Are you struggling to find what’s the most profitable writing niches that you can choose in 2022?
Struggle no more.
In this post, I will share with you the best freelance writing niches that you can choose so you can start your freelance writing journey.
These are the list of niches that most freelance writers make money from.
As not every writing niche is profitable, you have to take proper measures to find which niche is profitable and which ones are not so you don’t waste your time and energy for nothing.
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How To Choose A Profitable Writing Niche?
In simple words, it is the ratio of demand to supply which makes a niche profitable.
But this is applicable only if the demand is higher than supply.
If the supply is greater than the demand then that niche can be said to be saturated and the earning potential in that niche is usually lower.
So you have to look for that writing niche which has low supply and high demand.
Those are the most profitable writing niches.
Though in the same niche, compensation varies from client to client and project to project but not by very much.
Another option to find whether the writing niche is profitable is to see how much money another freelancer in your niche is getting.
If the pay is higher you can choose that freelance writing niche.
But take the opinion of other freelancers who are working in that same niche.
How To Validate Your Freelance Writing Niche?
There are two steps you should follow while choosing any freelance writing niche.
1. Are You Passionate Enough To Write On That Particular Niche
This is the first thing you should consider while choosing the writing niche.
Some of the most lucrative writing niches may offer greater pay but you either don’t know anything about that particular niche or you don’t have a passion to write about such topics.
Find an intersection point between your writing niche and your passion.
This is important because you don’t want to write garbage and submit to your client.
And you could only write amazing content if you have at least some knowledge or have a passion to read, understand, and write on the same.
Remember you could only make a living writing if you give your client the best possible content.
This will be profitable in the long run as they can become a recurring customer and you don’t have to search for new clients every time.
2. Check The Market For Your Freelance Writing Niche
Now that you’ve found the niche you want, what if there is no market for your niche?
Sounds creepy. Right.
So before you select your niche you should validate your niche by checking some job boards and other freelance sites.
You should look into job boards like ProBlogger Job boards to see if there is demand for your niche or not.
If there is demand then check what’s the price they are offering.
Check the minimum price to the maximum price for single work or for ongoing projects.
For example, some people offer $20 for a blog post while some offer $200 for a single post.
This means that there is a market and you can gradually raise your price in the near future.
Though higher prices are only offered by large media companies and only if there is demand.
The next thing you could do is check Facebook Groups and LinkedIn for your writing niche.
You will find Facebook groups for almost every niche writing jobs.
You can find many potential clients just with Facebook only.
Best Profitable Freelance Writing Niches To Work in 2022
Even if you just a beginner or expert these are some of the most profitable niches for freelance writers to work in 2022.
Note: These are not an arranged list and it is in random order.
1. Blog Post Writing Niche
Blog post especially long-form content in the B2B industries tends to pay great.
As blog posts are usually not a one-off, you can expect to get more from the same client (if you meet their expectations).
These posts are like 1000-2000+ words of content which breaks down a complex topic in an easy way that the readers can understand.
It’s not like just adding a bunch of text.
You have to be precise and each word you write has to solve the readers’ problem or educate them.
Plus if you really want to compete in this niche you have to understand how your post can drive results.
You have to know things like how to write a title, how your post can be SEO optimized, designed for clicks, formatting, etc.
And if you can do that select this niche.
2. Technology Niche
This particular niche is one of the most profitable freelance writing niches.
And it is continuously moving upward.
Even I started my freelance writing with this niche and I also had my first blog in the technology niche.
Since new technology changes at a rapid rate so does the demand for tech writers too.
The Technology niche is a kind of evergreen niche for a freelance writer.
There are a lot of gigs in this niche.
An an example, the technology niche covers:
- All Gadgets News and Reviews
- Accessories, and
So much more, plus a variety of sub-categories.
Just target the right category in which you have some interest and you are good to make a profitable freelance writing business at the comfort of your living room.
The most lucrative and highest paying freelance writing niche you can ever find.
The pay is higher than any of the writing niches I have mentioned in this post.
