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Joleene Moody provides professional writing services.

Why I Won’t Write Your Book for Royalties

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Ghostwriting, Writing Tips | 17 comments

Why I Won’t Write Your Book for Royalties

It is inevitable. Every now and again I am contacted by someone who wants a book written and doesn’t want to pay me to do it. Instead, they say something like: “I was hoping we could strike a deal and you could take part of the book royalties when the book sells.”

Allow me to explain why I, and many other professional writers out there, won’t even begin to entertain this as an option. If you’re looking to have a book written and you’re using royalties as a bargaining chip, consider these things first before striking a deal with a writer:

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What Does it Really Take to Ghostwrite a Book?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Ghostwriting, Writing Tips | 10 comments

What Does it Really Take to Ghostwrite a Book?

I’ve been asked this question now and again: What Does it Really Take to Ghostwrite a Book? Many non-authors think it’s a process that should be completed fairly quickly. Such is not the case.

If you plan on hiring a ghostwriter to help you write your book, it’s important to understand just what it takes, and why we take the steps that we do.

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What Does a Ghostwriter Do?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Ghostwriting, Writing Tips | 12 comments

What Does a Ghostwriter Do?

What does a ghostwriter do?
It’s a great question, and I get it a lot.

If you’re considering hiring a ghostwriter to help you with your book or ebook, you want to understand the process so that you can put your mind at ease as your masterpiece comes to life. In truth, the process opens up in a few different ways. Let’s dig into those ways below so that you know what to expect when you approach a ghostwriter, and so you fully understand what it is they do as they help you develop your book.

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The “Bait and Switch” (And Why You Should NEVER Do This)

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips | 5 comments

The “Bait and Switch” (And Why You Should NEVER Do This)

Do you know what a “bait and switch” is? If not, allow me to explain:

I met a man at a networking event I frequent who expressed interest in learning about one of my products. He asked me about what I did and I told him. He seemed very interested and went on to tell me how speaking has really enhanced his business and that learning how to get a better handle on putting up events or finding speaking opportunities was just what he needed. “I would love to talk to you some more about how it might help me. I could always use help in the speaking department.”

“Great!” I said. We set up a time to connect. That happened today. I started the call the way I usually do with those that want to learn how I might help them:“So tell me what it is you struggle with the most when it comes to public speaking?”

To which he replied, “Actually, I thought we could talk about maybe meeting for a cup of coffee and you could tell me more about you and what you do and you can learn more about what I do. I’m a financial advisor and maybe I can help you in some way or share things with you that, blah, blah, blah…”

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How to Make Money as a Speaker at Conferences

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Speaking Tips | 10 comments

How to Make Money as a Speaker at Conferences

If you’re in business for yourself, you may (or may not) know that speaking as an expert can help your business by leaps and bounds.

I’m here to share with you how to make money as a speaker at conferences. When you accept an invitation as a breakout session speaker (or platform speaker) it:
– Pits you as an expert
– Gives you opportunity to find new clients
– Creates a new source of income

Let’s dig into how you can make money as a speaker and where you can start looking for speaking opportunities.

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