Quality vs. Price: You Get What You Pay For

In the consumer marketplace, everything is based on one single premise: you get what you pay for. Many people assume this statement to be simply an excuse for people to mark up prices and receive a great deal of profit while taking advantage of the buyer in the process, but this is simply not true.

The basic breakdown of the cost of a product goes as such: base cost of materials + necessary costs to make more. However, the base cost of materials is not simply the fabric it is made of. In the world of ghostwriting, the product is a fully fleshed out idea that has been created, written, edited, and formatted. So, that “base cost of materials” includes the amount of rent, hourly pay, and raw materials (such as a computer a ghostwriter has leased in order to work or research materials the ghostwriter had to purchase). The base cost of materials is what would need to be charged in order to break even.

The necessary costs to make more are the same basic things: rent, hourly pay, and raw materials. However, many people multiply the “necessary cost of materials” times two, meaning that for every book they sell, they can pay the ghostwriter as well as have the money to pay those who market the company to bring in more orders.

After all, had it not been for marketing strategies of a ghostwriting publishing house, you would not have the ability to connect yourself with our fabulous ghostwriters and the services and specialties they offer.

That is basically how prices are set up, and this is the format that drives the type of product you receive. If you pay less, you will get less of a product. Why? Because the ghostwriter is not being paid for the time you are asking of them. Just as your time is not free, neither is theirs, and the time they are paid is the time they will invest into your book.

Think of it this way: it is a lot like Walmart’s business practices. When Walmart is pitched a product they enjoy, two things happen: 1) an offer is put on the table, and 2) Walmart asks whether or not the creator of the product can make a cheaper product to fit within a pre-established price range. What does this mean for the creator? It means utilizing cheaper materials to drive the price down within affecting their bottom line. There is no crime in making money off of a product you have established and a service you have to offer, the issue comes when that service is no longer being paid for.

When Walmart sees a product they enjoy, there are times where they outright ask the creator to make a cheaper version they can sell. This means the product uses inferior products and is usually rushed and put together specifically for Walmart. This can lead to a host of issues, from the product not working as desired to the product prematurely breaking.

Many people are under the assumption that those in the arts do what they do because they love it, and that the love for their craft should sustain them more than monetary gain from their craft. Question: how would that conversation go if you said this to a doctor? Or a lawyer? Or how about a teacher?

Yes, many artists and creators do what they do because they love what they do, but that does not somehow negate the need for monetizing their craft. They understand the service they can provide, and they genuinely want to help people, but they also want to genuinely pay their bills, and there is nothing wrong with that. What is wrong, however, is asking for their time for free when you are not wanting to pay the actual price for what you are actually asking.

Does this mean that ghostwriters intentionally produce a shoddy product if they are offered a shoddy price? Most certainly not. However, when a task comes through that requires a ghostwriter to do 30 hours of work but only pays for 10 hours of that work, the ghostwriter has to cut corners while ensuring the product is the best it can be. Lost? Well, revert back to the Walmart example: if a creator wants their product to be sold in Walmart, they do not want to ruin their reputation, right? So, they set out to create the best cheaper product they can. However, that cheaper product can only be so good without upgrading the materials, and upgrading those materials will cut into their bottom line and put them “in the red” monetarily.

Ghostwriters are the same way: they will put in the absolute best for what you have paid for. But, if you want more, you have to pay for their time. Think of it as an upgrade in their “materials.” Why? Because they have bills to pay, and if you only want to pay them for 10 hours of work when they need 30 hours of work, then it has become their job to go seek out other projects in order to meet their own bottom line before they are “in the red” monetarily.

If you do not know how to truly price your book, then talk with any one of our consultants. They will answer all of the questions you have to offer and they will give you a legitimate price range for everything you are asking for. Then, you can negotiate. You can find a price that is right for your budget that comes with a proper outline of everything you can receive on that budget for your book. But, understand that the more you pay, the higher quality your book will be overall. Why? Because you are purchasing that ghostwriter’s time, and if they have to take on less projects in order to meet their own bottom line, that means freeing up more time in their schedule to pay attention to your book. And that outcome makes everyone happy.

In the world of the consumer market, you get what you pay for, and in the publishing world, ghostwriting is no different.

Why using a ghostwriter is the way to go.

Why using a ghostwriter is the way to go.

