Remotely Working For You

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Remote working is the new way of getting the job done. Rather than tying you to that office cubicle, the ability to work remotely from your home office or the nearest cafe is a boon for many workers. The studies back it up too, with evidence that remote workers work just as hard, if not harder on their projects. Perhaps this is because there’s no distraction by office chatter or they feel more productive knowing their work and home life is balanced and less stressful.

Perhaps the one draw back from working remotely is that feeling of being a little cut off from your team, of not having the rigid timetable that you tend to have in your office life. So in this article, we’re taking a look at how you can get the job done, even when you’re not at work and get the best from your remote working.

Better Connected

And the odd phone call might just be enough to make sure you know what’s going on but what might just tip the balance is employing some smart software. Take Asana, for example, if your team is spread about the country or even internationally then you need something that keeps you working on track. That’s where Asana comes in. Set up your project online, assign tasks that everyone can see and update and tick off when completed. 

The fear of missing vital pieces of work or overlapping on tasks is gone and your team members are fully up to speed with what’s going on, even when they’re not in the same conference room.

Personal Motivation

Another challenging area of working remotely is finding the discipline to work to a schedule. When you have the whole day ahead of you, when the daily grind of a long commute is wiped out, there almost seems like there are too many options.

Get your head in the game by starting and finishing at a set time each day. Wear custom high end suits if it helps you feel like you’re in the zone then head out the door and down to work at the same time with a plan of how your day is going to be spent.

If you do work from a home office then having some personal discipline is going to keep you focussed. While the novelty of working in your pajamas is fun for a day or two, it can very quickly become de-motivating and add to that feeling of isolation. Get up, get showered and get on with your day.

Working Outside the Home

Yes, you can head to that favorite cafe and spend a fortune on snacks and lattes or you might opt for working in a coworking space. You’ll find plenty of these spaces popping up across the country and there’s bound to be one near you. They do cost and you’ll be paying for a desk space, fast wifi and other office facilities such as printer and conference room.

Co-working can go one of two ways, either you love the contact with others and thrive off the buzz of having other co-workers around you or you will find the noise and the hum of other’s telephone conversations distracting. You will need to give it a go for a day, to figure out if it’s going to work for you or not.

If you choose to work from home on a more permanent basis, you should set aside a space in your home that is just purely for your work. Make sure you take your work space seriously and have a chair that fully supports you and a desk at the right height.

Our final word on working remotely is on the importance of switching off at the end of the day. While it’s easy to keep working until way past the time you would ordinarily stay at work, it’s vital to your mental and physical well being that you are disciplined in closing down at the end of the day and don’t carry on checking your emails late into the evening.

Remote working should be something that helps, rather than hinders you, when it comes to achieving your work goals. It should help you to achieve a balance in your life where you can work around your family commitments, cut out a grueling commute and help towards a greener and more environmentally-friendly working arrangement by leaving the car at home.

It should not leave you stressed and feeling out of the loop. Get your remote working done right and you will be a productive and motivated team member. Get remote working, working for you today.

Getting The Word Out: 3 Ways To Share Your Passions With The World

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If you are someone with a strong opinion on a subject, you probably want to share it with the world. But, have you ever thought about using your enthusiasm and knowledge to create something for others? You could start your own channel, or blog and get yourself lots of avid viewers or readers. With a little hard work, anything is possible. You may even be able to earn a bit of money for doing it. 

Write A Blog

Blogging is an excellent way of getting your message out there. If you can write engaging articles about several different areas within your niche, then setting up a blog site will be a good idea. You can get a free, professional blog from WordPress. The number of readers that you get will largely depend on how often you are posting, as well as the quality of your work. If you can, try to create an article on most days. Make sure it reads well and has a really good point to make. 

Record A Podcast

So many people enjoy listening to podcasts. They’ve become popular with lots of people, and are great for listening to when you are driving or working. You’ll need to create a script and record your content. Podcast hosting is not a problem, as you can easily upload your content ready to share with your audience. 

YouTube

YouTube is the place to be for video content, with so many channels, you can find something about everything. But that does not mean that there is no place for you. If you’ve got the right voice, and are producing quality videos, you could find an audience on YouTube and possibly be the next big thing on there.

