Part 1 was all about using tech to enhance one’s relationships. This one is using tech and innovations to boost your career.
If you are still living under the 90s rock and obstinately avoiding making a free email account, even though you know you sorely need one, then you seriously need a paradigm shift.
Email had become the communication medium of choice for Americans ever since the Internet boom several years ago. It had gotten so into the Americans’ system that Blackberries were created just so people can keep tabs on their email on the fly.
In fact, this addiction of the Americans to email that made Blackberries the butt of tech jokes. But recently, I’ve been realizing that it’s not much of a joke as it is a reality. Email is an absolutely important part of today’s business world, and if you have yet to catch on, you better start to, because you are losing potential revenue by refusing to make an email account.
If you don’t have a web presence, even at least in the form of an email address, you won’t be able to reach the wired set. Let’s face it, online shopping won’t be such a hit if people didn’t discover how convenient it is and how it frees them up of having to brave traffic jams just to get groceries. While your own website would definitely serve you well as regards to the business aspect of the Internet: you could put up a portfolio or a product repository; the possibilities are endless, you can always start small and take it from there. As it is, even just an email address could do wonders for your business, seriously.
The Internet is filled with possibilities, and your moneymaking-boosting capacities are limited only by your imagination, as I am wont to say. The Internet can not just boost your career or business, for some, like me, we actually live off it. So, if you’re interested on my tips on which services or applications you need to boost your business or career, do wait for my next post. 😉