If you have decided that you want to hire a ghost writer but do not have a clue where to look, then you need to read this guide. The reality is there are plenty of places where you can hire qualified ghost writers.
With the majority of services, your first port of call should be online. There are plenty of websites where professionals offer their services for competitive prices. This is because there are so many people offering ghost writing services that prices have lowered significantly over the last five years.
When you are online you have two choices, you can either use a website that has been specifically designed for writers looking to sell their services, or you can use ‘bidding’ websites to try and land a bargain.
If you need a professional ghost writer than a specialist website should be your only best choice. This is because you can view everybody’s specifications, qualifications and price in one place. You will generally (but not always) find better quality ghost writers on specialist websites. However, you will find that the price is more expensive than bidding websites; therefore, you need to weigh up the experience against the price.
There are various’ non specialist’ websites, where ghost writers sell their services. The best thing about these websites is that you can often find much cheaper prices; however, people on these websites are usually inexperienced. On the odd occasion, you may find a great writer offering a terrific price but this rarely happens. Remember, a ghost writer that is experienced will be getting work elsewhere, and will not ‘waste their time’ on ‘small-time’ bidding sites. However, you may get lucky and find a good writer who is just starting out in the industry.
If you are buying services online then you need to make sure that the person is reputable. As there is no way to guarantee this, you should set up a stage by stage payment system. Of course, you also need to check out this person’s background, for example, a new writer could tell you that they have just got a diploma in writing. However, without seeing some sort of proof this could be a lie. The best way to check that somebody that is telling the truth is to ask for recommendations from others. Ghost writing can be extremely expensive; therefore, you need to make sure you have yourself covered. You can always get the ghost writer to send through detailed samples of their work, and this should prove whether or not they are experienced enough for your project.
Another way to find ghost writers is to look around at ‘general’ advertisement spaces. This could be anything from your local newspaper, to listings, or even in a shop window. Unfortunately, these types of advertisement are rare. However, if you do find a ghost writer here, then their prices will generally be better than average, and they could should have plenty of experience.