Being a tech-head, sometimes I feel like Charlie inside the Chocolate Factory. Joking aside, I’m always thrilled when I see modern technology find its application in something seemingly unrelated. It’s not just related to hardware, but software as well. And people are keeping up with it as well. In this day and age it’s simply impossible to go through life without some tech knowledge.
Even once simple devices we used to use every day, like television and cell phones have become more than they were before, crammed full of clever technology and apps. Yes, it might be a bit more complicated to use at first, but once you get a hang of it, you will probably ask yourself how could ever live without it. And both hardware and software are becoming more user friendly because that’s the only way of reaching out to those who find all this tech stuff a bit intimidating. As the technology becomes more advanced it actually becomes easier to use.
Like I said a while back, the most interesting aspect of technology is how it constantly manages to find its way towards something completely unrelated. You would probably never expect for a washing machine with an internet connection to exist, but it does. And it’s not overkill or showing off either, as it can help you save a decent amount of money in the long run. Or a fridge, through which you can order groceries online and have them delivered to your doorstep. Some ideas initially seem crazy but as they develop they become very focused on making your life easier and more efficient in some way.
I happened to be doing some SEO work a while back and found it very interesting how many diverse applications websites actually have. For example, nursing, writing and web design have very little in common, but if you happen to look at http://nursesalaryguide.net/, it begs to differ. Not only does the website offer useful information and raise awareness about different types of nurse and their respective salaries – it covers a range of nursing salaries including RN salaries in the U.S. – it also creates revenue for the website owner through advertizing. Another, more specialized site I found covers only information and salary data for Medical Assistants – a complete resource aimed at people interested in entering this profession.
This model of providing useful information online can be very lucrative in the right niche and can be applied to almost any subject matter. It all comes down to finding the right niche. And out of several billion people that connected to the internet, you can be sure that there will be thousands, and maybe even millions interested in the same thing you website or blog is about.
Unfortunately, we haven’t even managed to tap into 1% of the potential offered by the internet. The most popular websites and blogs revolve around celebrity gossip, or bad advice on dieting. It just seems like great ideas aren’t getting through to people, and that is true in part.
But there is a solution to that as well, such as good SEO. A great blog or a website is of little use to anyone, if nobody knows about it. So in addition to good writing, one must also have other tools in his or her toolbox. Which brings us back to the part where I mentioned that technology might seem complicated at first, but once you get a hang of it, you’ll wonder how you could ever manage to go through life without it. Put in the effort and get your message across. There are plenty of us who will listen. Create your first website and learn some new skills – you just never know where it may lead.