By Judy Nichols
In your 9 to 5 job, professional career, business, or in retirement are you:
Ahead of the Curve – A tech-focused, digital-savvy, early adopter ready to dive into the latest gadget, platform or app before it even hits the market?
An Outsourcer – Aware that tech is not your strong point however you see the benefit of being an early adopter for your business? So, you outsource the tech set-up to a VA or freelancer to stop you falling behind.
A Quick Take-Up – Agile-minded, tech curious, comfortable with constant change and willing to try new software, devices and online technology once they are easily available?
A Mid-Course Adopter – Measured in your approach, preferring to wait until the latest technology becomes accepted as mainstream and making your buying decisions with the majority of users?
A Person Who Delays Take-Up – A conservative, tech resistant user who avoids new technology until the old version, platform or device is superseded or simply no longer exists, so you reluctantly take on new releases at the last minute?
Whichever one of these apply to you, the truth is that there’s never been a better time to embrace technology and dive into the online world in your current career, business, profession or even retirement. In fact, the benefits of remaining open towards advancements in the online and digital world far out way the drawbacks of having to learn new ways of operating. Plus, the global online arena provides you with opportunities far beyond traditional pathways, making it a great choice to transition online, sooner rather than later.
Five Top Reasons to Embrace Technology Today
1) It allows you to remain accessible and connected 24/7
Online platforms are easily accessible and provide you with instant global reach 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The truth is, it is all there waiting for you to take the first steps. As I often say to clients,“All you need is access to the internet and a willingness to learn and you can achieve great results, quickly and efficiently.” Where else are you given the opportunity to connect with potential clients, suppliers, employers, business associates and colleagues at the click of a button and in the comfort of your own home?
2) Staying connected isn’t expensive
To build an online presence and extend your reach there are many low cost or free platforms and strategies. For example, with social media, the platform you choose depends on your target audience and message. There are also low-cost teaching platforms if you’d like to tutor in retirement. All you need is PowerPoint and a microphone to begin.
If you like to write, consider being a guest blogger for a key influencer, or if speaking is a strength connect with podcasters. There is a podcast for every topic and target audience. There so many more strategies to reach a global audience the opportunities are real and there for you to grasp.
With these low or no cost structures available, the good news is that a lack of finances does not pose a barrier for you to get started. Additionally, there are simple strategies available which will help you to generate income for yourself or your business relatively quickly, and if you are a not-for-profit fundraising is an option. With a low financial risk for the opportunity to make positive financial gains, you just have to get started.
3) Autopilot Strategies that can deliver passive income—like writing a book
Going digital gives you the opportunity to grow your reach, build your authority, expand your business and earn income in retirement. Many strategies work on autopilot and the online self-publishing strategy, affiliate marketing, email marketing, e-commerce sites, websites and social media are good examples with passive income potential. For example, you can write a book, self-publish and promote your work. With a well-crafted book, an effective launch and a strong marketing plan you can earn an income for years into the future, which can even serve as a continuing family inheritance.
4) Learning is free on sites like YouTube and through some libraries
Online technologies are designed to be easy to use, simple to follow and offer learn as you go support for users. This means that you can learn how different platforms work and what they offer, at your own pace. With many done for you solutions you can fast track your transition online for work or business or take your time. The choice is up to you.
5) You Can learn any time day or night; when and where you choose
The online world provides you with portability and flexibility to work when and where you choose. With internet access you can create new income streams where ever you choose, offering you great freedom of where and how you work.
By beginning your online transition today, you open yourself to unlimited possibilities into the future, all at your fingertips. Don’t miss the opportunity to future proof your income and take charge of your financial and working life.
So, what are you waiting for?
About the Author
Judy Nichols is an online business owner, digital transformation strategy expert and writer. She lives with her husband and children in Victoria, Australia. She’s the author of an upcoming book called Fast Track Online which encourages others to look for work and passion project opportunities online. Learn more about her at http://www.savvyexpertsonline.com
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