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Good News for Writers—Upwork Removes its Skills Tests

Good News for Writers—Upwork Removes its Skills Tests Any writer registered on Upwork to search for freelance ghostwriting projects should be thrilled to know that, as of July 9, skill tests will not be part of your record. Upwork was one of the few job sites that offered online skill tests as a way for Read More »

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How Often Should You Follow Up with Potential Ghostwriting Clients?

How Often Should You Follow Up with Potential Ghostwriting Clients? Many ghostwriters aren’t sure exactly what to do after a promising phone discussion or email exchange with a ghostwriting client. Should they send an email expressing thanks for the prospect’s time? Would mailing a handwritten note be more effective to keep them in the running Read More »

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The Top 5 Things Your Ghostwriter Website Must Have to Bring You Work

The Top 5 Things Your Ghostwriter Website Must Have to Bring You Work To become a well-paid ghostwriter, you need a well-designed website – one that will attract the right kind of attention and put to rest any questions about your skills and experience. Beyond being professionally designed, which demonstrates your willingness to invest in Read More »

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Keys to Writing Successful Cover Letters that Get Ghostwriting Gigs

Keys to Writing Successful Cover Letters that Get Ghostwriting Gigs One commonality across nearly every ghostwriting opportunity you uncover, hear about, or are referred to is that you’ll need to put together a cover letter designed to get the recipient to hire you. Some ghostwriters have more success than others, however, with a few members Read More »

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Authors, Why Limit Yourself to Local Ghostwriters?

Authors, Why Limit Yourself to Local Ghostwriters? At least once a month, the Association of Ghostwriters receives a query from an aspiring author in search of writing help who wants to work with someone “local.” For some folks, local is within a one-mile radius, for others local is the major metropolitan area in which they Read More »

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Don’t Give Up on Freelancing, Look Into Ghostwriting

Don’t Give Up on Freelancing, Look Into Ghostwriting I’ve been surprised by the number of established freelance writers who have recently opted to accept full-time jobs. There’s no judgment here – I get it. Many folks grow tired of the feast or famine cycles typical of freelance writing. A steady paycheck for a set amount Read More »

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What to Do When Work Slows Down

Any ghostwriter who tracks their monthly revenue can spot normal slow-downs, and mid-summer is a fairly typical time of year for work to drop off – often dramatically. It’s common for clients to take a vacation and put their projects on pause, or delay making a decision about their ghostwriting needs until they return a Read More »

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Letter to a Ghostwriting Client

  Letter to a Ghostwriting Client What I wish ghostwriting clients knew about the process. (Photo credit: Pexels) Dear ghostwriting client, I may not say it enough, but I really enjoy working with you. Although we may not have met in person, if we’ve spent any time working on your project, odds are good I Read More »

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Generate Ideas for Blog Posts with the Help of Photos

Generate Ideas for Blog Posts with the Help of Photos Guest Post by Mike Wicks If you’re a regular blogger like me, you’ll know how difficult it is to sustain originality both with topics and creative approach. I sometimes fear my well of ideas might actually run dry. I’ve read countless articles, such as 101 Read More »

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Why a Passion Planner is This Year’s Must-Have Organizer for Writers

Why a Passion Planner is This Year’s Must-Have Planner for Writers I’ll admit it, I’m a planner addict. I buy several new ones each year so I can try out different approaches to managing my workload and time. I’ve probably tried more than 25 in the last few years. Time management is a major focus Read More »

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