“The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization and participation in a meaningful society” -Noam Chomsky
You should be working online.
The internet has finally connected humanity as a neural network does the body. We’re linked, and nows the time to capitalize on the opportunity this global village presents. If you manufacture products, the whole world can be your store, at a fraction of the overhead. If you distribute information theres never been an easier way, no longer do you need to slowly print out individual books to be transported across the globe. Now at the click of a button you can access almost any of the worlds information immediately. Education used to be limited to large stuffy institutions which charged thousands of dollars to allow you to gradually pry valuable information from its professors. Now for nothing or next to nothing – you can access a self driven education on almost anything. This unparalleled access to an international community is a strong opportunity for anyone looking to make money. Using secure payment methods like PayPal and credit cards people now feel safe spending their money online.
Now to business
So theres money, a vast consumer base and little overhead, whats not to like? Well, a few things – shipping is still expensive and while economies of scale help larger organizations like Amazon for a smaller company the shipping fees can kill you. As well there are still many people who lack internet access – although this can be seen as an opportunity as these folks will get online eventually and when they do you could be prepared to greet them with a product.
But the real issue/opportunity of the internet is the time it takes to gain recognition. There are millions of websites out there competing for peoples limited attention and the only way to get recognition and thus business is to be the best – and while its not guaranteed its highly likely you won’t be the best the day you start working online. This is why you should start getting proficient TODAY with developing, designing, and selling online.