Our Defined Autonomous Writing Needs
We must make independent niche types suit our needs, wants,
values and lifestyles, and we must also adapt
independent niche types. From our waking hours, we work harder
that we do anything else. I keep this in mind when college
students come to me worried about what to do for a living,
and I tell them (because I want them happy) to do what they
love. I also tell them (because I believe the truth) that
do what they are good at.
The same goes for freelance writers. If we are talented,
have a chance. If we have a severe work ethic, we have a
Better luck. And if we are devoted and relentless enough
enough (and ahem – masochistic enough) about writing for a
Living, we can put on our lives that we are
indeed professional writers. But to do and be like this
you better find the niche types of freelance writing or the type that
will be spectacular in, stake out a corner in the niche
market, one that you¡¯ll bring passion to every morning as
that damn alarm goes off (then a wonderful thing).
Definition of niche
From the French of Italian origin for nicchia, “a shell
hollow in a wall, “a niche is a concave recessed enclosure.
It’s this little enclosure that freelance writers need
find, study, practice and own. It is the small area of
specialty that we support and offer to those in need. So he
smaller (and therefore less competitive) the better.
We in the business of freelance writing and those of us who work
To enter, you have many industries to work with:
B2B (business to business)
B2C (business to customer / customer)
Publication (online / offline)
Research / Marketing
Definition of niche types
And for every industry there are dozens of types of freelance writing niches:
Creative writing- I¡¯ll say again from my noble loft of
opinions that I think all writing is creative as it is
generative. My point is made when we look at all the
types of writing projects a creative freelancer can do or
get in, from magazine articles on bushwackers and
George Bush to books on embroidery and pineapple needles
and prod family members to
Ghost writing: ghost writing is a favorite
choice of many clients, even those who have spent a while
scriptwriter (or banner) and outsource assignments,
pick them up, pay us (hopefully okay), and put your own
names at work, be it a brochure or book, a piece of web
copy or a part of the copy of an advertisement.
Drafting of proposals and business plans: for profit or not,
companies need writers to create proposals that demonstrate the need
And get that need satisfied¡ª monetarily. As there with
all types of freelance writing niches, with proposal and plan
writing a freelancer has the skills and experience to
prepare documents that are convincing enough so that if the
customer needs hot soup sold in hell, the writer will be able to
to deliver. I have written two successful proposals and one
number of grant proposal reports (which ensured continuation
grant). They are somewhat interesting, but only for
those writers with a particular delicacy for a cross between
technical and creative / dynamic writing.
Public relations writing (public relations): PR copywriters copy concepts
or concept to complete work in various media, copywriting
ad copy, doing the layout and designing elements like
brochures, newsletters, press releases, media kits and
more, to achieve the ultimate goal for the customer: name
Technical writing: it involves everything technical, from
professional, consumer and user manuals for technical reports,
technical writing depends on the writer’s ability to
organize, synchronize, structure and develop the details of
Writing web content- to meet the client¡¯s goals of the web
presence and development of the brand in line with high traffic,
sticky websites / pages, the web content developer or
The producer writes what is known as KRP, keyword rich pages.
This particular wave of independent niche types was discovered
(years ago) to be more beneficial as SEO, search engine
optimization / optimized / optimization, text (or content).
Although I also specialize in writing on mental health / disability
and creative and memoir writing, web content development is
one of my favorite freelance niche types. To get the
keyword phrase keyword phrase keyword phrase construction
clear, engaging and entertaining while still
doing a horrible grammatical / rhetorical pileup is a
challenge I look forward to every morning.
Hey, it’s better than the jingle of the alarm clock, indicating dread
of having to punch a card in a factory or fire the boss
to work to be able to clean his toilets and scrub his floors. From
Of course, there is no shame in those jobs. I did them for
years to finish graduate school. But that’s more to do
with the other definition of niche: “the state of a
organism within its environment / community, affecting its
survival as a species “.
And besides, I love writing much, much more. Is a
much better fit, one I wish for everyone who loves the
writing process as much as I adore it. *
* If this is the case, you should definitely refer to the
My site pages with web content and niche writing examples,
articles that exemplify good, rigorous, and even humorous writing
and that it is about writing at the same time.
Bly, Robert W .. Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How To
$ 85,000 a year. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988.
Hyperdictionary. WEBNOX CORP., 2000-2003
Konradt, Brian. “Creation of a specialty”. Write from home. http://www.writefromhome.com/writingtradearticles/145.
htm> December 7, 2004.