Productive Use of the Internet

Productive Use of the Internet

The internet has brought great transformation in many aspects of life. It is one of the biggest contributors in making the world a global village. Use of the internet has grown tremendously since it was introduced mainly due to its flexibility and easy access.

However, most people are yet to realize how to fully utilize the internet productively as a business tool or for other beneficial purposes.

Here is a list of several ways you can use the internet productively:


  • Students can now have access to libraries around the world: Some charge a fee but most provide free services. Before students had to spend hours and hours in the libraries but now at the touch of a button students have a huge database in front of them.

  • Research: You will practically find all the information you need on any subject in the internet so research work should be an easy task.

  • Online degrees & diplomas: Many institutions now offer distant learning courses so combining work and school is much easier. You can study as well as take exams from the comfort of your home.


  • Affiliate Marketing: Promoting other company’s’ products and services on your website. When a sale is made, you get a commission.

  • Blogging: A chronologically based website filled with articles, reviews, or journal-style writing. You can sell advertising or incorporate affiliate marketing on a blog to earn money.

  • E-Commerce: Selling products or a technology-based service on your own website.

  • Internet Research Business: Doing internet research for corporations, law firms and other small businesses.

  • Freelance Services: Providing professional services such as copywriting, design, photography, illustration, and programming usually billed on an hourly rate.

  • Recruiting: Recruiting candidates for companies who pay a fee when a hire is made.

  • Consulting: Providing your specialized industry knowledge to corporations, entrepreneurs, investors or other businesses.

  • VA (Virtual Assistant): Providing administrative and business support to other business owners and small businesses.

    Internet Telephony (VoIP)

    VoIP stands for Voice-over-Internet Protocol, referring to the protocol that underlies all Internet communication. The benefit is that, as the Internet carries the voice traffic, VoIP can be free or cost much less than a traditional telephone call, especially over long distances and especially for those with always-on Internet connections such as cable.

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