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     Bob Bly, author of 100 books and the man McGraw-Hill calls "America’s top copywriter," reveals     
    how you can .....

Make $100,000 a Year as a Freelance Ghostwriter

Profit from the best way to get published today: a writer (you) teaming up with celebrities, doctors, and other subject matter experts – and writing books and articles together.


About Bob Bly

Bob Bly is a full-time freelance copywriter specializing in direct marketing. He earns more than $600,000 a year from his writing, speaking, and consulting, and became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30's.

A copywriter for more than a quarter of a century, Bob has written promotions for over 100 clients including Phillips, Agora, KCI, 21st Century, Weiss Research, EBI Medical Systems, Sony, IBM, AT&T, Grumman, Crain Communications, McGraw-Hill, Intuit, and AlliedSignal.

Bob is the author of more than 100 books including The Copywriter’s Handbook (Henry Holt) and , Public Relations Kit for Dummies (Dummies Series). He has published more than 100 articles in such publications as Successful Meetings, Direct, Business Marketing, Chemical Engineering Progress, Cosmopolitan, Computer Decisions, Writer’s Digest, and Amtrak Express.

Bob’s writing awards include a Gold Echo from the Direct Marketing Association, an IMMY from the Information Industry Association, two Southstar Awards, an American Corporate Identity Award of Excellence, and the Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association. He also taught marketing at New York University.

Bob has appeared as a guest on dozens of TV and radio shows including The Advertising Show, Bernard Meltzer, CNBC, and CBS Hard Copy. He has been featured in major media ranging from the LA Times and Nation’s Business to the New York Post and the National Enquirer. He was a featured speaker at the 2006 annual conference of the National Speakers Association.

What they say about
Bob Bly's copy and

"Good things are happening. I am getting a steady stream of Trial and Demo requests from the new site. These requestors are filling out the entire contact form. The site is simpler now, and I am still working to make it even more so. I appreciate your work."
—Jim Romano, DataForceOne

"Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you on another project in the near future. You were always available, quick to answer questions and always exceeded my expectations. You truly are a gifted writer."
—Aaron Griffith, The Griffith

"Bob, again thanks for the great copy. You consistently help us reach customers with compelling, actionable content, when others just can't!"
—William McElleney, IBM

"The feedback keeps coming in and we all agree yours was a truly helpful, useful, insightful and effective workshop. You did a fantastic job inspiring the troops and we've already begun applying some of the key learnings."
—Paul Connors, Copywriting Manager, A large financial services company in the Chicago area

"Bob ... your creative work, patience, and 'partnership' with us at IT Group has virtually propelled us to another level of business professionalism and recognition. The response we've received from your letters has been nothing short of tremendous. We've not only derived significant business from these unforgettable mailings--your efforts have sparked a creative energy within our ranks which will assist us in years to come. Thanks for your guidance and counsel."
—John A. Fallone, IT Group International

"I hired Bob on his reputation, and found it is well-deserved. His fact-finding process in preparation to write our copy was both painless and enlightening. The final deliverables were right on time as promised, and better than expected – which is saying a lot because my expectations were high. The first time I read his copy for our project, I literally got chills down my back – he nailed it the first time. Wow."
—Dennis Rosenberg, VP Marketing, VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc.

"Bob Bly did an amazing job with our company brochure. We are very impressed with his capacity to learn our product and to write copy so clearly and pointedly. Bob Bly is a great marketing investment."
—Michael Manoussos, Manhole Barrier Systems

"Great white paper! I’m in favor of the entire submission. Please congratulate Bob on a great effort."
—Michael C. Howard, Chasm Recovery

"Your Tax Loopholes ad looked great and is performing very well. Thanks for the strong copy."
—Brian Kurtz, Boardroom

"You did an excellent job. It's been a pleasure working with you on this project."
—Edward Brunet, Decatur Professional Development, LLC

"Thank you very, very much for doing such a great job on the ad. I was one of those folks who would read the ads in the DAK catalog by Drew Kaplan and this was as enjoyable for me as that."
—Chris Pickering, MeritDirect

"Bob ... Just got the copy and advertisement you did for my new book ... It's great! You are good! Great job ... you have tremendous insights into what excites and what sells!"
—Don Libey, Libey Incorporated

"In my opinion, you are the best copywriter in the software industry."
—Judy MacDonald, Director of Marketing, Direct Response

"When I received the piece, I thought, I'll have to skim over it now and read it later. But, once I started, I couldn't stop! You did a GREAT job with Ken's story. I love it. It kept me reading. I'm VERY pleased with it."
—Craig Simpson, Ken Roberts Company

