ghostwriter

What Kind of Ghostwriter Do You Want to Help Write Your Book?  

Behind-the-scenes ghostwriters play a different role than writing collaborators or partners do. We’re hearing the term “ghostwriter” and “ghostwriting” much more frequently these days, as everyone from industry experts to leaders to celebrities are freely acknowledging that they did, in fact, hire a ghostwriter to assist in producing their book. And why shouldn’t they?! Ghostwriters…

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Ghostwriters: Want a Faster Path to a Six-Figure Income?

The holy grail for freelance writers seems to be earning six figures, or more than $100,000. Although this sum may seem huge, and potentially unreachable, to some writers, others have already scaled that peak and are working toward multiple six-figure revenues. The key to earning six figures, or to earning more at any level, comes…

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The Best Ghostwriters Ask Great Questions

The Best Ghostwriters Ask Great Questions The best books are filled with information that is interesting, entertaining, informative, and maybe even surprising. To gather those details requires the skills of a great writer, or, alternatively, a great ghostwriter. The benefit of hiring a talented ghostwriter is as much their writing ability as it is their…

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3 Things the Hallmark Movie Channel Got Wrong About Ghostwriting

3 Things the Hallmark Movie Channel Got Wrong About Ghostwriting   Hallmark holiday movies are sappy and formulaic, and we love them anyway. On Sunday, November 10, 2019 Hallmark premiered a new addition to the Hallmark Christmas movie line-up, titled “The Mistletoe Secret.” (If you don’t want any spoilers, you may want to stop reading…

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5 Websites Where You Can Find Paying Writing Assignments Today

5 Websites Where You Can Find Paying Writing Assignments Today Building a steady stream of writing work can take weeks or months of effort. It’s like planting seeds in the spring that you hope will bear fruit a few weeks or months later. From creating social media profiles to registering on content marketing platforms, designing…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Manuscript Deadlines: Should Ghostwriting Projects Have Them?

Manuscript Deadlines: Should Ghostwriting Projects Have Them? I think we can all agree that deadlines are a good thing, even a necessity, for both client and ghostwriter. Deadlines help ghostwriters plan their workloads and set appropriate client expectations regarding when they’ll see deliverables. A deadline helps both parties stay on track. What Happens When a…

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How Ghostwriters Can Gracefully Exit a Project

How Ghostwriters Can Gracefully Exit a Project You do your best to vet or investigate potential ghostwriting clients up front. That might include Googling them, checking their LinkedIn profile, reading articles about the organization they work for, scanning their blog posts, and interviewing them, trying to get a sense of how easy they will be…

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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…

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