You might have wondered why people are willing to spend so much money to have other people write book’s for them. Perhaps you’re one of those people yourself, and you’re considering taking on a ghostwriter for your project.
In this post, I’ll be cover the top three reasons that you should hire a ghostwriter. Let’s see if any of these apply to you!
1. You have an idea… but you don’t know how to write it.
I’ve seen this a lot in the short time that I’ve been a ghostwriter. This is when people get struck with inspiration and can’t get a storyline out of their head, but the actual writing aspect is foreign and daunting to them. While they could always work toward the goal of writing it themselves, this really isn’t for everyone.
A ghostwriter can then step in and do the work of bringing this person’s vision to life. Because the client owns all rights for the book, they are still legally termed the “author”. They aren’t required to the give the ghostwriter credit unless they want to.
2. A Lack of Time
Let’s face it: Some people just don’t have the time to write a book. Not only is the writing aspect time-consuming in itself (needless to say), there are so many other factors that contribute to completing a project. Outlining, planning, character design, and tons of research all come before drafting has even begun. Then, once the first draft is complete, the editing begins.
Not all ghostwriters provide this service (and who can blame them, right?), but if this is important to you, then you can look specifically for someone who does (like me!). That being said, you could always just hire an editor for that part.
3. Business People
Many people who are looking for ghostwriters are doing so because they hope to make money from it. It’s an investment, so to speak. If you think that you could sell enough copies of a book to get rich, then go for it! From a writer’s perspective, marketing is often the toughest part.
If that’s your specialty, that’s great. Some people in this position will hire several ghostwriters so that they can publish as many books as possible, and a good number have gotten really successful this way.
That’s all for this post, but as always, feel free to leave any questions and/or suggestions in the comments. If you’re curious to learn more about my ghostwriting services, check out my ghostwriting page! I offer a free 30-minute phone call consultation to discuss your project and see if it’d be a good fit for both of us.
I look forward to hearing from you!