The introduction of the internet
The introduction of the internet can be a curse and a blessing according to people. In this article, we will focus on the pros of the internet and how the internet has provided us with more job opportunities than we never thought of in the past.
It will be difficult to survive in this present age without the internet as we are reliant on the internet for almost everything these days. For example, Google maps, internet banking, communication, e-commerce and so on.
So, what are the job opportunities that the internet has given us and how did it improve the workflow? Stick around to find out.
Play video games as a job
No one thought that it is possible to have play video games as a job. Although this job is not easy to build as it requires hard work and dedication to build, it certainly opens up the opportunity for people who love gaming.
One of the ways that people can earn money by playing video games is either through live streaming on platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook or by making video game content if one wishes to do so.
Although simply gaming alone is not enough to ensure that you will have a stable career – one needs to have a personality and market themselves in order to attract people to watch their live/videos.
Starting a business has never been this easy. Although it is now easier to start a business by operating it online, starting a business, in general, is not easy – let’s put it into consideration.
There are many ways on how one wishes to start their own online business. For instance, there are numerous popular E-commerce sites in Malaysia where people can sell on. Some of the most popular e-commerce sites are
- FB Marketplace
If one does not wish to sell on any of these e-commerce sites listed, they can even build their own website for their online business if they wish to do so.
Online marketing is one of the new jobs emerging due to the internet and social media. In the past, one way to advertise something to create more exposure for your brand or company was advertising it through billboards, newspapers, flyers and many more.
At present, with the use of social media, companies are adapting to it by also advertising through social media as well such as paid ads on Google, Facebook ads, Instagram ads and many more.
Besides that, companies also can utilise the use of social media by making an account on big social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok to create more exposure for themselves. By utilising the use of social media, companies can even post memes based on the current trends of memes in order to make their company more relatable to the public.
There is no limit when it comes to online marketing such as licensed money lenders using the internet to bring more exposure to their companies.
The term for creating content in this manner is when people make content and post it on YouTube, Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook. The internet and social media, it has given people the opportunity to showcase their creativity by creating content and posting it on the respective social media.
Depending on the type of content, some people post content strictly on YouTube, some on Tiktok and some post it on every major platform to increase the exposure to attract more fans of their content.
Social influencer (KOL)
The word ‘social influencer’ as a job is relatively recent. With the invention of Instagram, a new job is created where people are paid to be social influencers. Usually, if companies want to pay someone to promote their product for them, they will usually go with someone with a number of followers on Instagram. That is because more followers equal more exposure to their brand.
However, this does not limit to social influencers with large followers. Some social influencers who are ‘small’ but with a reasonable number of followers will get approached by companies as well to promote their products.
Social influencers have the misconception that it is an easy task. That is not true as social influencers are responsible for Scheduling content publications across platforms, conveying authentic enthusiasm for each post and many more.
One of the key points to be a social influencer is that the person has to be charismatic, outspoken and approachable.
In conclusion, the introduction of the internet has not only given us more job opportunities but also expanded more business opportunities for companies such as digital marketing.