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How to Find a Ghostwriter

How to Find a Ghostwriter

(Where Can You Look To Find a Great Ghostwriter?)

Now that you have decided you would much rather hire a ghostwriter to write your book—because you do not have the inclination to write or the time to commit to writing—the next step involves finding a ghostwriter. The first instinct is usually to conduct a Google search on how to find a ghostwriter.

Conducting a Google search on how to find a ghostwriter is the starting ground. It will provide you with ghostwriters whose websites have excellent search engine optimization, resulting in those websites being placed on the first page of Google results. These websites may include those that promote ghostwriting as a profession (such as ghostwriting associations) and top freelancing sites. By visiting these websites you will be able to compare, contrast and distinguish between the various services offered and what you truly need in a ghostwriter.

There is a common misconception that ghostwriters found on the first page of a search are the best in the business. While these ghostwriters may be good at what they do, what it really highlights is that they have successfully employed marketing strategies to make themselves known online. There are many other excellent ghostwriters in the business who you may not come across in a simple Google search. Be certain to explore all your options so you can find the best ghostwriter for you.

Websites that promote ghostwriting services as a profession are also a good place to consult on how to find a ghostwriter. This option provides a lot more variety in ghostwriters, their fees and services. Not to be forgotten is a medium I use on a daily basis to network with prospective clients, LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a platform used by many professionals to ethically market themselves and this is no different for ghostwriters such as myself. You can view my LinkedIn profile here.

How to Find a Ghostwriter

Ask for Recommendations From Colleagues Who Have Used a Ghostwriter

This option comes pretty close to one of the oldest and noblest ways on how to find a ghostwriter, that is, asking for recommendations. Recommendations from online business owners, colleagues and business associates as well as friends who have hired ghostwriters in the past can prove very rewarding. This saves time and energy and can greatly shorten the trial and error period. Be sure to ask questions that can provide clarity on aspects of the ghostwriter’s services that may not have been mentioned. Additionally, forums can be utilized in order to obtain recommendations from online business owners.

The great thing is, being on this website means you have already found a ghostwriter! Take a look at the other pages of my website to garner information on my book-writing process. I would be delighted in answering any questions you may have. Get in contact with me today so that I may be of assistance to you.

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Ghostwriter Services

Ghostwriter Services

(Using Ghostwriter Services
to Write a Book)

Ghostwriter Services—as the name suggests— are services offered by ghostwriters. Ghostwriters are writers who write for other individuals with the notion that the written content will belong to those individuals. Written content includes books, essays, articles, press releases, website content and even scripts. In fact, anything that can be written can become the subject of a ghostwriting service.

Ghostwriter services have become increasingly popular in the book publishing world due to the emergence of self-publishing. This allows an author to publish their own book without having the need to resort to traditional means such as hiring a publishing house. As such, an author who originates the idea of the book and has listed the key areas to focus on in the book will hire a ghostwriter to formulate these ideas and key areas on paper.

Ghostwriter Services

Many Future Authors Don’t Know Where to Begin

When I talk with future authors, they usually tell me they don’t have the time to commit to writing a book, and they wouldn’t even know where to begin. Many don’t consider themselves great writers, and still others feel they aren’t disciplined enough to follow through with writing an entire book. These are all great reasons to consider ghostwriter services.

Some ghostwriters will write on any niche. For example: business, health and lifestyle, education, law, science, nonfiction and fiction. Other ghostwriters are more focused. (For example, I do only nonfiction including business books and memoirs.) Many ghostwriter services are quite flexible, allowing the author the ability to choose from handing over the entire book-writing project to the ghostwriter, or the option of a thorough collaborative effort in relation to notes and research.

It is also important to note that as you get what you pay for, ghostwriter services differ in costs. This is not to discredit exceptional writers who charge lower rates but it goes without saying that the higher priced ghostwriter services usually more experienced and as such offer superior quality.

One of the most highlighted benefits of using ghostwriter services when writing a book involves the fact that since ghostwriters write books for a living, we fully understand everything it takes to write a book. Based on experience, we are able to hit the nail on the head almost instantly as opposed to a first time author and writer who will have to go through a series of trials and errors.

