You can get paid to ghostwrite.
Does this sound familiar...
Ghostwriter School is Now Open: Learn How to Write for a Living
Jumpstart Your Career in Ghostwriting
Even if you’ve never been paid to write before and have no special degrees.
Does this sound familiar...
Every day, people just like you are getting paid
They aren’t smarter than you…
Or working harder than you…
They don’t have more time than you…
And many of them don’t have a degree in writing or experience writing…
They’re regular people who decided they were going to do something they’ve always wanted to do…
Write for a living.
We’ve heard from a lot of aspiring writers… Some of them told us they were an exception -- that they wouldn’t be able to ghostwrite because they’ve never been paid to write before.
But they weren’t the exception…
And neither are you.
Success is possible for you, too.
You just need the right system, formula, and actions to make it happen.
Here is what some of our students have to say about Ghostwriter School.
Subtle but important hints throughout that change your thinking about writing. Highly recommended. Keep up the good work Nick.
Subtle but important hints throughout that change your thinking about writing. Highly recommended. Keep up the good work Nick.Read Less
Great information! It really answered questions I didn't even know to ask. Can't wait to put everything into action.
Great information! It really answered questions I didn't even know to ask. Can't wait to put everything into action.Read Less
I'm almost finished with the course and have taken around 15,000 words' worth of notes. Yes, it is that good! There is so much great information about writin...Read More
I'm almost finished with the course and have taken around 15,000 words' worth of notes. Yes, it is that good! There is so much great information about writing faster, working with clients, how to plan a book, the business of ghostwriting, and so much more. Nick, thank you for creating this fantastic resource for ghostwriters!Read Less
Nick presents practical, powerful, information that is easy to grasp, follow, and implement.
Nick presents practical, powerful, information that is easy to grasp, follow, and implement.Read Less
Looking forward to chowing down on some real meat to use. Have to save a Five Star for after I am 1/2 way into the course. The course is very fulfilling with...Read More
Looking forward to chowing down on some real meat to use. Have to save a Five Star for after I am 1/2 way into the course. The course is very fulfilling with detailed content.Read Less
Nick is good at getting you to think about other ways to become good at what you want to do. He gives you the seed and then tells you how to grow it. A lot o...Read More
Nick is good at getting you to think about other ways to become good at what you want to do. He gives you the seed and then tells you how to grow it. A lot of the speaker, training and media is not what I am looking to do. Although, what Nick has talked about certainly gives me an insight into what is available and has got me thinking about articles.Read Less
Cortney Donelson's information was very informative and as a fiction writer with two books, I found some of what she said will be most helpful in the future....Read More
Cortney Donelson's information was very informative and as a fiction writer with two books, I found some of what she said will be most helpful in the future. Thanks for sharing.Read Less
I can't believe how much content is in here the templates are amazing. This is my 6th online class on how to succeed online and it's by far the BEST and MOST...Read More
I can't believe how much content is in here the templates are amazing. This is my 6th online class on how to succeed online and it's by far the BEST and MOST AFFORDABLE besides!Read Less
Excellent way of laying out the agenda and why we will do these steps
Excellent way of laying out the agenda and why we will do these stepsRead Less
Can you imagine a life where you actually get to do what you’ve always wanted to do... For a living?
Here’s what I gained from my ghostwriting side hustle that grew enough to allow me to quit my full-time lawyer job:
More time with my family
The ability to make a real difference in people’s lives
I get paid to read other people’s books
I get paid to write … for a living!
How could your life look different if you take action on your writing dream, too?
I was a lawyer for 13 years and then I realized…
That’s why I started Ghostwriting.
I traded in my six-figure salary for ghostwriting. When I got started I had very little writing experience or connections to the ghostwriting world.
I had no training. I had no blueprint. I had to figure it all out on my own.
And within 8 months of getting my first client, I was making enough money to quit my lawyer job for good.
The authoritative curriculum you need to learn how to ghostwrite for a living.
Here’s what you get:
What You'll Learn in Ghostwriter School
Getting the Most Out of Your Schedule
Getting the Most out of your Schedule (Fillable PDF Workbook)
Getting Started With a Tight Budget
Getting Started with a Tight Budget (Fillable PDF Workbook)
Five Steps to Starting a Profitable Ghostwriting Business
Developing the Right Goals for Your Ghostwriting Business
Developing the Right Goals for Your Ghostwriting Business (Fillable PDF Workbook)
Choosing a Profitable Niche
The Only 3 People You Need to Keep Your Ghostwriting Pipeline Full
Finding Your First (and Future) Clients
Scripts to announce your business, help people make referrals, and get referrals on the phone.
