Starting on the Internet

I guess I will never forget those very few days or rather weeks straight after decided to become an online entrepreneur. My decision to become one wasn’t definitely an easy one. It took me some time to come to the conclusion that this is what I wanted to do in my spare time after work instead of dedicating my precious time to many other tasks that were available to me like hanging out with my friends. I knew that all I wanted to do was to spend my time trying to be a successful online entrepreneur.

It didn’t take me that long to realize that an entrepreneur that is interested in opening an online business is in for a rude awakening. I know that it can be difficult to start an online business once you have no idea even what to do. Did I know what to do when I was starting with my first business? Not really, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Little did I know that I was in for a rude awakening after I discovered that the world of the Internet was full of spammers lurking at every corner and wanting to rip me off at a first opportunity.

Overspending

One thing I have been fighting recently was overspending. Overspending can happen when I decide to spend my money on something I normally do not spend it on. Overspending is more likely to happen during summer months when I am more likely to want to go somewhere on vacation. It is not rare for my friends to encourage me to go somewhere with them. For me, this means overspending. I usually do not include my vacation expenses in my budget. Since I do not go on vacation every month, I do not see a reason to include it in my budget.

Internet Applications

Within the last few years the accessibility of online applications has grown a lot. Traditionally, you had to install a program from a CD, or download it from the Internet in order to use it. However, currently there are many web applications that do not require any downloads at all. All of this is possible because of the Internet. The number of online applications is growing steadily, and analysts predict that this trend is going to continue. Probably the biggest advantage of these applications is that you do not need a high-end computer to run them. Actually, there are computers and notebooks being sold for only a few hundred dollars that can run them without problems. Such computers use very little power so they are very economical as well. Overall, this is a great solution for those who want to save some money. It is also a good idea for those who want to use a specific program only once or twice, as this way they will not have to purchase the whole software. I believe that in the future the Internet applications will be used by a lot more computer users. That is because the Internet is becoming more reliable and more and more accessible. For Internet applications to work properly a reliable Internet connection is definitely a requirement. Older dial-up connections may be too slow for some of the newer programs.

Promising Too Much

If you are new to blogging and you just set up your website, then there are some mistakes you may want to avoid. One of the things you may want to avoid is promising too much. A person who is new to blogging may promise his readers that he is going to publish a post per day. While it may not sound that hard, it is easier said than done. It is not always that easy to publish a post each day, because some days a blogger will be simply busy. A person might have simply more important matters to attend to.

Publishing Enough Content

Many freelance writers and bloggers think that it is enough to publish content once in a blue moon. They will soon discover that it is not enough. If you are serious about blogging or freelance writing, you need to keep writing on a regular basis. The Internet is full of blogs and websites that stopped existing only because a blogger or a freelance writer stopped updating the website. You need to prove to the Internet audience that you are serious about what you choose to do. If you are passionate about writing, you need to make sure that you prove it by writing regularly. Only that way will your visitors keep coming back to your website.

Why Do You Blog?

I discuss many topics on this blog and as some of you might have realized by know, one topic I sometimes discuss is blogging. There are more and more blogs and bloggers these days. The question arises why do people decide to blog in the first place? This is an interesting question and I am sure that people are going to answer in many different ways. Some will blog to keep in touch with friend and family, while others will blog so that they will have a chance to present their views to other people. The important thing to keep in mind is to enjoy blogging, because ultimately the best reasons for blogging is simply that you enjoy it.

Search Engine Wars

Yahoo is one of the most prominent search engines in the world, but since Google is currently the number one search engine, Yahoo has to constantly think about improving its search engine in order to compete. One of the features that Yahoo has announced is that it will be allowing others to enhance its search engine experience. The “Open Search Platform”, as it is called, consists of APIs that allows people to modify search results by multiple ways, including images, structured data and additional links. A fully customized website that can be listed in the Open Search Platform can include the rating, address and phone in case of a business and links to particular places such as photos or reviews. Using the APIs tools is interesting, as adding more information to the search results will attract more visitors.

Technology and Electric Power

We have seen some very big advances in technology during the last 50 years. A lot has changed and one of the most important changes are computers. These days most computers are connected to the Internet and living without any computers or the Internet would be hard to imagine. However, it is true that computers consume more and electric power. Processors have more and more cores, while graphic cards become faster and faster. The electric power usage is bound to grow due to this and so is our dependency on electric power. I think that while the fact that computers use more and more electric power is not such a great thing, it does not mean that governments should try to discourage people from using electric power. By discouraging people from using electric power, what they are actually doing is limiting access to technology.

What I am Going to Do About Internet Safety in My Home

One thing that I am going to do about Internet safety for my kids is to set some rules when it comes to the way my children are going to be allowed to use the Internet. I will try to make those rules as simple and as clear as possible so that my children know at all times what it is that I want from them. I want them to know what I expect from them and that I have high expectations and that no exceptions to those rules will be tolerated.

One idea that I have here is to pin a copy of those rules somewhere in a visible place where everybody will have access to it. One of the computers of my kids should be a good place so that they are constantly reminded of the rules they are not supposed to break.

Selling Access Rather Than Products

Most things that you can buy online are products, rather than services in a form of access to some information/website. What is typical about many things that people buy online is that they are finished products. A customer who buys such a product knows that all he will receive will be this particular product he is buying. The situation is different with selling access to websites. Usually websites that sell access to their site feature comprehensive articles. They often discuss subject that people in a particular niche are interested in. Such websites also sometimes host small programs that can help people achieve what they are looking for. My opinion is that anyone who is looking for ways to make money online should consider offering access to websites, as well as selling products. Of course, you will need to be able to offer something very useful in order for people to want to pay for access to your website. That might not be easy, as there are millions of websites that do not charge for access to their site. Nonetheless, I am sure there are various niche websites that people are interested in to such a degree that they would not mind paying for. An example of such a website could be an investment portal.