One of the most exciting up-and-coming careers at the moment is freelance ghostwriting. So many people who want to produce books are realising that they don’t have to do all the work themselves, they can hire someone who is properly qualified to do the job instead. This means that the number of jobs available for freelance ghostwriters is increasing dramatically. If you’re one of those people who would like to make a career of freelance ghostwriting, this guide can show you exactly how to do that.
If you want to become a ghostwriter (also called a drafter), you need to know exactly what it entails. Drafters essentially compose works that are officially credited, by prior agreement, to another person. These works may be books, articles, screenplays, blogs, plays, stories, or any other type of written work. In certain cases, the drafter is allowed to share credit with the other person, but this is not often the case.
As with becoming a drafter, if you want to be a freelancer, you need to know exactly what you’re in for. You’ll be working for yourself, so you’ll need lots of self-discipline, the ability to manage your time properly, and the ability to honestly control the quality of all your work.
As with any career, a winning CV is a must. So, create a CV for yourself that catalogues all your relevant qualifications, skills and experience for potential clients to see. Make very sure that your CV is professional and honest. Once you have a decent CV, you can use it to create a template profile for yourself. This template profile is what you’ll use to fill in all the profiles required by websites you join.
Its very important that potential clients can see what type of work you produce, so set about building an excellent portfolio of your work. Then you’ll be able to show it to any potential clients.
Now you’re ready to find some great freelance websites to sign up to. Make sure you research the reputation of each site before you join it, as you should only join websites with good reputations. Reputable sites are more likely to protect you from scammers. In addition, you’re more likely to find decent clients on reputable websites.
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