Today’s business is going digital. Electronic business and electronic way of life. The people who get ahead are those who can develop the skills needed by the electronic environment. Prepare yourself for opportunity and growth with electronic skills. Develop your electronic skills and shape your future. Welcome to the new economy and your digital future!
As one advocates the embrace of IT one the frequently asked questions is a very popular one on e-business: What e-business opportunities can I tap into?
The scope in e-business is wide because opportunities to a large extent can’t even be limited to what is on offer now. What can you imagine? What can you think of? We are limited by our understanding of the online environment and by our imagination. Opportunities are immense.
E-business presents an opportunity to utilize your entrepreneurial spirit – individual, small businessperson, trader, etc.
Many e-business ideas already exist and here are a few: 1. e-books, 2. e-learning, 3. Existing Business, 4. e-content , 5. e-culture, Multimedia Nigeria, Web Community, Auction, e-consulting, Software, Joint venture, Content provider, Virtual Assistant, e-craft, Translation service and software, Search Engine Optimization service, Local language education tutor, Spare parts information system, Digital marketplace / e-marketplace
e-books are the perfect product in an information hungry world. The Internet is a content market for people who know how to communicate (written and verbal). Irrespective of industry, interest of profession, knowledge that will solve problems can be packaged into e-books. People are always searching for information. E-books can be written on any area of life – entertainment, romance, religion, sports, education, technology, etc.
Choose the right topic for target audience. How will the e-book solve the problem or provide solutions for the customer?
Web publishing and Internet – The Internet is often to as the content industry. The hunger for information has resulted in the growth of content and content providers. The Internet is full of people who are always searching for information. It could for information to start a project or information on the weather or it could be on how to start a career in aviation.
Content creates a wide range of business opportunities. Information retrieval and research -finding information about goods and services, accessing and receiving online content from newspapers, magazines and newsletters is what most people do on the web.
People obtain content from websites, e-books, books, e-zines, e-newsletters, audio books, digital libraries, blogs, video presentations, catalogues, brochures, CDs and DVDs.
Become an information producer. Where is your interest? What is your knowledge? Do you have a story to tell? Anybody with the knowledge and interest can become a Web publisher/content provider using any of these mediums.
There is very little content on Nigeria on the Internet. A nation with so much culture, diversity and human potential needs to its own stories. You can even create content in the local language. Local content is needed to enhance the Nigerian identity and meet the information needs about Nigeria.
I have looked at one of the most popular frequently asked question – e-business opportunities – there are so many e-business opportunities. I hope discuss further in future editions.
Start creating your future today by developing your e-skills. Opportunities are waiting for you. It is what you do that matters. Get out of your comfort zone and develop that new electronic business that wills you ahead. You can’t score unless you shoot. Don’t invest in excuses, instead invest in yourself and start making a difference today.
HAVE YOUR SAY: How important are the e-business opportunities? Please share your thoughts and opinions.
Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT at Jidaw
ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting