Ghostwriters are a great option when you've got multiple projects on, or you simply don't enjoy writing much. You can simply give them an outline, notes, or a complete template to your hired ghostwriter or ghostwriters, and then await your finished
mini ebook. It may need light editing to get it to a 'perfect' state, but professional ghostwriters, though possibly expensive, can add another professional element to your projects.
Before you hire a ghostwriter or ghostwriters, you'll need to find some sites to submit your briefs to, and gather bids – or find a ghostwriter that's worked with someone you trust. Word of mouth recommendations are infinitely less risky, but without knowing that a
ebook is actually ghost written, you may never actually find out which ebooks are ghost written, which makes gathering recommendations for ghostwriters tricky.
The other method – gathering bids on sites, requires that you use freelance bidding sites, such as guru.com, getafreelancer.com, rentacoder.com or e-lance.com. You'll need to have a detailed and open project outline to submit to these sites, giving details of what you need, and what time frame you have. These sites allow you to set a budget, but one problem you may encounter is that not every freelancer you hire through these sites are particularly professional or will stick to their bids.
Such issues range from upping the cost of their bid, to using 'borrowed' content, or
plagiarizing from other sources, or even reselling your project to others – so you'll need to make it explicitly clear what you expect of your freelance ghostwriters.
Its a good idea to take advantage of any escrow service these sites use, or find another site that offers this service – most freelancing sites also offer a ratings system, where you can check your prospective freelancers ratings and past work quality – which may also give you the opportunity to choose between bids.
Hiring ghostwriters to create mini e-books is relatively straightforward, as long as you take care to lay out your goals and needs clearly.