Getting A Following

If you want to bring some people in to read; watch, or listen to your content, then you might want to think about promoting yourself on social media. Set yourself up a professional-looking page on all of the major platforms, and share any content that you create. You’ll need to use a few techniques to get followers on your social media pages. You can use hashtags on your content, try creating viral campaigns where users are encouraged to follow and share your content in exchange for something. You can also follow and comment on other peoples material. 

If you’re running a blog, consider using search engine optimization techniques such as keywords and link building to bring people to you through Google searches. 

Get Paid For Your Content

You can easily earn money from sharing content, assuming you’re willing to put in the work building a following and creating lots of new, exciting content. 

If you have enough followers, you may be able to get into affiliate marketing, where you provide advertisements for services and products within your content. If anyone clicks through and buys anything, you will earn money for each sale. 

You may also want to look at placing advertisements within your content, or on your page too. This is an excellent way of earning a bit of money from something that you enjoy.

Time Management Tips For Self Employed People

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When you first become self-employed it can be a little bit of a shock to the system not having a ‘clocking in’ or ‘clocking out,’ and someone to tell you what time you can eat and use the toilet, yes that sometimes happens! But once the initial excitement and fear wear off, you will find yourself with a workload you had no idea you would be facing, all the time in the world but no idea how you are going to fit everything in. 

If you’re lucky you will have developed some time management skills at least before you take the plunge to work for yourself, but if not, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Assess The Load

This one sounds a bit like the beginning of a manual handling training session, but it really is ultimately the same thing, you need to know EXACTLY what you are dealing with, write it all down, add it all up and then prioritize the workload. Discover what it is you need to do first, and then you will be able to allocate the right amount of time to it! You can quickly become overwhelmed at the beginning, but if you follow this piece of advice from the beginning, you will soon find yourself gaining momentum and smashing through your projects

Use Tools

You have the tools of the trade at the ready, you’ve worked out precisely what equipment you need to get your job done and to run your business effectively, you have the software you need too! But have you considered time management tools? There are lots of different apps and websites that will be able to help you keep on track and delivering results before the deadline is reached. You can also find training on this via Powercall Training too. You’ll thank yourself for doing the research on this one! Don’t forget to keep a very clear and updated diary as well to avoid double-booking yourself! 

Remove Distractions

If you are self-employed, there is a change you’re working from home a lot, which is a great position to be in, except it’s possibly the place with the most distractions you could find! Postmen, pets, and neighbors are always going to be around with their noise and distraction tactics (especially the dog!), so if you can make a space out of the way just for working in, that has fewer distractions you will find it much easier to keep focus. Also, don’t forget to keep social media and messenger services closed when you need to stay on track, this is a significant drain on your attention span!

When it comes to starting out in the self-employed world, then you will want to gather as many resources as possible and keep to the plan. If you’re naturally organized with incredible focus, then you should be fine, if not, well then, start by assessing the load and take it one step at a time! Before you know it, you’ll have a little bit more time free to grab a sandwich maybe!

 

Selling Online – Slow & Steady For Success

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Many people are looking for an extra source of income. Perhaps you already have a product you can sell, or maybe you don’t. Either way selling online is going to be your best bet. Aside from the fact you can sell globally in most cases, you can manage it from home. It is always worthwhile to remember that in most cases, selling online takes some time to get going. There is usually less risk involved because you don’t need to have storage for products in most cases, you aren’t paying the rent on a shop, and there are many options for selling. 

Let’s dive into some tips for success!

Products 

Although you might be having dreams of laying in bed with a coffee watching the cash roll in from your online store – that isn’t going to happen unless you know what you are going to be selling. You need to think about the profit margin you are looking for – and always remember that you will be up against the much cheaper competition. If you don’t already sell anything specific, then the world is your oyster here. What do you have a lot of knowledge in, access to or can produce yourself? If you choose an item that you are passionate about, it won’t feel so hard on the long days. 

Name

If you are freelancing already, then you probably have a brand name that you can work with. If you don’t, then think about the future and not just now. If you have plans to expand one day, you are going to want to make sure the name will fit with that growth. It also needs to fit into a domain name and all of your social media channels. Easy to say, easy to read, gives a lead (into what you do). 

Where

This is where many people get a bit lost. You can choose to have your goods only on your own website, but really you are going to be looking for those big audiences that you can get from Shopify, 3dCart, Amazon and more. Though it doesn’t hurt to have your own site too. But you should always remember that each of those points of sales has rules, and if you break them, you are going to be looking to get help at appealasap.com. Be sure you know what you are signing up to, what the costs are and what the benefits are for you. 

