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How To Make Money Without A Blog: Ghost Blogging

by DiTesco

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Just recently, I posted an article on how to beat writer’s block. What I (perhaps) failed to mention there is that you can also source for content via Ghost Blogging. Essentially, ghost blogging is nothing more than “hiring” someone to write content for you, ensuring that it is unique and that you own the rights. While this is the case, what I will will be talking about today is how you can make money online just by writing articles as a GhostBlogger.

Yeah, not everyone has the motivation to build and make money with blogs and do “all those things” required to have one. There could be many reasons why you don’t want to have a blog and there is no point of listing those here. However, for those who do have blogs, you certainly realize “the need for content”. Bloggers who are in business know that having “quality” content, first and foremost, is what makes a blog standout, among other things.

This is where you may come into play. If you love to write, do some research and all that, why not put that to good use and sell articles for “bloggers” who might need them? Regardless whether you have a blog or not, writing content for others, can still make you a little extra, should you have that overwhelming drive of writing like crazy :).

Recently launched, GhostBloggers (ref link) appears to be an interesting marketplace for people who loves to write. I found out about this site via StayOnSearch, where Mark interviews the creator of GhostBloggers. Up until now, there is really not a lot of sites that are specifically tailored towards GhostBlogging. The interesting bit about this site is that it is a marketplace, where people do just one thing, buy and sell content (blog posts), and nothing else. On this site, you can advertise your articles that you are willing to sell for a certain amount. Just make sure that it is reasonably priced for it to sell.

What else? Well, you can write about almost any topic you want and put it up there. There is also a specific area where buyers can post specific requests, and you get notified when there is a specific demand. Just went over there a while ago and there are many requests available already. Here’s a short list of articles and topics that are currently in demand.

  • Twitter and facebook marketing tips Business (Marketing) twitter
  • Anything about wordpress Technology (Internet) WordPress
  • How does solar power work Technology (Technicians) solar power, green energy, solar cell
  • Innovations in Amateur Soccer Sports (Soccer) Amateur Soccer, training techniques, soccer equipment
  • Articles on eTicketing, event registration, event promotion… Entertainment (Events) event, ticketing, registration, event promotion,
  • The Importance of Business Networking for Entrepreneurs Business (Entrepreneurship) business, networking, entrepreneurs, startup

They also have a strict set of rules to ensure that all articles are unique, and you are not allowed to have any contact with the buyer or seller. And, I’m sure that you have many more questions in your mind right now, so, should you be interested in checking this marketplace out, I suggest you read their FAQ section to be well informed. And did I mention that they also have an affiliate program?

That’s it! This is not  paid post. I just wanted to share with you this new marketplace, as another form of making money without requiring a blog. Considering that it is relatively new, I think that it could be worthwhile checking it out. If you do, let me know how it goes.

[note]Business Tip: You may already have a “team” of good writers that work for you and it may be more accessible as far as pricing is concerned. OK then, have them write for you, then put it up on GhostBloggers for approval. It’s always worth a shot. You may just make a profit out of it ;-). Shhhh..[/note]

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1

Eugene

September 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I’ve seen the site but haven’t really dug in depth into it yet. It does sound promising though. I would also recommend checking out the ProBlogger job board and the Warrior Forum “wanted” section where people are looking for writers. There’s definitely money to be made writing for others!

2 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Hi Eugene. Thanks for you input on WF and ProBlogger. They are indeed great resources. GhostBloggers is pretty new to me too, but I think that if they “really” do a good job in screening the articles submitted, it could be a winner. We’ll see how it plays out

3 RonLeyba September 7, 2011 at 5:36 am

Great find and a nice share. There are so many talented writers out there that don’t have a blog as of the moment. Some of them makes a living writing online. For sure, this will be a great resource for them to sell what they got in hand.

4 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I agree. There a lot of people who prefer just to write for someone else and don’t want the hassle of having to maintain a blog. After all, havng a blog requires a lot of writing too, and sometimes it is better to get paid to write than waiting for something else to happen. Definitely a faster way to make money online πŸ™‚

5

SWF

September 7, 2011 at 7:27 am

That’s a great idea for businesses who want to start their own blog. The writer can either be an employee or someone from outside the company. They only have to make sure the writer is writing using the company’s voice for better branding.

6

sam

September 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

Awesome post.

From my point of view these all ideas will give very unique identity to them who are interested to write articles and they can show very well to all what is the importance of writing.

7

Kat

September 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I love this idea ! I enjoy writing, but don’t want the day-to-day work involved with a blog. I dabbled a bit with HubPages. While I get a lot of readers to my ‘hubs’ I don;t earn too much. The main revenue with HubPages is Adsense and they take a healthy portion.

Anyway…thanks for the link to GhostBloggers. Think I’ll give them a try.

