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82. Choosing – and changing – your niche (with Tom Garfield‪)‬ 15 Minute Freelancer

    • Entrepreneurship

Do you have a niche or specialism as a freelancer?

Choosing a niche can be a powerful way to use your expertise to stand out, attract clients and charge more – but what if you want to change your mind?

People have big opinions on this topic, but the truth is you can run a perfectly successful business whether you decide to niche or not.

And crucially, that decision isn't irreversible.

In this episode, I'm joined by website consultant Tom Garfield to hear about his experience of choosing (and changing) his business niche.
We talk about:


Different ways to specialise and make yourself stand outTransitioning from one specialism to anotherIs it better to niche by service or industry?Pros and cons of nichingHow to figure out your "natural niche"Why "affinity positioning" might be an effective new approach to nichingGet bonus clips and tips in the 15 Minute Freelancer newsletter: 15minutefreelancer.substack.com


Mentioned in the episode:


Episode 77 - Don't be afraid to change your business (with Heather Pownall) 
Episode 56 - Dave Harland: how to stand out on LinkedIn


Say hi to Tom


Website: https://tomgarfield.co.uk/
LinkedIn: Tom Garfield
Twitter: @TomGarfield_


Say hi to Louise:


Louise Shanahan is a freelance health and medical copywriter and a big fan of finding your freelance niche. She's on a mission to help others build a freelance business that feels easy and works for them – in weekly snack-sized bites.


LinkedIn: Louise Shanahan
Twitter: @LouiseShanahan_
Website: thecopyprescription.com


Leave me a voice note on memo.fm/15/


Support the podcast! If you find this episode helpful and you'd like to show your appreciation, consider leaving a tip over at ko-fi.com/15minutefreelancer. Donations help cover the cost of running the podcast and are very much appreciated.

Do you have a niche or specialism as a freelancer?

Choosing a niche can be a powerful way to use your expertise to stand out, attract clients and charge more – but what if you want to change your mind?

People have big opinions on this topic, but the truth is you can run a perfectly successful business whether you decide to niche or not.

And crucially, that decision isn't irreversible.

In this episode, I'm joined by website consultant Tom Garfield to hear about his experience of choosing (and changing) his business niche.
We talk about:


Different ways to specialise and make yourself stand outTransitioning from one specialism to anotherIs it better to niche by service or industry?Pros and cons of nichingHow to figure out your "natural niche"Why "affinity positioning" might be an effective new approach to nichingGet bonus clips and tips in the 15 Minute Freelancer newsletter: 15minutefreelancer.substack.com


Mentioned in the episode:


Episode 77 - Don't be afraid to change your business (with Heather Pownall) 
Episode 56 - Dave Harland: how to stand out on LinkedIn


Say hi to Tom


Website: https://tomgarfield.co.uk/
LinkedIn: Tom Garfield
Twitter: @TomGarfield_


Say hi to Louise:


Louise Shanahan is a freelance health and medical copywriter and a big fan of finding your freelance niche. She's on a mission to help others build a freelance business that feels easy and works for them – in weekly snack-sized bites.


LinkedIn: Louise Shanahan
Twitter: @LouiseShanahan_
Website: thecopyprescription.com


Leave me a voice note on memo.fm/15/


Support the podcast! If you find this episode helpful and you'd like to show your appreciation, consider leaving a tip over at ko-fi.com/15minutefreelancer. Donations help cover the cost of running the podcast and are very much appreciated.

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