Promote

Once you have all of the basics set up, you are going to need to promote your store and products often. Using the very same social media accounts, we just spoke about. Learn about social media marketing, email list building, SEO, and paid advertising to make the most of what you can do. It is the promotion that is going to do the heavy lifting on the growth of your business….

The other large chunk of work is going to be from you always delivering on time, always responding to customers (consider chatbots for this if you are working alone). And really leverage that email marketing list for the upsell.

How To Find Exactly What You Want To Do

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While life is this almost magical set of circumstances with amazing, strange and wild aspects within it, it does come with a lot of uncertainty. We never really know what we’re heading into both collectively and as individuals. It can be a fairly daunting world out there for a lot of us both physically and mentally, so we need to have everything prepared and sorted out before we head into new things. 

One of those facets of life that can hold a lot of doubt and uncertainty is the professional, working side of things. We all have to get a job and bring in money in order to live, but the way in which we go about it can be a little puzzling at times. Leaving school and jumping into the real world is difficult enough, and finding a job that we want to do or that suits us can be ever so tricky. 

It’s not something that we should constantly be fretting over, but working is a big part of our lives, so the thoughts always reappear when we’re not in the situation we’d like to be. Our minds have a habit of reminding us and making us overthink! At the end of the day, a job is a job, and it will come with some hard days – no matter what line of work you enter. That said, you may as well look to minimize the impact of the hardships by stepping into something that you’ll be content in. 

Working in something that you’d enjoy isn’t a luxury that’s afforded to every single person. It is absolutely possible, however. Let’s have a little talk about things you should think about when considering a job that you’ll like.   

Think About What You Love

Obviously, you’ll probably want to jot down what you enjoy doing and then do a little research into the jobs that surround that kind of thing. It might seem like a pipe dream at first, but there will definitely be opportunities somewhere that have links to what you want. Somebody has to fill that role at some point – why can’t it be you? 

Think About What You Hate 

On the flip side, you should probably also write down what you absolutely do NOT want to head into. As we said before, it’s a big chunk of your life, so why would you want to spend eight or so hours a day absolutely demoralized? 

Rule Out Overnight Success

It’s something we all instinctively think about when we picture a job or a career path. We skip past the journey and see success. Think about a job that you’ll enjoy actually grind away at. The journey, at times, is just as satisfying as then end result. 

Careers Advisors 

If you’re really struggling, then you can absolutely get in touch with people that help out lost and occupationally nomadic job-seekers. They’ll be able to give you career tips as well as telling you about the ins and outs of different jobs you might be interested in. They pride themselves on getting you into a better position than you were before, so you can rely on them to push you in the right direction.  

Try Different Things 

Perhaps just getting out there and having a good go at different jobs could be the way to go for you. There’s nothing quite like actually experiencing something. You can read up on it and know all of the theory, but actually doing it makes a big difference. You might get into a job and realize that it’s something you’d absolutely love to pursue.

Personal Inspiration Is Not A Vapid, Vague Quality

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Most of us understand the basics of motivation. We have likely felt its force at some point in our lives. It can come in the most unexpected of forms. It might be an impromptu job application you decide to make once you realize someone is hiring, or perhaps simply wanting to talk to that person who’s caught your eye at work. It could be that you’re motivated to lose thirty minutes of your evening free time to read a story to your child as they sleep, knowing that these moments are those that you’ll often remember.

Personal inspiration underlies motivation, however. It always will. If motivation is a fast-moving river, inspiration is the riverbed directing the flow of water through its geographical shaping. But we can often think of inspiration as something less-than, something boring, something we needn’t keep a close eye on. We might think of it as something vague, like sand through our fingers. You might be inspired one moment, and the next it leaves you.

But these impressions are false. Inspiration is actually much more stable than motivation, and if carefully corrected, can guide you much more reliably. Let us consider why, how, and what you might need to do in order to make the most of it.

Consider Your Options

Considering how your life will proceed can often help you gauge if that’s something you’re interested in or not. There might be an open position for you at your parent’s business, but you may not find that work enjoyable, and would much rather begin starting your master’s in a direction you are most compatible with. Simply laying all of your desired options on the table, whittling them down, and considering how that might influence your life can serve as  a tremendous means of visualizing how you might wish the future to continue. To us, that sounds quite worthwhile and not a little bit exciting.

