A Beginner’s Guide to Ghostwriting: All the Facts (w/o the Fluff) (2024)

You want to make money as a writer, right?

You’ve told everyone on Facebook (including your weird aunt) that you’re available to write. You’ve been writing guest post after guest post to showcase your talent and get your name out there. Maybe you’ve even landed a few freelance writing jobs already. (Good for you!)

But then a prospective client emails you with the question, “Do you offer ghostwriting services?”

And you’re stumped.

Maybe you’ve heard of ghostwriting. Maybe you have some idea what a ghostwriter is. Or maybe you wonder if it involves ouija boards in some way.

You don’t want to look like an idiot by emailing back to say, “Err… what do you mean?”

That sounds like a good way to send your potential client running for the hills.

But don’t worry — I’m about to tell you everything you need to know about ghostwriting, starting with…

Table of Contents

  1. What IS Ghostwriting?
  2. But Why Would You Let Someone Else Take Credit for YOUR Writing?
  3. The Counterpoint: Why You Might NOT Want to Be a Ghostwriter
  4. How to Become a Ghostwriter
  5. Ghostwriting 101: A Quick Recap
  6. Will You Give Ghostwriting a Try?

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What IS Ghostwriting?

You might already have some hazy ideas about ghostwriting. When I first heard of ghostwriting, I thought it was just used for celebrity memoirs.

It turns out memoirs are just the tip of the iceberg. Ghostwriting is everywhere — from independent authors using Amazon’s Kindle book publishing to popular bloggers using WordPress.

So what is it?

When you ghostwrite, you let someone else put their name on your work. That is, you don’t get any authorship credit — at all.

Typically, the person who commissions the work will own the copyright, which also means they can modify or republish the work in any way they see fit.

So why would someone hire a professional ghostwriter? Are they too lazy to write their own book or come up with original work or ideas?

Not necessarily. People hire ghostwriters for many different reasons, but the most common ones are:

  • Their business has grown so much that they no longer have time to write (all) their own material.
  • They have a wealth of expertise or an exciting story to tell, but they don’t enjoy the writing process or they’re not very good at it.

It’s nothing new, either: ghostwriting has been around, in one form or another, for centuries.

To give you a better idea of what being a ghostwriter may involve, my own ghostwriting has included:

  • Taking a rough draft, editing it heavily, and expanding on it where necessary.
  • Taking a blogger’s rough notes and transcribing them.
  • Putting together short, functional blog posts (e.g., announcing a new writing podcast).
  • Taking an assigned topic and very brief outline, then “ghost blogging” a post in the client’s voice and writing style.
  • Writing a post based on a title and nothing more.
  • Coming up with ideas, getting them approved, then ghostwriting the posts (though this is rare!).

As you can see, ghostwriting has a spectrum from something akin to an editing relationship to writing a piece from scratch.

And it’s growing in popularity.

The demand for high-quality ghostwriters is so high it’s now taught in schools — California State University, Long Beach offers a Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program led by Claudia Suzanne.

Of course, I’ve only ghostwritten for blogs.

Authors like Roz Morris and others have written whole books (nonfiction books, New York Times’ bestsellers, etc.) as ghostwriters, which is a far more involved process that includes extensive interviews with the ghostwriting client.

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But Why Would You Let Someone Else Take Credit for YOUR Writing?

Assuming you want to build up your own brand as a professional writer, why would you want to be a ghostwriter?

After all, you won’t get any of the credit. Your name won’t appear anywhere on the piece, and you probably can’t tell anyone you wrote it.

So why do so many writers ghostwrite, and why do so many love it?

Well, because there are major benefits:

Benefit #1: Being a Good Ghostwriter Pays Exceptionally Well

One huge reason to get into the ghostwriting business is money. Ghostwriting tends to pay better than regular freelancing.

After all, having your name attached to your words is valuable for you as a writer. When you have a byline, you can use that piece of work to showcase your talent, build your reputation, and potentially attract new clients.

So it’s appropriate (and standard practice) to increase your hourly rate to compensate for the loss of these advantages.

There’s no exact rule of thumb for how much extra you should charge for a ghostwriting gig over regular freelance writing. Personally, I tend to increase my fee by about 15%–20%.

On top of that, once you’ve established a ghostwriting relationship with someone, it often results in ongoing work for you. Most people want their writing to be consistent, so it makes sense to stick with the same writer.

