The internet has brought about a number of new and unexpected opportunities in society. People’s creativity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial minds have been given new avenues and outlets to share their ideas with the world; and individuals are taking these opportunities and running with them and creating new opportunities for others in the process.
The Creative Cycle
Websites and social media companies gave companies a new platform to share their products with customers. By companies taking their advertising to the web, they inadvertently created new earning opportunities for writers through blogging. Allowing advertising on their blogs allowed writers to take their passion for writing and ideas and earn an income. This opening made a path for those individuals with ideas to share to follow in the footsteps of writers through video blogging or vlogging.
The opportunities the internet and social media have provided creatives are immense. The list of creative areas the internet has affected is nearly impossible to list–clothing, jewelry, woodworking, pottery and baking to name a few. The ability to not only share but also sell creations has opened a new world for creators. Many artisans have made their mark because of their social media platforms.
The Innovative Cycle
The new opportunities to share and monetize artistic creations and products have given pragmatically minded individuals space to share their talents with the world as well. Many people need packaging and design solutions or guidance on best practices for how to operate and grow their businesses. This need has created a demand for others to develop methods, courses and businesses that serve these entrepreneurs’ needs. And often these services are provided via the internet. It is a cycle that does not seem likely to end.
Each of these new businesses, created in various parts of the country and world, has connected society. This interconnectedness has increased the demand for sending items across countries and continents. This is a challenge, no doubt, but has also proven to be another opportunity for individuals to create innovative solutions. Solutions that have grown to earn these innovators money who in turn grow their businesses and employ others. This growth continues the cycle of opportunity.
It is inspiring to think about the sheer number of people who have come up with creative and innovative ideas to share with the world and those entrepreneurs who meet the needs produced by these innovators and creators. The internet continues to offer opportunities for people to share their talents with the world. Someone will create the “next big thing,” and the cycle of innovation, creation and opportunity will continue.