Monday, November 29, 2021

Growing Your Ghostwriting Business

After you've established yourself as a ghostwriter you can then start thinking about how you're going to grow your profits either through services or other means of writing.

Let's take a look at some ideas.

Look Into Different Forms of Writing

Copywriting is a popular fit for a lot of writers because most writers that own their own blog are doing it already, and it has potential for higher earnings.

Offer Corresponding Services

This could be anything from ebook formatting to book marketing, cover design or book illustration.

Farmout Your Writing to Cheaper Writers

Once you start earning the big bucks you can start handing some of your work out to other writers you trust will do a good job for you, paying them less than what you're getting paid and you pocket the difference. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Reality of Affiliate Marketing

The popularity of affiliate marketing has exploded over the years, with more than three-quarters of brands choosing to use it to promote their own products.  With an estimated $5 billion a year made in the US, and £1 billion made in the UK.

Which is why a lot of companies are signing up to utilise the power affiliate marketing to get their brands out to more of the public, and they are, everything from travel agencies, product companies to fashion brands.

Why is Affiliate Marketing Such a Popular Choice for Making Money?

Affiliate marketing involves earning a commission by promoting a product or service made by another retailer or advertiser.  It is a monetization model where an affiliate partner, which is you, is rewarded a payout for providing a specific result to the retailer or advertiser.

Monday, November 15, 2021

How to Anticipate and Deal With Problems on a Ghostwriting Job

So you've chosen the ghostwriter route as your writing career, which means your voice is going to be tucked away somewhere, while someone else is telling you about theirs.

Here are some of the problems you're going to come across:

1. How much is your time worth? You're going to put a price on your talents as a ghostwriter, but will it be in line with what your clients expect?

2. You aim to write a bestseller for your client and you get offered a percentage of the sales, so what do you do? Take the percentage and have enough to pay your own bills, or negotiate a better deal?

Monday, November 08, 2021

40 Brilliant Gift Ideas for Writers

I've put together a tailor-made list of gifts to make writing a lot more enjoyable, and help build the right kind of headspace, making them more creative and productive. 

1.  Bamboo Wood Expandable Desk Organizer

The ultimate Desktop organiser for books, magazines and office supplies, also stain resistant.

Buy from Amazon $39.99

2.  Freewrite Traveler

The portable distraction free writing tool for on-the-go writing.  Enjoy no browser, no email, and no notifications so you can stay focused and maximize your writing productivity.

Buy from Amazon $469.00

3.  Little Book Holder

This sturdy little book holder will grip any of your hardback or paperback books, leaving your hands free to hold tea, coffee or biscuits.  A really thoughtful little gift.

Buy from Amazon $9.99

Monday, November 01, 2021

How to Tackle a Ghostwriting Job

It's pointless taking any work on if you haven't factored in enough time, that's obvious.  Especially if you like to juggle a few jobs at the same time.  

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you have any current commitments that are more important?
  • When is your current project deadline?
  • Do you have enough hours to share between both projects to get them both finished?

Monday, October 25, 2021

How to Manage Your Time as a Ghostwriter

If you want to be a successful ghostwriter you need to have time management down to a fine art.  

At the end of the day if you want to live the freelancer life with such perks as flexibility and high earnings you need to learn how to organise your time, to allow yourself all of those perks. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

How to Balance Ghostwriting With Your Own Writing

Ghostwriting can be a bit of a balancing act, especially when you're trying to fit in writing your own books between jobs.

If you're looking for an income beyond your own writing, it's key you do both, because without your own published works you won't have anything to show.    You're also unlikely to get far without proof of written works already published, because credibility is highly important when you're a writer.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Managing Your Anonymity as a Ghostwriter

If you're looking for a spotlight on your work and writing then ghostwriting probably isn't for you.  Sitting in the shadow of someone else's success isn't for everyone.  

However, ghostwriting is a great way to get on the writing ladder if you really want to get your foot in the door.  There is definitely an art to being able to distance yourself from each job that comes along.  

Keeping Your Hand In

Being able to write your own books will keep you sane.  Not only will you find both personal and professional satisfaction by writing in another person's voice.  By writing in a different person's voice, you'll discover a new way of looking at the way you write, and may even find inspiration along the way.

Monday, October 04, 2021

How Ghostwriters Get Acknowledged for Their Writing

Invisibility is the name of the game when it comes to ghostwriting.  It is universally accepted that a ghostwriter's name will never appear on the book cover, copyright page, book description, official listings or anyplace else.

The Regular Arrangement

When you sign up to be a ghostwriter, it predominantly means nameless invisibility is outright.

After the book has been published by said author, and listed on Amazon not a single word will be mentioned about the contribution the ghostwriter has made to the creation of the book.

Especially when an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) has been signed, nobody will know that the ghostwriter has written that book.  

That said, there is a way to get around that if the author is in agreement with the ghostwriter.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Everything They Don't Tell You About Blog Migration, and Is It Really Worth it?

Disclaimer: This blog post is my own personal experience, which means that what you're about to read is personal to me, and may not necessarily happen to you.

I haven't really written much about my own personal experiences online, but I figured that not everyone has a happy experience migrating their blog.