Each of the groups below represents a niche dimension. Some people choose one, but a lot of people choose a combination of dimensions (to find where they fit best and can earn the most for being specialized,) so keep an open mind! (Ed Gandia has a great video here that illustrates an approach to this concept from a prospecting perspective.)
Use this list as a starting point…there are a LOT out there and you’ll likely find some niche ideas on your own as you grow in your freelance career. And if you need some help, check out this post to learn what the process looks like.
Industry/Vertical/Sector (the BLS has a master list here)
Financial (Finance) ($)
Food and beverage
Government (Federal, State, Local)
Hair/Skincare ($…depending on how you work it)
Oil and Gas ($)
Real estate ($)
Mergers & Acquisitions ($)
(B=Business, C=Consumer, G=Government. Learn more about what it means for you here, and get a more complete explanation at TutorialsPoint here.)
Not for Profit
Amazon (MWS, AWS, description writing, ads)
*$ = strong earning opportunity. This isn’t a guarantee and it doesn’t mean you can’t earn well in dimensions without the symbol, but these have stood out to me as having more reliable, tested paths to higher earning as well as higher concentrations of high-earning freelancers.