Find A Mentor

It could be that finding a mentor, even in a light capacity, could help you become inspired by how far you could go – and it also might unlock your potential. Finding a mentor is often easier than you might think. For example, you might simply volunteer to help with the personal projects of your lecturer after they put the opportunity out there. You might simply ask a professional in your life to teach you something they are also interested in, and they will often be happy to lay this information down. It could simply be that learning as an apprentice, or in a job role such as listening to your head chef could all culminate in your absorbing skill, experience, and realizing your potential. This might sound like an artificial opportunity to try and create, but you’d be surprised just how many people like this are around and willing to let on what they know. From this, you might decide to shape this to your own understanding and set of principles, but never be too narrow minded to learn something.

Learn The History

Learning the history of a trade, a community, a movement, or perhaps just a craft you’re interested in can help you become informed by the building blocks of those that have come before you. Perhaps you are heavily inspired by women in tech, or the inventions of the names we all know, or the philosophies written by those you find fascinating. A history can be many things. It can help you think of the past, yes, but it can also help inspire you to better understand the present.

For example, a painter can become even more inspired by learning the techniques and insights used by Leonardo Da Vinci. Even those without a creative bone in their body might be inspired through reading such as this. This is why classic literature can hold such sway compared to modern novels. Keeping the masters in mind, or simply reading around a subject can help inform, and inspire through that. There’s almost no better means than to direct a mind through this, and it’s not hard to see why that could be the case the moment you feel it.

To Summarize

There are very many emotions, feelings, insights and contexts that can provide inspiration. Sometimes it can come because you seek it. Sometimes, it might occur due to seeing a beautiful landscape, a sunset, or simply giving your mind time to pause from the heavy responsibilities you have to keep all day. What matters is always being receptive, and applying it when it’s there.

With these tips – we hope you’re able to find your strongest inspiration.

Freelancing SOS: How To Take Yourself Seriously

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Everybody has the odd expectation that every freelancer works from their bed in their best pajamas. Media have made the unfair PJs cliché popular, creating a world in which freelancers have a relaxed and somewhat lazy approach to life. It’s fair to say that for anybody who’s considering starting an independent career, it will take a lot of time and effort to convince your audience that you’re a professional and respectable expert. 

However, you are your biggest enemy. In a world where freelancing equals PJs work and invisible flexibility, the first person you need to convince that you mean business is yourself. Indeed, the image of freelancing, as advertised by the media, might be compelling at first, but it lacks guidance in terms of how to make the most of your time. When you don’t know anything about how to organize your day and plan your work routine as a solo expert, it’s easy to fall in the trap of the media and believe that working from home makes you lazy. But you need to learn to take yourself seriously first if you want others to follow.

You need a network which believes in you 

If you’re not the most self-confident individual, you are likely to struggle at first to establish yourself as an expert. When you are on your own, it can be daunting to approach the market and introduce yourself as the new professional in town. But you can smooth out self-esteem obstacles by surrounding yourself with people who believe in your skills. Every home-based business needs a reliable network that serves any of the following purposes: advising, cheering, and exchanging. If you happen to find a mentor, you can benefit from their wisdom for guidance. Your close friends and relatives can keep you motivated. Finally, your local business network is the perfect place to share and exchange skills and strategies.

You need a real workplace

Let’s get real; just because the media claim that freelancers work from their bedroom doesn’t mean you have to use your bed as a primary workplace. You need to create for yourself a workstation that encourages you to stay productive. Create a quiet clutter-free nook at home where you can keep your laptop and a desk. Remember to add a few plants for good measure; they boost your concentration by 15%! If home isn’t the place to work, what’s stopping you from using desk share services?  There are plenty of cozy office spaces that rent out desks with all the facilities you need. 

Your brand becomes your identity 

Companies use their unique brand and business culture to define who they are. Solo experts, on the other hand, find it a little more complicated to hide behind a logo. However, determining what your brand is will greatly affect how others perceive your expertise. In a world where there is no shortage of talented creative, your personal brand is a powerful differentiator that conveys your business personality. Creating a brand stops you from being that freelancer in a PJs and lets you become a respectable professional. 

If you’ve worked all of your life in an office environment, taking your first step as an independent professional can be daunting. But you need to build the necessary structure to be taken seriously, firstly by yourself and then by the market.

