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Surviving in a digital world.

Updated: Mar 9

Has the thought of what you would do, if you should lose your job suddenly, cross your mind? The thought itself can be depressing, not to mention facing the harsh reality and living with it every day. The truth is, many have faced this reality, and one day you may face it too. What will you do? We are now living in advanced digital age. Modern technology is growing at a rapid pace, and it won't stop anytime soon. Gone are the days when people would do walk-ins to brick and mortar buildings or stand relentlessly in long queues to complete a simple face-to-face transaction. We are now living in an era where most of our daily transactions are done virtually. From pharmaceuticals, grocery shopping, bill payments, consultations, webinars, seminars, meetings, etc. How are you positioning yourself financially in this digital age? Are you willing to adjust to the fast pace of modern technology? To learn, grow, and advance with it.

There isn't much of a choice. Whether we realize it or not, we will have to adjust to this digital era, or get left behind! Many have asked, what will happen to those who are not digitally inclined? How will they survive? With the advent of the coronavirus. We have seen the power of technology at work, with more persons working from home, virtual schooling, zoom meeting, face timing, and online shopping. Although, it has been quite chaotic adjusting to the new normal. People had to do what they must in order to survive. The same will happen to those who aren't digitally inclined. They will have to do what they must in order to survive, and if the world won't change for them, they will have to adjust somehow. Who would have thought we would have seen a time such as this? But in the future, these things would eventually happen. All COVID-19 did was to expedite the process. How are you positioning yourself in this digital world? Are you growing with it or lagging? Are you in fear that you may lose your job to digital platforms?

In the wake of the coronavirus, we have seen digital companies like zoom, Amazon, and many others, skyrocketing in sales. Why was this so? Because of the lockdown, many persons were forced to stay indoors. All their daily necessities had to be processed online. People could not meet in person, so they had to do so virtually. It's a fact that digital companies will see an influx in profits as the years go by because that's exactly where the world is going. We will have fewer persons doing manual desk jobs, and fewer persons will have face-to-face interactions with customers. In Jamaica, I have heard of major banks making hundreds of staff redundant to facilitate digital platforms. Globally, millions are unemployed for various reasons. They say a word to the wise is enough. If you learned nothing from the coronavirus. Learn that coronavirus has forced the world to think ahead of time and prepare, in case we have another pandemic. What this means is that everything that can be done virtually will be.

More persons will lose their jobs to digital platforms as our society delve further into digital technology. You can either view the glass half empty or half full. In this digital age, there are still ways in which you can earn a steady income. Believe me, the internet can be an income landmine. If you know how to use it wisely. In this digital age, make it work for you. It is filled with a wealth of knowledge and insights to better your life. Take a thing or two from social media influencers, who are paid big bucks to make a simple post, endorsement, or upload a short second video. These are regular persons like us, taking advantage of digital technology, and maximizing it to its full potential. I know persons working an entire month to obtain a salary, that can hardly meet their expenditure. While there are others working legitimately, only a few hours per day, and they make far more than a month's salary within days. A few years ago, I began researching passive income ideas on Google. Trust me, there are reputable companies that pay a decent income. Your phone or computer is all you need to complete simple tasks, daily. There are passive income ideas that will allow you to become your own boss and earn far more than an individual with a career. You'll have the luxury of working remotely, choosing your own hours, and working at your own pace. But it is up to you to do your research, find passive income ideas that are available in your geographic location, and make them work.