"Bob, It's been a pleasure to work with you!!! Thank you so much! I'm very happy with the copy; I feel it will give me good results."
—Alejandra P. Bigai, Romanicos Chocolate

"Thanks again for a great job."
—Davis Ross, Ross Advertising

"I just wanted to thank you again for the excellent work you did for us. You are the man and I can't tell you how much I admired your approach and service. Although I've never worked with a copywriter before, I think you set the standard pretty high. I look forward to working with you again. You certainly have my vote for the next round!"
—DP Jovine, Tycoon Research

"Great job – I’m always amazed at how you can boil the complex down into simple terms. It flows very well."
—Kyle Hodgens, Capital Financial Media

"Thank you for the copy. I see why you're the expert. It's so simple, it's brilliant."
—Sau Hyoung Pak, Big Machine

"The radio spots are very well done. I am very impressed with your work and copywriting expertise. We will be making the changes to the print ad as you suggested. In the future we may work with you to design a totally new print ad. Again I'd like to say I'm impressed with your services. You were prompt, informative, and definitely know your stuff. We will be recommending you to others and doing repeat business."
—Joshua Andrews, Health Solutions, LLC

"When people get to the promotion, the promotion has a good conversion rate. In one test, it actually had a 14% conversion to sale... can't ask for much better than that."
—David Galland, Casey Research

"I loved the ad! I don't see any reason for revision so I have already put through a check request for the balance I owe you on the ad. We are very excited about this one. I can't wait to see how it does. Thanks so much!"
—Alice Wessendorf, Agora Health Book

"I show off the work that we did on lead generation for negotiation -- as well as the conversion program from HMCL -- as big successes."
—Paul Szymanski, Harvard Business School Publishing

"Thank you for being very instrumental on making the launch of the wealth management book such a resounding success. It was so successful that we had to request more copies."
—Ingrid Boney, II

Thanks, Bob! You are awesome to work with."
—Matt Morsa, Stock Secrets, Inc.

"I've spoken to a thousand copywriters over the years and Bob Bly is the best. He knows what he's doing."
—Joe Culotta, Natural Medicine Co.

"I am happy to report to you that your piece out produced the 4 other packages we tested against it. I want to talk to you about another project...."
—Nick Roumi, Pacific Coast Funding

"This is an outstanding letter. Really nice work!"
—Paul Szymanski, Harvard Business School Publishing

"Like the package ... the tone ... I think it's excellent."
—Bill Caskey, Caskey Sales Achievement


Dear Writer:

It’s ironic.

The goal of so many writers is to write a book and have it published.

Yet writers are the last people publishers want to hire to write books today.

I know that sounds crazy.

But the truth is, publishers have a hard time selling books written by unknown writers.

And – a real Catch-22 – you don’t become a known writer until you’ve written at least one book!

So ... who do publishers want to write books for them?

At the top of the list are celebrities.

We are a society that worships our celebrities ... or at least is fascinated by them.

And books by (and about) celebrities are frequently best-sellers.

It’s easy for a celebrity to get a book contract today ... which is why you see John Lithgow, Madonna, and other celebrities writing so many children’s books today.

Next, publishers want books by people who have a dramatic story to tell – or who have been in the public eye.

Examples include Jessica Lynch, a young, attractive, female soldier grievously wounded in Iraq–

-- and former NJ governor Jim McGreevy, who created a national scandal when he announced he was gay (he was married to a woman at the time).

Third, publishers want books by subject matter experts – people with specialized knowledge of the topic of the book.

They don’t want diet books written by writers. They want diet books written by medical doctors.

They don’t want your self-help book. They want a self-help book from a psychotherapist ... preferably one with his own TV show.

But ... you can still write all these books ... by teaming up with celebrities, people with dramatic stories, and subject matter experts as their "ghostwriter."


Make money as a freelance ghostwriter ... starting this year

A "ghostwriter" is a writer who writes books, articles, and speeches that other people get credit for.

For example, when a celebrity gets a huge contract to write his autobiography, the publisher usually finds a ghostwriter to work with him.

In some cases, the arrangement is a true collaboration: the main author – the celebrity or expert – writes some of the material, which the ghostwriter edits. For other sections, you interview the main author and write chapters for his approval.

In other cases, the ghostwriter does almost all of the work, with the celebrity’s only responsibility to make himself available for interviews.

