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 do you need a ghostwriter who can write along with you to finish your book and hold you accountable on a timeframe goal?
Write Down Your List of Services You Want Your Ghostwriter to Perform
Start by writing down a list of services you are looking for, then look around for ghostwriters to work with on your project. I would suggest starting with LinkedIn and look under the hashtag ghostwriter. You will find a myriad of ghostwriters available to interview on LinkedIn.
Next, jot down a group of values or preferences which are non-negotiables for your ghostwriter. You may prefer working with a female, a journalist, or a writer who has a background in a specialty such as health and wellness. Put down your list on paper. I would even suggest getting a notebook to write in and keep track of your thoughts. In addition to keeping track of your thoughts, writing is a process for your brain to move forward. Scrawling your words on paper makes for a great landing pad for ideas as well as documenting information. A simple notebook works perfectly fine, or, if you like, purchase a leather-bound journal from a local store or artist. These are a beautiful start to your new project!
Why You Should Interview Your Ghostwriter
My suggestion is a 15-minute video chat to find out how you ‘click’ with the person on the other side of the camera. Spending 15 minutes on a video chat is an investment well worth your time, as you will be working extensively with your ghostwriter. Hire someone you get along with well, you don’t want to hire a ghostwriter only to cause you more friction because your personalities clash.
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