You’ve probably heard that ghostwriting can be lucrative. The opportunity to earn tens of thousands – even hundreds of thousands – of dollars in one fell swoop on a book project is quite appealing. And demand for ghostwriting skills is rising, as experts, executives, consultants, professional speakers and others realize that partnering with a professional writer is an effective and efficient way to produce content. In addition to books, there are ghostwriting opportunities with other types of writing, too, including bylined articles, blog posts, whitepapers, and columns. But how do you break into this potentially lucrative field? How do you get that first assignment? Marcia Layton Turner, founder of the Association of Ghostwriters, will explain how.
Marcia Layton Turner now earns close to 80% of her six-figure income from ghostwriting. While business books are her specialty, she also writes, articles, blog posts, and white papers on behalf of corporate clients. She is the founder and executive director of the Association of Ghostwriters, which is seeing double-digit membership growth this year thanks to increasing interest in the specialty.