the social business niche (G+).

    I do know marketing, but I don’t know the writing market very well if at all. I probably need to join your community Carol :-), but what would be the next step to take when you do know your freelancing niche(s)?

    p.s. All of my current clients are too small to afford writing services.

    • Carol Tice

      Umm…at the risk of stating the obvious…find bigger clients?

      A lot of freelancers get stuck in the small-biz trap. You want to move up to medium-sized and larger companies. Think at least $1 million in revenue. $10M is better. $1 billion is way better.

      Beyond that, I’ve got a whole e-course in the Den on “How to break in as a freelance writer…” 😉

  15. Erin

    Great topic! I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments.

    I actually have two niches–travel and global non-profits. In my previous life I worked at a travel agency, as well as at the US Agency for International Development, and both these experiences serve me as a freelance writer. For instance, one of my nonprofit clients recently noted that she was impressed that I could take a bunch of “complex, jargon-laden” copy and polish it into something clear and accessible. It is true that the deeper understanding you have of a niche, the better you can do as a freelancer.

    Travel can be trickier in terms of a well-paying niche, but if you avoid the small agencies with no marketing budget, you can still snag well-paid gigs.

  16. Mellissa Thomas

    Love the simplicity of your message here, Carol: just DO the thing. Sometimes we freelancers need that kind of frank advice because we overthink things.

    I have to admit I’m in the entertainment realm myself, though – I got a Masters degree in Entertainment Business. However, I found my niche in just that: marrying business and entertainment together.

    I narrow it further by focusing only on everyday people in the industry – ‘treps that are on the climb – to provide both motivation and a realistic picture of getting into the industry to current college students or fresh grads. It isn’t paying me yet, but that’s only because I’m still increasing my expertise to become an expert in the niche and building an audience.

    Speaking of expertise, can I offer a website for your readers to check out? You may have visited it before, but Danny Iny’s fellow friend and blogging consultant Corbett Barr has a blog called Expert Enough ( that is solely dedicated to helping freelance writers and bloggers become subject matter experts.

    Thanks again for the great insight, Carol!

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Melissa —

      I think I’m doing a blog right now you’re going to enjoy — it’s all about business-oriented Reality TV shows! I sold them on that concept. Maybe there’s another site where you could do something along those lines.

      I know both Danny — he’s been a Freelance Writers Den meeting guest expert — and Corbett, but didn’t know that site, so thanks for turning me on to it.

      • Mellissa Thomas


        The Reality Check blog is awesome! Are you the only person posting to it so far? I appreciate the info – it helps me refine my research a little bit.

        Sharing Barr’s link is my pleasure. Do enjoy.

        • Carol Tice

          Sometimes the editors do an occasional post for it, but I’m the main contributor. We’ll see how long that lasts, but for now I’m enjoying it. I was an entertainment industry secretary and my husband’s degree is in TV, so it’s sort of a fun way to earn off a family activity and a family interest.

  17. LuAnn

    I probably should be writing about education since I spent 23 years in the classroom, but straight education stories bore me.

    One of my niches is about simply writing, which does make sense since I taught English and Lit on the high school and collegiate levels.

    My other niche – which could be too small – is about Nebraska. I write a weekly newspaper column for several papers, introducing new ideas about what’s happening in the state. I’ve also written a number of history articles about the state.

    What I’d really like to write about is food and travel, but it seems like such a competitive area and I haven’t been able to really break in as much as I’d like to. I’m wondering if starting a cooking/foodie blog would help.

  18. Don

    I spent my entire 25+ year writer/editor career in business and finance, so this was a natural niche for me when I went full-time freelance in 2009. It’s great because I know and enjoy it, it pays well and clients value my expertise and ability to grasp complex business and financial topics quickly. And I can write very quickly, which increases my income potential.

    Another big benefit: I’ve been able to SEO my website’s copy with keywords related to my niche and rank in the top 5 Google and Bing results for my optimized keyword phrases. This has resulted in a steady stream of leads and new business from clients who found me via web searches. I write about this in the latest issue of my newsletter, which you can read here:

    • Carol Tice

      Oh, that’s cool Don. I know it’s terrific if you can rank for a writing niche nationally…I know some of the people who are on page one of search results for simply Freelance Writer too — now THAT’s hot! You know they don’t have to do a lot of active marketing.

