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Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Devora, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Devora

    Devora Sage

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    I've been considering for quite some time the idea of selling my writing ability to other via Ghostwriting.

    How does one become a Ghostwriter, and must they do to become one?
     
  2. ShortHair

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    I hesitate to suggest it, but you might try the site elance.com. Clients post summaries of their jobs. You submit a quote and a deadline, alongside everyone else interested in the job. As you might expect, bidders with more experience and better credentials tend to get most of the jobs.

    Be prepared to do a lot of searching. There are several categories of writing jobs, and the clients often assign the wrong categories to their jobs. Occasionally someone posts a ghostwriting job.

    The reason I hesitate to suggest eLance is because I tried to supplement my income by doing writing work. After a long time I got one contract, and I had a poor experience with the client. You may have better luck.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I've made a few thousand dollars on Elance over the past couple of years, and have had mostly good experiences. Some of it was technical writing, some legal, and a couple of ghostwriting jobs. Just watch what you're bidding on and stay away from people who seem to be looking for work done at the lowest possible price.
     

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