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How did you land your first book ghostwriting project?

How did you land your first book ghostwriting project?  Our family psychic referred me to one of her clients who wanted to detail all his experiences with “speaking” to his dead parents via his sessions with her. He’d gone from being a sceptic about anything he couldn’t witness with his five senses to someone who was convinced there is life beyond what we experience here on earth.    What has been your secret to building a steady stream of ghostwriting clients?  I complain so much to my friends and family…

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How Ghostwriters Provide Writing Samples

Because many ghostwriting clients demand that their ghostwriter sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to preclude them from sharing any work they’ve done, how can ghostwriters demonstrate their skill and experience? What can ghostwriters show prospects when asked for writing samples without violating their NDA? It’s a good question and, fortunately, there are some ways to…

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The Best Way to Quote Your Ghostwriting Fee

One of the most common discussions we have as ghostwriters has to do with how to figure out what to charge for ghostwriting services. What’s fair? What’s the going rate? How should I structure payments? These are the frequently-asked questions. And the best answer is to quote and structure payments in the simplest way possible…

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Guest blog post: How I Raised my Ghostwriting Fee from $7,500 to Over $100,000 per Book

By Robert Bruce Woodcox When I started ghostwriting 27 years ago after selling my advertising agency of 25 years, I remember how nervous I was negotiating my fee with a first “potential” client. I had only written one book, so I had what I called, “light credentials,” and a very thin resume (with the exception…

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