  19. Tech84

    The only niche I currently know how to write is with technology (not to mention a few failed attempts at humor) , but so far I still don’t know if this niche is profitable. I’ve been approached before with a nice offer and it was just for a single article but I never really got the time to write it. I already had the idea about what to write but I never really had the time to write that I feel would be worth the offer.

    • Carol Tice

      I think it’s profitable for people who take the time to write up those good-paying assignments when they come along. Then, they turn that single article offer into an ongoing relationship.

      • Joseph Dabon

        But how to find those high-paying assignments is the crux of the problem. We can write entire day for no one but ourselves.

        • Carol Tice

          It’s pretty simple…stop reading Craigslist ads. Go out and find your own clients, in the real world. They pay better.

  20. Linda H

    I like what you say here because this is how I’ve found my niches. I’ve written career-oriented and business-related articles and now know those are good niches that also include good-paying clients. I’m pursuing those regularly and while I haven’t landed anything paying just yet, I’m still marketing. It’s also feeding my blogging ideas and as those get posted, readership to my website will increase as will my Google and Bing rankings. As I write more, confidence builds and I realize I can write about anything given the opportunity.

    • Joseph Dabon

      How are you marketing your freelance writing career?

  21. Tanmoy

    this is a very informative information.thank’s for this blog.

  22. Joseph Dabon

    Wow! This is one article taken directly from the horse’s mouth.

    Thanks. Not only is it well-written but it makes complete sense.

    I have always been stumped by the words, “finding your niche.” Now I know how, let it find you.

  23. Marisa

    I couldn’t agree more that becoming an “expert” in multiple fields based on your personal interests is the way to go. I also believe 100% that inspiration comes from work (that’s a famous quote I think, but not sure who from) and by doing you’re much more likely to find out what really works for you.

    The best thing about this piece may actually be the comments, as there are so many people who mention their area of expertise that I would have never thought could be an area of expertise, and yet they’re writing in them. Congrats to you, and so cool!

    For myself, I started writing about fashion and reviewing shows in New York and then slowly but surely that led to lifestyle topics, literature, and the broader niche of “culture” writer/editor, working with magazines from Zurich to Jamaica, online and in print. I’ve been paid up to $200 per 500-word article on a leading fashion website, no interview required, some of which have been as simple as how to wear the color white. I’ve also made blogs based on my interest in culture and fashion, and because I’m passionate about them, updating it never gets old. Ever. My point is that regardless of what someone tells you about what “works” and what “doesn’t” and what’s over-saturated…it’s always best to follow what you really connect to and keep at it, no matter what.

    And I suggest always starting a blog about your passions. If nothing else you could end up with dozens of essays you could pitch to publications for columns or even a print essay compliation, a la, David Sedaris.

    PS — I have a BBA in Economics and when I first started out, I’d dipped my toe in business writing, and as much as I truly love econ, that type of writing wasn’t for me. Shoulder shrug. Do what you love, as often as you can and eventually, it will be all you do.

  24. Michael Hicks

    Hi Carol,

    I didn’t find my “niche”. My niche found me.

    Before taking a job as a nursing assistant in Cardiac Surgery ICU
    I was a congestive heart failure patient. The nurses who took care of me
    provided the inspiration to pay it forward. I was in nursing school
    last year as well (RN school). But after winning a writing contest
    and attending a bootcamp, The Writer’s Life scooped me up!!!

    Having said all this, I have to admit that I like your niche approach.
    Just like nursing and healthcare found me, another field that I’ve yet
    to discover may find me as well. The key is to remain open and
    write broadly – but write well. Eventually, your niches will find you,
    and it’s always best to be good at 2 or 3 just in case something
    falls through the cracks.

    What a super article, Carol. I really enjoyed it!!!!

  25. Penelope

    Thanks for another excellent article, Carol!

