Seven Tips To Ghostwrite Books For Clients As A Freelance Writer

Freelance writers get their money from many different sources these days, not limited to the usual articles for magazines or blog clients. Many today choose to also ghostwrite books for their clients too. If your client hires you as a “work-for-hire” ghostwriter, he will be paying for your services and has a duty to pay when the work is completed. You should make sure you work out the payment agreement before you commence work. You should get a 50% retainer before starting on the job and the rest when the work is completed. 

I know some of the established writers in the industry commands $10,000 or more per seminar or talk. Attending their public sharing can be quite an experience. However, you will be surprised to know that many of these writers do not author their books alone. They contribute to them but may not be responsible for the entire book.  Their ghostwriters are only known in a close-knit scribe’s group. If you are keen to start ghostwriting, you must be contented to remain in the shadows and allow payment through enough free premium assignments.

TIP 1: As a ghostwriter, you should try to predict the needs of the real writer. Do what they hope to achieve while keeping their readers happy.

TIP 2: As with compositions of any sorts, ghostwriting involves a significant amount of revisions. Be prepared to wait for your payment which will take as long as a nod from the publisher.

TIP #3: Even if the writer allows you to ghostwrites as if they are your own. Always pen towards your writer’s flair and keep professionalism at the back of your mind.

TIP #4: Do not at any time sign a non-exclusive contract.  If a client asks everybody for the job, run away. You are responsible for your own time.

TIP #5: You owe the writer the write-up and the writer you work for owes you money for a job well done.

TIP #6: If your writer is displeased for whatever reasons after he paid you, make the change out of goodwill. Satisfied writers are usually repeating customers and they will also refer you to other good assignment.

TIP #7: Understand that your writer has every right to change what you have written. He or she hires you for the job hence they are able to do anything to your write up once it leaves your hands.  

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