Ghostwriting! Let’s take a look at it from both sides: As a writer (the pros & cons) and as a client (why you should hire a ghostwriter).
The 7 Great Things About Ghostwriting
As a writer, there are several advantages to becoming a ghost in the business. Here are 7 of them:
- It’s not always books. No, really. That’s just a myth/misconception. As a ghostwriter, you could end up writing articles, newsletters, website content, commercials, or any number of other things! Don’t feel daunted thinking that overwhelmingly huge projects (i.e. books) are the only tasks ghostwriters take on. I’ve been a ghost on several Twitter accounts (140 characters 5 times a day isn’t so bad, right?). Of course, you can write books if you like. That’s definitely an option.
- Finding clients is slightly easier for ghostwriters. Not everyone will want to give you a by-line (credited work is very competitive), but think of all the people you’ve met in your lifetime who’ve said, “Gee, I wish I could write a book/newsletter/script/advertisement…” Now they can: Through you!