In other words, you have consistent work at a higher rate than usual. That’s quite a plus, isn’t it?

Benefit #2: Ghostwriting Lets You Develop Closer Relationships with Big Names in Your Field

As a ghostwriter, you’ll normally work quite closely with your client. You may be privy to their rough notes or mind maps, or you might interview them on the phone or in person.

Chances are, you’re also focusing your ghostwriting on a particular area of expertise (especially if you’re writing for a blog).

This means you’ve got a brilliant opportunity to get to know and be affiliated with someone well-established in your field.

You’ll find that you get valuable insights into the “behind the scenes” of a top blog, or you get a clearer idea of how a big-name book author works and thinks.

This may be eye-opening! It could give you some ideas for how best to move forward with your own business when you start your own blog.

And as you build up closer relationships, or even friendships, with your client, they might share your other work on social media, bringing you a lot of extra traffic. (Several of the people I ghostwrite for have supported me in that way.)

If you ever need a favor or need some advice, there’s a good chance they’ll be very happy to help.

So much of blogging success depends on getting a helping hand from other bloggers — particularly those with a large audience and a great reputation in their field.

Ghostwriting brings you into close contact with exactly those people.

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The Counterpoint: Why You Might NOT Want to Be a Ghostwriter

There are a couple of big concerns that writers have about ghostwriting:

“But surely that’s not ethical?”

“But why should they benefit from my hard work?”

“But what about building my platform?”

These are real, valid concerns. And for you, they may be deal-breakers.

So let’s dig into them.

Objection #1: “When You’re a Ghostwriter, You’re Helping Someone Fool Their Readers — That’s Unethical”

When you’re a ghostwriter, the named author passes your words off as their own.

Which begs the question…

Is ghostwriting ethical?

The authors who hire ghostwriters certainly think it is! But not all writers or readers agree. Many feel that some types of ghostwriting are more ethical than others.

For instance, think about these two scenarios, which are on opposite ends of the ghostwriting spectrum:

  1. A big-name blogger hires a freelance ghostwriter to write an e-book on their behalf. The blogger talks to the ghostwriter for an hour and provides a detailed outline. Once the e-book is complete, the big-name blogger reads it, edits it, and puts his or her name on it.
  2. A big-name blogger hires a ghostwriter to write an e-book on their behalf. They give the ghostwriter free rein to come up with the topic and outline, and they don’t supply any help. When it’s done, the blogger puts his or her name on it without giving it a second look.

Personally, as a reader, I’d feel comfortable with situation #1. The thoughts in the e-book belong to the blogger, but the ghostwriter has helped shape them.

Situation #2, however, seems a lot thornier. As a reader, I’d feel cheated by that.

I’m buying the e-book because I want the blogger’s expertise — not that of a ghostwriter I don’t know.

If you’re thinking of ghostwriting, you have to make up your own mind about what is — and isn’t — ethical. Where would you personally draw the line as a ghostwriter, if at all?

If you want a deeper dive into ghostwriting ethics, check out Patty Podnar’s post Is Ghostwriting Ethical?

Also, Amanda Montell’s Your Favorite Influencers Aren’t Writing Their Own Content—These Women Are is quite eye-opening about some of the less ethical practices in the ghostwriting world.

Objection #2: “It’s Too Painful Watching Someone Else Get Praised for YOUR Work”

It may sound silly, but not getting recognition for your writing can be quite painful — unbearable to some.

I have to admit that, as a writer, it can sometimes sting a little to see a blogger receive lots of lovely praise for a post that I wrote every word of. And I’m not alone; many talented writers find themselves missing the attention and craving the recognition.

It’s no fun watching someone bask in glory that should be yours.

But think of it this way: All that praise is a sign you did a great job. You can be proud of that, and you can feel confident you’ll get hired again!

Also, as experienced ghostwriter Roz Morris points out in an interview with whitefox, it’s not just ghostwriters who go unnoticed by readers:

There are many unsung heroes in the creative industries, and ghostwriters are only one of them. Editors can also make a huge difference to [book writing] and are rarely credited.

So, if you can’t stand watching someone else take the praise, that’s okay. Many writers feel that way. But maybe we should also keep things in perspective.

Objection #3: “Ghostwriting Keeps You from Building Your Platform”

Even if you’re okay with someone else getting the praise, you may still oppose the idea of letting them take credit.

