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How to Hire the Best Ghostwriters

  • August 7 2014
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There are times where you need to have something written for you, but you just don’t have the time or the ability to write that content. So what should you do? Well, you can either write something up that’s not the type of quality you or your readers would want, or you can go out and hire a ghost writer that is going to be able to give you precisely what you need.


What Exactly Is a Ghost Writer?

A ghostwriter is a writer you hire to get your point across in a way that you either do not have the skill or spare time to be able to do. They take your ideas, add in their own research, and they create a piece that you get to put your name to. Hiring ghost writers gives you the content you need, but also buys you the rights to those pieces, allowing you to use them however you see fit. Once the content is complete, you own it, and no one else has the right to use it anywhere. There are many different ghost writers available, so if you do not get along with one, or the one you choose is not able to match the tone, style, or direction you want your work to go, find another one!


How to Hire a Ghost Writer

The best way to hire a ghost writer is to look around online. There are freelance writing websites all around the internet with people looking for work on a consistent basis. You can ask to see samples of the writers’ work to get an idea on how versatile their writing style is, and from there, you can decide whether to hire them or not. Most websites also allow you to speak with the writer quickly and easily as well, giving you the ability to work with them closely, and give your piece the direction you want it to take. Revisions should be kept to a minimum this way, allowing both you and the writer to complete the project on a quicker basis.


What Qualities to Look for in Great Ghost Writers

When it comes to finding a great ghostwriter, you will want to look for a few important points before hiring them for the content you need. You will want to make sure that the writer is prompt with their correspondence so that they can meet the deadline that you require. You will also want to make sure that the writer is versatile enough to be able to sound the way you want your content to sound. If you want your content to sound like multiple people, then you should make sure that the writer you are considering can match numerous tones and styles.

You will also want to make sure the writer has either experience in the topic you are working with, or is able to research the topic sufficiently enough to make it sound professional. If your writer is only able to give a general overview of the topic and not give it the depth you or your audience need, then you need to move on until you find a writer that is going to be able to offer that to you. Research is important so that the terms and common phrases of your topic come across appropriately within your content, or else this could cost you some, if not all, of your audience. Finally, you should also consider cost. You will want to save yourself some money, so find a middle of the road ghost writer that can give you all of these things and not cost you an arm and a leg. If you find a great ghostwriter, you can always add in a tip, but you don’t want to overpay for any of your content either.

Ghost writing is common around the internet, and even in books, so you should take the time to find one that is going to be your turn-to person for a while to come. Once you find a writer that is able to get your style, message, and point down pat, you should stick with them. This will give you a consistency and dependability to your readers that they will come back to repeatedly. The point of using a ghostwriter is to have someone come up with some content that could pass as your own, so once you find that ideal combination, don’t let it go. Should you switch around, your audience may read one thing they like and one thing they don’t, which may make it to where they don’t return to read more in the future. It’s important that you not only reach your intended audience, but also that you keep them, so make sure you express your needs precisely with your new-found ghost writer in order to make your point.

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Cameron Mackey

Cameron is the Content Manager for the Vorongo Blog. He has spent three years in various content marketing roles. When he is not working with Vorongo he enjoys photography and hiking.

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