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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pick Your Freelance Flavor: Writing in Areas of Specialization

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Having a freelance specialization can save you time and bring magazine editors to you. If you already know about a subject, it cuts down on research time and expert hunting. And once you publish in an area, editors come to you as an established expert.

Ask yourself the 4 Questions For Finding Your Perfect Freelance or Fiction Niche and use the options below to brainstorm so you can market yourself in the areas you're most talented. Then your business cards can say:

Joe Schmo
Freelance Ninja-history writer

Maybe not that specific. Consider the following niches:

Green Writing - the environment and it's issues (this is very popular area right now)

Healthcare/Medicine

Business/Corporate

Wedding

Gardening
Landscaping
Home Improvement
Automotive

Advertising

Parenting

Pregnancy

Travel

Real Estate

Food

Fashion

Beauty

Celebrity/Gossip

Film/Entertainment

Music

Science

Technology

Sports

Fitness

Nutrition

Teen

Children

Education

Interior Design

Relationships

Psychology

Engineering

Investment Writer

Budgeting/Finance

Crafts/Hobbies

Humor/Comedy

Law Enforcement/Legal

Online Writing

Academic Writing

Investigative Reporter

Media Reporter

History

Nature

Book Editing

Book/Product Reviewer

Technical Writing

Grant Writing

Copywriting

Ghostwriting

Essayist

Social Networking

Editor

Blogger

You can break categories down further, if you like. For example, technology can be broken into: Computers, SEO, Internet, Electronic Media, Web Design. But don't get too specialized or you eliminate freelance job options.

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