Some writers feel that, to become a successful freelance writer, you need to take credit for every powerful word you write and create an impressive body of work with your name on it. They believe that ghostwriting is essentially a waste of time.

After all, when you’ve got a bio (or at least your name) on every blog post you write, each of those posts helps raise your profile. You’ll be bringing in new readers and potentially new clients through your work — without any additional marketing.

This is essentially the argument that Demian Farnworth puts forward in The Brutally Honest Truth About Ghostwriting:

The first thing every writer should ask is this: What do you want to accomplish as a writer? Is building a personal and visible platform important to you? Will it help you in the long run? If you have to ghostwrite to make ends meet, fine. But beat a hasty path out of the business as soon as possible. It’s your turn to run the show.

I certainly think it’s worth putting some serious thought into how best to make ghostwriting work for you. It might be that you want to solely focus on your own platform (heck, you might even hire ghostwriters of your own, someday down the line!).

But there’s no shame in taking a ghostwriting job to generate a steady income while you build your platform. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. You can do both at the same time.

Ghostwriting takes some focus away, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.

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How to Become a Ghostwriter

If you’ve been nodding your head while reading this post, you’re probably wondering…

“Okay, but how do I become a ghostwriter?”


The same way you become a freelance writer.

Here are the keys:

#1. Build Your Content Creation Skills

If you want to be a ghostwriter, you have to learn how to create quality content. What’s this mean? It means:

  • Mastering content frameworks
  • Learning how to write solid headlines
  • Knowing how to support your points with examples
  • Keeping your readers emotionally engaged

…and more.

Nothing will impact your ability to earn real, tangible income as an aspiring ghostwriter more than your ability to create amazing content.

So, if you don’t know how, learn.

Further Reading: Check out our resources 18 Writing Tips That’ll Actually Make You a Better Writer and How to Write a Blog Post – The Ultimate Guide. Once you’ve mastered the basics, read Evergreen Content 2.0: Timeless Posts People Will Actually Remember.

#2. Learn the Ins and Outs of SEO

If you can create content that will rank on Google, clients will pay you.


Heck, they’ll throw money at you.

So how can you help your content rank on Google? By learning all you can about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and applying what you learn to the content you create.

Further Reading: Don’t know SEO? Brian Dean has a great guide that will help you learn the basics of SEO fast.

#3. Build an Awesome Portfolio of Sample Content

Ideally, you’ll have three levels of portfolios:

  1. A portfolio that shows you know how to write,
  2. a portfolio that shows you’re a subject matter expert of a given topic,
  3. and a portfolio that shows documented success for clients.

But when you’re just starting out, you need to focus on the first level:

A writing portfolio that proves you know how to create a decent piece of content.

If you don’t already have your own blog or website, create an account on a free blogging platform like Medium.

Two or three writing samples are enough, and you can get started right away.

#4. Find Your First Paying Client

In the early days, finding those first few clients will be difficult.

Even with solid content creation and writing skills, SEO know-how, and a great portfolio proving you know how to write, finding paying clients without word of mouth and referrals won’t be easy.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Keep checking job agency postings.
  2. Pitch to software company blogs like HubSpot, Sumo, and Ahrefs.
  3. Do as much self-promotion as you can, including mentioning your ghostwriting service in the byline of your blog or Medium posts.

It’ll be a slow process at first, but once you get those first few clients you’ll be set. Do a great job, make your clients happy, and referrals will happen.

Further Reading: Bookmark this giant list of content marketing agencies. It’ll come in handy.

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Ghostwriting 101: A Quick Recap

We’ve covered a lot, so let’s review:

What Is Ghostwriting?

Ghostwriting is when a writer (“ghostwriter”) is hired to create a piece of content for a company or individual, who will then publish the work as their own.

Do Ghostwriters Get Credit for Their Work?

Ghostwriters are paid to let someone else put their name on their work — they do not receive any credit, and they usually cannot tell anyone they wrote it.

Why Do People Hire Ghostwriters?

There are numerous reasons why someone would want to hire a ghostwriter, but two big reasons are time restraints and a lack of desire (or ability).

Regardless of their reason, parties who choose to hire ghostwriters do so because it’s advantageous. (They’re getting something out of it, in other words!)

