This is a topic you will find many different opinions on. It really comes down to a couple of questions. Do you feel confident in your own writing skills? If not, then a ghostwriter could be a huge help by drastically speeding up the writing and publishing process. The other question is…do you have the budget to hire a ghostwriter? The fee for a ghostwriting service can vary greatly depending on what company you decide to work with.
The Pros of Hiring A Ghostwriter
As already stated, working with a professional team of ghostwriters can really speed things up and improve the quality of your writing. They also will do deep research into your topic and won’t take credit for the work once it is all done and published within the marketplace. Finally they are a great sounding board for new ideas.
The Cons of Hiring A Ghostwriter
The obvious main con is the fee. If you were to do everything yourself you would save that money, but your end product might suffer in quality. Think of it this way, if your car had some dents and paint chips and you felt you wanted to do the repairs yourself, yes you would save money upfront, but because you did not hire a professional you might lose money in the resale value of your car due to unprofessional work.
The other main issue that many people struggle with is the ethical side. Is it ethical to have someone else write your book with your name on it so you can take the credit. The answer is, it totally depends on the individual. If you run a business and you want a professionally written book to help market your business better, then of course it’s completely ethical to write help, like a marketing consultant. On the other hand, if writing your own novel has been a personal dream of yours for many years and if a ghostwriter was brought in it would make you feel like a cheater, then don’t. It all comes down to your own personal goals and desires.
How To Choose Ghostwriting Services That Fit Your Needs
It’s very important that you first have a consultation with the company you are thinking f working with. In the meeting you want to first get a good ball park idea of their pricing model. There is no need to spend a bunch of time talking if you don’t have the budget. You also want to cover things like their experience and how many other people they have helped. When i was first looking into ghostwriting services I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of choices. I saw drastically different pricing models which only caused further confusion.
After spending a few months on narrowing down my options, I decided to book a consultation with CaryPress Books. They check all the boxes for me as for price, experience and for communication. Ana, one of the founders was really nice and understanding of all my needs. She explained in detail their exact process and gave me a concrete timeline as for when my project could be completed and offered full service publishing as well. You can check out there video below.
As already stated in this post, hiring a ghostwriter is a very personal choice, and the one I chose might be or might not be right for you. The only way to know is to book a consultation for yourself and find out.