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How To Get Paid to Write Every Day as a Ghostwriter

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If you have ever dreamed about having a career in freelance writing, you might look into the growing opportunity of ghostwriting. Ghostwriting is the practice of writing works (books, articles, etc.) anonymously for a client. In turn, the client gets full rights to place her name on the writing and publish it as her own.

Do You Have Writing Skills?

Have you have ever dreamed about having a career in freelance writing, you might look into the growing opportunity of ghostwriting. Ghostwriting is the practice of writing works (books, articles, etc.) anonymously for a client. In turn, the client gets full rights to place her name on the writing and publish it as her own.

Side Note: If you’ve heard of ghostwriting before and you already know it’s a career path you’d like to pursue, I recommend that you pick up a copy of Just Add Sweat’s “How to Become a Ghostwriter” Guide. It will show you exactly what you need to know to get started.

But if you’re new to the idea of becoming a ghostwriter, here’s more you should know.

To get into ghostwriting, there are a few skills you should have or work to acquire:

Excellent Writing Skills: Certainly to be a ghostwriter, you need to be able to write well. Your writing should flow well, cover topics thoroughly and in many cases, your clients will expect you to capture their unique voice in your writing.

Research Skills: As a ghostwriter, you’ll be responsible for finding and process all of the information that you will need to be able to do your writing on a specific topic.

Grammar & Spelling: It might seem obvious, but it’s important to note. All of the work that you turn into your clients as a ghostwriter must be free of any grammar and spelling errors.

Many different types of businesses and individuals readily use ghostwriting services. Authors, business executives, celebrities and others may look to ghostwriters to write books for them.

Online business owners, blog publishers and other websites hire writers to create articles and other content. Information product sellers look to ghostwriters to publish ebooks, how-to and other instructional guides. The sky’s the limit when you’re looking for people who want to hire ghostwriters.

There are many things you can do put yourself ahead in this field (and the How to Become a Ghostwriter Guide covers these and more in depth).

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Start building a resume that will get you noticed. Highlight any writing experience and if you don’t have any, you can offer to do a few free small projects to build your resume. Approach a non-profit business or someone that you know that might need writing services.
  • Determine which topics you’re qualified to write about. Although many ghostwriters are well-rounded and can write on many researchable topics, having a specialty can help you get work. For example, you might have special knowledge of cooking, crafting, green or environmental, health, finance or parenting topics. Use this to your advantage.
  • Have relevant samples readily available to showcase your writing skills. Many clients are more concerned with how well you write, rather than the amount of experience you’ve had.

To get more help, get a copy of Just Add Sweat’s “How to Become a Ghostwriter” Guide. It will help you discover if ghostwriting is indeed the right career for you, how to break into the business, service rates and more.

Ghostwriting can be a competitive business, but there is plenty of room for new writers if you’re armed with the right approach and that’s exactly what the guide will give you. Click here for all the details.

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Magnificents on eBay for the latest Fashion trends, Home Decor and Vintage Collectibles. Also at Moomettes Crochet for Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

16 comments

  1. Very interesting! Especially on how to build up a resume!
    .-= Judy Harper´s hope’s you’ll read: …A Birthday For a Sweet Girl! =-.

  2. I could use of this tips.. :) I write a lot but i never had the chance to submit my articles.. so for me, this post is very useful if im planning to earn some money through my articles.. Muchos gracias! :)
    .-= Sarah Holiday´s hope’s you’ll read: …Holiday Cottage in Cornwall =-.

  3. I have thought about it, but I like having my name on what I write.
    .-= Tammy´s hope’s you’ll read: …Wordless Wednesday Love the Camera =-.

  4. Dont u think we bloggers are also doing the same task of earning monet through our writing skills…
    .-= Raj´s hope’s you’ll read: …5 Big Mistakes and Blunders, how you can learn from them =-.

  5. Great idea! I so have to get that book! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. i wish i had a ghost writer!!

    trisha

  7. Yes I agree with someone else who said I am far too vain to not have my name on something I write. LOL. Good idea though.

    Lee
    .-= Lee´s hope’s you’ll read: …WANTED: Hollywood Husband! =-.

  8. Interesting… any ideas on where to even find ghost writing jobs?
    .-= Mandi´s hope’s you’ll read: …Flashback Friday Week 5 =-.

  9. My goal is to be a full time WAHM mom by the end of this year. I work 40+ hours a week outside of the home and it is taking a toll on me because I miss my babies SO much during the day. Thank you so much for posting this article.

  10. Hi Shynea – I was very impressed with all you do when I visited your blog tonite from MD!

  11. This is really interesting, I never knew people did this. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Jayme´s hope’s you’ll read: …No guest posts from the hubby :( =-.

  12. Very interesting.

  13. Hi Mandi – You can start your own VA business (lots of tips on my sidebar) or many ghostwriters sign up at Elance:
    http://www.elance.com/

  14. I’ve been wanting to break into this feild of writing but find myself with limited time! I’ll have to check out this book! Thanks!
    .-= Krissi´s hope’s you’ll read: …Aloha Friday #4 =-.

  15. Very interesting! I’d love to try something like this.

  16. I did not know so many people did this. I personally like it.

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