In a world where branding, reputation, and reach is beginning to be measured by whether someone is published, the need for having a downloadable document that represents who you are, what you believe, and what you do for a living is imperative. Maybe you have an idea for a book you are having issues putting together, or maybe the concept for a blog post is coming together slower than you would like. Sometimes, someone wants to collaborate and write a biography, or needs editing work on an academic paper. Establishing a document for yourself that is professionally outlined, written, and edited not only provides a professional service to those you wish to reach, it gives the creator of the idea a piece of mind that their work will be coming back to them in professional form.

Enter: a ghostwriter. Someone who enjoys putting their luscious conduction of linguistic prowess to use for those who cannot formulate their words correctly on a piece of paper. In this day and age, making yourself coherent and heard can be a difficult thing. There are so many news sources and so many opinions with so many different perspectives that the rest of the world can become muddled in the process. By hiring a ghostwriter, you are taking the extra step to assure that your ideas and your voice will be heard and interpreted clearly and within a professional format.

By hiring a ghostwriter, you are not admitting defeat, but simply taking an extra step to make sure your voice is heard. And that takes dedication.

Rest assured, all content that comes from the ghostwriter will be truly yours. The author slot shall house your name, and all content within the document will be rightfully yours. Confidentiality agreements are signed by all parties involved to legally bind the relationship between client and ghostwriter, and a due date will become established so you can know exactly when to expect your creation back.

Within this creation time frame, collaboration with the writer is possible in order to make sure both all parties understand the direction of the specified document. Specific details and sources utilized, if any, will be discussed and brought up during this time, and any lingering thoughts or questions the client might have will be properly heard as well as promptly addressed.

Hiring a ghostwriter is not only a professional and creative endeavor, but a safe one. With a ghostwriter, you can rest assured that a professional author and editor will be taking great care of your work, because they understand more than anyone what type of care and love is behind a product such as this. Books, academic papers, blog posts, fiction novels, biographies, short stories, letters, emails, and any other avenues by which language is disbursed all harbor the same purpose: communication. An author understands the importance of a properly communicated message, and an editor understands the importance of a properly formatted message.

One safeguards your message, the other safeguards your reputation, and together, both of them work for you in tandem to produce the best product imaginable for your endeavor.

If you are still struggling with the idea of hiring a ghostwriter, then let’s make it simpler: hiring a ghostwriter saves you time. Instead of taking months to organize your thoughts, write and rewrite drafts, arrange and rearrange paragraphs, and ultimately settle on something that might be considered subpar, you can turn your thoughts, ideas, emotions, stories, and experiences over to a professional who is skilled in the art of communicating in written language as well as studiously versed in the art of providing professional documents in a timely manner. These ghostwriters dedicate hours upon hours of their days toward projects for people with whom they build relationships. When they are finished, they are turning a document over to someone they have grown to know. That is the power of the written word, and that is power you can harness within your own life if you choose to hire a ghostwriter.

When you hire a ghostwriter, this is what you can expect: you will fill out a form with certain specifications of what you wish the document to contain. Then, the form is submitted and passed to a mediator who understands the staff and picks who they feel would be best suited for your project. Once the ghostwriter has been chosen, collaboration (if any) will be done between the client and ghostwriter, and then the writer begins piecing your work of art together. That work is then bounced back and forth between the ghostwriter and editor to make sure it looks, reads, and is professional, and then the final product is sent back to you for approval. If you are pleased with the outcome, all content and ownership rights are yours. If you are less than satisfied with the product, you can send it back with specifications as to what you want changed, and the writer and editor will get back to work.

Then, when your professional product is to your liking, all copyright and ownership rights of the material utilized within the document are yours. No attribution goes to the ghostwriter or the editor; all creative work inside of the document is yours to use however you wish.

Hiring a ghostwriter does not have to be a daunting task. It does not have to consist of interviewing multiple applicants, and it does not have to detract multiple hours from within your day. Hiring a ghostwriter can be easy, simple, and give you back the time in your day to do the things you enjoy doing while a team of professionals works on your ideas, thoughts, and messages you wish to convey. Let our team hand you over a branding product. Allow our team to collaborate with you to churn out that fantasy novel you have been dreaming of writing. Let us aid you in editing your academic papers so you can focus on nailing your written exams. Allow us to help you communicate your personality and essence in your blog posts.

No matter the form of written communication, our team of authors and editors are here to help you. Hiring a ghostwriter does not mean admitting incompetence, it means adding another facet to your budding lifestyle that will help you take one more step towards your dreams.

Let Creative Thoughts Unlimited help you reach for the stars.