Mind Map Monday: Camping Edition

mind map for freelance writing success: camping; Photo by Jake Sloop on Unsplash; design by Mariana Abeid-McDougall

mind map for freelance writing success: camping; Photo by Jake Sloop on Unsplash; design by Mariana Abeid-McDougall

Do you love to go camping and also love to write? If so, you could combine your two passions and earn your keep while doing what you love.

Here’s a mind map to encourage you to diversify the camping niche.

Camping Mind Map written on a white dry erase board. The word "camping" is in the center, and several words are attached to it by lines.

 

If you’re an outdoors person, you might have some survivalist skills. If so, you could put that expertise to use in your writing career. You could:

  • Provide copywriting or content writing for a company that provides survival skills training
  • Write your own course on survival skills
  • Write an ebook about the topic
  • Provide copywriting for a company that does survival summer camps for kids

You could provide copywriting or content writing for camping gear companies, water purification tablet manufactures and retailers, and for anyone else who is related to the camping niche.

But that’s the obvious. Here’s the less obvious stuff:

If you love to camp, you could pitch and article to a housekeeping magazine. Laundry is part of housekeeping, and a lot of people don’t know how to properly wash a sleeping bag at home. You could write an article for a housekeeping magazine about this topic—all you have to do is flip your pitch and match your writing and voice to the publication’s.

mind maps for freelance writing success: camping Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov on Unsplash

 

You could write for a parenting magazine. Kids love to camp, but in the wintertime in parts of North America, it’s difficult, if not impossible to camp with young kids. How about an article about a fun indoor camping adventure? Use your creativity to put your knowledge to good use.

You could also write an article about camping with young kids, which would fit both in an outdoors magazine as well as a parenting one. It all depends on the audience for that publication.

 

camping with young kids Photo by Alberto Casetta on Unsplash

 

You could write for a cooking magazine. In the summer time, people love to camp, and foodies enjoy cooking delicious meals even when “roughing it.” You could write an article about camping-friendly recipes  that taste good and aren’t a burden in terms of weight to carry. This would work well in a summer issue for a cooking magazine or foodie blog.

 

camping food Photo by Dan Edwards on Unsplash

 

Spending a lot of time in the outdoors means sunburn for a lot of people if they’re not careful. You could write a blog post for a dermatologist’s website about how to prevent sunburn and what kinds of sunscreen are best. You can illustrate your points with stories that you’re familiar with.

 

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You get the picture. The more you can relate your initial topic to other, seemingly unrelated niches, the more opportunities you have for earning money for your writing. And you won’t get bored of writing about the same thing over and over.

How do you diversify your niche? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Mariana Abeid-McDougall is a writer, a wife, and a homeschooling mom in an out-of-the-box, adventurous family. She's on a mission to show the world that writers don't need to niche to be successful. She hopes you'll join the conversation on the MultiTalented Writers blog.

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