What Are the Benefits of Being a Ghostwriter?

There are two huge benefits to ghostwriting:

  1. Exceptional pay, and
  2. business relationships.

Because they miss out on auxiliary perks like bylines and having their name attached to the content, ghostwriters are usually well compensated.

Also, ghostwriting brings aspiring ghostwriters into close contact with bloggers, authors, and influencers with large audiences. These connections can sometimes be worth more than the commission itself.

How Much Do Ghostwriters Make?

It varies from writer to writer, but an increased fee of 15% or more from their standard freelancer rate is reasonable when ghostwriting.

What Are the Typical Objections to Ghostwriting?

Those who throw shade at ghostwriting typically do so for one of three reasons:

  1. Ethical concerns,
  2. not wanting to see someone else get credit for their work, and
  3. the worry ghostwriting will keep the writer from building up his or her own platform.

We’ve covered each of these objections in detail. Whether any of them are deal-breakers is up to you.

How to Become a Ghostwriter

The process is very similar to the one for becoming a regular freelance writer:

  1. Build Your Content Creation Skills
  2. Learn the Ins and Outs of SEO
  3. Build an Awesome Portfolio of Sample Content
  4. Find Your First Paying Client

In short:

  1. Learn how to create awesome content (e.g. blog writing),
  2. learn the ins and outs of SEO so the content you produce can rank on Google,
  3. create a portfolio of 2 or 3 posts that prove you’re a good writer, and
  4. pound the pavement so you can secure those first few paying clients.

Will You Give Ghostwriting a Try?

Ultimately, ghostwriting can be a little divisive.

Some writers feel — passionately — that readers deserve to know exactly who wrote the words they’re reading. Others feel building your platform is too important to let someone else take credit.

But ghostwriting is a good way to make money as a writer — whether you’re working full-time on various ghostwriting projects, or part-time with the occasional ghostwriting client.

And it doesn’t mean your platform is off the table. You can be a ghostwriter and have a writing career under your own name. Many writers, including me, simply use ghostwriting as a way to supplement or support their writing passions.

Personally, I think it’s worth it.

Only you can decide whether it’s right for you.

A Beginner’s Guide to Ghostwriting: All the Facts (w/o the Fluff) (2024)


How much does a ghostwriter earn? ›

Forgoing authorship credit while writing a story to a set of specifications comes at a premium, and rightly so. But the rate range for ghostwriting fiction is still very wide — from $0.01/word all the way up to $1.00/word, or even more!

How do you start ghost writing? ›

How to become a ghostwriter
  1. Read often. Most writers read a lot, and they read everything. ...
  2. Build experience as a freelance writer. Freelancing builds crucial writing skills that can make a ghostwriter more marketable. ...
  3. Write a variety of content. ...
  4. Create a strong portfolio. ...
  5. Learn to write in different voices.

What skills do ghostwriters need? ›

What skills do you need to become a ghostwriter?
  • Writing skills. ...
  • Interview skills. ...
  • Voice and tone adaptability. ...
  • Marketing skills. ...
  • The three P's: Patience, Perseverance, and Passion. ...
  • Spend a lot of your time reading. ...
  • Improve your writing with courses and practice. ...
  • Begin building a portfolio.
16 Oct 2019

How much should I charge as a beginner ghostwriter? ›

Ghostwriting fees vary widely. Let' s assume you are a beginner at ghostwriting. Ghostwriting fees in the range of $12,000 – $15,000 are usually the low end for a book of 200-300 pages and may be a competitive place to start if you do not have other projects under your belt and want to get the experience.

Is ghostwriting in demand? ›

Many execs on LinkedIn hire ghostwriters to help them create content and increase their visibility. LinkedIn ghostwriters told Insider they had seen a surge in demand for their services this year. Several ghostwriters said they'd raised their prices as much as 40% because of the demand.

Is ghostwriting easy? ›

With those considerations in mind, it's little wonder that writers want to know how to break into ghostwriting, but the process isn't easy or fast. Becoming a ghostwriter is equal parts patience, determination, experience, confidence, marketing, and, well, luck.

What should a beginner writer write? ›

You can start by writing about yourself or your interests. These topics will be easier because they're based on personal knowledge and require less extensive research. Before you start writing about topics, you might want to create an idea flow in your mind.

