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How Ghostwriters Multitask

How Ghostwriters Multitask There are frequent discussions in the Association of Ghostwriters private Facebook group about how many projects ghostwriters take on at any one time and how they manage their workload. I always find it interesting to hear how members schedule their assignments and organize their tasks, so as not to be overwhelmed by…

Ghostwriters: When Do You Bring up Money with a Potential Client?

Ghostwriters: When Do You Bring up Money with a Potential Client?               The question of pricing comes up a lot in conversations with ghostwriters. Not only what to charge, but when to quote a fee, is frequently asked. Throw out a number that is beyond someone’s budget and you…

The 3 Questions Ghostwriters Need to ask Prospects to Know if They’re a Fit

The 3 Questions Ghostwriters Need to ask Prospects to Know if They’re a Fit With demand for ghostwriters on the rise, thanks to marketers’ unrelenting reliance on content, many writers are finding plenty of opportunities to work. Eager to get past the feast-or-famine lifestyle that freelance writers frequently contend with, many jump at opportunities before…

Can a Ghostwriter Help You Become a Thought Leader?

Can a Ghostwriter Help You Become a Thought Leader? By Joel Mark Harris Did you know that a significant portion of the books on the New York Times bestseller list are ghostwritten? In fact, some estimate that at least 60% of nonfiction books are ghostwritten. This is usually because, although a celebrity, a CEO, a…

Ghostwriting Best Practices – Guest Blog Post

Guest Blog Post: Ghostwriting Best Practices Let’s talk about being a specialist, how to write a bullet proof contract and how to always get paid in advance. By Robert Bruce Woodcox Building on Marcia’s recent column about specializing, I thought I’d add my two cents worth and expand in to two other topics and see…

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…

The Single Biggest Reason Ghostwriters Fail

For many reasons, demand for ghostwriting services is rising. In fact, I’d say it’s the perfect storm, formed by the ongoing need for online content, the rise of the thought leader role, and the pure lack of time. Businesses, executives, doctors, attorneys, consultants, politicians, website owners, advertising agencies – you name it – all need…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…