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3 Secret Places to Find Ghostwriting Gigs

3 Secret Places to Find Ghostwriting Gigs The hardest part about being a ghostwriter, for me at least, isn’t the lack of a byline or the need to mimic someone else’s voice. The hardest part is finding clients in search of professional ghostwriters. While content agencies may advertise their need for writers and ghostwriters, individual Read More »

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Without sharing client information, how can ghostwriters market themselves?

Without sharing client information, how can ghostwriters market themselves? Ghostwriters are different from freelance writers, authors, bloggers, and other professional writers by virtue of their anonymity. That is, no one knows who they work with. A ghostwriter’s goal is to blend into a crowd, not stand out. That’s what clients pay for. In fact, clients Read More »

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How to Use Your Website to Attract New Clients

How to Use Your Website to Attract New Clients You already know that your website is often the first experience clients have with you. It’s your brochure – a representation of your business. For that reason, it needs to look professional and put together, just like you. But websites aren’t just brochures. They are business Read More »

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Free writing tools to boost your productivity and profitability

Free writing tools to boost your productivity and profitability When I read Daphne Gray-Grant’s blog post today about 26 free writing tools, I was happy to see some of the programs I use listed. And I was intrigued by others I’ve never heard of. I’ve used the Pingdom Website Speed Test to see how quickly Read More »

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What is your ghostwriting process?

What is your ghostwriting process? Clients unfamiliar with publishing often ask ghostwriters to talk about their “work process,” or how the writing will be done. What I think they’re really asking, however, is how, exactly, their thoughts will flow onto the printed page of a book or into an insightful blog post by way of Read More »

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15 Types of Ghostwriting Projects

15 Types of Ghostwriting Projects Depending on the type of writing projects you most commonly take on, you may think that ghostwriting is a tad limiting. That is, that you can only ghostwrite, say, books, or speeches, or blog posts. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Ghostwriting allows you to create virtually any kind Read More »

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4 Warning Signs You Have a Potential Nightmare Client on Your Hands

4 Warning Signs You Have a Potential Nightmare Client on Your Hands Ghostwriting is a rather unusual service business in that clients can have so little familiarity with the writing and publishing process. Unlike construction, or janitorial services, or even product assembly, which many folks can at least picture, writing endeavors are often a mystery. Read More »

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How soon do you bring up money with ghostwriting prospects?

How soon do you bring up money with ghostwriting prospects?   Wooing a potential ghostwriting client is a lot like dating. You don’t want to seem too eager, or desperate, nor do you want to seem aloof or disinterested. It’s a careful balance – asking enough questions about the client’s expertise and need for a Read More »

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Five ways to reduce the cost of hiring a ghostwriter

Five ways to reduce the cost of hiring a ghostwriter As more people learn about ghostwriting and how a ghostwriter can help them get their book written, or take over writing their blog, or craft articles they can use to market their expertise, demand is rising. But one thing that stops many clients in their Read More »

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Gift-giving ideas for ghostwriting clients

Gift-giving ideas for ghostwriting clients With the holidays once again upon us, the topic of client gift-giving has come up. Some ghostwriters send cards to all of their contacts, some send a single type of gift to all of the past year’s clients, and others pick and choose who gets what. There is no one Read More »

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