Is ghost writing hard? ›

If you are, yourself, a talented writer or a great communicator, and you possess a unique voice, attitude, and style, ghost writing is tough.

Do you need experience to be a ghostwriter? ›

Becoming a successful ghostwriter takes time and typically requires that you've got at least a few years of experience as a freelance writer and editor.

Is being a ghost writer worth it? ›

Money is arguably one of the best reasons to become a ghostwriter. You'll get paid handsomely for your hard work. Because you don't get credit for the work, you can demand more money than other writers (such as co-writers) for the same work. As a ghostwriter, you can charge per word, hour, or project.

How do ghost writers get clients? ›

Seven Secrets To Getting Great Ghostwriting Gigs
  1. Make connections. ...
  2. Use your expertise to conquer a niche. ...
  3. Use current clients, editors and referrals. ...
  4. Use Guru.com, elance.com, craigslist and other online sources. ...
  5. Locate and market to busy corporate executives and CEOs. ...
  6. Take advantage of online marketing.

What are 3 things that good writers do? ›

  • Good writers make a good first impression. ...
  • Good writers make their endings strong, too. ...
  • Good writers organize their articles and stories so that readers can follow along without getting lost or confused. ...
  • Good writers rewrite. ...
  • Good writers don't just tell something, they show it.
17 Mar 2009

Can you make a living as a ghostwriter? ›

On average, a ghostwriter can make between $10,000 – $50,000+ for a nonfiction book or memoir. For blog posts or articles, ghostwriters can easily earn between $150 – $500+. Rates vary based on word count, the writer's ability, the client's goals, and budget.

How much should I charge per 1000 words? ›

For a 1,000-word article, a typical rate would be $200-$700, but it could range much lower or higher based on the factors mentioned above. Now that you know your value, before pitching a potential client, consider the value of content writing to them. What goals will the content help them reach?

How much is a cheap ghostwriter? ›

Low Quality: $1,000 to $24,000

There are some good writers in this range who are new to ghostwriting and are trying to build up their portfolio. But professional writers who are actually decent and have established track records are few and far between.

How can I become a ghostwriter for free? ›

Mention your phone number, website or e-mail specifically in the description. Sell the task which you need ghost-written; be sure that the writer reading the post feels that there is something for him or her to get out of the experience. Offer established writers a deal in exchange for their free work.

How much should I charge to ghostwrite? ›

Ghostwriting fees for a book could be charged hourly ($30 to $200), per word ($1 to $3) or per project ($5,000 to $100,000 and even more, depending on the writer's accomplishments and genre). More experienced ghostwriters tend to charge per project, with additional hourly fees if the project scope expands.

Do ghostwriters have copyright? ›

Under Section 101, only the author or those deriving rights from the author can rightfully claim copyrights to a particular work. So if an article – such as a ghostwritten article – is not written by you, then the ghostwriter may own the rights to the article.

Who is the most famous ghost writer? ›

The 10 Most Famous Ghostwriters in History.
  1. 1 – Alan Dean Foster. ...
  2. 2 – Peter Lerangis. ...
  3. 3 – H.P. Lovecraft. ...
  4. 4 – Raymond Benson. ...
  5. 5 – Andrew Neiderman. ...
  6. 6 – Ryan Nerz/Daniel Ehrenhaft. ...
  7. 7 – Mark Twain. ...
  8. 8 – Aleister Crowley.
3 Feb 2022

How long does it take for ghost writing? ›

Just as the cost of ghostwriting is affected by several different factors, so is the length of time required to get the project completed. This can be anywhere from 30 days to nine months, depending on the process used and the unique obstacles involved.

What are the 5 basic writing skills? ›

Basic writing skills: These include spelling, capitalization, punctuation, handwriting and keyboarding, and sentence structure (e.g., learning to eliminate run-ons and sentence fragments). Basic writing skills are sometimes called the “mechanics” of writing.

What are the 4 basics of good writing? ›

The secret to becoming an exceptional writer, he says, boils down to four principles: Simplicity, clarity, elegance, and evocativeness.

Is Ghost writer illegal? ›

Although unusual, ghostwritten content is considered legally allowed for the same reason as having any other service delegated to an expert. Lawyers agree that when proper disclosures are made, hiring a ghostwriter is in many ways similar to hiring any other service.

