For some of you, that may be a welcome departure.
I rarely give advice to freelance writers. After only five years of owning my own business, I hardly feel qualified to give advice.
Now, if you want advice on business writing, my business blog can help you out. Okay, enough about me.
Freelance Writing Course
I have often said that I want to be writer friend, John Soares, when I grow up.
He’s so fricking organized and John understands the value of life balance.
He is the owner of the blog, ProductiveWriters, where he shares great tips for any writer.
Recently, John shared a copy of his new freelance writing course, Find Your Freelance Writing Niches: Make More Money for Less Work.
Other than the copy, I receive nothing for reviewing the course.
To Niche or Not to Niche
In the freelance world, there has long been a debate over the value of creating a niche (or specialty) for your freelancing.
For example, as I spent over 30 years in the insurance/health care industry, most of my work comes from that specialty.
John makes a pretty convincing argument for developing at least one specialty. I loved how he also shared how you can have more than one.
- John started as an outdoors writer (which he still does)
- And kind of fell into his main specialty as a freelance writer for higher education companies, writing text books
How’s that for two very different niches?
It’s also a perfect example of John’s work/life balance.
John answers questions about specialties and the course.
But, my first question with writing courses and ebooks is Who would benefit from purchasing? Besides the author, that is.
This is my take on that answer for John’s course.
- New freelance writers or those considering freelancing
- Those still on the fence about specializing versus being a generalist
- Writers looking to add or change specialties
If you are thinking about being a part-time freelance writer, this course provides a good blueprint for finding your niche.
As John points out, specialty writers typically earn more money. If you’re going to freelance part-time, why not get the biggest buck for your bang *er * writing.
My specialty allows me the time I need for my personal responsibilities, while still making a profit every year.
Keep it Simple
If you follow my business writing at all, you know I love simple.
John’s course is the GPS for discovering your freelance writing niche.
It helps you get started with simple directions, and maps your journey with three logical destinations ~
- Why you should specialize
- How to choose your niches
- What to do now
Each section has its own set of exercises.
The course is about discovering your niche or specialties. It’s not going to provide you with all the nuts and bolts of running a successful writing business.
If you would like help identifying your writing niche or exploring new specialty areas, John’s course is simple, organized, and practical.
It could be the inspiration you are looking for.