3 Tips To Find A Great Ghost Writer

If you have read the Internet Marketing Funnel System, you realize at some point it will be more effective to outsource parts of your work, as it is more economical.

Outsourcing the writing you have to do is often a good option. This is especially true if you aren’t a particularly strong writer. However, it can be difficult to find a good writer.

So here are 3 tips to find the perfect ghost writer.

Look for Writers on Forums
Honestly, this is where I found the best ghost writers. I even found great writers, who, in addition to writing an outstanding article, also handled the submission to hundreds of services. At bottom prices!

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Many online marketers have the impression the best places to find ghost writers are the freelancing sites. While you can find a great one there, most of them are cheap writers who’s first language often is not the one you require. There are a lot of botchers. Your job on these sites is to find the good ones. Not easy.

Therefore, if you want a good ghost writer, certainly in Internet marketing, but also in many great niches, start your search on an Internet Marketing forum.

You can find many if you keep your eyes open and scan the (special writing) threads. Some are Internet Marketers who just want a little extra income and others are writers trying to find writing gigs. A lot of them are at the start of a writing business and have to establish themselves. Reason why they sometimes have great special offers.

Either way, there are a lot of talented writers on these forums and you should be able to find a few without any problem.

Get Writing Samples
Naturally finding a ghost writer on a forum is just the start. You definitely want to see some samples before actually hiring one. If you don’t see samples, just ask for them. Be sure you get at least two.

Of course you want to look for perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation. But you also want the writer’s style to fit in perfectly in with what you want to achieve. While reading the samples you have to make sure the text flows well and the overall style and voice is what you are looking for.

By the way, samples should show the writer’s ‘best’ work, so it would be foolish to hire a ghost writer if you find any mistakes in her samples.

Watch the Overall Communication
Pay close attention to all communication with your potential ghost writer. Carefully read all the emails that she sends to you. They should be without error, clear and concise. If not, their work won’t be either.

For the same reason you also want to pay attention to the writer’s forum posts to see if they are full of errors. It should raise a red flag if there are any or when a potential ghost writer isn’t able to clearly explain the topic on hand. Of course this has nothing to do with the opinion expressed. You may or may not agree with that, the important point here is that your potential ghost writer must be able to express herself very well.

Keeping a close eye for writers on Internet Marketing forums, getting samples, and paying attention to all communication are the three most important tips for finding the perfect ghost writer. Following them enables you to find one in no time.

In the past, I have found people like Eric Louviere, Beverly Clement and Tiffany Dow this way. (NOTE May 2011: Recently Beverly Clement has passed away due to pancreatic cancer. I don’t know if Rob, her husband, will keep her site open, so you just have to try.)
By the way, you don’t have to check these people out. Eric now is a great sales copywriter and Beverly and Tiffany have already proven themselves to be perfect ghost writers too.

If you’re like me and rather write your own articles, then a great tool to rewrite articles is Wordflood.

If are concerned about the time it takes to write your own articles, you can try Jonathan Leger’s Instant Article Wizard. It’s an easy to use software that will help you to write quality articles fast.

So, what’s your take?
How do you find great ghost writers?
Post your comments below.

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