Ed Gandia and Derek Lewis – Ghostwriting Secrets 2017
Would you believe it’s
the $25,000 gig?
But What If You Suddenly Landed a $25,000 Project?
This Is What I Love
About Derek’s Business
- Good writing skills and a decent set of writing samples (they DON’T need to be book samples! Regular copywriting samples are fine.)
- An existing writing or copywriting business (in other words, you already have clients and have been generating freelance income)
- Time and patience (this is NOT a get-rich-quick opportunity)
- Willingness to work hard (yes, it’s going to take some work to get this off the ground!)
- A veteran ghostwriter showing you the ropes
Do YOU Have All That?
How to Make a Great Living Writing Books for Experts and Nonfiction Authors
Can You Leverage Yourself
into $25,000+ Ghostwriting?
- A writing business
- Decent writing skills
- And some decent writing samples
But Are There Really THAT Many
Prospective Clients Out There?
This Is NOT for Everyone! (And I Mean That.)
What Will You Learn in This Workshop Series?
- How to leverage your past experience to land ghostwriting gigs. And how to demonstrate competence when you’ve never written a book.
- How to develop the confidence to go after a high-fee book ghostwriting gig… even when you’ve never written one in your life.
- 12 overlooked portfolio-bulking techniques you can put into place immediately
- How to safely and quickly transition from writing or copywriting to high-dollar book editing… and then into $25,000+ book ghostwriting.
- To niche or not to niche? How to make the right decision when adding ghostwriting as a key service. And why you need to look at it differently.
- Where to find clients—and where to NOT waste your time.
- How to align yourself, your message and your marketing with the authors looking for people like you
- The oft-overlooked (yet extremely lucrative!) book-ghostwriting markets that most new writers never even think of.
- The “Send Up a Signal” and “Bread Crumb Trail” strategies Derek uses to get the best clients to come to HIM.
- The repellant marketing approach that allows you to keep time-wasters and tire-kickers from ever picking up the phone in the first place.
- The “3 R’s” of a quality prospect—and how to immediately tell if they’re a fit for you.
- How to handle prospect inquiries and conversations with confidence. What to say, what to ask … and how to size up a prospect quickly.
- Derek’s 4 “green lights” and 6 “red lights” technique for qualifying ghostwriting prospects like a pro.
- What to include in your contract (and why). And how to present high fees confidently.
- Where to be flexible on payment terms, where to draw the line, and how to avoid payment problems.
- Derek’s 5-step process for delivering the book effectively and on time.
- Tips and strategies for staying on track.
- How and when to communicate with the client during each phase of the engagement.
- And after the party’s over … where to send your client once you’ve delivered their manuscript.
Whom This Is For
- You’re already an established freelance writer or copywriter. By “established” I mean that you’ve been freelancing for at least a year or two and have existing clients.
- You have good writing skills and some solid writing samples. Of course, this is subjective. But we’re looking for people who can already write well. This is a business-building coaching group, not a writing class.
- Your samples do NOT need to be book-length or long-format. And they CAN be copywriting samples.
- You have the time and patience to develop and grow a ghostwriting practice. This is not a get-rich-quick thing. It’s not going to happen overnight. Depending on where you are in your business, landing your first $25,000 book project could take a few months. So if you’re looking for a quick way to generate income for your next mortgage payment, this is not it.
- You’re enthusiastic and have a coachable spirit. In other words, you’re willing to be coached, to get out of your comfort zone, and to try new ideas and approaches to develop a lucrative ghostwriting practice.
- You’re willing to work in a small group. Which means contributing to the conversation, giving occasional feedback to others, etc.
- And of course, if you’ve already ghostwritten some books but you’re nowhere near the $25,000-per-book mark, you definitely qualify.
What You’ll Get?