Is Hiring a Ghostwriter a Good Idea?

Making the decision to hire a ghostwriter is a tricky one for a lot of people. There are many misconceptions about ghostwriting that can truly sway you away from hiring a person that could make a huge difference for you. Whether you’re an author or business person (or both!) taking the first step to reach out and find a ghostwriter can be difficult. If you’re not entirely certain, reach out to a few ghostwriters and explore the concept of ghostwriting further. You should never feel under any pressure to go ahead with the process if you don’t think it’s the right fit for you.

The short answer is ‘yes’, for most people.

In order to keep this blog post short and sweet, let me give you my top five reasons for hiring a ghostwriter.

1. Ghostwriters ensure that your content looks and sounds professional. They keep everything on message, on-brand, and of high quality. Typos and grammar errors look unprofessional, rightly or wrongly, and hiring a ghostwriter takes away that element of worry. You don’t need to be an amazing writer, you have other skills and knowledge under your belt, so why not leave the writing to a professional (and somebody who loves to do it).

2. Ghostwriters save you time. At the end of the day, you have something else you need to be doing. Your skills are better focused elsewhere, so outsourcing the writing side of your business (whether authoring books or blog posts) can be a massive help. Not only will a ghostwriter save you time by writing the content, but they should also edit it for you too, ready to be published.

3. Ghostwriters can help you stop procrastinating. Perhaps you want to write more content for your website, or a memoir, or even an epic fantasy fiction book, and you just never seem to have the time to get around to it, a ghostwriter removes the procrastination element from the equation. You can provide all of the information and it’s the ghostwriter’s job to get it written for you. Easy peasy.

4. A ghostwriter can tailor the process to you, acting more like a mentor or writing coach. Perhaps you need help with a few chapters, or fleshing out your ideas, a ghostwriter can pick up from where you’ve left off and turn your work into something spectacular. Essentially, a ghostwriter is your best-friend when it comes to developing ideas you already have, and ultimately getting your work of art finalized and ready for the world.

5. SEO and brand awareness are two things ghostwriters of blog posts are known for. In order to drive traffic to your site and have customers engage with your content, SEO is something that needs to be considered. Hiring a ghostwriter can remove a lot of the guess work, keep your content on brand, and bring in prospective clients.

Overall, it’s entirely down to you.

There are many benefits to hiring a ghostwriter, as you can see. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge my bias towards ghostwriting (being a ghostwriter). I understand that there are some ethical considerations to take into account and that people often feel like ghostwriting is ‘cheating’, but in my experience, that is not the case. Ghostwriting is a collaboration in which I help you to achieve your goals for written content. Some people just aren’t naturally gifted at writing, and that’s totally okay, they’re likely super gifted at other things. I don’t see why we should miss out on people’s ideas and dreams just because they’re not amazing at putting their thoughts down on paper. Check out my blog post on the ethics of ghostwriting if you’d like to know more…

If you have any questions about ghostwriting, please do reach out. I’m always happy to answer questions about ghostwriting. Also, if you’d like to explore the idea of hiring a ghostwriter further, get in touch and I can talk you through the process.

As always, wishing you love and books that make your heart skip a beat,

Sarah Jules x

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