Building the Right Ghostwriting Resume Fast
Identifying the Right Writing Tools to Get Started
Sample Ghostwriting Business Plan
Sample Ghostwriting Business Plan (Video Tutorial)
Sample Ghostwriting Business Plan Instructions
Getting Your Spouse on Board (And Helping Clients Do the Same) (See Text of the Lesson)
Forget Everything You Learned About Marketing from College or Business School
Marketing as an Introvert
Marketing through Public Speaking
Marketing through Social Media
Marketing through Networking Groups
Marketing through Masterminds
Marketing in Your Comfort Zone
Planning a Podcast to Generate Ghostwriting Leads
Choosing the Right Clients for Long Term Success
Setting Your Prices
How to Get Information from Clients
Structuring the Business Relationship
Sample Ghostwriting Agreement
Sample Book Coaching Contract
Client Interview with Tommy Breedlove on Working With a Ghostwriter, Building a Ghostwriting Business, and More
Book Writing Checklist
How to Write an Amazing Book
FORM: The Exact Book Planning Template I Use in my Ghostwriting Business
FORM: Interview Release Form
FORM: Rapid Social Media Content Creation Spreadsheet
FORM: How to Prepare and Present a Book Outline to Your Client
Article Planning Template
Writing Social Content
How to Write Amazing Articles
Using Artificial Intelligence to Write Articles
How to Prepare an Article for Delivery to Your Client
2 Ways to Produce Content Faster
FORM: Content Planning Template
Writing Tools and Resources
Using Hemingway Editor to Improve Your Writing
Productivity Sorcery to Save Hours and Make More Money as a Ghostwriter Using Google Suite
Part 1: The Publishing Landscape
Part 2: Ghostwriting Fiction
Part 3: Fiction Writing
Resources Mentioned and Contact Information
Getting Your Clients' (and Your Own) Books Accepted by a Publisher with David Hancock, CEO of Morgan James Publishing
Earning Recurring Revenue Through Strategic Partnerships
Earning Recurring Revenue Through Subscriptions
Creating Products You Can Do Once and Sell Over and Over and Over and Over and Over Again....
Tools and Resources to Help You Scale Your Writing
Copywriting for Yourself and Others with Anika Watkins
How to Create A Successful and Easy Referral System that Works Non-Stop
Accounting and Bookkeeping for Ghostwriters with Kristin Ingram, CPA
Book Project Trello Board and Instructions
Article Project Trello Board and Instructions
Resource List (Dynamic)
John Lee Dumas Interview About Picking Your Niche and Landing Clients
Mindset and Imposter Syndrome Exercises with Kelli Anderson
Day 1: Writing That Sells (Monday Session)
Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Preview
Day 2: Planning Articles: A Live Client Demo with Chris Tuff (Tuesday)
Day 3: Book Planning and Outlining Session
Main Event: Tying it All Together to Build a Stable, Profitable Business
1. Introduction to Self-Publishing for Impact and Income
2. David Hancock: CEO of Morgan James Publishing on What Self-Published Authors Can Do to Succeed
3. Planning a Book that Sets You Up For Success
4. Making Money From Your Book Before Its Ever Written with Sarah Tuff Dunn
5. Editing and Turning Your Manuscript into a Book with Jennifer Harshman (Layout, Cover, etc.)
6. Marketing Your Self Published Book - Michael Stawicki
7. Tying It All Together — Master Plan to Self-Publish With Success
FULL 4-Hour Video (Content Starts at 3:45) 2020 Self-Publishing Mini Conference — Podfest Global Summit
How Self-Publishing a Book Can Help You Grow Your Brand and Business — with Nick Pavlidis
How to Turn Your Book Into a Bigger Business with S.A. Grant
Planning a Book that Sets You Up for Success with Nick Pavlidis
The Power of Having a Book and a Podcast with Melanie Johnson
Out-of-the-Box Promotion Ideas for Your Book with Adria Wilkins
Digital Marketing for Books with Brittany Long
Hired by High-End Clients
Pricing Guide for Ghostwriters
Free Training Session from January 2022 (Part 1)
Free Training Session from January 2022 (Part 2)
Stop wasting time like I did trying to figure it on your own or pushing off becoming a highly-paid ghostwriter because you don’t know how… with Ghostwriter School you have the definitive training on ghostwriting -- from a ghostwriting pro who knows what it takes!