8 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Hi Kat. GB looks like a site that might be of great interest to you. HubPages is great but I have to admit that I really wonder if there is actually “decent” money to be made over there. I think that hub-pages is better for traffic generation and link building. Well, as at least, not so sure now after the “Panda” wave πŸ™‚ Anyway, let me know how it goes for you if you decide to go for it..

9 Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger September 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Never heard of Ghost Blogging, but will go take a look, though I outsource most of my work, this place may look interesting to tap in, thanks for the recommendation.

10 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Hi Wong. Sorry for the late response.. Yeah, I think that this might e a good fit also for people who tend to outsource “blog posts”. It is still in the initial stages but it could be a great source, if they play their “cards” right πŸ™‚

11 Ray September 8, 2011 at 3:50 am

Ghostbloggers seems like and interesting site. It appears to be a nice, clean, and easy to figure out site too. I did some exploring last night, and will do some more. For some reason I keep wanting to call it Ghostbusters though.

12 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

LOL, Ray.. yeah GhostBusters was one movie I have watched over and over πŸ™‚ GhostBlogging is actually similar if you think about it.. if you are in need of a blog post, who are you gonna call… haha. Thanks and all the best

13

Ileane

September 8, 2011 at 7:06 am

Hi DiTesco, it’s a great business model! It’s very similar to MyBlogGuest with the exception that the posts are paid for and they are published under your own name. I’m going to check it out and see if I can make use of it one way or the other. Thanks for the heads up.

14 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Hi Ileane. So sorry responding so late.. I had problems with my internet connection and lagging behind my replies. Anyway, you are spot on, I think that they could be very interesting for one way or the other. Thanks for stopping by and all the best

15

Daniel Wood

September 8, 2011 at 7:13 am

Ghost Blogging – sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing this useful idea. I have heard about Guest Blogging and when i read your post’s title, it made me smile and curious to find out what the Ghost Blogging is all about.

I do agree its a great way for writers who want to earn money. To run a blog is not that easy. You have to maintain it, monetize it and grew it. But writing for others is lot more easy. Moreover you could write on various topics for various niche. So you will never be out of options to write for.

Thanks
Daniel

16 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Hi Daniel. You have a sharp eye and if one has real passion for writing and does not want to invest time on creating a blog, this could be the answer.

Ghost Blogging is actually a term for people who just want to write, sell it and really don’t care about the credits πŸ™‚

17

Davy Kestens

September 8, 2011 at 9:22 am

Hi Francisco!
This is Davy from GhostBloggers.net πŸ™‚
We’d like to thank you for writing about us and sharing our service with your community. If you have any questions or would like to chat, please feel free to contact us any time.
Have a great day!

18 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Hi Davy. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I think that you have a good thing going there and if you get a handful of “real good writers”, the sky is the limit πŸ™‚ I hope that this post does give your site a push and I wish you good luck with you project and much success.

19 Ricardus September 9, 2011 at 8:51 am

GhostBlogger is definitely good for people who would like to write and earn extra bucks…

20

Susan

September 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

Thanks for sharing the information about Ghost Blogging, this post has increase my knowledge a lot and shows us some new ways of making money too.

21

Jane | Successful Blogging

September 10, 2011 at 4:44 am

I’ve tried their service earlier. But since I was busy at that moment, I couldn’t dig deeper. Now this is a reminder. I’m heading over there right now πŸ™‚

22 DiTesco September 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Hi Jane. Thanks for stopping by and sorry for responding a tad late πŸ™‚ This site I think could be an interesting marketplace to make some extra income, specially if you “other” topics you like to write about and don’t actually blend well with an existing blog. For example, I like the topic “Auditing”, but it won’t really be relevant here, so maybe I can write and put it up for sale there πŸ™‚ Worth giving it a shot πŸ˜‰

23

Web Design Resource

September 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

Nice information, but i think Guest Blogging and Ghost Blogging both are same ! πŸ™‚

24 DiTesco September 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Actually they are not. Guest blogging is when someone writes a post and is published on a blog. The author is identified and normally get some links in an author box. Ghost blogging on the other hand is when someone writes an article, gets paid to do so and the buyer publishes it on their site as if it where their own. The writer is not identified and no mention what so ever as to who wrote it is present. That’s is why it is ghost writing.

25

Jay

September 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Nice post. Ghost blogging sounds very interesting. Thanks for providing this information.

26

brian speer

October 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Awesome thank you so much for this post. I have contracted people to Ghost blog for me but there are also times that i have free and this can be a great way to earn some extra cash. Not to mention some people who are out of work would be great at this.

27

Ferb

February 18, 2012 at 8:27 am

Ghost blogging sounds interesting. I’m sure there tons of way to make money but when we get in to it, we can’t really make any money at all.

28 Christian Trejo August 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Well, this is the first time I read about this term “ghost blogging” but I already knew about it. I think this is a good choice to save time, we could say you are buying time. But it could work really good, the only thing is that you really need to put special attention about finding a good writer.

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