A few years ago, white collar jobs became the most preferred jobs. They were viewed as jobs that had prestige and anyone who had a reasonable career in such a field would get a lot of respect in society. As such, parents and the society at large started encouraging children to study for these jobs. As time went by, this became the trend and more and more children went to school studying for either of the greatly advertised white collar professions.
As time has gone by, more and more children have been born and more and more children have gone to school to… you guessed right… to study for the same jobs. What has happened slowly is that every year we have continuously produced more and more qualified persons with similar skills.
As more people are produced with skills in similar fields, the jobs in which they are supposed to be employed have not increased at the same rate. Jobs have increased at a very slow rate if they have increased at all.
The obvious effect of this is that we have many skilled and qualified people out there who end up not getting employed in the fields where they are trained and qualified. The condition is dire today. We cannot create the necessary jobs for the jobless people in the society at the necessary speed. As such, these people need to be directed to other alternative income generating activities.
The jobless people in society have to get money to survive. They need to shop for food, clothes, they need to get a house to live in, and other assorted needs which require money. If they do not get money through legitimate ways, many of them are likely to turn to illegitimate and criminal ways of making money which will cause decay in the society.
With the technological advancement today, there are numerous opportunities that have come around that create earning opportunities that were not existent before. For example, the internet is a new thing that has taken the world by storm and has revolutionized everything about life. The internet is greatly used in the daily lives of people all over the world.
With the massive use of the internet, there are many earning opportunities that are created. For example, the numerous websites that are the major platform of the internet need to be developed and maintained regularly. This is one major earning avenue for any individuals who has the necessary skills.
The internet also facilitates many monetary transactions especially due to the new now common online transactions. All these new activities need personnel to facilitate and monitor.
Apart from these fundamental earning opportunities that are presented by the internet. There are jobs that are now possible due to the invention of the internet. For example, today a person in Europe can work for a person in Africa. This has led to online earning opportunities where people work for other people who are far off. An example of such online jobs include completing online surveys, online writing jobs, virtual assistant jobs, data entry jobs, online marketing jobs and many other online jobs.