Market Report: The 5 Worst Kinds of Freelance Writing Jobs

Skip these dead end freelance writing jobs.

When you’re looking to earn a living as a freelance writer, there’s one important thing to know: Not all freelance writing jobs are created equal.

Some types of writing offer terrific pay, while others always seem to pay peanuts. If you focus your efforts on better-paying opportunities and avoid wasted time on niches that don’t offer pro rates, you’ll improve your odds of building a serious freelance income.

Recently, I’ve had quite a few coaching students announce plans to focus on niches where I believe there is little or no paid opportunity. So I think it’s time to call these out, so writers can avoid them.

Wondering which types of writing are unlikely to pay the bills? Here’s my list of the five worst types freelance writing jobs:

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