There are plenty of jobs out there nowadays for freelance ghostwriters, and the number of them is only growing and growing with the advent and popularity of eBooks. This can be an effective way to make money doing something exciting and different every day. However, you need to bear the following things in mind in order to make good money that you’ll be able to live on.
There are so many freelances writing sites out there - and even more coming every day - so how are you supposed to know where to start looking for the best jobs? Well, the best way is to search for various ones and decide which ones you like. This can be for any particular reason: the general layout of the site could be particularly easy to understand, the standard of the sort of work posted there could be very high or the fee could be free or, at least, low. Whatever your reasons for choosing the site, make sure that there is also plenty of choice for you. Remember also to choose more than one in order to improve the likelihood of you finding work that you will enjoy.
If you’re starting from a point at which you have either never written a novel before or never written as a ghost-writer before, starting off can be really tough. You need to make sure that your portfolio is full of great examples of all sorts of different types of work: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, eBooks (if possible), blogs, academic articles... Anything you have written before needs to go in your portfolio. This improves your chances of getting someone to notice you and give you great work.
At first, if you don’t have a lot of experience or a great portfolio, try to start with work that you will actually enjoy. Then you can offer to do the job for less money and start proving yourself that way. Once you’ve done a couple of these, your reputation will be much better, and people will be much more likely to hire you for normal - or better - price. This way you will also know exactly what sort of work you enjoy and can do to a very good quality, which will help when you are searching for all the many different types of ghost-writing work there is out there.