With the introduction of social media like Facebook and Skype, conversations among peers have been made simple with additional features such as file sharing and video calls. Now that the world is in the Smartphone era, communicating and searching for information which were done on computers can now be done on these devices because they also enable internet access, allowing the use of phone applications such as Whats-App and Viber. And YouTube has also allowed us to be able to stream videos online, making the internet one of the greatest tools in this present age.
Although the internet does us so much good, it also does harm. It has allowed hackers to get into the computers of individuals and governments to illegally retrieve information. It is also the host for the huge and growing porn industry, which has a negative effect on society, especially kids in the society. Fraudulent activities of some internet users too can’t be forgotten. But looking on the bright side, even though it causes harm to society, it is also a big blessing to us, taking into consideration the emergence of online business.
Business transactions are now made online with so little effort and cost involved. You could just sit in the comfort of your home and pay for a good and have it delivered right to your doorstep without setting eyes on the seller. Amazing! Isn’t it? Bank transactions are also made online without any of the parties involved going to the bank. Another business people do online is creating and owning websites. Some of these websites, like eBay and Amazon are used by people to retail their goods. The retailer doesn’t necessarily have to have a specific place for business. Companies also advertise on these websites and pay website owners for advertising. People with skills in various fields also sell their services to individuals and companies. Freelancing is now a common way people establish individual businesses online to help them fill their pockets with a couple of bucks. Developers of apps also create and sell apps to people and companies or market their apps on Amazon and Google Play-store.
There are more online businesses in the making and aside earning income for lots of people, it makes life more comfortable for business people. The internet too keeps bringing up more and we’re all wondering what would happen next and hoping to see with high expectations. Do you have any idea what the internet has in store for us? We’ll find out pretty soon.