by Jodee Redmond
You may have heard that as a freelance writer, you should specialize in a certain niche (or a few niches) to achieve success. Choosing a niche to focus on can be challenging, to be sure. I want to suggest that you consider choosing evergreen topics for your niche.
What are evergreen topics? Like the type of tree they are named after, they don’t change with time. Let me explain. There are some topics that people will always be interested in reading about, and they don’t go out of style from year to year.
If you have experience in writing about one or more evergreen topics, you may find it easier to find work because there will always be a market for them in print or online.
Examples of Evergreen Topics
* Diet and Fitness
There are other evergreen topics you can choose to focus on. Just think about things that many people think about/deal with/participate in at different stages of their lives. There are many different angles you can use to approach any of these topics, which should give you ideas to use when getting ready to query print magazines or showcase your work on a blog.
If you need help finding an angle, take an evergreen topic and use an online tool like Wordtracker to find popular keywords related to the topic. This will give you some ideas about how to approach it, based on the kind of search terms Internet users are using most often.
Do you write about any evergreen topics? Which ones?