Most people have no idea that the majority of content that they read online was written by someone other than the so-called author who appears on the page. There is an enormous demand for ghostwriting services these days, primarily because the Internet is growing at such as astounding rate, and the people who want to get their message out just can’t do it quickly enough. They need help with all of that writing, and that is how you can make a living by providing ghostwriting services.
What is a ghostwriter?
A ghostwriter is a person who writes for someone else for money and always stays in the background. When you are hired for a ghostwriting gig, you give up ownership of the work the very minute you are paid – whether it is a blog, an article or an entire book. The person or company who paid you for the work will then put their name on it and it becomes theirs.
Thus, providing ghostwriting services isn’t for everyone. If you are particularly picky about your “art” or you want to get your name published all over the web, then this is not the way to go about it. But if you enjoy writing, can follow directions and can write about a myriad of subjects quickly, then you can make a lot of money doing this. Many ghostwriters are making six figures a year.
What do you need to become a ghost writer?
You don’t need a lot to start providing ghostwriting services online. Essentially, you only need a good computer (preferably a laptop), an Internet connection and a good imagination. If you can type quickly, you will earn a lot more money, but even if you don’t there is still time to take a few typing lessons. This will serve you well in the long run and enable you to get through more work and make more money.
There are several ways that you can start up your business as a ghostwriter, including signing on with an online freelance agency, setting up your own website or tracking down potential clients on your own. You can also go online to various social media outlets and start searching for work or meet up online with other people who are already doing it. They may well have some extra work that they can send your way.
How do you find work?
In essence, finding the work is not difficult since there is simply so much of it right now. Once you start building a clientele and a reputation for providing quality, on-time work, you will probably find, as most ghostwriters do, that you have to begin turning down jobs. Especially if you are trying to balance a ghostwriting business with a full-time job, you may end up having to decide whether or not to keep your full-time job. Ghostwriting is a very lucrative business and one that allows you the type of freedom you could just never get from a regular job. If you can type, are imaginative and love writing, then this is an incredibly popular way to make a living right now.
By Vincent P. King