Income $50,000-$200,000

The range of income for the first year will be dependent upon the length of the jobs you’re able to secure. Writing for others is extremely lucrative. Newsletter designers charge an average $1,500 per page including the research. If you were able to finish only one page per day, this would yield more than $300,000 per year.

Ghostwriters typically charge by the project; however, some charge by the hour, and some by the page. You can be assured that you will make more working independently, than you would employed for a large company.


Your typical client will consist of those people who are too busy to do the writing themselves, but will benefit from having a book or paper published with their name on it. You might also find a considerable amount of work involving Internet web page design and writing freelance articles.

Companies use newsletters to communicate with their clients and prospects. It’s a tool to keep their name prominent in their client’s minds. After all the cutbacks, few companies are adequately staffed in order to allocate ample resources to produce their newsletters.


Your clients will consist of professors, public figures, and those who are considered experts in their fields. Your services would allow them to hire you as the need arises.

Marketing Plan

Your marketing plan should be based upon targeting professors, publishers and printers. Join leads clubs in order to obtain personal introductions to individuals who might be able to use your services. These personal introductions will provide you a much more rapid access to new clients.