Make Money As A Ghostwriter


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A lot of people have great writing skills, but don't really fancy the public attention that writing can bring. If that's you, ghostwriting could be ideal.
As a ghostwriter, you would be working with others to help them write texts (e.g. books or speeches), but you wouldn't be publicly credited as the author.
It's difficult to say what salary you could expect to receive as a ghostwriter as it depends heavily on the industry you work in and the clients you write for. But, for big, high-profile writing projects, it could be pretty lucrative.

As with technical writing, you'll need a fair amount of writing experience to start ghostwriting full-time. It's important to work on developing a strong portfolio to boost your writing credentials. It will take time, but you could eventually be working with celebrities or politicians, making a living from doing what you love – writing.