Ghostwriting is not a new thing, it has been there for many years. Writers who were too busy to write their own books looked for other writers to do that for them. Even though it was there in the past, it has expanded due to the advent of the internet and social media. Some time back, this was all about writing novels but because of the internet age, there are social media posts and blogs that are under the umbrella of ghostwriting. The ghostwriter does the writing but doesn’t get credit for the work done except for what they are paid. In this internet age, so many people are seeking the services of ghostwriters and it is, therefore, a profitable niche. The following are guidelines to becoming a ghostwriter.
If you have decided that this is the way to go, you should build your skills even while you are searching for a job. It will be wise of you to get as much information as possible and build your skills so that you have a better chance at a job when an opportunity comes. It is important to have your own blog and write every day. Don’t shy away from social media because it will give you so many opportunities. A website is a must-have if you want to have an opportunity at this career. Connect your website to social media through links. Don’t settle with what you have, you should find ways of getting featured on other blogs. This will make you more popular which will be good for your ghostwriting career.
If you find jobs that are not directly related to ghostwriting, take them. You should know that exposure is something very important to a writer and that is why you should not let go of such jobs. You can become an editor, a blogger or even a copywriter and learn a lot from this. Networking is always an important thing and might just land you a good job. The skills you gain even in jobs that don’t require writing like research, interviewing and marketing are important to you as a ghostwriter.
Ghostwriting requires you to act like another person and write what they would write. You need to know how to interview them to get the information you need to write as they would. This is why you should try and interview your friends and family as practice. You will be a better ghostwriter is you master how to do these interviews which means that you should know how to as the right questions.
Write as many stories as possible to practice the skill. It is important to learn how to write as many people as possible so that when an opportunity comes by, you will ready., Find job offers that interest you and the only way you can get a job is if people know you want it to spread the word.