When you’re out to find a ghostwriter online, you have to keep a couple of things in mind. Like, what your book is going to be about, or what you even want to get written, how long is the piece and how much research or understanding of the field it’s going to require and what quality you want your piece to be.
You can’t really expect a high school student or someone who writes books on humanitarian topics to write a book on neurology. Yes, some people can tackle multiple topics but the risk is too high and finding such a writer is not only hard but expensive too.
Now, if you’re wondering how to hire a ghost writer for the book, there are different ways to it.
Go With References
Look around your area or writing agency and try to find someone who has a good reputation. If you have friends that have gotten pieces written from ghostwriters, this is your best bet. You can have a chat with them about it and ask them about their ghost writer. Nothing’s better than that. You know your friends aren’t going to lie to you or try to tell you services.
These are the people you can totally rely on, and of course, you can always go and check out the writer and their work on your own to. Whether you’re trying to find a ghost writer online or not, asking friends and family or really just people who have a little more experience than you is much better and most of the time, you can rely on them pretty well.
Searching the Internet
If you’re specifically searching to find a ghostwriter online, well, start joining various platforms and get in touch with agencies or freelancers. The online business can be a little risky but if you find a reliable resource, it shouldn’t be a problem.
With finding a ghostwriter online, the only problem that you can have is that you don’t actually know them. Apart from that, everything else works the same way as it would if you contacted a local writing agency. In some cases, it works even better.
Come on, with the Internet having millions of users, there’s a much bigger pool of writers to choose from and with that comes a lot of different rates and packages. You can really take your time and ensure that the ghost writer you’re hiring knows what he’s doing.
Whatever you decide to do, just make sure that the writer is legit and not someone who’s going to plagiarize more than half your book. That’s it for how to find a ghost writer.
And now, moving on to how much they cost.
Cheap writers – These writers are usually either new to the industry, don’t have much experience or are trying to rip you off. You may get all excited about them charging a few hundred or thousand dollars to write a 200-page book, but when you really go through it, you’ll see that more than half of it needs to be re-written and the other half is plagiarized. Not saying that all of the inexpensive writers out there are terrible, but you do need to be very careful when hiring someone who’s charging way below the market price. If It seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Professional writers – Can be found online as well as offline. These guys know what they’re doing, have moderate to high experience in the field and usually, have a specific genre they like to work on. Costing around $10,000 to $90,000, to write a 100 to 400-page book, I’d say these are the best to go with. You know you get quality work, don’t have to sweat all your weight off trying to get revisions and they’re good at meeting deadlines too. All in all, you can rely on them completely and know that they will deliver you exactly what you’re looking for.
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Celebrity writers – Charging more than $150,000 for a book, these writers are a little too much for your average person trying to get a book written. They’re usually hired for politicians, actors and other famous personalities. Although yes, they are very professional and have sometimes decades of experience in the field, the price isn’t a very affordable one. IF you hire a high-end celebrity writer to write your book, and if you find a good one, they’ll probably even guarantee you that you’ll get on the New York Times Bestseller list. Apart from the price, there’s nothing unattractive about celebrity writers.
Most people end up going with a middle ranged professional writer, because let’s be honest, that’s what most of us can afford. Book writing is a time taking process and a lot of hard work and energy goes into it, so at the end of the day, the prices are justified.
Don’t expect your book to be written in just a couple of days, it takes a while to properly research, write and edit a book especially if the quality is your priority.