Things You May Not Know About Ghostwriters

For many Ghostwriters and writers in general, there are many methods of getting published in existence today. However, some writers feel they lack certain traits or components to consistently produce engaging, solid and fresh content.

So, what happens when writers struggle with publishing or content creation? They hire a Ghostwriter! It happens a lot more than you would ever imagine.

Generally, Ghostwriters handle a number of assignments and a heavy work-load. They are well-versed and experienced in handling many tasks such as single article writing, web content creation, proofing, editing, and blogging, just to mention a few, all the way up to helping with a full-length novel. The term “Ghostwriter” simply means they do not receive any credit for the writing they do for their clients, and their clients can publish the work as if it were their own, with no repercussions.

Ghostwriters specialize in many areas and can write a number of different things.

Due to the vast subjects across the web, Ghostwriters are very flexible and can fit in just about anywhere in a wide variety of genre’s and niches.  They may be summoned to create content for websites, online businesses, brick and mortar businesses and even other writers.  Some Ghostwriters may choose to specialize in certain areas, where others may be more versatile in their knowledge and experience and prefer to create content on any topic, genre or niche.

Generally they are hired to help create articles for article marketing, blog posts, newsletters, email campaigns, web pages, BIOs, press releases, white papers and eBooks, to name a few. Some Ghostwriters are experienced in helping authors get their books into print publication, proof reading and editing.  Some might even write speeches, eulogies, business plans, and other areas where technical or formatted writing is needed.

How can you find or get connected to a Ghostwriter?

Ghostwriters can be found all across the internet. Many Ghostwriters or Ghostwriting companies have websites with examples or portfolios, contact information and rates. They are also marketing savvy and create marketing campaigns through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like.  Ghostwriters also network with other writers by joining different forums and writing communities, which may lead to referrals and recommendations.  If you’re in need of hiring a Ghostwriter, finding one that suits your business needs won’t be very difficult.  However, finding a great Ghostwriter will take in-depth research or possibly even a referral from a trusted source.

With the way technology is soaring and the marketing needed for online business owners, Ghostwriters are in high demand.

What Skills is Necessary for Great Ghostwriting?

If you are interested in writing for companies within the United States, you must have a solid understanding of the English language.  In addition, you’ll need to have detailed research skills, excellent typing, spelling, grammar, ability to meet all deadlines, work in a fast-paced and stressful environment, marketing, constant contact with your clients, and knowledge of the different writing styles.

How can you be a Ghostwriter?

Becoming a Ghostwriter takes persistence, dedication, discipline, motivation and organizational skills.  It certainly helps to have a true passion for writing. I can’t imagine anyone doing this that doesn’t truly LOVE it and feel it is their “calling.” If you write without passion, then others will certainly be able to recognize it, and that could damage your reputation.

You’ll need to learn how to market yourself, your services, set your rates, set up a website, create marketing plans, perform article marketing, set limits, figure out your niche, stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technology, and most important…practice, read and write a lot.

Funny Story

I’ve decided to start posting some funny or humorous jokes from time to time. Nothing makes me feel better than a good laugh and I hope all of you enjoy it as well.

Today our funny comes from Amusing Facts.com

Two avid fishermen go on a fishing trip. They rent all the equipment:the reels, the rods, the wading suits, the rowboat, the car, and even a cabin in the woods. They spend a fortune.

The first day they go fishing, but they don’t catch anything. The same thing happens on the second day, and on the third day. It goes on like this until finally, on the last day of their vacation, one of the men catches a fish.

As they’re driving home they’re really depressed. One guy turns to the other and says, “Do you realize that this lousy fish cost us fifteen hundred dollars?”

The other guy says, “Wow! It’s a good thing we only caught the one!”

I hope you enjoyed it and please come back for more.

8 Awesome Techniques for List Building

List building for business owners it is imperative to survive and be successful.  There are many methods to the madness when it comes to building a list, so how in the world do you sort it all out?  What techniques are most successful?

We have provided some helpful tips to put you on the right path to list building and increasing your business.

1.  Share your expertise.

Internet users are seeking information and your job is to provide that information by sharing what you know.  Provide your readers with “how-to” tips, guidance and articles that will solve a particular problem.  Give your best, top secret information on your niche.  By providing your best, you will see many returns as you begin to establish yourself as an expert in your field and niche.

2.  Set up a blog.

There are sites where you can set up a blog for free and start capturing email addresses for your list building adventure.  Use this as your platform for spreading the news and information about your niche or product.  At the end of each blog post, be sure to add a “call to” action and a link to your site or sales page.

3.  Create a “Q&A” feature.

This list building technique can be used in a newsletter or set up on your blog as a poll.  Invite your readers to interact by having them submit their hottest, burning questions they just can’t seem to find the answer to.  You’ll be regarded as a hero and have more return readers than you know what to do with.

4.  Conduct product or service reviews.

This valuable list building technique is one way to provide your readers with trusted and valuable information.  Pick a product or service, actually use it and then write a review about it.  What you liked or disliked, give accurate details and explain exactly what you think about it.  Ask yourself, “What do my readers really need to know about this product or service?”

5.   Commenting on blogs and forums.

Search blogs and networks for those of interest to you and related to your niche and set them up in your RSS feed.  When you see an interesting post, leave a comment….no spam.  Be sure to add good and solid opinions relating to that topic.  Offer some of your tips or advice and you will find that like-minded people will click on your link to see what you have to offer.

6.  Signatures.

This is one of the easiest methods to create and should be used on all your email correspondences.  Create something inviting that will link back to your squeeze page, blog or website.  Have something valuable to give them, such as a free eBook or list building tips.  Also, when leaving comments on blogs and forums make sure you have a well-crafted signature line as well.

7.  Article marketing.

One of the best ways in building a list is article marketing and it’s FREE.  Write unique and original content with SEO optimization and submit to the top article directories.  Provide “helpful tips” or “how to” or “secrets of” or “warning signs”, something that captures their attention and compels to their emotions.  These articles do not have to be long and boring; something in the 400 word range works perfectly.  In your resource or BIO box, include a link back to your email squeeze page or web site with an “opt in” box.

8.  Success stories.

Show your readers how your business has changed the lives of others.  Post case studies or testimonials showing how that particular person has been successful by using your product or service.  This is one way to build the “know, like and trust” factor that is critical in internet marketing.

With the many ways of list building, (and most of them being free), choose the ones that work best for you and your business.  Track your results, engage in these free techniques we have offered and watch your list grow exponentially.

You have made it this far, leave us a comment on your ideas or tips for list building.