So, why would you want to branch out into ghostwriting? Three reasons I can think of:

  • Money. Because publishers pay huge advantages for celebrity books, you as the writer make more getting a portion of that money than you would getting the entire advance for your own books under your own byline.
  • Publication. With a co-author who is famous or a known expert, you can write and get published books you could not find a publisher for own your own. For instance, with sex expert John Byington, I wrote and got published (as co-author) a book on sex!
  • Opportunity. You get to rub shoulders with interesting, fascinating people. I recently ghosted a book for Bo Dietl, whose outrageous and courageous exploits with the NYPD prompted Hollywood to make a feature film starring Stephen Baldwin (One Tough Cop) about his story.

Now, in our e-book How to Make Money as a Ghostwriter, Kim Stacey and I reveal how to make thousands of dollars ... and become a published author ... by working as a highly paid ghostwriter for celebrities, experts, and others with stories to tell.


Rub shoulders with the rich, the powerful, and the famous

My work as a ghostwriter has given me the privilege of working with so many gifted, rich, powerful, and famous people – from multi-millionaire investors and Wall Street traders, to TV personalities and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Not only have I learned a lot and made valuable contacts, but I’ve added hundreds of thousands of dollars to my freelance writing income over the years.

Now, I want to show you how to do the same. If you will let me.

Here are just some of the ghostwriting secrets Kim and I reveal in How to Make Money as a Ghostwriter:

  • Why ghostwriting is the publishing industry’s best-kept secret. Page 50.
  • 10 qualities that most successful ghostwriters possess. How many of them do you have? Page 5.
  • 7 ways to gain visibility as a successful and in-demand ghostwriter ... even if you are a beginner. Page 59.
  • How to set – and get – your ghostwriting fees. Page 53.
  • How to make a lot of money as a freelance ghostwriter. Page 6.
  • Screening leads and qualifying prospects before you agree to take on their ghostwriting project. Page 32.
  • Should you insist on sharing the byline with your ghostwriting client ... or is it better for the ghost to remain anonymous? Page 7.
  • The 4 types of ghostwriting clients ... and how to get work from each. Page 21.
  • Why fiction publishers employ ghostwriters. Page 8.
  • The secret England’s most prolific ghostwriter uses to write in the client’s voice and not his own. Page 27.
  • How much can a ghostwriter charge per hour – or per page? Page 34.
  • 9 types of books frequently written by professional ghostwriters ... and how to get hired to write them. Page 44.
  • Bidding for ghostwriting projects on elance and other online freelance sites. Page 26.
  • How to make money ghostwriting “family histories” for ordinary folks who are proud of their heritage and want to permanently record it in a book. Page 9.
  • 8 great ideas for building a successful ghostwriting career. Page 23.
  • Ghostwriting for big pharmaceutical companies with deep pockets: making money as a medical writer. Page 10.
  • 3 reasons why you should add ghostwriting to your portfolio of writing services – no matter what kind of writer you are now. Page 13.
  • What makes you different than all the other ghostwriters out there? Formulating your “USP.” Page 15.
  • 7 steps to successful ghostwriter/client collaboration. Page 36.
  • Isn’t ghostwriting "cheating"? Shouldn’t people write their own books when their name appears as the author on the cover? Page 43.
  • 4 reasons why clients hire ghostwriters. Page 45.
  • How to sell yourself to potential ghostwriting clients within the first 15 seconds of meeting them. Page 17.
  • Can you make $100,000 or more from each book you ghostwrite? The answer may surprise you. Page 39.
  • 15 ways to market and promote your ghostwriting business. Page 18.
  • Important online resources for professional ghostwriters. Starts on page 62.
  • And so much more ...


Try it risk-free for 90 days

How to Make Money as a Ghostwriter is available for immediate download as a PDF e-book.

That means you can start learning ghostwriting literally within the next few minutes.

Because it’s an e-book, I don’t have to print and warehouse books, so I can keep the cost low ... just $29 per copy.

Best of all, your satisfaction is fully guaranteed.

That’s right: If you are not 100% satisfied for any other reason ... or for no reason at all ... just let me know within 90 days.

I’ll refund your $29 payment in full. No questions asked. And, you can still keep the e-book free.

That way, you risk nothing.

So what are you waiting for?

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Bob Bly

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In it, you will discover:

  • How to write a book proposal publisher find irresistible. Page 19.
  • What to do when your book goes out of print. Page 32.
  • How to find a good idea for a book. Page 9.
  • How to make $10,000 a month writing and selling e-books online. Page 42.
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