So you've gotten into internet marketing and you've built your business. And along the way you've written a number of eBooks. And you've realized that you're good at it and fast at it. And you've realized that others don't have a system like you do.
So you start wondering. "Can I create a freelance writing business based on writing eBooks?"
I've got some good news for you. The answer is yes.
There are a number of ways you can create an eBook writing business. Now before I start explaining three of the ways to do that let me explain that freelance writing is a business. It needs to be run like a business. It needs you to think like a businessman (or woman) not like an employee. Now I could go on and on about freelancing as a business but that's not the point of this article. So I'm not going to belabor the point.
Okay, so let's go on with the first alternative. The first alternative is freelancing as an eBook writer. The term that's used for this is ghostwriting. The basic concept is that person A wants to write a book. But they don't the time or they don't have the skill or any number of similar issues. Person B is a writer of eBooks. So person A contracts with person B to write A's eBook under person A's name. Person B may get a credit but basically they are hidden to the reader. That's ghostwriting at its simplest.
Is it a viable model? The answer is yes. It does require several elements. First you need to be a published author. Second you will need to be prepared to provide several samples of your eBooks. Third you need to have a system that allows you to write books quickly at a price that is suitable to your client. So far that's the simple part. Next you need to be able to listen to someone's voice and then be able to imitate their word patterns. You don't want to go too far. But you do want the eBook to sound like they wrote it. Now there are ways to get around this but being able to imitate other styles is an important tool for the full-time ghostwriter.
The next alternative is the traditional corporate freelance writer. Many of the larger internet marketers don't actually create their own product. Unlike traditional ghostwriting they don't really care whose name is on the product -- if there is any name beyond that of the corporation. Nor do they care about the style. The trick to this is that many of these people are used to offshoring their writing. So you need to produce cheaply, quickly and with a higher level of quality than their normal outsourcing writers.
Finally, a third model is to sell your eBooks on their own. Traditional publishers are now entering the eBook market. They have always hired writers to create specific products for them (called contract writing). It is likely that they will begin to hire eBook writers who are familiar with writing for the eBook market itself. Presuming of course, that they don't completely change the market while they learn about it. Another alternative is to sell books on ClickBank. Effectively you sell a set of rights including the right to reproduce the book which anyone can pick up and sell for you.
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Glen Ford is an accomplished consultant, trainer and writer. He has far too many years experience as a trainer and facilitator to willingly admit.