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Earn Big as a Ghostwriter — One Writer’s Tips

How to Be a Successful Ghostwriter. Makealivingwriting.com

How do you get paid what you deserve while doing what you love?

I thought about that a lot back when my freelance work mainly included writing for blogs and a local newspaper.

Then something happened that completely changed my writing business. I landed my first contract to ghostwrite a book.

That first project gave me the street-cred I needed to become a full-time freelancer and ghostwriter.

Want to learn how to land your first contract to ghostwrite a book and grow your freelance business? Here’s how:

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Should You Write a Free Sample to Get a Freelance Gig?

Freelance writer takes a writing testI hate writing tests.

I’ve been professionally writing since 2009. Since then, I’ve taken a half-dozen or so tests for various gigs, providing a sample of my writing — and never landed the job.

Even worse, after every failed attempt, I’ve been left with a bitter taste in my mouth, griping about the wasted time.

So last November, when a marketing company requested I take a writing test that required I write a free sample for them, I was hesitant. But it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. Here’s what happened:

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The Very Best Place Online for Freelance Writers

Earlier this week, I wrote about the many ways being fully booked helps your writing business. Several readers asked if I could discuss the marketing strategies I used to help fill up my schedule.

I’m happy to do so. I think many writers are wondering what the best marketing methods are, particularly what Web sites and online strategies are really useful.

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