As the name suggests, the writer will not get credit for their writing.
The credit goes to the client and not the writer.
That’s why the pay is higher than any of the writing niches.
Ghostwriters are mostly used in writing books, ebooks, and novels.
As you will not get credit for the work done, therefore the compensation will be higher.
The price for each ghostwriter book comes at $30,000 ~$35,000.
The catch here is that even you are not allowed to reveal the name of your client or work that has been published.
So you can’t add this in your freelance writing portfolio.
If you are ok with remaining anonymous and earning the huge income you can join this writing niche.
Read this article if you want to become Ghostwriter.
4. White Paper
White papers are not like some typical long-form content like a blog post rather it is a more sophisticated content type comprising more than 5-10 pages of content.
They are an in-depth report that presents a problem and solution in such a way that it can be understood by the user.
White papers are the most popular in the technology niche.
The best part is that you don’t need to be an expert to write White papers because your source of information and content will be based on Client Interviews.
All you need to do is to write and put all the information together in such a way that your clients get the result that they were looking for.
The payment in this niche varies and starts from around $3,000 per project, sometimes even higher.
As all the whitepapers are informative documents they are also a very powerful sales tool.
Now, if you think that you could nail this writing niche, have a go because the payments are huge. Remember though, it requires amazing writing from your end too.
5. Sales Page
Sales page or Landing pages are the pages that convert customers into clients.
Just think if the sales page you write will be able to bring $100,000-$500,000 per month for your client. How valuable will that task be?
Most sales page copywriters charge from $750 ~ $3,000 per page.
This means you could make a lot of money writing a sales page.
It requires an excellent set of copywriting skills that should be able to convert customers into a client.
Sales page writing is required in each and every industry as everybody has something to sell online.
This is the skill you can learn through experience.
But for start, you can give it a shot by learning from CopyBlogger, an amazing site to learn to Copywrite.
6. Video Scripts
Video is the next-gen content in 2022.
So if you can write scripts for YouTube videos or any video scripts in general, then you’ve got a skill that is in high demand.
As different blogs have different niches so do video content providers. They also have different niches.
So I recommend that you should niche down and stick to one category so you can charge more depending upon your niche and expertise.
In simple words, specialize yourself in writing video scripts that will make money for your client.
Videos can be for YouTube, Homepage of blog/website, sales videos, and course videos.
7. Academic Content
As the name suggests it involves writing academic content including basic essay writing for high school students to thesis for Ph.D. students.
Even it involves complex writing from engineering as well.
The complexity of this niche makes it lucrative as well as a profitable writing niche for a freelance writer.
As I am a mechanical engineer writing some reports in this niche is easy for me rather than writing a thesis.
So if you have a degree or equivalent knowledge in some required field writing academic content, then this will be an easy task for you.
Like after learning about the writing and publishing industry I am able to teach and educate fellow authors and writers to make a living through writing through this blog.
Similarly, you could acquire the skill and then work on some niche that you think is suitable for you and you have enough knowledge to pull through the job.
The main advantage I found writing in this niche is that I can show clients my experience to write engineering related stuff as I hold a degree in the same.
Similarly, if you have some degree you can show to your clients then it makes it easier for you to get work in that niche.
Apart from that clients can trust you with the work.
8. Email Sequences
For marketing, email is the most suitable option and every company and organization is using it to promote their products and services.
Even bloggers, authors, and freelancers are using emails.
So emails are still the big thing in marketing and are not dead yet.
If you can write emails/sales funnel sequences that sells a product/service than you could make a lot of money.
Though writing emails can be tricky because you want to promote and sell your products. However, if done poorly, it can be delivered into the promotional or the spam tab meaning the email is not seen or less effective.
So you have to learn “Email Writing” to do well in this particular writing niche.
9. Press Release Writing
A Press release is the short written information or message that conveys particular information.
This could be a launch of new products or the launch of an event or something similar that requires mass attention.
Basically, it is represented through media coverage and other platforms like newspapers, digital magazines, blogs, etc.