You can say goodbye to the questions and obstacles that have been holding you back because now you’ll have an entire community backing you up.
You can start earning a living from your writing so you can do more of what you love.
You can ghostwrite on a schedule that works for you -- even if you already have a career doing something else, have children at home that you take care of, or have other obligations that keep you busy.
You can get started with as little or as much time as you want. When Nick got started, he was working about 15 hours a week. It’s more important to be consistent with whatever time you have than to have a lot of time. If you set aside 10-15 hours a week, that’s plenty of time to build momentum. Slow and steady always wins the race.
That depends on a number of factors, such as how much time you have to dedicate to ghostwriting and how much action you take on a consistent basis to implement the teachings. Some Ghostwriter School students find clients right away. Others take longer, choosing to go through all the course materials before they even start looking for clients. In Ghostwriter School, we teach you how to identify the opportunities right under your nose to start making money as a ghostwriter. We find that many people are just a few degrees of separation from their first clients. Setting aside time to build your business and working on it consistently during that time will help you build momentum, though.
Freelance writing is very different from ghostwriting. With freelance writing, the writers generally look to get paid by multiple organizations to write content for them under their own name, generally focusing on articles. Pay tends to be lower for freelance writing. Many clients use content mills to source articles, making writers compete on price often. With ghostwriting, the writer creates content for clients to use as their own. The writer’s name doesn’t appear on the content. Content types range from social media to articles and books. Pay for ghostwriting is generally much higher than with freelance writing. The content is often much more rewarding, as the ghostwriter can be more selective with the types of projects they work on. And, by building an independent ghostwriting business you don’t concern yourself with content mills. You focus your time working with clients and earning their referrals. In fact, since starting his ghostwriting business, Nick has spent a TOTAL of NO time sourcing clients on content mills and $21.55 on advertising.
Absolutely not. Most of our Ghostwriter School students are introverts (Nick’s a secret introvert, too.). And after the first few clients you impress, your clients will likely be your best source of new referrals, as their fiends, family members, and colleagues ask them “how did you do it?” In Ghostwriter School, we teach you many ways to find clients in your comfort zone. From simple conversations with people you know to using your writing skills to open doors, introverts have many ways to find clients.
Again, it depends. When just starting out, we recommend charging at least $5,000 per book, although many people suggest starting out much higher. We’ve had multiple students land five-figure projects within six months of getting started and many more earn well into four figures per project. The type of writing you want to do also matters. Writing non-fiction books is the easiest way to earn a lot of money, with fees for talented but entry-level ghostwriters exceeding $10,000 and hitting $50,000 or more per book for more experienced ghostwriters. Your ultimate income will be determined by your mix of services (articles, social media, books, etc.), your focus (fiction vs. nonfiction), how much time you dedicate to ghostwriting (Do you write 4 books per year? 10?), and other factors. The best way to make good money as a ghostwriter is to take yourself and your profession seriously and serve your clients well. That will open up doors for more and better projects.
We strongly believe that the best way to achieve a bright future is to create it. That’s why we put everything we know about building a professional ghostwriting business in Ghostwriter School. We also show you how to measure progress so you know you’re on the right track because taking slow, smart, steady steps forward is the best way to succeed—by far. That said, when you join Ghostwriter School, you get 30 days to see if ghostwriting is for you. If within that timeframe you don’t think ghostwriting is the right fit, send me an email and I’ll promptly cancel your enrollment and refund your money. It’s that easy.
When you join Ghostwriter School, you don’t just sign up for learning, you also get to benefit from a growing community of ghostwriters in our free Facebook group. Post any questions you have in there for people all around the world to see and help. The Ghostwriter School team is in there answering questions all the time, too. We also offer an upgraded enrollment where you can submit questions for a weekly live Q&A and a small-group community for only Ghostwriter School students called Ghostwriter School Elite.
None. If you have a laptop with a good internet connection, you have everything you need. You don’t need special writing software. All the hardware and software you need besides a laptop and stable internet connection is free.