Being an independent writer is very similar to being an entrepreneur. No one is there to help you succeed. You only have yourself and your skillset to make it in this cruel world. Cristian has been working on his novel for over 2 years without knowing if it will be a success or not. His dedication and unwillingness to give up is what will ultimately bring him success. Soldiering on and doing what you believe is the single most powerful ingredient in succeeding in what you do. Writing for the love of writing is akin to entrepreneurs who struggle to set up a business for years without getting paid because they love to build businesses and help bring value to people. Becoming a self-made business man can share a similar path to becoming a self-published novelist. The road isn’t an easy road to travel, but the getting to the destination is sweeter than anything in this world.
Independent writers are comparable to entrepreneurs in that writers just want to get their words to the reader while entrepreneurs want to get their products or services to the end user. One aspect that they differ is that writers are romanticized as struggling artists while entrepreneurs often get vilified because they are seen as money hungry individuals who only want to make a profit. This is a misconception that gets portrayed in books, television show, magazines, etc. “Most entrepreneurs want to make the world a better place with their inventions, services, and businesses” said businessman Nasir Shakouri.
As an entrepreneur, Nasir Shakouri understands the grueling schedule of working for oneself. Nasir has started many businesses in his short career as an entrepreneur and has used many marketing techniques to get his business featured. Targeting interview websites like Entrepreneurship Interviews and Interviewedyou.com allows creators to connect with people that are interested in the inner workings of building your own business, brand, or even a novel. Nasir Shakouri has thrived connecting with bloggers from all around the world to get his message across and this can also help independent writers. Setting up your own blog, like Cristian, can also help you gain an audience that follows your work. Nasir currently writes an inspirational and motivational blog at nasirshakouri.blogspot.com to keep motivated and to help other self-made individuals. Utilizing social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin is also a very good method that independent writers can use to get their message across to the public. You can reach Nasir Shakouri at his Linkedin page or follow his edits on his Wikipedia page.