Blogging is a brilliant way for authors (of all genres) to attract new fans, connect with existing readers, and keep enthusiastic followers abreast of upcoming events and exciting news. But many authors don't actually have time to blog for themselves, so they outsource their blog posts to a ghostwriter. Generally speaking, this is a brilliant idea, but it can go awry.
As a life coach, you have to be very careful about selecting someone to create content for your blog (or anything else, for that matter). You--and your clear vision, unique voice, and specific viewpoint--are your own brand, and all of the content created for your brand needs to sound like it's coming from you, even if someone else wrote it.
Not everyone has a way with words, particularly when those words are written. I'm not about to call anybody out here, but many of the life coaches, business coaches, speakers, and entrepreneurs we provide ghost blogging for aren't excellent writers. They needed to put their best foot forward for their personal brands in their blogs, and turning to a ghostwriter let them do just that.
The short answer is yes. But I bet some authors are shaking their heads at my assessment. Stop it. It's helpful to outsource blog posts as an author.
While Team Impressa would love to handle ghost blogging for every person who comes our way, we just aren't a good fit for everyone. But there's someone out there who is. And there are many potential ghost bloggers who seem stellar, but aren't a good option. I've been hiring writers for years (and no, not every hire is a smash hit), and these are seven of my savvy, experienced tips for selecting the best blogger for you.
You know blogging is beneficial for boosting your SEO, raising your profile, and a bunch of other marketing magic, but you probably don't have time to do that stuff yourself. Outsourcing blog posts to a ghost blogger is an excellent solution--far better than buying generic, cheap content and slapping your name on it, hoping for the best. But how do you know you found the right ghostwriter for your blog?
Whether you are looking to retain a ghost blogger or want to be one, it is helpful to know the characteristics successful ghost bloggers share. There are quite a few, but here are the seven of the most important.
Super mega yes! A ghost blogger definitely can fill your shoes--I don't like to beat around the bush! But...
When it comes to how to write a white paper, there isn't much I can say about the technical nuts and bolts of this kind of content that hasn't been said before. But I do feel like I have some insights to help you sort out what a white paper really is.
We've met many a potential client who put the cart before the horse. They needed to further refine their brand, create a marketing plan, and do up all new business marketing material--think brochures, spec sheets, and anything else you'd put in a media kit or hand to potential customers hanging out around your trade show booth. And they wanted these marketing materials to be done before everything else, which is a horrible approach.