Cheap Ghost Writing Isnt Easy But Its Worthwhile

You might think that selling yourself short is​ a​ sure way to​ not be a​ success in​ the​ ghost writing field. And your eyes are probably dancing with the​ large sums of​ money that you’ve heard ghost writers pull down,​ in​ yearly figures such as​ $60,​000 to​ $100,​000,​ or​ amounts such as​ $15,​000 to​ $60,​000 per each book written. You’re a​ writer,​ you love to​ write,​ and you believe that this is​ the​ way to​ go when it​ comes to​ writing.

This is​ especially so when you’ve started to​ break into the​ field and you’re a​ ghost writer -- or​ ghostwriter -- who has never really ghosted a​ book for someone else before. You’re probably thinking big bucks,​ major book contracts,​ large amounts of​ cash advances from publishers and huge percentages from the​ books you will be anonymously writing for big time authors.

But let’s face some facts. First time authors are often people with no real money or​ skills to​ invest in​ writing a​ book. They may have fantastic stories to​ tell,​ but they don’t have the​ enormous amount of​ financial capital available to​ hire any such expensive ghost writers. They’re bound to​ enter some psychological difficulties when they see that the​ payments to​ you are the​ whopper figures such as​ those listed above,​ and that those are the​ only sorts of​ prices accessible to​ them. By laying out such enormous fees,​ you could be stuck losing a​ huge customer base of​ clients with fantastic stories to​ tell -- but without the​ major wherewithal to​ pay you to​ tell them. What if,​ say,​ your potential author,​ the​ person hiring you to​ write his or​ her story,​ has only $5000 or​ less to​ spend?

I know what I’m talking about,​ and I can create a​ decent,​ well-written work of​ cheap ghost writing in​ a​ month or​ so for around that amount of​ money. You do that,​ and there’s your $60,​000 per year! it​ really isn’t all that hard. You don't even have to​ charge as​ high as​ $5000 per book.

Most other ghost writers I know are only as​ capable I am,​ but many of​ them do charge the​ higher amounts. the​ clients of​ the​ high end ghost writers tend to​ be people with enormous sales potential,​ not the​ typical first time authors who have a​ great story but often don’t really go anywhere with it​ – the​ so called “sucker market.”

It might be worthwhile to​ consider charging less,​ or​ negotiating a​ deal with such a​ “first timer.” Over the​ years,​ I have drawn the​ conclusion that there are an​ awful lot of​ such people out there. I have been ghost writing books for people for as​ low an​ amount as​ $2000 per book,​ and as​ I have sources of​ income from other types of​ writing,​ I have been finding an​ immense amount of​ personal satisfaction from helping such would be authors actually obtain what they are looking for in​ a​ "cheap ghost writer" who charges a​ reasonable price for the​ quality and quantity of​ work done for them. I simply ask for installment payments,​ usually made in​ advance,​ and sometimes I also ask for a​ percentage of​ the​ net book sales.

This works out to​ be less “greedy” on​ my part and more of​ a​ service that I provide for authors who are simply yearning to​ get their books up high on​ the​ top of​ the​ New York Times Bestseller lists,​ and who know that such are their dreams,​ not necessarily their realities. These are often people who have reached the​ ends of​ their ropes when it​ comes to​ negotiating a​ lower price for their books. They usually have nowhere else to​ turn when it​ comes to​ putting out their own personal stories,​ and they need someone with a​ willing ear and pen to​ listen and help them set down their tales before it’s too late for them to​ be told. And there is​ still hope for these people to​ even hit the​ big time,​ if​ they have the​ right types of​ stories to​ tell.

Also,​ some of​ these authors simply don’t know what they’re doing and need a​ guiding hand to​ help them. They need their letters of​ query written up for them,​ their brief biographies put together,​ and their book proposals prepared for them,​ as​ they are dipping their toes into the​ writing field and getting them wet for the​ first time. a​ lot of​ them think they are going to​ get their book written and then get some kind of​ major advance,​ straight from a​ publisher.

It just isn't like that 90% of​ the​ time. an​ advance comes after a​ deal has been negotiated with a​ reputable literary agent,​ bids by publishers for the​ book have been scrutinized,​ and contracts have been signed. it​ helps in​ a​ major way to​ have the​ book in​ hand,​ sometimes even having it​ self published first,​ to​ get anywhere near a​ commercial publisher. This can be a​ very expensive process for a​ first time,​ would be author.

People like that don’t need to​ face down what looks like to​ them to​ be a​ million dollar price tag when they are looking for what’s described as​ a​ cheap ghost writer. They want an​ actual inexpensive ghost writer who understands their needs,​ both budgetary and otherwise,​ who can sit down with them and negotiate a​ fairly low amount of​ money paid out by them so they can figure on​ at​ least getting some return from their books. These people are not Presidents of​ the​ United States or​ famous movie actors,​ whose books are guaranteed to​ sell,​ and many of​ them find themselves “stuck” with what used to​ be called vanity publishing,​ nowadays called self publishing. They won’t necessarily find a​ commercial publisher who wants to​ take a​ chance on​ huge returns from their books in​ today’s multifaceted but still challenging world of​ publishing.

These clients need literally cheap or​ inexpensive ghost writers. They don’t need to​ spend a​ small fortune on​ their books to​ find out they all dead ended in​ a​ warehouse,​ didn’t sell as​ widely as​ they thought they would,​ or​ they otherwise came out on​ the​ short end of​ the​ stick. They need to​ carefully invest their time and effort on​ a​ decent,​ expert ghost writer. And they could use some material publishing help to​ get their books "out there" -- properly displayed and promoted in​ today's modern Internet oriented book market.

Help them. Consider bargaining and bartering at​ a​ lower price sometimes,​ and not at​ a​ higher price. it​ might be worth your while. Try it​ and see!

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