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Why Ghostwriting is a Lucrative Business


You may have heard of ghostwriting, or you might have not. Regardless, we are going to explain it all here. When you want to write a story but aren’t sure how to do it, sometimes people will hire a ghostwriter to write their book for them. The world of publishing isn’t always easy and everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone wants to write it down. Ghostwriting is a great way to make some extra cash if you are interested in writing many pages of books for people.

“Writing a book isn’t always the easiest part, so my firm understands when a client wants to hire someone to do it for them,” ghostwriter Mike Johnson says. “The world of ghostwriting is really comfortable actually, you get paid in a lump sum and then you go your merry way.” For Mike, he knows that the perfect client may not exist, but he loves his job role regardless. “I love a good story so that’s why I do this.”

Ghost writing isn’t for everyone, but those that are can make a hefty salary.Ghostwriting is probably much more common than you think. If you’ve never been involved in a ghostwriting partnership before, you might have a few questions and many are open to answer those question and provide some good answers.

There is a good chance that, if you’re an avid reader, you’ve read a book or two that was written by someone other than the author whose name is on the cover. Writing a book is hard work and it’s something that not everyone is cut out for. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a book inside them worth sharing.

Anyone can hire a writer, paying them to put pen to paper. The process is different each time, but the results are the same: a new book is made available for the world to consume. A ghostwriting arrangement is a business deal, not unlike many other product manufacturing business deals that happen every day.

Writing a book is not an easy task and you may be wondering why anyone would take on such a grueling project only to give it away and not get credited for all their hard work. There are plenty of reasons ghostwriters choose to remain behind the scenes. Being a successful author takes more than just a great book. There is a great deal of work in sales, marketing, and business operations that need to happen in order to make a book a success. Many writers are not interested in going through all of that for themselves and would rather simply agree on a set price for their work.

When you’re hired as a ghostwriter, your payment is set and guaranteed in the contract. You know exactly how much you stand to make from the deal. As an author selling your own book, how much you make is dependent on how many copies you sell, which has no guarantee at all.

Some writers appreciate the inspiration that comes from working on someone else’s idea, and others thrive on deadlines and having someone else to answer to. Some writers do publish under their own names but love the challenge of writing for diverse audiences, which they don’t necessarily want their name to be associated with. Whatever their reason, rest assured that ghostwriters love what they do, and are properly compensated for their services.

Mike Johnson is a ghostwriter based out of North Carolina and is always looking to write a new story. He can be reached at 704-885-6652 weekdays at his studio and firm located in Charlotte, NC.