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SPQ 074: Ghostwriting – How Do You Find Quality Writers for Kindle Books?

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Tobias asks if it’s possible to outsource Kindle books and have the quality remain at a high level. In this episode, Steve gives his opinion on outsourcing the production of Kindle books, plus a few strategies for hiring people.

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SPQ 074: Ghostwriting – How Do You Find Quality Writers for Kindle Books?

  1. GhostwritingGhostwriting How Do You Find Quality Writers for Kindle Books? Episode 74 of the Self-PublishingSelf-Publishing QuestionsQuestions Podcast
  2. Question:Question: Tobias asks: How do you acquire quality ebook writers to write your Kindle books, if you are using any?
  3. Hiring a ghostwriter is not necessarily a recommended strategy for self-publishing. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  4. A lot of the outsourced content on Amazon is filler junk that doesn’t really dive into a problem. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  5. But if you want to hire a quality writer, you need to be prepared to pay for it. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  6. Strategies to Use When Hiring Writers TAKEAW AYS K ey
  7. #1 Outline Map out your book like you were going to write it yourself. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  8. Figure out what you want to say, where you want to say it, and how you want to say it. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  9. #2 Outsource the entire process. A more scalable way to run your business, but harder to manage TAKEAW AYS K ey
  10. You have to make sure you’re dealing with top-quality writers. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  11. Find and hire people who have specific knowledge in your topic area. Then hire an editor to review the content. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  12. Where to find Writers: - ProBlogger - People who are already writing about your topic - Social media TAKEAW AYS K ey
  13. Who to look for: - A native English speaker. - A writer who is engaging. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  14. Hire fast, fire fast rule. Pay someone for a small job and see how they respond. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  15. Do a “human split test.” Compare writers based on speed, communi- cation, quality of work, and attention to detail. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  16. Provide examples of content you like and let the writer know what you prefer as far as paragraph length and writing style. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  17. Hire someone based on quality instead of budget. You don’t necessarily want to go with the cheapest person out there. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  18. BiggestBiggest Takeaway:Takeaway: The best self-published content usually comes from your own personal experience.
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