If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m not a big fan of social justice as a niche. Not because it doesn’t matter or it doesn’t need writers (it does), but mostly because people tend to approach it thinking that sheer energy will translate into income and a great career (it won’t).
The thing is though, social justice, social welfare, social work…all those fields need skilled writers, just not in the most obvious ways. A LOT of organizations need writing support in the less attention-heavy, but no less important functions of their work, so if you’re a writer who cares about a cause, here are a few types of writing niches you should consider taking a look at as a part of your freelance career.
- Grant writing
- Annual report creation
- Content marketing
- Organizational blogging
- Direct response (donations)
- Tech companies that sell to these orgs
- Social media management and strategy
- Script creation
Not sure how to get started? Review this post for some resources.
Those are my thoughts, but if you’ve got ideas or experience in getting involved in a field you care about as a writer, drop them in the comments!