How Do I hire a Ghostwriter?
Hiring a ghostwriter can be a tricky process if you don't know what you want or what to look for in your ghostwriter. Follow these steps to guide you through the process of finding a ghostwriter for hire.
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!
Where do I find a Ghostwriter?
Fan out on the internet to find ghostwriters. Valuable places to look for ghostwriters are: LinkedIn, Facebook writer’s groups, and online writer’s groups to find ghostwriters who offer services you have listed on your list.
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Next, narrow down your list of ghostwriters you want to interview. Depending on the services the ghostwriter offers, you can eliminate some ghostwriters from your potential writing list. Ghostwriters provide different services, depending on their level of expertise and their skill set. Find out what skills a ghostwriter offers and start interviewing ghostwriters.
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.
You can arrange a complimentary 15-minute video chat on my calendar link to find out more about Write For You and my ghostwriting services.
Getting a Price for Your Ghostwriting Project
During your interview, make sure to discuss the details of the work you want to be completed. Be as specific as possible for the ghostwriter to give you an accurate price on their proposal. Topics and items you wish to talk about with your ghostwriter in the interview can include:
Write down your questions ahead of time to be prepared and make the most out of your session. Popular ghostwriters will charge for their session, so be ready to pay for a consult with a ghostwriter. Ask any other questions which come to mind when you are in your session and get a feel for the ghostwriter, and if you think you click with this writer.