Can a ghostwriter steal your story? ›

If there a confidentiality clause? Mostly likely no one will steal your story (it's your life, after all), but sometimes it's nice to know that the ghostwriter isn't going to blab about your story to everyone they meet. There are many writing “companies” that have a large staff of full-time or freelance writers.

What a ghostwriter should know? ›

Your ghostwriter will need to know your publishing schedule so they can arrange their schedule to meet the deadline. For instance, if you're writing a book to hand out at your next speaking engagement, let the ghost know about the deadline.

Do celebrities hire ghost writers? ›

Some famous authors do use ghostwriters, yet many don't. Still, this typically isn't public knowledge unless the author shares it. Often, ghostwriters are legally required not to take credit for publications, and well-known authors are unwilling to admit they hire ghostwriters for help.

What are the 2 essential tools for a writer? ›

There are 5 essential tools for writers.
  • Writing App. A writing app is the most important tool you will use all the time. ...
  • Editing Tools. If you are writing whether it is emails or social media posts, or articles, you need an editing tool. ...
  • Notes Taking Tools. ...
  • Newsletters Apps. ...
  • Speech To Text.
5 Apr 2022

What is the most important tool of a writer? ›

Top 5 Writing Tools for Writers
  • Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office also has an established word processor in Microsoft Word. ...
  • Grammarly. Of course, we couldn't list our favorite writing tools without mentioning Grammarly! ...
  • Twords. ...
  • Evernote. ...
  • Google Docs.
17 Aug 2021

What is the most important skill for a writer? ›

While there are many valuable writing skills, these are some of the most important ones to develop.
  • Grammar, spelling, and punctuation. ...
  • Concise language. ...
  • Writing for your audience. ...
  • Active voice. ...
  • Relying on facts, not opinions. ...
  • Outlining. ...
  • Adapting for the platform. ...
  • Organization and structure.
9 Aug 2022

Can a ghostwriter be sued? ›

While it's unlikely the people featured in the book would sue you, they could. Anybody can sue anybody for anything. Even if you won, the legal fees alone could bankrupt you.

Do ghostwriters get paid upfront? ›

Most ghostwriters of any quality will NOT write your book for free and count on being paid through royalties on the back end. 2. Ghostwriters usually need to be paid for their time on the front end, i.e. as they write your manuscript.

What famous authors use ghostwriters? ›

  • Alexandre Dumas in The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
  • Michael Crichton in Latitudes (finished posthumously)
  • Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.
  • R. L. Stine, author of the children's series Goosebumps.
  • Tom Clancy.
  • Robert Ludlum.
  • James Patterson.
  • Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
8 Nov 2017

Are ghostwriters well paid? ›

As a ghostwriter, you can charge per word, hour, or project. The sky's the limit on payment. On average, ghostwriters make a livable salary of $64,000 annually, but top earners can make six figures. There are several ways to earn money as a ghostwriter.

What percentage does a ghostwriter get? ›

A book ghostwriter with revenue share receives a percentage of profits or royalties, which can range anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent. In such cases, the upfront fee is typically lower, by as much as 20 percent.

Is being a ghostwriter worth it? ›

Ghostwriting tends to pay better than regular freelancing. After all, having your name attached to your words is valuable for you as a writer. When you have a byline, you can use that piece of work to showcase your talent, build your reputation, and potentially attract new clients.

Is a ghostwriter a good job? ›

It's a relatively lucrative business.

And once you're established as a professional ghostwriter, there's never really a shortage of work. Ghostwriters often take on individual projects while continuing their own personal freelance writing. This can lead to a rather financially rewarding career.

Do ghost writers need a degree? ›

The first step toward a career as a ghostwriter is to earn an undergraduate degree, such as a bachelor's degree in English. Though a bachelor's degree isn't required to find work in the field, the knowledge and skills developed through postsecondary education can help prepare an aspiring ghostwriter to thrive.

How hard is ghostwriting? ›

This skill is one of the hardest skill for many writers. Crafting your own voice as a freelance writer or as a blogger is important for the success of your business. But, if a big chunk of your service is going to be ghostwriting, then you need to be a chameleon and fluid with your writing.

Is ghost writing ethical? ›

A growing number of states' legal ethics committees now agree with the ABA position. They reversed their previous opposition to the practice based on the 1978 Opinion 1414, and now hold that ghostwriting is permissible, with some variation in ghostwriter identity disclosure requirements.

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