As a ghostwriter, I take pride in thoroughly obtaining what my clients seek by writing a book. That is why I ask clients to fill out a questionnaire which better enables me to pinpoint the intention of the book as well as to begin formulating a suitable outline or layout. To learn more about this questionnaire and the other steps in my book writing process,please read through the pages of my website. You can also get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Ghostwriter Services—as the name suggests— are services offered by ghostwriters. Ghostwriters are writers who write for other individuals with the notion that the written content will belong to those individuals. Written content includes books, essays, articles, press releases, website content and even scripts. In fact, anything that can be written can become the subject of a ghostwriting service.

Ghostwriter services have become increasingly popular in the book publishing world due to the emergence of self-publishing. This allows an author to publish their own book without having the need to resort to traditional means such as hiring a publishing house. As such, an author who originates the idea of the book and has listed the key areas to focus on in the book will hire a ghostwriter to formulate these ideas and key areas on paper.

When I talk with future authors, they usually tell me they don’t have the time to commit to writing a book, and they wouldn’t even know where to begin. Many don’t consider themselves great writers, and still others feel they aren’t disciplined enough to follow through with writing an entire book. These are all great reasons to consider ghostwriter services.

Some ghostwriters will write on any niche. For example: business, health and lifestyle, education, law, science, nonfiction and fiction. Other ghostwriters are more focused. (For example, I do only nonfiction including business books and memoirs.) Many ghostwriter services are quite flexible, allowing the author the ability to choose from handing over the entire book-writing project to the ghostwriter, or the option of a thorough collaborative effort in relation to notes and research.

It is also important to note that as you get what you pay for, ghostwriter services differ in costs. This is not to discredit exceptional writers who charge lower rates but it goes without saying that the higher priced ghostwriter services usually more experienced and as such offer superior quality.

One of the most highlighted benefits of using ghostwriter services when writing a book involves the fact that since ghostwriters write books for a living, we fully understand everything it takes to write a book. Based on experience, we are able to hit the nail on the head almost instantly as opposed to a first time author and writer who will have to go through a series of trials and errors.

As a ghostwriter, I take pride in thoroughly obtaining what my clients seek by writing a book. That is why I ask clients to fill out a questionnaire which better enables me to pinpoint the intention of the book as well as to begin formulating a suitable outline or layout. To learn more about this questionnaire and the other steps in my book writing process,please read through the pages of my website. You can also get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Ghostwriters for Hire

Ghostwriters for Hire

(The Benefits of Using the
Ghostwriters for Hire Payment Model)

Ghostwriters are commonly hired to write books for authors. (More commonly than you would imagine.) These authors usually lack the time to write a book, and/or feel a ghostwriter will do a better job at compiling their thoughts and ideas into well-received words. An important part of the ghostwriting process is determining the method of compensation. Ghostwriters usually offer to be compensated in four ways: as a business partner, via revenue division, by offering a byline discount,  or the most popular — by employing the ghostwriters for hire model.

As a business partner, ghostwriters agree to become co-authors of the book and as such, will usually take fifty percent of the money made from book purchases. Little to no upfront payment is required, and of course, a contract is signed between by the ghostwriter and the author. This method of payment is common in situations where the ghostwriter has a particular interest in the author’s niche.

Ghostwriters who would rather not be listed as a co-author, but would like to be acknowledged on the cover of the book, will opt for a byline discount payment agreement. In this model, the ghostwriter is an independent contractor and not considered a business partner. Revenue division is similar to the business partner model in that the ghostwriter will receive a percentage of the revenue gained from book sales,. The ghostwriter will not appear on the book cover as a co-author, but rather as a byline beneath the author’s name in a smaller font size.

The ghostwriters for hire model is the most popular because authors prefer to pay a fee based on an agreement with theGhostwriters for Hire ghostwriter, and own all rights to the book without any obligations of mentioning the ghostwriter on the cover of the book. It is up to the author as to whether or not to include the ghostwriter’s name in the acknowledgment of the book. As such, no royalties or percentages based on book sales are paid to the ghostwriter. Additionally, the upfront payment in the ghostwriters for hire model is usually much higher than in the other types of compensation.

Ghostwriters themselves tend to prefer the ghostwriters for hire model because not only do they receive quicker compensation, but they do not have to depend on the success of the book to be paid for their work. With the other models of payment, there is a risk involved. The ghostwriters for hire model eliminates the risk for the ghostwriter.

If you would to like find out about the compensation model I offer in my ghostwriting services, then visit my pricing page. You may also want to read this article about ghostwriting fees.

For questions in relation to my general ghostwriting services, feel free to contact me for more information. I look forward to speaking with you!

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