The field of writing is saturated. Finding a niche or developing a unique selling proposition (USP) is a challenge. Often, no matter how many writing gigs you tend to get, finding that next assignment can be a challenge.

Having a USP and a niche allows you to attract clients through your blog, newsletter and Web site. But how do writers determine what that niche is, and then find it in the marketplace?

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This Week's Dilemma

Standing out from the crowd in an overcrowded field

I write and edit for businesses to help their marketing and sales efforts. It's frustrating, because everywhere I go I see others who are doing the same thing. Since many businesses provide a unique selling proposition along with their list of accomplishments, I thought it would help me to do the same. I've been struggling to do this. How does a writer stand out from the competition?

—Jane, Freelance Writer

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Hank Stroll ( is publisher at InternetVIZ, a custom publisher of 24 B2B e-newsletters reaching 490,000 business executives.