14 Places to Find Ghost Writers for Hire

Hiring professional writers is never easy. As technology progresses, so do fake people and the ease of defrauding. Add to that the complexity of ghostwriting, and you have a recipe for a continuous headache. But it does not have to be so.

Hiring a ghostwriter should be easy when you know what to consider and overlook.

Given below are five things you should never overlook:

  1. Look for subject matter experts: No matter how big or small your organization is, it is important that your ghost writers know what they are writing and for whom. Working with experts or people who border on being experts will lend clarity to your work.
  2. The interview is essential: Talking to your ghost writers will tell you a lot about their aspirations and inspirations. As them to bring along or send you their work sample. This is what you will be publishing, so it is essential that the voice you add to your team is fresh, innovative, and has a heart.
  3. Ensure they can adapt your organization’s tone: Not all ghost writers are made alike, and many will be unable to take on your distinct tone. It’s ok. Move on to the writers that can speak to your audience in your organization’s tone without affecting their innovative and fresh thought process. It is a difficult line to tread but not for ghost writers.
  4. Passion and experience: Even if the writer has no practical experience working in a car manufacturing unit, they must still be able to tell the difference between an accelerator and brake when writing a piece about cars. Passion and experience in writing in the vertical you are looking to hire for are of utmost importance. Remember, this writer represents your organization, so their expertise in writing for the vertical is a must.
  5. Sign an NDA: A Non-Disclosure Agreement binds ghost writers and prohibits them from sharing the work they submit as their own. This is a must if you, as an organization, prefer to hire ghost writers.

Once you know what you should be looking out for, it’s time to start your search in the earnest. Listed below are 14 platforms, tried and tested, that you can use to hire ghost writers with their pricing mechanisms. Let’s dive in!

Top 14 platforms to hire ghost writers

1. Hire Professional Writers

hire professional writers

Hire Professional Writers is a content writing company. We offer a complete suite of content services, including ghostwriting. We employ writers from across different industries and heavily vet each writer for their skill set and experience. We offer free revisions, and you can cancel your contract at any time.

Our writers can ghostwrite:

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Autobiography/Biography/Memoir
  • Children’s Book
  • Blogs
  • Business books
  • Articles

Price: orders with 300- 9k words are charged at $0.10/word

Bulk Discounts: Orders over 10K words are charged at $0.09/word, over 25k words are at $0.08/word, over 100k words are at $0.07/word, and over 200k words will be charged at 0.065/word.

Payment Options: Credit cards and bank transfers.

2. Upwork

upwork

This marketplace allows writers to set their own rates. You can post a project, and the writers will submit their proposals to you with their quotes, or you can search for specialty ghostwriters and select someone who fits your job.

Upwork has many writers who can write on the following forms of content:

  • Articles
  • Ebooks
  • Web Content
  • Newsletter
  • Whitepaper
  • Blogs
  • Scripts

Price: Variable set by the writer.

Bulk Discounts: Variable set by the writer. Can be negotiated.

Payment Options: You can make payments on Upwork using Paypal, credit cards, or bank transfers. Upwork works on the escrow method. This allows third-party processors to transfer funds to the escrow account, which is released to the writers upon completion of the job.

3. Guru

guru

Another marketplace that works on similar principles as Upwork is Guru. You can hire ghost writers for the following jobs:

  • Article & News
  • Web Content
  • Books
  • Copywriting & Advertising
  • Creative works
  • Translation
  • Formal papers

Price: Variable, set by the writer.

Bulk Discounts: Variable, set by the writer. Open to negotiation.

Payment Options: Guru has a built-in escrow system called SafePay. You can add funds to SafePay using PayPal, credit cards, wire transfers, checks, or for US-based citizens, attach a bank account.

4. Ghostwriting Services

ghostwriting services

Ghostwriting Services offers to connect clients with ghostwriters. You can place an order, and the team will fulfill your order by getting you the content you placed the order for. The website can fulfill the following orders:

  • Fiction books
  • Memoirs/Biography
  • Children’s Book
  • Business Book
  • Medical Writing
  • Blogs
  • Hip Hop & Rap
  • Grants/Technical
  • Speech/Scripts
  • Wikipedia

Price: Depends upon the service opted for.

Bulk Discounts: Not mentioned.

Payment Options: Credit cards, wire transfers

5. Fiverr

fiverr

Another popular marketplace for finding ghostwriters is Fiverr. However, Fiverr is a cheaper marketplace where you can find writers for as low as $5. You can find writers or the following jobs:

  • Content writing & editing
  • Business Copy
  • Storytelling
  • Resumes
  • Sales & Marketing Copy
  • Research & Summaries

Price: starts from $5 and can be set by the writer.

