As a freelance writer there’s numerous different disciplines and career paths for you to follow.
If you’re already a writer you’ll probably know that choosing a freelance writing niche is the first step in properly targeting your services (if you’ve not yet chosen a niche, then check out this piece on how to pick your perfect freelance writing niche).
But what you might not know is that choosing your niche is only half the battle. If you really want to target the very best prospects, you’ve also got to zero in on the kind of freelance writing that best suits your skills.
Put yourself in the client’s shoes. If you own a real estate company and need a press release, who are you going to hire?
- The general real estate writer
- The real estate press release writer
The latter, right? The t.itle immediately makes you view them as a specialist in press releases for the real estate industry.
The more granular you can get, the easier you’ll find marketing yourself.
It’s something few in the freelance writing world talk about. Targeting the best clients isn’t just about narrowing your services to an industry. It’s about providing a specific service or solution in that industry.
If you reduce your service offering to a type of freelance writing you’ll find it easier to establish yourself as an authority and will be able to quickly and easily increase your rates.
I know figuring out where to start ain’t easy, so I’ve created a little quiz to help you figure out what type of freelance writing is best for you.
This quiz is only nine questions long and will help you figure out what type of freelance writing is best for you by asking some pretty simple questions on how you like to work and what you like to write about.
It takes two minutes and will spit out an answer that’ll be a great starting point in figuring out your freelance writing speciality.
Once you’re done with the quiz, be sure to drop a comment below and let us all know what kind of freelance writing best suits you.