Finding Work as a Ghostwriter
Lou Bortone reports:
"Over 80% of the population wants to write a book someday. However, only 1% will ever attempt it. That's a huge opportunity for ghostwriting! So, if you're a freelance writer, chances are you can make a lot more money as a ghostwriter. Even if you're not a writer, but an expert in your field, you can still profit handsomely as a ghostwriter...Most clients who are going to invest significant money to have a book ghostwritten are going to want a recommendation or referral from a trusted source. That's why it's so important to begin to build your network and get the word out about your ghostwriting services...Use your current skills and experience. If you're [a] career coach, then you're already [well-positioned] to write for a client who wants a career book. If you've got a background writing sports features, you'd be a great ghostwriter for a sports figure. The same goes [for] if you've got any experience in health care, law or general business...If you're a freelance writer, then you've already got editorial connections and contacts at various publications. Use those current 'clients' to get referrals for potential ghostwriting clients and opportunities...Writing websites and freelance sites are another great route to ghostwriting gigs. Sign up on sites like these and check their many freelance job listings, online forums and resources...Business leaders and executives are perfect candidates for [ghostwriting] clients. Use your business contacts and network to find CEOs and other business leaders who may be ready to write their book...Visit writer's sites such as WritersDigest.com, WritersMarket.com or Mediabistro.com. These and other sites provide resources, classes, links and info to get your writing on the fast track. In addition, be sure to launch your own website or blog to market your services...Fellow writers and ghostwriters are also a great source of leads and referrals...[B]uddy up with fellow writers and offer to take on their 'extra' clients. You could even offer a finder's fee to the writer you 'sub-contract' with."
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