Specialties

  • 5 More Freelance Blogging Markets Paying $100 or More per Post

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 23, 2014
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    Recently I shared some examples of blogs that pay $100 or more per post as an introduction to the new blogging markets section in my writer's market database. As promised, I've been working hard to bring you bigger and better markets where you can pitch your freelance writing services. To give you a better idea of what you'll find in […]
  • Weekend Reading: Freelance Specialization

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 14, 2014
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    It's no secret that I'm a supporter of choosing a specialty as a freelance writer. Whether you choose your specialty based on niche expertise or you choose to specialize in a type of writing you excel at, you immediately gain a marketing advantage. Specialists are seen as more authoritative, and clients will often pay them more for that very reason. […]
  • 4 More Tips for Freelance Ghostwriters

    By Yo Prinzel on January 31, 2014
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    We’ve finally reached the last post of my ghostwriting series. I want to thank you all for reading along; I hope you got something of value out of it. I’d like to close the series with a few extra tips to help your own ghostwriting efforts. The four final tips aren't part of any unifying theme other than, here be […]
  • 3 Reasons to Choose a Ghostwriting Specialty

    By Yo Prinzel on January 24, 2014
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    I hate issuing absolutes, but I am a devoted believer in the power of specializing in order to create a thriving freelance writing career. I also believe that choosing to be a specialty ghostwriter is the quickest, easiest way to achieve lasting career success. Specialty ghostwriting is all about hyper-focusing your business. That means choosing a specific topic (or group […]
  • Getting Started in Ghostwriting

    By Yo Prinzel on January 16, 2014
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    Believe it or not, getting started in ghostwriting is almost exactly the same as getting started in non-spooky freelancing. It’s about coming up with a plan, announcing your service, and preparing for follow-through. Coming Up with a Plan You need to consider how ghostwriting fits into your business. Will it be your primary focus, or something you do on the […]
  • Ghostwriting Contracts: 4 Points to Consider

    By Yo Prinzel on January 10, 2014
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    A contract is every writer’s best friend. There are tons of posts out there that can help you build your basic client agreement, so today I just want to focus on four specific points that your ghostwriting contract should include. 1. Multiple payments. Ghostwriting a book is a big, long project. If your clients pay everything up front, they’re taking […]
  • 5 Great New Year’s Goals For Print Writers

    By Catherine L. Tully on December 26, 2013
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    Today we're going to talk about setting some goals that relate directly to a career in writing for print. Starting the NY off right can set the tone for the entire year, so it pays off to do a little "leg work" on the front end of things. Here are five great goals to pencil into January that will help […]
  • Tips for Developing Your Client’s Voice

    By Yo Prinzel on December 13, 2013
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    I’ve never been the kind of writer who makes it a point to learn a certain number of obscure words each day. There once was a time when I thought that my refusal to actively study the dictionary (as if I was going to absorb it like an underground book memorizer in Fahrenheit 451) would be a drawback in my chosen […]
  • Why Clients Hire Ghostwriters

    By Yo Prinzel on December 6, 2013
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    In order to get contracts signed and have a strong working relationship with ghostwriting clients, you have to understand why people are out there looking for ghostwriters. If you don't, you're going to rely on assumptions that can result in lost gigs and rocky working relationships. To give you a starting place, here are five examples of reasons that clients […]
  • Ten Ideas for Ghostwriting Samples

    By Yo Prinzel on November 28, 2013
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    There are two questions that come up more than any other when I talk to writers about breaking into ghostwriting. The first is: how do I get clients? The second is: how do I show them samples of my work if everything I do is confidential? I find these questions frustrating, because you definitely already know the answers to them. […]