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Freelance Tips: How To Get Paid For Writing E-Books


Writing a book is a dream that haunts many wannabe writers. Though the very idea of ghost-writing an e-book for some other author triggers a moral dilemma, you can actually make a lot of money by writing e-books on a freelance basis. It’s easier than writing an e-book with your name etched on it, and it’s even easier to make money out of it.

  • Is ‘Ghostwriting’ really easy a task to do?
  • Now let’s get the real fact straight, you need to put in a lot of effort to make it happen. Researching, interviewing, and surveying will serve as the groundwork for your writing. If you are okay with this, you need to know how to get the top dollars by writing an e-book for someone else.

  • What is ghostwriting exactly?
  • No matter how ghostly it may sound, ghostwriting is nothing but writing for someone else and transferring the copyright to the ‘author’ whose name will be published as the creator of the same across all channels. You cannot take the credit, but you can definitely claim the money for the job you will be doing. Now-a-days, it’s quite common a practice and many freelance writers are making a fortune out of it.

  • How much you can earn?
  • Here comes the sweeter fact, ghostwriting is actually more lucrative an option than writing articles, web copies or simply blogging. You could just start with taking 10000 USD or so in advance and getting paid a lump sum when the work comes to a close. Many authors also agree to share certain percentage of their profits with the ‘ghostwriters’ – the actual writers of their ebooks.

  • So what exactly would be the payscale?
  • The rates vary depending on the budget of the author, deadline, acknowledgement etc. For example, if an author wants to opt for your freelance writing services at the eleventh hour, you may charge a whopping amount for the job. On the other hand, if you wish to see your name as a contributor or co-author, the actual author may not agree to give you a ‘high’ price. Keep in mind that the market is very competitive and the more flexible you are with your rates, the better prospects you can get.

  • Where can you get started?
  • These days, there is no dearth of big freelance sites that help freelancers to find high-paying clients, Elance, The Write Life, Funds for Writers, Freelance Writing being a few of them. These sites, however, get their cuts for bridging the chasm between authors and freelancers.

 
 

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