So to convey your message to the mass audience you need to write an amazing press release.
This is why every business hires writers who can deliver such results.
Since Press Writing writers are typically hired by larger companies and businesses the pay will be higher.
10. Business Plan Writing
A business plan is typically a roadmap for a startup or established business and how they plan to take their business to the next level.
An established business may not always hire a freelance writer for writing their business plan but start-ups usually hire freelance writers.
So if you know how to write:
- How their products will help the customer?
- What is the marketing strategy?
- What’s the costing and budgeting?
- Why invest in this company?
As you can see writing a business plan is not easy. It requires a lot of work to be done.
But it is still demanded niche as more and more new start-ups are launching day by day.
11. eBook Writing
This is one of my favorite niches to make money.
You know the eBook industry makes more than $4 Billion in the US alone.
So there is a huge market for eBook writers.
Not everyone has the time and energy to write an eBook from start to finish. So they hire freelance writers to do the job.
These are basically short eBooks like any free eBooks you get on sites where you have to submit your email to download it.
So for that people usually hires freelance eBook writers.
The pay varies from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $2000.
Though you will not hold the copyright, your work can still be showcased in your portfolio (some clients don’t allow this so better look into the terms and conditions of work at the beginning).
If you don’t want to write eBooks for others, you can write them for yourself and publish your own eBooks on Amazon to make some extra bucks.
If you want to know how to publish ebooks on Amazon then read my guide.
12. Case Studies
Case studies are the most lucrative freelance writing niche and always will be.
As case studies serve as social proof and drive sales for a company, writing case studies about a company’s product is in huge demand.
In simple terms, case studies are basically customer’s testimony but written in a more elaborated way.
- Their Challenges
- What solution they chose
- What the outcome/result
Furthermore, case studies are a positive testimony that will make the user buy the same products after reading the case study.
The main thing is that the business owners are so busy that they don’t want to write their own case studies. So they outsource.
And if you have a blog on the same niche or you have used or are using the same product, then they may offer you to publish that case study on your blog only and they will pay you more for the same.
Other high paying niches
So here are some of high paying freelance writing niches that you can try in 2022.
- SaaS content
- Marketing Blog Post
- SEO Writing
- Relationship and Dating
- Self Improvement
- Personal finance
- Speech Writers & Screen Writers
Freelance Writing Niches For Beginners
Not all the niches mentioned here are beginner-friendly.
Some of the niches require more experience than others.
So as a beginner you should choose writing niches such as:
- Technology niche
So basically go with the freelance writing niches that requires less experience if you are just starting or have no experience or expertise in that field.
Now, if you’ve got experience in some particular field and you want to start freelance writing then choose the same niche at which you have experience.
Then you will have a high chance of being successful with freelance writing.
How To Make Freelance Writing As Your Career?
If you want to make freelance writing your career then there are a few things you should consider.
1. Get Knowledge on That Specialized Niche
First of all, pick a freelance writing niche and specialize in that particular niche.
This means learning and writing about the topic in detail.
Specialize yourself in that skill and become the best writer in that niche.
Learn a lot. Write a lot.
Just focus on one particular niche and master that niche.
2. Provide Result For Your Client
Learn how your writing can bring results for your client.
It doesn’t matter how amazing your content is or how much experience you have if you cannot bring the expected result for the client you are not worth it as a freelance writer.
3. Learn To Sell
You have to learn how to find more clients for freelance writing and sell your writing.
Even if you don’t know how to write, if you know how to sell your service which brings the required result for your client, you are better than most freelance writers.
Don’t just focus on your writing. Also, learn the art of selling.
My Final Recommendation On Choosing Profitable Writing Niches
There are plenty of freelance writing niches apart from the ones mentioned in this post.
The mentioned freelance writing niches are the ones which are on-trend right now and you will be able to find work on any job board or freelancing sites.
Most importantly, stick to one niche where you have some experience or have some passion, especially if you are just starting out.
That’s how you will grow your freelance career exponentially.