Yes that is right – comedy genius Peter Kay was WRONG !
The future….is the INTERNET !!!! what a revelation eh ? well no, not really.
Except there are still millions of people who do not realise how powerful, fast growing and important the internet really is, and how much it is changing the way we function as human beings, in numerous ways.
At least once a week, I observe someone who matches the above statement - usually when they are casually enquiring about what I do for a living. This usually stems from one or all of the following reasons – I drive a flash car and so does my wife, I do what I want – when I want, I take and pick up my kids from school, I regularly sit in Starbucks with friends and my wife, I go to the gym when I like, I go shopping when I like, I attend all the school activities in which my kids are involved with, BUT I don’t appear to be employed in the mind’s of the usual 9-5ers who don’t have a clue how I am able to do all this.
Let me give you two examples which an average Joe Bloggs can relate to.
1. 98% of all Music singles are now bought online (source). Prior to 2004, you were not able to legally download or purchase any music online, and yet just 6 years later it accounts for over 98% of all the music singles bought in the UK.
2. Amazon have reported that for the first time ever, Ebooks are now outselling traditional paperbacks and hardbacks (source)
Still think the internet isn’t growing at an alarming rate ?
An interesting book I have read recently is ‘Get out while you can’ link here which was written by George Marshall who like myself, makes a full time living from the internet in various ways. I feel the book offers a good insight to what can be achieved online, and also gives you ideas on how to get started yourself with very little money.
A few people who know me quite well, know how little money I started with myself when I first took the leap to work fulltime online with a wife and three kids to support. That figure was £100 - but if you want to find out more, you will have to wait until I release my own book in the near future
The majority of people who read this post will already be involved online in some shape or form, but I am sure you know people just like I do, who do not realise the internet and it’s potential and abilities – if that’s the case then just send them a link to this post.