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Advantages of Writing Outside of Your Own Niche

Updated on March 30, 2015
Wade into the kiddie pool before diving into the deep end. start out with small steps by simply leaving insightful comments in forums.
Wade into the kiddie pool before diving into the deep end. start out with small steps by simply leaving insightful comments in forums. | Source

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Crafting content in another area creates feeling of unease.

Comfort and familiarity are states of mind which create the atmosphere any person in any career feels secure in. However, when we leave that zone a feeling of floundering appears. Even with this insecurity flowing throughout veins, countless writers discover something wonderful. They find they are talented in an area they never imagined before. The mood quickly switches to adventure .

Writing doesn’t always afford the privilege of staying in a comfort area and moving around improves professional skills given a chance. It is never a necessity to dive headlong into the deep end. Take tiny steps around the baby pool. In fact, take time to smell the roses. Treat it as if building material like a novice.

Some of the actions for baby steps includes leaving comments on new forums, blogs or articles around familiar platforms. Now and again find new and exciting places around the web to learn something where we are a little on edge.

A great example of a major move is a writer accustomed to crafting wedding arrangement articles takes a stab at writing on a sporting event. Pick one which is unfamiliar or known simply in passing. The best choice is certainly the one which needs research.

Why make a change

Getting back to the basics of research, exploring unfamiliar ground and examining new things is every now and then frightening, but refreshing at the same time. Familiarity breeds writers who lose their crafty, innovative and quality skills. Some change is good.

These are ways to touch on various subject matters and niches you wouldn't necessarily write extensively about, but teach us something new and help develop better content overall. It sharpens and hones skills which sometimes occasionally become lazy.

How to make a change

Enhancing details

Writing on a focus or issue as a novice occasionally produces a better piece of material. Countless individuals become too familiar with a niche and work is complacent. Content is flat and without exciting or innovative themes or ideas.

Those outside of the scene have commented these articles are not only from time to time flat, but surprisingly more than a few assume things are known by the audience. Details are missing and not spelled out.

Continually working on the same or similar material makes the possibility of this happening increase. It is certainly possible to miss significant or essential information as a veteran after hundreds of articles on the same thing. Newbies to a niche usually deliver important elements and points in detail for a great article flow.

Learn new things

Every writer benefits from learning new things. Knowledge is power especially when it comes to words and delivering them to an audience. Writing is a tool for learning from the reader’s point of view and teaches from the writer’s point of view if permitted. Self education on new facts and facets about a variety of items, people or places is fantastic. Touch the fringes of an untried area of focus. The ability to put it together into a quality piece is terrific.

Increase an audience

Owning a dedicated platform, blog or website, means finding another platform to display the work. One of the best platforms to publish unrelated content is an article writing site or forums.

Numerous writing sites allow back links to another site or blog.Additionally, it’s possible to locate many those sites which permit links to other various content around the web. Increasing links means bringing new page views to specific material.

Although it is terrific to discover new readers, make certain links are actually increasing a readers experience. Make certain items and info is related.

Expanding a personal niche

It is possible when creating content for a particular niche over and over again leads to repetitive pieces. Articles fail to be one of a kind or as unique.On occasion there is great difficulty generating new and interesting substance. On the other hand researching or producing new mixtures of content aids in putting together things which are novel. Loads of professions admit there are exciting topics and ideas that people never envisioned.

In spite of never having visualized two themes together before, try it. A great example is a wedding motif combined with a sporting event. How about a couple that wants a theme wedding with a sporting event presence? Tying the knot at home plate with guests in the dugout could be the contents of a special day. Then again, the real question is whether or not a writer is capable of making it sound good.

Adding a new niche

Along with expanding your horizons some writers will find one they enjoy more than they thought possible. Writers that fall into a niche where they have ease may not know they are comfortable in more than one easy chair.

Together with your blog you may want to produce a website on another niche. There are writers that have several different blogs or article content sites all dedicated to diverse focuses or fields. One site may be related to pediatric health matters while another studies biology in the Everglades.

Padding the resume

A resume as a writer is built from a number of things such as education, references and also online content. Nice ways to assess a writer are displays of his tools in black and white.

Freelance writing for a living requires seeking out new and different clients for income resources. Attaining skills in a variety of various niches is a terrific. It generally means much more well rounded resume. Reaching out to new clients with a published article to reference is a wonderful way to increase income.

For instance, a client needs someone to write travel articles which hit the bulls eye for a certain resume. Scores of authors are capable of producing the requested material they simply have the experience without the documentation..The resume says they are not qualified when in fact they are.This hurts the writer's wallet. A few well placed quality articles around the web takes care of it and nabs the money from this client.

Owning a particular skill in a bag of tricks versus someone else missing it, increases the chance of getting the gig. Something as simple as being able to show a client a particular type of article for reference displaying skills in this arena makes a difference. This is a simple way to sway the client to the positive side for lots of writers.

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In conclusion

There are numerous advantages to writing outside of a certain niche and all of them contribute to becoming a better writer. Even if without a contribution to hundreds of different types of material on a variety of subjects within the next week or so, venture out to the kiddie pool and add something new and out of the ordinary for a specific comfort zone.

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    • LailaK profile image

      LailaK 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Well-researched and written! Thank you for sharing! Voted up!

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Great tips on spreading your writer's wings.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Wow. These are some very good ideas! Voted up, up and away!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great information and advice to help all freelance writers !

      Useful and vote up !!!

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks for sharing these good ideas. Voted up.

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      thank you fellow hubbers for the feedback, its always appreciated.

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      quildon 6 years ago

      You're right. It's so easy to get used to writing the same things over and over again. Great hub!

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      Sarah Kolb-Williams 6 years ago from Twin Cities

      Great hub and excellent breakdown! Thanks for the tips -- voted up!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great tips for any freelance writer!