If you need a good ghostwriter, then you are not alone. Hiring ghostwriters has become an extremely common practice ever since the self-publishing market opened up to anyone who can learn how to format a book and higher out services like cover creation. It is made some people with no writing talent extremely wealthy while others make a very good part-time living from their publishing efforts that supplements their regular income. But where do you find one of these ghostwriters when you need one? That’s exactly what we’re going to discuss in this article.
Craigslist: Craigslist is a good place to find ghostwriters if you know what to look for. Most of the time, you will have to post an advertisement yourself. There is not a lot of ghostwriting advertising on Craigslist. This is mainly due to the services section being so full. However, the writing gigs section is almost always empty or close to it. That means that advertising for a ghostwriter there could have great results.
Kindle Boards: Kboards is a forum where Kindle readers come together to discuss books in devices and where Amazon Kindle writers can meet to share strategies and advertise to each other. There is a special section on the forum where you can create an advertisement for just about any book related business that you can think of whether that be editing, cover creation or ghostwriting. There are usually enough people looking for ghostwriters to snag a few clients and you can bump up your thread about once a month so that new people see it.
Professional Services Forums: You may also want to look on the forums that are part of professional services and associations. One example is the Horror Writers of America or HWA. The difference between finding ghostwriters using this resource and finding them using something like Craigslist is that writers who are a member of a professional association will generally charge quite a bit more than those who are not. They may have worked on bestsellers in the past and have a track record of providing the highest quality novels and nonfiction books available. Many of them may be well-known journalists or authors themselves.
Writing Services: Writing services like E-Lance can sometimes be good resources for ghostwriters as well. They may have ghostwriters already advertised on the site or you may have to post an ad yourself. Unfortunately, many of these sites are relatively expensive because you are paying both the site owners and the ghostwriter at the same time.
The most important thing that you want to do with hiring a ghostwriter is to make sure that you vet them properly. This means that you should look at any samples that they have available to make sure that they have writing talent, ensure that they’re going to keep any books they right for you private and find out what they charge. You can also determine how long the writing process will take and set up any other contract terms that need to be addressed.