Why Hire a Ghostwriter?

Why Hire a Ghostwriter? When I chat with a prospective ghostwriting client, the conversation inevitably circles back to one essential question:   Why should someone hire a ghostwriter? This article is designed to address many issues that go into answering that question. It may also help you to better understand just what a ghostwriter’s job… Read More »

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Blog Hop

Baton Blog Hop for Writers When the esteemed Jennifer Lawler asks if you want to be in a blog hop with her, you, of course, say yes immediately. Lawler is the author of Dojo Wisdom for Writers, whom I had the pleasure of hearing speak years ago at Writers and Editors One-on-One in Chicago. The… Read More »

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Take a survey, earn a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card

To better understand what ghostwriters want and need to know more about, I’ve developed a quick survey that I hope you will consider taking. It’s four questions long and should take about one  minute to complete. My goal is to generate some new ideas for teleseminars and other resources for you. Everyone who responds –… Read More »

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Ghostwriters: Five Easy Ways to Lose a Client

Ghostwriters: Five Easy Ways to Lose a Client For many of us, winning new clients is the fun part. It’s the high point after expressing interest, providing a résumé or bio, sending writing samples, being interviewed, offering a quote, and following up ad infinitum. Finally, victory! You’ve landed a new ghostwriting gig. The hard part comes… Read More »

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Should you be Facebook friends with clients?

Should you be Facebook friends with clients? Most gurus will tell you that you should friend anyone and everyone on Facebook, to increase your visibility as a ghostwriter and to potentially connect with people who want and need your services. The more contacts, the more likely you are to meet potential clients, the thinking goes.… Read More »

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$4,250 for 83,000 words? Is that what ghostwriters earn?

$4,250 for 83,000 words? Is that what ghostwriters earn? I just saw a job posting looking for someone to write an 83,000-word business book for $4,250, due in about six weeks. Apparently, this is the new normal in publishing. Does it mean you have accept $4,250 to write such a lengthy book? Not at all.… Read More »

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Why Hire a Ghostwriter?

Why Hire a Ghostwriter? When I chat with a prospective ghostwriting client, the conversation inevitably circles back to one essential question:   Why should someone hire a ghostwriter? This article is designed to address many issues that go into answering that question. It may also help you to better understand just what a ghostwriter’s job… Read More »

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5 Things Business Pros Should Know About Self-Publishing a Book

Thanks go to Ally Machate for today’s guest blog post: Intense competition and a global marketplace thanks to the Internet means it’s harder than ever to make your business stand out. Self-publishing a book can help. Below are five things you need to know to take advantage of this game-changer for you and your business.… Read More »

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Is BiblioCrunch a new source of ghostwriting leads?

Is BiblioCrunch a new source of ghostwriting leads? Even with demand for ghostwriters on the rise, new sources of ghostwriting projects are always welcome. One such source, which ghostwriters should certainly check out, is BiblioCrunch. My first contact with BiblioCrunch was a couple of weeks ago, when ASJA posted a ghostwriting job lead and listed… Read More »

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The value of a writing goal buddy

The value of a writing goal buddy A number of years ago, I participated in a writing challenge sponsored by FreelanceSuccess.com (FLX) that changed how I viewed the benefits of being a solo writer. I’ve always enjoyed working alone – even in business school I hated group assignments. Maybe because I often ended up doing… Read More »

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Help for ghostwriters who want to start a blog

Help for ghostwriters who want to start a blog You know you need one. You know it may become one of the most important marketing tools in your arsenal. And yet you may be scared – scared of what creating a blog will mean in terms of a long-term time commitment. Blogs require work, it’s… Read More »

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