    My expertise at the moment is all aspects of self-publishing. I saw the vast opportunity in 2010 that writing self-published books afforded authors, and set about learning the A-Z’s of writing, formatting, publishing to digital, and promoting through social media. I now have 5 published Kindle books on the Amazon marketplace, and another 7 in the works.

    I am now working to translate my expertise into writing for companies willing to pay for my knowledge. So far, I am working only for myself, but in the meantime making money with my books, and developing quite a following through social media.

    Technology is also a passion of mine, and I have knowledge in this area going all the way back to working for Wang Laboratories as a corporate trainer and systems analyst. Things have changed quite a bit since the advent of the stand-alone word processor, but I am trying to keep up.

    It’s a brave new world for the entrepreneurial freelance wirter! 😉

  26. Kenny

    This was a very helpful article. Thank you.

  27. Mel

    What about obtaining an education once you know what your niches are? For example, in my case, I enjoy writing about wellness and travel. Would obtaining a certification in yoga, holistic nutrition and tourism make me more credible? I find that many writers who specialize in these topics already have an education in the field and are therefore considered experts. Plus, I would so love to study those subjects for personal development as well! Of course, there’s the burden of paying for those certifications, but I feel my readers would benefit much more when I know what I’m talking about and editors will find my articles to be better. Maybe I answered my question! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Mel — I asked that exact question of one of my first editors.

      I had won an essay contest sponsored by the LA Times Real Estate section, and now the editor wanted me to write feature articles for them.

      I said, “Shouldn’t I be, like, a trained realtor or mortgage broker or something to write for your section?”

      He was appalled. “NO! Don’t learn anything else. You’re just like our readers, so you’ll explain everything to them that they need to know. Have you ever seen how realtors write?”

      It is not necessary to become an expert in every topic you write on! Especially if your goal is to write for consumer publications. Editors actually prefer it if you aren’t one. That way you won’t lapse into industry jargon or talk over readers’ heads, or get confused and think you are the expert.

      If you’d like to write for yoga teacher trade publications or their association newsletter or something, then being a practitioner might make sense.

      You may see many people writing on topics who ARE experts…but know that usually, their articles are unpaid. The assumption by the publications will be that they are writing and publishing to promote their main gig — being a yoga teacher or nutritionist. So if you want freelance writing to be your main income stream, you don’t want to position yourself that way.

      Hope that helps you save a fortune in certifications! Of course, if you’ve always wanted to be a nutritionist and yoga teacher, go for it anyway. 😉

      • Mel

        Hi Carol-

        A thousand thanks for the valuable information. I’m happy to know I can pursue the subjects I enjoy writing about without the need of becoming an expert.

        In terms of travel writing — which is my main passion — I guess I just need to travel and find a way to do it either cheaply or free. But that’s a whole different story!

        Thank you. Much appreciated.

  28. Karen W

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the comments and personal stories. It is encouraging to hear from people who successfully write in multiple niche areas that aren’t really related (i.e. pizza and ice hockey). My expertise is in a couple of diverse areas and I want to pursue more than one niche. I think over time, like Linda, where I get the most work will help me to narrow down. Since I am just starting out though, I want to try a few different areas.

  29. Joann

    Thank you for this!
    I’ve spent days thinking about the niche to focus on.
    You made my search for an answer easier 🙂

  30. Nicholas Godwin

    Carol thanks for this material. Yes, I’ve been into freelancing a while now, and I’m yet to say for sure what niche I write for. This article has helped me accept that it’s OK to experiment, be uncertain and try things out as I go until I feel clear about what’s best for me… Thanks so much!

    • Carol Tice

      It totally is OK. Glad I could help, Nicholas!

  31. Himmler Joachim

    I wish I read this seven months ago. lol.


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  8. Blogging Jobs, April 6, 2015 - […] Freelance writing tip of the day: Find a niche.  […]
  9. How to Set Yourself Apart with a Freelance Writing Niche - […] Tice, the master freelancing mind behind Make a Living Writing, advises considering the market when choosing your niche, […]

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