I have now found myself with time to devote to people who are facing redundancy and want to find out how to translate their interests into an online business, and the best part about it is that you can do this whilst still looking for a job.
(PRWEB UK) 9 November 2011
The current world economy looks as though it is going nowhere fast with downbeat forecasts and depressed markets, countries close to bankruptcy and redundancy becoming a fact of life, but is that a reason to give up?
The reality is, for some people, this new found freedom is the best thing that has happened and being laid off has allowed them to explore new avenues that were only a dream when in employment.
There is a whole layer of society who have found themselves with the opportunity to make their hobbies or particularly obscure obsessions become their life.
One of the things that has made this possible is the advent of the new internet age where almost 80% of some of the western nations have access to the internet, and with the growth in the smartphone industry, access is growing faster than at any other time in history.
Neil Johnson, who is setting up a new site, redundancysite.com, said, “I was made redundant before Xmas 2010, but being in my 50’s, finding a new job is made that much more difficult. I have a couple of quite obscure passions and the extra time I have been afforded since then has allowed me to spend a lot more time to pursue these, but, the real interest for me has been developing these interests into websites where other people can learn from my knowledge, and remember, an expert in some peoples eyes only has to know a little more than they do. I have now found myself with time to devote to people who are facing redundancy and want to find out how to translate their interests into an online business, and the best part about it is that you can do this whilst still looking for a job. If it becomes full time then that’s a bonus.”
Just to put the internet numbers into context, almost $100 billion were spent last year just in advertising alone in America and that is not taking into account the money that changed hands for products or services.
Neil’s vision is to start a membership site, and not just for people facing redundancy, with free access to get the help when needed with some of the most basic concepts of developing a business online and develop a thriving community of like minded people.
He said, “When I first started looking into setting up on the internet, there is so much information and misinformation available that your brain just goes into meltdown and all I really needed was a gentle push in the right direction to get me back on track. The so called gurus know most of the answers but it is so expensive to get one to speak to you on a one to one basis, so I turned to self teaching and home study courses, but even they cost a fortune to learn what you have already learned from the last one, and if I can save someone a load of money whilst getting them successful online, that is my job done.”
The new site, which is called growwithneil.com is currently in the design stage and should be ready within the next few weeks but you can still contact him or register for updates to the actual launch dates at redundancysite.com and a further release will be made nearer the time.