Becoming A Ghostwriter By: Lorraine Cote
Ghostwriting can be rewarding in two ways. a) You get a chance
to research and write about all types of topics that you
wouldn’t normally have a chance to learn about. The old theory
in writing “write what you know” doesn’t apply to ghostwriting
since your clients will dictate what topic you will write about.
b) You can make a decent living at it. If you’re new to writing,
it may take a while to get clients but it is possible. It just
takes a little hard work and perserverance. There are several
ways to get clients. Here are a few.
1. Bid on writing jobs on contracted work site such as
Elance.com, Guru.com and Getafreelancer.com You basically signup
as a service provider to begin bidding on projects posted by
clients. If you win the bid, you do the writing project as a
ghostwriter. 2. Place ads for your ghostwriting service on free
classified ad sites. It doesn’t cost anything to post ads on
these sites and is a good way to get yoru services out there in
front of potential clients.
3. Post responses in forums with a signature that defines your
ghostwriting service and an email address or website URL.
Something along the lines of “Affordable Ghostwriting
Services,[your website url] or email for more details [your
4. Introduce your services in forums where you are allowed to do
this. Many forums have a section where you can introduce your
business. See out writing forums for this.
5. Have business cards created showcasing your ghostwriting
business. Pass them out every chance you get. Put them on
bulletin boards in supermarkets etc. You can create your own or
have them made.
6 Write a press release announcing your services. There are
plenty of no-cost or low-cost distribution services on the web
to get the message out for you. Ghostwriting may not be for
everyone because you don’t get credit for your work, the client
does. If that doesn’t matter to you and you like writing on a
variety of topics, it can be an enjoyable way to earn some money.
Copyright 2005 Lorraine Cote
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