Our main headline today is “How to hire a freelance writer”. The time when you had to search on google for a freelance writer or “ghostwriter” are long gone. Nowadays, there are many websites such as Freelancer and Fiverr that put in contact the freelancers with the employers.
However, before you jump on it, I have to tell you that hiring a content writer for your website or for your book will be an expensive process. You may find someone that shares the same passion with you and you may think that they will write a great post due to the fact that they love that topic. However, the harsh truth is that they are ghostwriters due to the fact that they want money.
Sometimes, their hunger for money can have a real effect on your posts. Meaning that they will try to create your post as fast as they can in order for them to have time to create other posts for other customers. By doing this, they will earn more money and unfortunately the only way you could counter their thirst for money, is to provide them a full time income. Sometimes, this may turn out to be a very extensive investment. You can find more about the cons of hiring a ghostwriter here.
Why to hire a ghostwriter?
To be honest, at some point in your business you will have to hire a ghostwriter. The main reason is that your business is in a continuous development. With time you will start creating more and more content and you will publish it more frequent. However, top websites publish more than 2-3 posts on a daily basis and in order for you to outrank them, you will have to do the same. Those websites usually have 3-4 content writers because writing 21 posts on a weekly basis is too much just for one person. Therefore, the need of having a ghostwriter may occur.
Another reason of hiring a content writer is the fact that you may not have much time at your disposal. For beginning, I would suggest you to only publish 3 posts a week. It is not very hard and it should take you around 3 hours a week in order to create them. However, if you are a busy person, you may not have that much time at your disposal.
If none of those cases apply to you, then I would suggest to you to write your own content. It can bring you a few benefits. The main benefit is that you will discover more about your passion while writing about it. Another benefit, in case you are a non English native(like me), is that it will improve your English skills. Writing your own content can also help you relax after a stressful day at work.