Some writers have a natural in: they're nutritionists, or psychologists, or have published a book on the latest trend. They're already experts in their field, and have probably developed relationships with people who'd make great sources and an easy 1,000-word article.
But what about the rest of us?
After days at the library and hours of analyzing different magazines, I've deduced that nutrition isn't the way to go if you're a freelancer - unless you're a health care professional, that is. But thanks to the below criteria, I've finally settled on what should be a successful niche. The qualities I looked for in the topic were:
1. It's extremely marketable, and a topic that most publications are interested in.
2. It's written mainly by freelancers; and those freelancers don't hold degrees or accomplishments in the field.
3. Available information and sources are extensive.
4. The material can be slanted many different ways.
Now it's on to the research...