Are you developing a professional writing career? One of your first tasks is to choose the right specialty for you. Specialist writers make more money than generalist writers, therefore if you create a specialty you will boost your income dramatically.
Here’s how to develop a specialty.
1. What’s Easy for You to Write?
Make a list of topics which are easy for you to write about. If you’ve published several magazine or Web articles on any topic, this can be a guide that this topic is easy for you.
Choose one topic. Topics like technology, health, and business reward writers well. However almost any topic, can be turned into a specialty. If there are magazines devoted to your topic, it usually means that this would make a great specialty.
2. What Are You Enthusiastic About?
If you’re a new writer you may not have published any articles. Make a list of subjects which interest you and about which you’re enthusiastic.
Your lifestyle can also point you to a specialty. If you’re a new mother, then consider writing about babies and parenting. If you’ve recently been made redundant, then write about careers and job hunting.
Think about the TV shows you watch. Your viewing habits are also a guide to your interests.
Interest is vital when you are choosing a specialty, because you will be writing about this topic for years, so it’s one in which you must have a certain amount of interest.
3. Create a Profile for Your Specialty
You next step is to create a profile for your specialty. Include any educational qualifications you have, or any career experience. However even if you lack these, writing about your chosen topic will make you a de facto expert.
When you’ve published five articles on the topic, people tend to look on you as being an expert.
4. Get Writing Jobs in Your New Specialty
Finally get some writing jobs in your new specialty. Approach magazines and websites and query them with article topics. You can use these initial sales to get more writing jobs.
Although it can take a little time to become known in your specialty, once you are known you will find that writing jobs come to you — and they keep coming.
After they’re known in an area writers complain is that they’re offered writing jobs in their old specialty many years after they have stopped writing in that area. So choose your specialty with care.
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