Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Specialize, Specialize, Specialize!

You hear it all the time -- really successful freelance writers specialize in one specific niche. The question then is should you specialize? It's useful to have one area of expertise under your belt, because then you'll become the "go-to" writer for assignments dealing with your specialty. However, it's not necessary to start specializing if you're just getting used to the freelance world. Once you've written over a diverse range of subjects, you'll be able to find your niche.

Obviously, your niche will be a topic you enjoy writing about. Similarly, it could also be a type of writing you enjoy more than others, such as web content writing, short stories, or press releases. These are just a few ideas to get you started; there are tons more out there waiting to be explored. Once you have a good amount of writing experience behind you, you'll want to start seriously thinking about the types of writing you enjoy most and how you can become even more knowledgeable about your subject area.

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