recession

What to Write in the Downturn: 10 Niches That Stay Hot

Hot Niches: What to Write in the Downturn. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you nervous that the economy may be about to go kerblooie? I’m hearing from many writers who’re worried about the future of freelance writing. If you’re wondering what to write that will pay well and keep cranking in hard times, I’ve got a list for you.

You see, those of us who’ve been freelance writers longer than a decade have already been through this, in the big, bad recession of 2009-2010. That’s the timeframe when I actually doubled my freelance income and hit six figures for the first time.

So first thing to know: A downturn does not mean freelance work goes away. Far from it! Tough times create loads of freelance opportunity — if you know where to look.

Remember, when companies do mass layoffs, they often use more freelancers to get the work done.

Key thing to know, though: there are definitely some sectors and types of writing that are more reliable and lucrative in hard times than others. I’ve got a list of 10 niches to write in that are recession-proof:

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Freelance Work and the Coming Recession: Urgent Moves to Make Now

Urgent Moves to Recession-Proof Your Freelance Work. Makealivingwriting.com

Did the recent U.S. stock-market dip make you worried about the future of your freelance work? If so, you’re not alone.

I’ve been getting anxious emails from freelance writers ever since stocks suddenly ended their long upward climb earlier this month, and took a big dip.

Good news: Freelancers can thrive during recessions.

I know this because I steadily built my own freelance writing business up during the last recession, hitting six figures in the final year of the downturn, 2011. You can recession-proof your freelance business now, so that you thrive even when the economy falters.

Let me walk you through what’s happening now, and give you concrete steps to take right now to help you sail through a recession with a solid freelance income.

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For Freelance Writers, The Recession is Over — So Start Your Marketing Engines

I’ve had it with the whining about the down economy, and how hard it is to find good-paying freelance writing assignments. The fact is, there are a lot of signs of recovery out there.

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