Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nonfiction: Ghostwriting

The definition of ghostwriting is as follows: the act of using your God-given talent and abilities to create and then hand over to a lazy, unqualified person to claim as their own! Okay, so that really isn’t the definition, but it is the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the term.

I cannot speak from personal experience about this matter, as I never really felt like it was my calling – but it may be yours. It is undoubtedly a way to make a substantial income – while putting your ego aside, of course.

If you are considering ghostwriting as a way to make some money, here are a few tips I for you. The easiest way to get started is to find a legitimate company that will sell your work for you. You write articles for them and they advertise them in a catalog, and then potential clients will purchase pre-written articles from which you receive a commission.

Another route is to just advertise your ghostwriting services on online forums or classified ads. You may also want to personally market yourself to companies whom you think may benefit from your abilities. There are A LOT of businesses out there who seek good, high-quality work, but do not know where to look. Wouldn’t it be convenient to pop up on their doorstep with an article in hand? You’ll be surprised at the response you will receive, especially once they hear they can claim the credit for your undoubtedly remarkable work.

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