Making the internet work for you. There are myriads of ways. The world-wide web puts the wisdom and knowledge of this world at our fingertips. Whatever we want to know, a few keystrokes will give us more answers than we asked for.
I began searching the web back in 2001, a little later than many, but I pushed back against computers because I didn’t understand them. In the workplace, I was forced to learn computers to do my job and it was a constant source of irritation for me. That was mostly because the programs I had to use were outdated and not user-friendly. As companies realized that their software had to be simple to use and understand, they began to upgrade to software that people besides programmers could relate to.
When I began clicking on search engines a whole new world was opened up to me. It first started at the public library and wasn’t long before I realized I had to have this at home!
Knowledge is power. Americans value convenience and the freedom to learn and grow in a comfortable environment. We would rather sit in our underwear and explore the world than really explore the world. It’s a lot cheaper that way. It’s also convenient to have a home office in a spare bedroom or on the dining room table.
We started adding scanners, fax machines and printers. Then printers with built-in scanners and fax machines. Now, the internet has the “Cloud” with the capability to connect our home and office computers. Add our tablets and smartphones and our information goes with us everywhere. It is truly the information age.
People are willing to pay for information. If you’re a little tech-savvy and with a little luck, you can throw up a website and sell information on it. Or, if your site is well done and people see its value, they may be willing to donate money to keep it up and running. Then, there’s the wonderful world of advertising!
A really good information site will draw companies willing to advertise on it. The premise is simple: You give the information away for free and on one side of the page your viewers will see ads relating to their interests. They click on the ad and you get paid! How simple is that?
You can turn your passion into profit. If you’re interested in something, you can bet there are a lot of other people interested in it too. If you are very knowledgeable on a subject, there’s probably a lot of people who are interested in it but don’t know much about it. They’ll be the fans of your website. And one way or another, with the tools available on the web, you can probably figure out somebody willing to pay you for your knowledge one way or another
So turn off the TV and get busy! Do something profitable. Before you know it, you just might be the next great internet success.
Let’s get to writing!