29 Aug 2017

Why Should You Hire a Ghostwriter?

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Let’s say you are an entrepreneur, and you’ve already figured out that the best way to establish your credibility and build your authority is to write and publish a book. But you’re not a professional writer. In fact, you may have even been trying to write that book for years or even decades.

How the heck do you get your book done? After all, it’s not doing you any good stuck inside your head or scribbled on bits of paper scattered all over the place.

You need a ghostwriter to write your book for you.

What Are The Advantages Of Hiring A Ghostwriter?

You get the credit – Your ghostwriter is a professional who writes your story on a work-for-hire basis. This means they are a contractor or consultant doing a job for you. They understand how to write, and you understand your business. Their job is to take your concepts and put them on paper to create an interesting and compelling story.

You might think it’s unfair for your ghostwriter to do most of the work but get none of the credit. However, you’ll be paying them good money to write your book (or blog or whatever else you want). In exchange, they do the heavy lifting and create your document.

What this means is you put your name on the cover as the author. You don’t even have to acknowledge your ghostwriter in any way if you don’t want to. Some ghostwriters will give you a reduced rate rate for a byline, but you can choose to accept that or not.

Thus, as far as the world is concerned, YOU wrote a book. You are the author. The ghostwriter is invisible – hence the “ghost” part of the name.

They focus on the writing, you focus on the message – You tell your ghostwriter your story. Often this is done via interviews, although sometimes the ghostwriter can work from notes, written instructions, journals, letters, and just about anything else that gets your message to your ghostwriter.

You don’t need to worry about knowing how to write. You don’t need to understand spelling and grammar. Your ghostwriter will take care of all of that for you, so that you can concentrate on more important things such as running your business.

They are professional writers – Ghostwriters write for a living. They have been trained and have the experience to write well and to write fast.

Well, this is true if you take the time and spend the money to find and hire a good ghostwriter. Hiring someone from a content mill such as Contently, Elance or Fiverr to ghostwrite for you is a sure way to spend money to get garbage.

It’s your brand, your book, your credibility and your authority. If your book turns out to be trash because you hired an amateur, you will look bad.

Hire a professional. This does mean you’ll have to pay for a professional, but isn’t that true of any service?

Ghostwriting saves you time – I’ve known people who have been “writing a book” for years or even decades. The reasons are always the same: life is just too busy for them to write a book. Work or family takes all their time, or they are a slow writer and never manage to get very far.

A ghostwriter takes the burden off your shoulders so you make consistent, reliable progress..

Your book will actually get finished – Most important of all, if you hire a ghostwriter, your book will get done. Since most ghostwriting contracts are either paid in installments, it’s in the ghostwriters best interests to finish.

So, if you’ve been thinking about writing a book, find a ghostwriter. They will help you get that book written quickly and professionally. Won’t you feel better being able to proudly point at a book on the shelf saying “that’s my book”?


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Richard Lowe Jr

Richard Lowe Jr

Owner and Senior Writing at The Writing King
Richard is the Owner and Senior Writer for The Writing King, a bestselling author, and ghostwriter. He's written and published 63 books, ghostwritten 20+ books, as well as hundreds of blog articles.
Richard Lowe Jr

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Wow! After reading this article, I’m blown away about these ghostwriters. I mean you take all the credit of their writing and hardwork without even acknowledging them a bit… Sounds really unfair but in the brighter side you pay them handsome amount or deal to make them work for you. Just WOW this is really one of a kind business strategy.