From the monthly archives:

December 2008

Ghostwriting E-book – And The Winners Are?

by Amanda J Evans on December 22, 2008

On Wednesday last week I announced that I was going to give away three copies of my ghostwriting ebook as a christmas gift.  All you had to do was post a comment telling me why you should win a copy.

I have to admit, that I was extremely disappointed that only three people left a comment.  So nobody wants my book.  Am I sad?  Well maybe a little but not too much.  My ghostwriting ebook launched in 2007 and sales have been really successful, I guess anyone who wants it probably already has it.  If it had of been a brand new ebook then yes I probably would have been devestated.

Well I promised I’d give away three copies so to, Steve Simon, Jessie Ann Heekin, and Lynne, I want to say a big thank you for your comments and congratulations a copy of my ebook is now on its way to you.  I hope you find this ebook extremely useful and I look foward to hearing your great success stories.

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Ghostwriters Marketplace – Constant Content Reviewed

by Amanda J Evans on December 20, 2008

Submit Your Articles For The Price You Choose

When it comes to ghostwriters marketplaces the choice is now endless with so many new websites cropping up each week. For those of you that are looking for more than just a bidding field there is a website that can help. It’s called Constant Content and it has had some excellent reviews.

Every ghostwriter knows that in order to get yourself and your writing noticed you need to submit articles. You are probably familiar with article directories such as ezinearticles and article directory where you submit your articles and webmaster are free to place them on their websites once they include your resource box.

Now there’s a new website called constant content where you can actually submit your articles for free but you also get to name your price if site owners want to use them. With constant content you can choose to submit your articles as free content or you can name a price for usage licenses. Usage licenses are a great idea. This is where people pay a fee to use your article on their website or in their newsletter and that’s not all, the best thing about these usage licenses is that there is no limit to the number of people that can purchase the article you have for sale. It’s a great way for you to get link backs to your website along with payment for your work.

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Article Writing Mistakes To Avoid

by Amanda J Evans on December 19, 2008

Article writing mistakes apply to all writers and non-writers out there. Now really is the time to start brushing up on your creative writing skills.

How Writing Articles Can Help Your Business

If you want to convert visitors into buyers or you want to promote your business, modern technology has provided one of the most effective means. This is, information based marketing. This is the most effective way there is to get people to your website and once there you can then promote your call to action.

If you’ve been watching the web, you will know that article writing, and article directories are an excellent means of getting traffic and converting them into sales. There are so many different tools available that you can use to make the process of distributing articles a lot easier.  This software said to be invaluable and saves so much time when it comes to submitting your articles but before we discuss software options and submission tactics there is something else we need to look at.

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Information overload can be quite a common complaint for anyone searching the internet. More often than not, when people search for information they get hit with the same content over and over again. It may come in the form of different headlines but when the page is accessed it is the same information.

When clients email their list or put up new content on their site, and assuming they want to generate loyalty, it’s necessary that they have content others haven’t seen a dozen times elsewhere.

This is where your unique method of research can come into play. Listed below are some ideas that you can use that will easily generate fresh content with the minimal amount of time and effort.

First of all, think about a subject you are about to research. Let’s say it’s fashion. Now if you’re not aware of it, let me put you in the picture. Most people do web searches from Google‘s home page and stop there. This is not at all creative and not the way to get the most original content either. You need to digg further to develop original content for your clients.

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Christmas Gift From The Hidden Writer

by Amanda J Evans on December 17, 2008

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Win A Copy Of My Highly Successful Ghostwriting Uncovered How I Quit My Day Job And You Can Too Ebook in time for Christmas.

Christmas is nearly here and to celebrate I wanted do something special for all my readers.  As a thank you for your support over the past two years I want to offer three readers a free copy of my Ghostwriting Uncovered Manual.  So if you want to get your hands on this keep reading.

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7 Deadly Ghostwriting Sins

by Amanda J Evans on December 17, 2008

There are some things that can be deadly when you are working as a ghostwriter.  These sins as I like to refer to them, will harm your business and your possible future business.  Read them carefully and be sure you don’t commit them.

7 Things You Must Never Do On Ghostwriting Jobs

1. Plagiarising someone else’s work or infringing on copyright can ruin your career as a ghostwriter and may also land your client in a lot of trouble. When doing research remember facts are facts and it’s not repeating the fact but how you repeat it.  Always use your own words.

2. Failure to meet deadlines is another. The client has deadlines to meet too, and if you say you can produce the work by a certain time make sure you do.

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5 Reasons To Start Ghostwriting

by Amanda J Evans on December 15, 2008

There are so many different reasons that you can choose to start Ghostwriting so listed below I have stated the 5 most obvious ones.

1. Ghostwriting Means No more 9 – 5 and spending hours stuck in traffic

You can sit in front of your computer at 5am and start working, or if you are a night owl you can write from midnight into the early hours of the morning.  Being in the comfort of your home you can dress how you like, tracksuit, shorts and t-shirt or you could even just stay in your pyjamas. It really is up to you. You control when you work and how you work.

This is probably one of the most obvious reasons and it can relate to any work from home business.  You choose your hours and being out of the 9 to 5 traffic rush can be very important especially if you have small children at home.

2. Ghostwriting Means More time with the Family

This is really important to me especially because I have two small children.  I worked 9 to 5 when my daughter was small and even though she was cared for by family I still missed out on a lot.  When my second child was born I had already made the decision to work from home and I had begun ghostwriting too.  It really has made such a difference to my life.  When you choose to ghostwriter you can choose how much or how little ghostwriting work you take on.  This means that you have more time with your children, your wife, your partner, or just you time.  You can do what you want when you want. You write around the things you need to do.

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Friday Link Love At The Hidden Writer

by Amanda J Evans on December 12, 2008

It’s Friday again and time to list some of the great posts that I read over the past week.  There is some really great information on the internet and sometimes finding it can be difficult.  I tend to find a lot of these posts through Twitter and by using Stumble.  I hope you enjoy reading these posts and remember if you would like to have a link to something interested that you have written why not contact me.

The first post for today is from The Freelance Writing Business Blog and is titled Self Discipline And Freelance Writing.  This is a very interesting read and provides some great tips on how to make yourself more productive.

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Google Knows If You’ve Been Bad or Good

by Amanda J Evans on December 10, 2008

Credibility is vital if your writing business is going to succeed and whether you’ve been bad or good this year is something that Google really does know.

According to reports around the internet in the last few hours, Google knows the worst band in the world but what about the worst ghostwriting website or freelance writing website?  Do you show up on the front page?  Well lets take a look.

There was a lot of writing about Creed showing up when the worst band in the world was typed into google, and if you don’t believe me you can read a couple of the posts that I’ve linked to below:

Inquisitr.com wrote about it

Digg has over 355 mentions of it

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Ghostwriting: What’s Expected and Is It For You

by Amanda J Evans on December 9, 2008

How To Become A Ghostwriter Manual

What is Ghostwriting? No, you are not leaving spooky messages on a mirror fogged up by the steam from the shower.

Very simply, Ghost writing is writing content that someone else puts their name to.  This can be in the form of letters, articles, advertising material or e-books. Some people ghost write entire novels for others and this is particularly common in celebrity autobiographies.  I’m sure you didn’t think that celebrities actually sat down and wrote the books themselves now did you?

There are so many people out there who have ideas for things they want to write but for many they simply don’t have the time or the patience needed to do it.  Website owners are perfect examples.  These people need quality content for their websites, and if they plan on selling an e-book they need ghostwriters to complete this work for them.

What does it take to be a ghostwriter?

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