Hi Cheo,

First off thank you for the generous claps!

As for your questions, here goes:

  1. Entrepreneur who enjoys writing. Yes, that would be a rare but distinctive 3rd category. I certainly fall into that category, an entrepreneur who enjoys writing, or is it the writer who also enjoys being an entrepreneur? Certainly the guy who started this very platform Ev Williams, is another far, far more successful example. Turn your passion into a business, by doing something related to writing. For me I run a marcomms agency and also dabble in online media related startups. But be warned. When you turn your passion into a job, sometimes you’ll hate it. Entrepreneurship also means you work 24/7. There are no days off and the buck stops with you. I know I enjoy it nonetheless, because I’ve given up on tons of other things in my life but never writing. Even when a client gives me a breakneck deadline I’ve seldom failed to squeeze out some inspiration and deliver. That’s when you know you were born to do one thing…Entrepreneur writers are not exactly another version of the commercial writer because running a business means you also have to deal with staff and clients and all the cashflow and financial issues. Therefore some writers prefer to let their agents handle the commercial BS, or avoid corporate politics by not having a 9–5 job (like me…), so its all up to the individual and knowing what you are happy with.
  2. Do the same strategies apply to them? My humble experience is there are a thousand and one ways to make money, and the only proof of work is actually making money. (Who dare tells Jack Ma he’s wrong these days?) I also believe no theories can teach you entrepreneurship. It’s baptism by fire! As to what my own humble experience is in regards to succeeding in entrepreneurship, not intentionally trying to drive traffic here but I did just re-publish my thoughts on that here on Medium. Please see https://medium.com/datadriveninvestor/what-makes-a-great-entrepreneur-aka-why-pilots-make-bad-entrepreneurs-7730d632ebab

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