The Differences Between Niche Writing And General Writing
It doesn’t matter if you are writing to earn money or for leisure but you would definitely need a niche to start off with. I often hear people asking if niche is really that important. Well, there are things you should know about writing and the advantages of having a niche or general writing topics.
What is niche?
Niche is known as a specific topic or speciality. For instance, you are a niche writer for work from home guides. This means that you are writing (majority) on that specific topic on your website. In other words, you can consider niche as opposite of general writing.
Is niche really important for a writer?
Well, if you are a freelance writer, niche could earn you more money but being a general writer could open more opportunity for you. There is no right or wrong rule here or which is better. It actually depends on your capabilities and what your interest is.
Advantage of a niche writer
When you are a niche writer and you have your own website, the advantage is extremely clear. Your website will suit more specifically to that specific niche and thus, it could do well for you when it comes to search engine optimization, page ranking and even search engine result pages. In some ways, I would also say that niche writing is great especially when you are required to backlink or link building.
What is general writing instead?
General writing is pretty simple; you wrote anything and everything under the sun. There is no specific rule on what you can or cannot do. In fact, this is one of the most common types of writers and not to forget, one of the easiest. I myself actually started writing online by being a general writer for some time.
How does general writing flares when it competes for side by side with niche writing?
Basically both have their own pros and cons. For me, I love the flexibility of a general writer. In some ways, yes general writers will do well as long as they have facts and content. However, you should not forget that for a professional writer, niche writing is indeed one of the best ways to earn money a writer.
When it comes down to writing online for a living, ask yourself a question which is do you know your niche? I know many writers who actually did many soul-searchings and still are not able to find their niche. If you are not sure about your niche, how about starting as a general writer and once you are comfortable, you can always proceed with more serious and deeper niche writing.
I love blogging and writing since I was small. However, I only realized my dream of becoming a successful blogger roughly in 2019 and currently, I know how hard it is when it comes to blogging for a living.