Professions with Pride

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Some professions come with an inherent sense of pride. The idea that you are operating on the very edge of technology and being at the peak of your field is intoxicating in the most positive way. The standard ‘what do you do?’ At the next social occasion, it is no longer just a question you try to avoid, on the contrary, you are more than happy to oblige and tell people what it is that you do. So what are these professions nowadays? Maybe there is still time to adjust your career slightly! Here are three areas where professionals are operating at the very edge of their fields.

If you are into computing and programming doesn’t fill you with horror, you might want to consider going into cloud computing business. Cloud engineers are currently one of the most sought after IT professionals. These people build, maintain, and link cloud services, providing the infrastructure of pretty much anything on the internet. This means your email, the videos you watch, the social media you visit, and much more. 

Most Cloud engineers have a mix of technical skills, combined with commercial acumen and experience with one of these major cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft’s Azure platform or the Google Cloud Platform. Cloud engineers command one of the highest salaries nowadays as exceptional professionals are in high demand and with tech giants engaged in a bidding war for the best out there.

Another industry on the very peak is in chemistry. Obviously, chemistry has been around for many decades, but the last few years the industry has become more specialistic and crucial than ever before. Think of the very rare metals in everyone’s smartphone, the introduction of nearly indestructible glass and the protection of devices from water and dust. The microscopic coating on devices, especially when they are critical to the operation of these devices, has become increasingly more important. 

Companies such as PCT (https://pctconformalcoating.com/) specialize themselves in offering these type of coating processes for pretty much any application possible. With all the technology we surround ourselves, and the increased robustness we will demand of these devices, the coating is becoming increasingly important.

If both cloud computing and chemistry is too technical for you, you might want to consider becoming a content creator. The internet has given us the possibility to find any niche (and mass) audience from the comfort of your own home (or studio). Now is the best time to be an artist/creator as with minimal investment upfront you can find your audience and build up a following. 

This could lead to getting some steady income to continue to be able to devote time to your craft. The world of creators has been flooded with plenty of individuals trying to get to the upper echelons of the industry, most will fail. So it will be a lot of effort, persistence and some luck to make it into a paid career. The best creators are creative, flexible, and have a good grasp of the zeitgeist. They are able to engage, move, and make their viewers think. Not a bad place to be for those inclined to the creative side of things.

The Pros And Cons Of Working From Home

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These days, there are some big changes being made in the world of work. A lot of companies, especially modern startups are now turning their backs on the traditional nine-to-five working day. Lots of firms now let their workers work from home at least one day a week as they find that it can help them boost their motivation and productivity. Not only that, though, but some companies are also starting to offer flexible working hours to allow their staff to work parts of their days at home.

Do you think that this sounds like your preferred way to work? As most companies are now open to giving their staff more flexibility, your employer might let you if you ask them. Here are the pros and cons that you will need to weigh up to make sure you make the right decision for you.

Pros

  • You Won’t Have To Deal With A Commute Again. One of the main things that people hate about their job is the commute to and from their office. Most people will live about a thirty-minute drive away, and they will have to sit in long rush-hour  traffic jams which can really increase their commuting time. Plus, trains and buses are often extremely busy during the rush hour. Thankfully, you won’t have to deal with that on the days you work from home.
  • It’s Great For Those With Disabilities Or Long-Term Conditions. Some people who have long-term health conditions might struggle getting to the office every day. Working from their own home will be their perfect solution. Plus, it means they won’t have to worry about going to their doctor or physiotherapy appointments as they can fit them around their own schedule at home.

Cons

  • It Can Be Isolating. Of course, when you are working from your own home you won’t have any colleagues around you. Even if you do chat to them regularly over email or Slack, you could still find this to be fairly isolating. In order to combat this, some people spend part of their days working from a co-working space or their local coffeeshop.
  • It Can Be Hard To Know When To Stop. Some people find that when they work from home, it can be very difficult knowing when to call it quits for the day. They simply keep on working through the evening to try and get as much done as possible. Obviously, this isn’t going to do your wellbeing any good as you will need to take a rest and ensure you get plenty of sleep.
  • Some Find It’s Too Easy To Procrastinate. A lot of people also find that it can be very tempting to procrastinate at home. After all, there will certainly be a lot more distractions compared to in the office!

So, what do you think about working from home now that you have seen some of the pros and cons? You will have to think long and hard before deciding whether this is the best way for you to work.

