Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Kindle Book for Teens and Young Adults

My daughter and I are thrilled to announce the release of our new Kindle book, "Sell It, Trade It, or Get it Free!" This is a young person's guide to making money online. 

According to a December 2012 article on US News and World Report:

Un- and underemployment will rise. There's a perfect storm for increased unemployment: returning vets, boomers that can't afford to retire, 12 million illegal immigrants now eligible for legal employment, a sluggish economy here and worldwide, relative strength in China, people-replacing technology such as voice and pattern recognition, slowed hiring by government, and increased payroll costs of hiring Americans (e.g. Obamacare, paid family leave, rising workers compensation costs, etc.). Unemployment will thus rise and part-time and temp work become the new normal. And ever more work will be offshored to low-cost countries now that American companies are learning how to work more successfully with a remote workforce.”

The media has a nasty habit of projecting a bleak outlook, but because of the way we earn our living (and I have been doing these things since 2003), we don’t necessarily agree with this projection. Sure, on the surface the state of the economy isn't looking that great, but it doesn't mean we are all helpless and doomed. We are living in the digital information age, where most Americans own a mobile phone with internet access, have a home computer with internet access, and the common person can access the internet 24 hours a day. Communication technology continues to progress and goods and services are just a click away. There are many legitimate ways to earn money from home using the computer - and teens and college-aged kids can do a lot of them easily.

The internet offers endless opportunities for the average unskilled person to make money. You don’t need a degree in computer programming or graphic design to interact with millions of people online every day. You just need to learn what people are willing to pay for and give it to them. (Or at least test your ideas, put them out on the internet, and see if people respond.)  Based on what I see working with clients every day, the income-producing potential of the internet is a vast untapped resource.
The internet is highly underutilized as a source of income for young people, many of whom are struggling to find minimum wage jobs in their communities.

This book is geared towards teenagers and college students who are naturally more internet and computer savvy than their parents and grandparents, who have lived in the digital age all of their lives, and whose future will include technological advances we can’t even imagine. 

If you do not have a Kindle reader, you may still be able to read the book using one of several kindle apps. Click here to see a list of Kindle apps , including the Kindle reader that can be installed on your desktop computer. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the Kindle community.

If you are a teenager or young adult, or the parent of a young person interested in finding ways to make extra money using the internet, this book is for you. Get your copy today!

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