The Fastest-Growing and Most Lucrative Freelance Writing Niches for 2014

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American Writers & Artists Inc., which provides professional training in many freelance areas, will help its members take advantage of these opportunities in the coming year.

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At AWAI, we take pride in our ability to keep abreast of industry trends that affect our members.

A recent overview of trends in the writing industry has found many bright spots for freelancers in 2014. According to Department of Labor statistics, overall demand for writers (who make a median annual salary of $55,420, according to the same agency) will grow by 6 percent from 2010 to 2020. But the future for writers in certain key areas, especially those serving online businesses, is even brighter. And that means opportunities for high-paying work abound for qualified writers.
Some of these in-demand niches include…

  •     Search engine optimization, which has shown a 112 percent increase in demand for qualified professionals over the past year and is expected to grow even more in 2014, according to tech company Conductor.
  •     Social media, where revenues are predicted to leap from $11.8 billion in 2011 to $34 billion in 2016. But most companies don’t understand how to capitalize on social media. And this sets the stage for social media experts to help them connect with prospects and customers on this platform.
  •     Content marketing, an alternative to the “in your face” advertising that is used in much of the ecommerce world. This advertising style instead provides consumers valuable information about a product or service to help them make a buying decision. According to a study by the TopRank Media Blog, 65 percent of large companies outsource at least some of their content creation. And overall, companies will spend $118.4 billion on content in 2013.

American Writers & Artists Inc. is a company dedicated to preparing its members (it’s free to join) for new careers in several freelance niches, including those listed above, as well as copywriting, web writing, graphic design, self-publishing, travel writing, and much, much more. It has responded to these new industry trends by continuing its work in training writers in specific niche writing opportunities to give them the skills and confidence to offer their services to clients.

“At AWAI, we take pride in our ability to keep abreast of industry trends that affect our members,” says Executive Director Katie Yeakle. “And I’m looking forward to seeing how many are able to take advantage of what’s on tap in 2014 to further their freelance careers.”

AWAI is addressing the hot niches of 2014 by offering programs overseen by professionals working in these industries right now. For example, 4 Weeks to Content Marketing Mastery was created by content marketing innovator, Brian Clark, the founder who was named Dun & Bradstreet’s “most influential person to follow on Twitter” for small businesses in 2012. American Writers & Artists Inc. also offers help in social media in a partnership with Nick Usborne, who’s been active in social media since the beginning and has just released How to Make Money as a Social Media Marketing Expert.

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About American Writers & Artists Inc.
American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI), has been publishing direct-response copywriting and graphic design home-study programs since 1997. Their mission is to help people develop the critical skills to acquire financial security, independence, and freedom. AWAI equips members with the tools and connections necessary to land clients, start working professionally, and earn money fast. And through their free Direct Response Jobs site, businesses can find and hire skilled AWAI members quickly and easily. For a complete list of programs and more information about AWAI, please visit the site or call toll-free 1-866-879-2924.

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