Bulk Discounts: Variable, set by the writer. Can be negotiated.

Payment Options: credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Wire transfer, iDeal, GiroPay, Sofort, Boleto, OXXO. Crypto is currently unacceptable as a mode of payment.

6. Reedsy

Reedsy

Reedsy brings together book writers, editors, designers, and marketers on one platform. Reedsy can help you put together an entire team if you want to get a book written and published. The website has a host of ghost writers who can help you write your next book.

Price: Variable, set by the writer.

Bulk Discounts: Most writers will take on individual book contracts. You will need to check with the ghostwriter if you intend to get a series written and need a discount.

Payment Options: credit cards. Payments are processed through Stripe.

7. Verblio

Verblio

Verblio is the content writing agency that can ghostwrite content for your business, managing every aspect of the creative process. The website claims to have a pool of qualified writers with advanced educational degrees. You can find ghostwriters for:

  • Blogs
  • Ebooks
  • Newsletters
  • Podcast summaries
  • Press Releases
  • Website Content
  • Product Descriptions
  • Video Content

Price: Starting from $40 for 300 words

Bulk Discounts: Variable based on a monthly commitment.

Payment Options: credit cards and PayPal.

8. LinkedIn

Linkedin

A social network dedicated to providing millions of professionals the opportunity to find jobs, this platform is a goldmine. However, goldmines rarely come without obstacles. While LinkedIn is free, the platform requires you to search for ghostwriters independently. There are two ways you can do this: post a job in the jobs section and wait for the appropriate writer to apply for the job. This activity is time-consuming and yields the same results as any marketplace, except that you decide the pay rate. The other way is reaching out to the ghost writers yourself.

Price: Variable. As the person posting the job, you can set the rate you want to pay.

Bulk Discounts: Not set by anyone. Can be negotiated.

Payment Options: Open to a mutual decision. Not set by the platform.

9. PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour is a marketplace for hiring ghost writers, this website offers the following ghostwriting services:

  • Resumes/CVs/ Cover Letters
  • Transcription
  • Creative Writing
  • Content
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Research Writing

Price: Variable, set by ghostwriters. Min $10.

Bulk Discounts: Variable, set by writers. Can be negotiated.

Payment Options: the website works on the escrow principle. You can top up the escrow account with a credit card or PayPal.

10. Indeed

Indeed

Indeed is a dedicated hiring platform to help you hire employees for your business. It is one of the largest websites used to hire ghost writers. However, the hiring is either on a contractual or permanent basis. You may find a few jobs for freelance and temporary positions too.

Once you post a long-term job to Indeed, you will have to wait for the right ghostwriter to apply for it.

Price: Set by the person posting the job

Bulk Discounts: None.

Payment Options: The platform is not used to make payments to ghost writers. 

11. Crowd Content

Crowd Content

Crowd Content is a content writing agency that provides various types of content services:

  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Copywriting
  • Ebooks
  • Press Releases
  • SEO Content
  • Website Content
  • White Papers

Price: 2.2 cents – 12 cents per word.

Bulk Discounts: Depends on the service. Decided by the customer success manager.

Payment Options: credit cards and PayPal.

12. Scripted

Scripted

Scripted is the content agency that provides writers by industry. The website offers ghostwriters to create content, publish it, and optimize it. The agency creates and manages a full suite of content services without isolating content types. The platform has a monthly subscription fee and a pay-as-you-go fee.

Price: The monthly options to select are from $199 to $2500. Pay per content fee is on top of the monthly fee.

Bulk Discounts: None.

Payment Options: Stripe

13. WriterAccess

WriterAccess

Another agency that offers a monthly subscription is WriterAccess. The website claims to have 15,000 writers and can handle any content request. The website offers a 14-day trial.

Price: Starting at $39- $99 per month subscription to tools of the website. Content is purchased separately.

Bulk Discounts: None

Payment Options: credit card and PayPal. The website uses escrow to process payments.

14. Express Writers

Express Writers

The Express Writers acts as a middleman between the writer and the client. The website offers writers with 4 levels of experience. The more experienced your writer is, the more costly it will be to hire them. Express Writers offers ghost writers for the following jobs:

  • Blogs
  • Ebooks
  • Web content
  • Press Releases
  • Web Pages
  • Content Strategy
  • Email Copy
  • Social Media Posts
  • Product Descriptions
  • Infographics

Price: From 9cents/word to 30cents/word.

Bulk Discounts: Depending on the service you opt for.

Payment Options: credit card and Paypal.

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