There are many similarities between the three types of freelance writers - but there are also key differences that can make or break your writing project. Copywriters, ghostwriters and writers all specialize in different areas of writing, and each one has its own strengths and weaknesses that can help you with your project. Read on to learn more about these three different types of writers, along with the ideal situations in which they should be hired to work on your writing project.
A lot of writers want to get into ghostwriting, but few ever make the transition from wondering to doing. It’s hard work to make money by writing other people’s thoughts and ideas down, but it can be rewarding when you get the hang of it and start getting consistent gigs, sales, and reviews from your customers. To help you get started with ghostwriting, here are four common weaknesses that may stop you from succeeding in this field, and ways to overcome them so you can start earning a steady income right away!
by Mary C. Long | DIGITAL MEDIA GHOST | GHOSTWRITING
Allow me to share some key insight that I've gleaned from working successfully as a ghostwriter for the past decade, creating all kinds of copy - and bringing in well over $100k each year doing so!
by Cris Yeager | DIGITAL MEDIA GHOST | WRITING
Every writer knows their work isn’t going to be polished to perfection as a first draft. It’s going to need some editing, not just simple proofreading like spellcheck and grammar fixing. Sentences need restructuring, paragraphs moved around and even entire passages deleted. It’s normal. But, what editing programs, extensions, apps and methods do writers utilize to finish up and make their writing pristine?
Ghostwriting certainly has its own challenges, but is promoting a ghostwriting service one of them? If so, the difficulty lies in the ‘ghost’ part of the writer. That meaning: The technical writer is a secret. A ghostwriter works behind the scene to craft material for someone else, using their voice and often their information. If the actual author isn’t supposed to be known, how do they convince others to hire them? That’s a great question and we’re going to explore it.
Writing as a profession is a demanding and challenging career. It requires hours of research to learn about various subjects and then writing with enough confidence to convince the reader of your expertise. It’s effortless if you're an expert on that topic! However, as a ghostwriter, there are numerous obstacles added. The most difficult challenge for a ghostwriter is writing for others and being uncredited for the work. Maintaining focus to stay on track and staying motivated is a constant battle and can haunt any writer.
by Sebastian Miller | Guest Contributor | GHOSTWRITING
Online writing can be done from anywhere, even at home and at any time. This is a bit tricky because you tend to do other things and leave little time to concentrate on writing. You must be a good communicator to interact with clients better and also be willing to learn new styles of writing anytime there is a need to change. Always be creative in your writing to attract the attention of readers. There are different types of writing tasks available, including providing homework assistance for students.
by Scarlett Gibson | Guest Contributor | GHOSTWRITING
You love writing to the point where you consider setting up a personal blog. You have emailed few friends and family members of your intention to go into writing. That is interesting by the way. Many at this stage get confused when they hear the word “ghostwriting." So, we are going to do justice to the topic to enlighten you more on the meaning and benefits of ghostwriting.
Writing can be a strange job. You may have a few hours a day when you are extremely productive, but the mental energy used in your work makes it hard to sustain your top pace of work for a full business day (unless you are gifted with an exceptional attention span!). This makes breaks very important in keeping you going.
by Mary C. Long | Ghostwriting
I see ads for copywriters all the time — do you? I know my algorithm is set to bubble these ads to the surface, so I expect it. And I’m used to seeing their amazing claims: