The Most Profitable Freelance Writing Niches

Freelance writing is the mother of all freelancing buzzwords. And I bet it’s a phrase you’ve heard one too many times before. You’ve probably even come across an article or two talking about earning money through content writing.

But is it really worth all the hype?

The simple answer: Yes. Freelance writing works. Not to mention it is also a lot of fun. Mostly because you’re being paid to put your thoughts on paper. However, writing isn’t easy. There will be moments where ideas will leap right off your mind and onto the paper effortlessly. And then there are moments when you can’t even seem to get a full sentence together leave alone a paragraph. And getting profits off of writing is even harder.

But what if I could tell you that you could actually get more profits from writing? Well, here is the secret: Narrow your niche. If you want to make money from writing and actually make profits, being a jack of all trades won’t cut it. What you should do is find a niche that you’re passionate about and focus on that.

However, if you’re just getting into content writing, figuring out which niche you want to focus on and how profitable it is can be an uphill task.  So in this blog post, we’ll share with you some of the most profitable freelance writing niches you should try out if you want to skyrocket your profits.

Let’s take a deep dive. Here are 7 insanely profitable freelance writing niches you should try out:

Cryptocurrency and Personal Finance Content

Probably the most lucrative freelance writing niche right now, cryptocurrency is a great choice for people who want to earn a good income. It is edgy, interesting and just what people want to read about. Not to mention, by its nature, cryptocurrency content tends to pay big bucks.

If you have specialized knowledge in personal finance, you can ride the cryptocurrency craze and build a blog or start writing for a finance company and actually make big bucks off of it. You can even tie in other aspects of finance so that you’ll still have something to fall back on long after people stop obsessing over cryptocurrency.

Book Ghostwriting

While you may not see at first why ghostwriting would even be beneficial, it is a really lucrative freelance writing niche. In fact, you’ll get between $30,000 and $35,000 for each ghostwriter book you write. Yes, it’s a bit unsettling that all the credit goes to the client, but it’s a hot niche right now and one that will make you the most profits.

Video Scripts

Visual storytelling is huge. And I’m not just talking about using infographics and images. I’m talking about videos. And the truth is video is only going to get bigger and better in the future. So if you can write video scripts for sales, page videos, YouTube videos, and home page videos, you can bet that you’ll make a good amount of money off of it.

SEO Writing

One of the biggest challenges that most marketers face is writing content that is optimized for search engines. But it’s not just about creating content. It’s about creating useful content that’s persuasive, interesting and optimized for search engines. However, most marketers have a hard time with SEO copywriting. Thus the demand for SEO freelance writers is enormous. In fact, most clients don’t mind paying you more to write SEO optimized content that ranks on Google.

Long-Form Blog Posts

If you’ve never written long-form content, you probably think that it’s a ton of work. However, creating a blog post that offers all the information that people need is a lucrative business right now. And because not all marketers have the time to write the long form posts, they pay amazingly well when they outsource the services to freelance writers.

Marketing Blog Posts

I bet when you hear about marketing you think about long boring salesy pieces of content. However, marketing blog posts are more than that. In fact, they could include anything from a guide to tutorials that help the reader run their business better. And the best part about it is that companies pay big bucks for marketing blogs. And especially long-form blog posts.

Technology Content

Another niche that is taking over freelance writing is the technology niche. This is mostly because technology content of any kind represents big bucks and tons of audiences. The only problem is that thousands of other people are writing on technology and they probably have the same ideas as you have. That means that there’s borderline competition. So to stand out, you need to niche down to something interesting. However, if you can write compelling blog posts and increase readership, clients will pay you handsomely to create landing pages, blog posts, and product reviews.


Content writing has taken over the freelance industry. In fact, it’s hard to pinpoint a niche where you don’t need a freelance writer. But that’s simply because there is a lot of demand for good content. If you’re just getting into freelance writing and looking to make profits off of writing, follow this checklist to find profitable niches you can start creating content on.  Of course, there are plenty more amazing niches that pay relatively well, but these should be enough to get you started.


Comments (1)

Wow, such great tips!
I am an intermediate writer and I have been thinking of settling on a niche and this post opened my eyes even more.

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