Freelancing niche is the most important component in starting your freelancing career, it is because when you do not identify your specific freelancing niche, you will be not sure what to offer to your clients, and eventually, nobody wants to hire you.
To newbies who don’t know where to start, here are suggested freelancing niches that you can start with.
Niches you can start with
1. Skills you have prior experience
Talking about the skills with prior experience, it is all about the skills that you already have during your office work. This can be admin skills, real estate broker skills, accounting or bookkeeping, or any other skills that you already practice in a corporate setting. You can use this particular skill as your main service when you start working in a freelancing setup and develop it later on.
2. Skills that you know how to render it to clients
Start with the skill that you know, the skills that you can provide to clients even if you haven’t experience in a corporate set-up. These skills are something you know how to do when you are studying, or the skills you self-learned on the internet. Samples of the skills are data entry, online research, PowerPoint presentations, and any other related skills.
3. Skills that you are learning in your training
This is about the skills that you learn out of the training that you are taking. Whether it’s Social Media Management, SEO, Email Marketing, and any other skills that you can learn through online courses or any freelancing training.
With these three different skills, you can start your freelancing career and later on re-brand. When you already identify the specific freelancing niche that you love to do and you feel at ease when delivering it to your clients, you will focus more on that niche. When you are already adjusted in the freelancing world, from there, you can identify your focus niche and grow as a freelancer.
Niches You Can be Established
4. Skills you can provide quality service
This is the niche that you can provide with good quality and expertise. Also, with these skills, you can go ahead and serve your clients with mastery, and you will accomplish the tasks with full potential and capacity. Samples of skills are graphic designing, video editing, and any other alike skills.
5. Skills that you can be established
The skills that you can establish means your freelancing niche that you are satisfied with doing it, it brings a lot of satisfaction in you, and you love to take challenges while doing it, and you grow out of these challenges. Your creativity shows and your fulfillment is overwhelming. These skills can be Social Media Management, SEO, Email Marketing, Project Management, and any related skills.
With the five different types of skills, you can start with one specific freelancing niche and later on develop it. Or, you can start from a single freelancing niche and develop that niche into a different and more competitive freelancing niche.
Can you change your focused niche along the process? How can you decide on the niche that you can be established? Please watch this video!
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:
In-Demand Freelancing Skills Under The New Normal
Relevant Skills Needed in Freelancing & How to Reach out to Clients
How to Stand Out To Employers As A Virtual Assistant Newbie