What Are The Industries of the Future?

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It seems like the world is changing faster than ever before. With the rise of the internet and other technologies, the old ways of doing things are slowly but surely being scrubbed away, and replaced with the new and the modern. This is having a tremendous impact on multiple aspects of the world, and especially employment. There are some jobs and industries that just won’t exist in the next few decades. If you’re looking for a new career or you’re wondering where to invest your money, then you’ll want to take a read below, where we outline some of the industries that are going to be big in the coming years.

AI and Robotics

One of the primary reasons why some 40% of jobs will be lost in the next couple of decades is because the AI and robotics industry will be so strong. There’ll be little use for manual laborers when there’s a machine that can do the job of fifty works, in half the time, and which you don’t have to pay. There’ll be other, less-manolvent uses for AI and robotics, too, including improved search and rescue operations and better community management. One thing is for sure though, it’s an industry that is going to be all powerful in the coming years — there’s a lot of money being poured into it at the moment, and all the investment will bear fruit at some point. 

3D Printing

It sounds like something out of science fiction, being able to instantly have whatever you need, without even leaving your house. Yet this is the reality that we’ll be living in sooner rather than later. 3D printing has been around for a while, but it hasn’t quite been perfected just yet — it’s still rather limited. In the future, though, this won’t be the case. Once all the kinks have been ironed out, it’ll be possible to print just about anything, from new clothes to DIY tools and beyond. There’s even the suggestion that by 2030, Christmas dinner won’t be lovingly prepared by hand — it’ll be printed. This industry will shake up perhaps just as much as the robotic industry; who will go to a DIY store to buy a hammer when they can just fire up the printer and have one in an hour?

Personalized Tech

They say that technology is supposed to make it easier to communicate with one another, but in fact, it’s actually driven us more within ourselves. There’s not much about the selfie culture that is focused on the community; it’s about the individual. We’re going to see this taken into more constructive ways in the coming years, with the rise of wearable tech. In the future, we’ll have devices that actively monitor our health, push us to work out more, eat healthier, and so on. We’ve already seen the beginnings of this movement in things like the Fitbit and Apple Watch. In the future, we’ll see it become more pronounced and better integrated with the individual. 

All Things Healthcare

A lot of the industries of the future will be driven by developments in technology. But one of the biggest growing industries will be driven by something else entirely: a major shakeup in the makeup of society. In the coming years, we’re going to experience something that’s never happened before: there will be more elderly people than there are young people. And that means that there’s going to be a greater demand for healthcare services. As such, a person with all the necessary entrepreneurial skills would be well-served by looking at starting a company in the medical field. To give an idea of the extent of the projected growth for the industry, just take a look at the top ten highest in-demand jobs in the next decade. Eight of them are different ways of saying ‘nurse.’ 

Alternative Energies

There’s no getting around the fact that one of the biggest changes in the near future is unwelcome, and will have a dramatically negative impact on how many people across the world live. While the governments are dragging their feet at the moment, there will come the point when the signs of climate change become too obvious to ignore. At that point, we’ll likely see a much quicker shift away from reliance on fossil fuels. So what’s going to take the place of coal, oil, and gas, and keep the world ticking along? It’ll be renewable energy sources that keep the lights on. While the technology hasn’t quite been perfected just yet, it is moving in the right direction — and when they do get it right, it’ll be the thing that powers the world…whichever way you look at it, it’s going to be a huge industry.

A New Currency

There’s been a lot of hype and false-starts when it comes to cryptocurrencies, but it’s hanging on in there — and some of the world’s smartest people believe that it’ll fulfill the original prophecy, and the thing that changes the world. BitCoin is, of course, the largest such digital currency, but there are plenty of others too. It should come as no surprise if, ten years down the line, paying with whichever comes out on top is a viable option. 

In the Home

We said earlier that tech had changed many areas of life, and it’s true — its reach is far. One such area where it’ll have a dramatic influence will be in the home. The development of the Internet of Things will open up a market that’s been hitherto non-existent. Everything from our refrigerators to our air conditioning and doors will be infused with the internet. Sure, much of it will be gimmicky — but if the rise of personal tech of the past ten years has shown us anything, it’s that people will always be drawn to the gimmicky.  

We’re entering a new phase of the world, one that has technology running through its veins. When the great digital revolution marches forward, everything will be open to new developments and industry shifts.