Are You A Specialised Writer

Are you looking for writing jobs? Are you tried specialised writer
As a freelance writer myself, making a living (or trying to) from my writing and editing work, I know how hard it is to find good writing jobs and well-paying clients. Most clients want great writing. They want fantastic SEO posts to bring them traffic and help them sell their products. Yet, they don't want to share even a tiny percentage of this profit with the writers who created the material in the first place. I try to help in my own little way by updating this writing opportunities page whenever something new catches my eye. Feel free to check it out today.

Are you a specialised writer?

to climb to the top of the writing ladder, you need to specialise 

General writing seems to be the area to avoid if you're looking for writing work. Becoming a specialised writer gives you an advantage over the bulk of freelance writers who can write most things well, but can't write one thing very well.

Specialised writing creates more jobs for you

You may think that specialising decreases your writing opportunities, but this is not quite true. Existing companies and startups are generating a lot of Internet business. This is obvious to freelance writers - most businesses are now concentrating a lot of their efforts online, on social media etc. What is not so obvious is that those companies and start-ups will need material for their websites. While business people are experts in their fields, they're not necessarily writers. They need learned writers who have researched their speciality and know it inside out. If an export company wants articles on their website, who do you think they will hire me, or you - with a speciality in export marketing? Are you a specialised writer? What is your speciality?

Specialised writing pays better

Most writers can write a general blog post, therefore the payment for these types of posts are minimal. (It's the supply - demand thing we've all learned about). If you're the only specialised writer in your field, you're advertising your services online, and you've got a portfolio of what you can do, then you can charge as much as you want - within reason. There are some very good how to write articles online posts. (I've got a very detailed one on my blog. Follow the link to read and bookmark it). However, I haven't seen many specialised 'how to write... articles' recently. This may be because there's a wide gap in the market. 

Specialised writing is not as hard as you think

You may think it's too difficult to specialise, that you may have to study to get a degree in your chosen topic. This is not true at all. Everything worth doing - especially for a career - needs hard work. Dedication to learning and researching your topic completely will pay off well in the long run. You don't have to learn all there is to know at the start. 
As we all know, writing is about learning. Specialised writing is one you can learn on the job (so to speak). A good place to start is perhaps to write research papers. Just type in the term buy research paper into your search engine and you'll see a lot of sites which may be hiring research writers. This is a perfect way to hone your writing speciality skills. Start writing for students, then when you feel confident enough, you can branch off into writing for businesses. 

Small ways you can start specialising as a writer

  • Definitely start a blog because you're writing no pressure whatsoever. You can micro specialise on your blog and experiment until you find your niche.
  • Research. Establish yourself as an expert by researching and spending time becoming familiar with your topic. 
  • As mentioned above, search for research paper writers jobs and apply for them.
  • Guest blog on top sites in your chosen niche and build your portfolio in this way.
  • Use social media to connect with people in your chosen niche. 
How about you? Are you a specialised writer? Are there any disadvantages connected to the job? Please share them with us to make this post more balanced and informative. Thank you. Do you know someone who can benefit from this article? Please share it with them or on your social networking sites. 


myletterstoemily October 10, 2012 at 1:03 AM  

i would call myself an unspecialized
poser. :)

but i'm sure somebody will gain valuable
help from this post!

Unknown October 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM  

Wow! it is awesome post. This post is only for them who has great idea. Go on with. We want this kinds of post regularly for our best.

Beautiful travelling places.

Connor Harley October 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM  

I badly want to become a writer. But it seems like it's not for me. But to you, and all the others out there. I'm sure you can do it!

Icy BC October 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM  

Another fantastic post, Anne!

I am now just happy writing my paid post reviews since it can afford me a living. Maybe when life gives me a break, I can begin writing what I want again..

Anne Lyken-Garner October 30, 2012 at 8:54 AM  

Thank you all for stopping by. Lea and Mobin, I think as long as you're a blogger, you're a writer in some way. You have to come up with unique ideas and write them down in a way for others to relate to. If that's not writing, I don't know what is.

Anne Lyken-Garner October 30, 2012 at 8:55 AM  

Conor, what do you mean? If you want to become a writer, what's stopping you?

Icy, I've seen your blogs. You already have a great mix of articles and pictures. You're doing very well.

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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