Tips on how to contract with a ghostwriter
If you’re looking to publish a book, but you don’t have the time or simply don’t enjoy writing, hiring a ghostwriter can be a great solution to achieve your goal of becoming an author!
Want to know more about ghostwriters, how you can hire a ghostwriter, and when you should hire a ghostwriter? View my previous blog posts for more information about ghostwriting.
When you’ve decided you want to hire a ghostwriter, and you’ve found a ghostwriter which you believe will be an excellent fit for you, your subject and your personality, the next step is signing their contract.
But not so fast!
Do you know what you are signing for? Are all the ghostwriter’s jobs for your novel spelled out for you? Is the contract transparent, or are there terms that you don’t understand woven into the agreement?
How can you know what a ghostwriter charges for their work?
Recently, you may have been thinking of your New Year’s Resolutions, looking at your bucket list, or rewriting your goal list for 2020. One of your goals may be to write a book and become an author because of the many benefits of becoming an author can bring to the table.
If you work a full-time job, don’t like to write, or would like to write but have writer’s block consistently, you may want to consider hiring a ghostwriter. See my previous post about what a good ghostwriter can do for you and your new book.
Before you tie the knot about hiring a ghostwriter, you’ll want to know how much they are going to charge. There are several different options to pay a ghostwriter - and each ghostwriter will have their preferred payment available to you in a proposal after you speak with them about what jobs you would like them to perform to get your book finished.
By the Project
Ghostwriters can give you a project cost for the entire book. They should have a detailed list of what will be involved in writing your book, how much each part
Can I Hire a Ghostwriter?
You have a book, social media campaign, a list of ideas for your company’s blog, and you’re wondering if you can hire a ghostwriter to accomplish your writing goals?
Yes, you can hire a ghostwriter for an infinite number of writing services! Ghostwriters write content in which you are the author, making your name the authority on a specific genre, circle, or niche. Ghostwriters will take your ideas, outlines, and information and create content which you specify based on the type of platform you want your material to be published.
For example, you may have a podcast and would like to hire a ghostwriter to create your show notes for each episode of your show. A ghostwriter can create show notes in a specified way for each episode of your podcast. Or, you may have a business and would like a ghostwriter to write your content for your social media. You may have images you would like posted, and your ghostwriter creates the contents (and possibly hashtags) to go along with the pictures you provide your writer. Your ghostwriter can schedule your social media ahead of time on a scheduler for you to make small changes or approve the content before the social media post is published.
So how do you know what you can hire a ghostwriter for?
How Do I Hire a Ghostwriter
You’ve got an idea, content or information you’d like to convey, but you simply don’t have the time to write, or you don’t want to write - that’s perfectly fine, I won’t be offended!
There are many different ghostwriters in the world today. You can find ghostwriters locally, online, and on LinkedIn, but how can you find a ghostwriter who will work within your budget, click with your personality and have the professional skills to accomplish the work at hand?
First, know what services you are looking for in a ghostwriter. Be specific in the job you want your future ghostwriter to perform. Do you want a ghostwriter to edit your work? Maybe you are looking for someone to follow you through from start to finish. Are you writing your content, and you need a ghostwriter who can write along with you to finish your book and hold you accountable on a time frame goal?
What does a ghostwriter do?
You may have heard about ghostwriters, but aren’t sure what they do for their clients. The easiest way to explain what a ghostwriter does is to give you an example.
A small business owner, Jill, wants to write a book about her work as a human resources expert. Why does she want to write a book? Being a published author gives you credibility and notoriety for your work. You are seen as a legitimate professional in your field when you’ve written a book. Additionally, becoming an author also opens you up to many more speaking engagements.
Do you have to write a book to be an expert? No. Will you have less recognition? Yes. The fact is, being an author gives you a considerable advantage over others in the same field and a higher trust level with your current and potential clients. People who are authors gain