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Offline MrsChristyH

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« on: February 02, 2016, 02:56:00 PM »
What are your thoughts on ghostwriting? Have you done it before? Why or why not?

If you have, I would love answers to these questions:
Did you enjoy it? Do you charge extra for them to obtain the rights? What advice for you give to someone who wants to get into ghost writing?

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 10:34:44 AM »
I do some ghost writing as a part time job and it is a lot of fun to be honest with you. Many people are in need of people to write content for them because they are not good writers or just do not have time to create content.  It pays pretty well,  the only downfall is that your name is not attached to the work when it is published so you only get paid for it once.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 12:14:17 PM »
Technically, I guess the only writing I have gotten paid for in the last few years has been ghost writing. When I first began writing I wrote for Demand Media Studios and I got credit for my own work there. But, they made changes and there just wasn't as much work available anymore. Now, I write and I earn money that my family needs. It really does not bother me at all if someone else gets credit for it. I am proud of the work I do and it even makes me smile when I happen to come across someone else's article that I know I really wrote.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 03:53:38 AM »
I've never done any ghost writing, and it's not something that interests me, if I'm being totally honest. I don't like the idea of writing material and passing it on to someone to pass it off as their own and enjoy all the credit. Call me vain all you like, but I'd rather have the credit myself LOL Maybe I'll change my mind one day, since it's meant to pay really well.


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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 02:54:27 AM »
I've been wanting to do ghostwriting, however I've been having trouble searching for it. I'm completely clueless on where to look. So far the only site I've been using to search for ghostwriting jobs is Upwork, but I haven't really found any on there that I want to attempt.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 05:13:13 AM »
What platforms do you use for ghostwriting? I like the idea but as many have said you just earn once. Has anybody made any reasonable earnings from ghostwriting?

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 06:16:19 AM »
I've never done it, but I'd absolutely be open to it if the payment was lucrative enough. I too am curious though about how you get started doing this kind of thing - I'd love to know more about it.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 11:08:35 AM »
I have always considered my freelance writing job a ghostwriting job. I do not usually know where my articles are going to be displayed online and once I get pay for my articles, I have lost the right to claim them as my own.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 11:37:46 AM »
I have only done ghost writing for a couple of advertisers, but they were published on my blogs, and sold a few in MarketPlace on Helium before. They paid me enough money so I didn't mind just gave them the articles.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 12:57:52 PM »
Well, nearly all the content writing I do online would be considered ghost writing because it doesn't have my name attached. I once advertised online to do ghostwriting for people, in the local community, but I got some kind of sketchy offer that sounded more like a typing or proof reading kind of thing. I really wasn't interested in the assignment.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 01:17:55 PM »
I have done a lot of content writing before. I guess you can consider that as ghost writing as well. Anyway, I think it's okay... I wouldn't say it's fun since I write for other people to take credit in my articles. But in a way, it's good for honing your skills as a newbie writer. You can be exposed to a lot of different topics and niches. You will get your skills enhanced this way and be prepared for bigger projects.

The downside is, it's not your work anymore. And what if you write an book that goes viral? That would break my heart if it happens to me. But that's the risk you take when you become a ghost writer especially if you give up your rights for an article or book.

My advice is just be sure that you're up for the work. Make sure that you don't get sentimental value to your works, because in the end, you won't own them anymore. Use ghost writing as a way to enhance your writing talent. But once you're ready, why not create a name for yourself? You can write in your own blog, your own book or whatever you choose.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 04:01:38 PM »
I prefer ghostwriting or writing under a pseudonym. It allows me the freedom to write anything without wondering who will read it. I know a lot of professional bloggers charge more for ghostwriting because it's bad for their marketing. Having their name on a lot of quality work bring them more work and builds their personal brand. The problem with that, as I see it, is that they have to maintain that brand image of themselves and the type of work they do. For a generalist, being put in a pigeonhole because one type of work is what you're known for might keep potential clients from calling. Plus, when pitching to a potential client or site, I don't have to worry that the erotica I wrote last month will keep the parenting magazine from choosing me.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2016, 09:07:02 AM »
I have worked as a ghostwriter and currently I like it due to the fact that I like writing and exploring new topics.

Also, I do not charge them anything extra to obtain the rights.

The more lesser known the topic, the better it is for me, as that means, I get to learn something new and write on something new.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2016, 10:06:34 PM »
I do quite a bit of ghost writing at the moment and really enjoy it. The extra money is nice and I do not need to have the whole world knowing that I write the pieces that they read. At some point I would like to write a book and it will be my work with my name attached, but I am not so concerned with articles not having my name directly attached to them.

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Re: Ghostwriting
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2016, 03:38:55 AM »
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What are your thoughts on ghostwriting? Have you done it before? Why or why not?

If you have, I would love answers to these questions:
Did you enjoy it? Do you charge extra for them to obtain the rights? What advice for you give to someone who wants to get into ghost writing?

I enjoyed it for a while.   Content writing was my first real paid writing job, so it gave me a lot of confidence in my ability.  I started losing my enthusiasm with it after a while.  I felt kind of disgusted that my work was being published all over the internet under other people's names.  I knew that was the job, but I was kind of bothered by it!

I've also never been good at sales, and content writing is subtle selling.  Maybe not always a product directly, but it's all about SEO being made to look helpful and relevant to readers.  It's not that it's deceptive; it's just all about business.  And gosh dang it, it's hard to write about topics you have no interest in!

Since I didn't depend on that income, I'm not writing for them anymore.  I might grab a few assignments if I want some extra cash, but in the meantime I'm starting a blog so I can write about a topic I am passionate about.  I'm excited to enter the world of monetized blogging, even though it will be a long time before I make anything from it (if indeed I ever do!)

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