Will robots take over my job (and possibly the world)?
Everywhere you turn, it seems like news stations are reporting about yet another new advance in artificial intelligence (AI) that threatens to take over jobs.
It is AI’s ability to learn by analyzing immense amounts of data that cause such a threat to any job that can be broken down into predictable and repeated tasks.
Why more people are looking to make money with an online blog
This means even jobs generally viewed as ‘safe’ from being taken over by robots are now in question.
A UK law firm is now using an AI system to service legal notices in real estate cases, something that would have been previously done by a team of junior lawyers and paralegals. That’s extremely bad news for fresh law school graduates with a huge student loan and junior roles being threatened by AI.
So if your job is ‘safe’ from artificial intelligence changes, you need to think again.
You only need to look at the manufacturing, construction, agriculture industries to see how human jobs have been taken over my robots and machine.
In fact, the World Economic Forum warned that robots, automation and AI will replace 5 million human jobs by 2020. That’s not too far away at all.
Change is coming whether we like it or not. Our economy is never going back to the way it was.
So what can regular people do in the face of such massive change on the horizon?
Some people are like deer caught in the headlights, overwhelmed and shocked as they watch in disbelief as change descends on their world – their company goes through a restructure and jobs are disestablished due to technological changes. Others act like ostriches, burying their head in the sand and in complete denial of the change that is coming.
While we can’t fight the evolution of our economy and world, we can choose to evolve with it and not just accept its impact on our work, income and livelihood.
If we lift our eyes above all the talk of doom and gloom with the impending AI changes, we might notice the opportunity to ride the wave instead of letting it overwhelm us. The old saying that every cloud has a silver lining is true.
Every cloud has a silver lining
If you are reading this post, you are likely to be one of the few that think differently from the rest and want to be proactive to the change. You might also have spotted the silver lining – the opportunity that these changes bring.
You might not know this, but that means you are already at a huge advantage over the rest of the deer and ostriches.
The internet has created some incredible opportunities for our generation that has never been present before. For many people this is going to be a huge lifeline.
With our 9-5 jobs at risk, it won’t be enough to rely on our pay check as our security blanket anymore, we must find a way to increase our income.
This is why making money online with a blog is fast gaining attention and popularity.
It is a viable way that ordinary people like you and me, with no technical or marketing experience and grow a successful business to supplement and backup our income with the lowest barriers to entry that ever existed.
So what will you be doing differently in the age of A.I. and robots?
Blogging is a Business, just not as you might know it
Until about 2009, blogs were largely online diaries where individuals would post to express their thoughts or share their personal experiences. The vast majority of these personal blogs attracted very few readers, other than the blogger’s immediate family and friends.
There were only a small number of personal bloggers who have shot to internet and worldwide stardom and have managed to turn their blog into a lucrative business
So when I talk about blogging as a business, people still think about personal blogs and think that you need to live like one of the Kardashians and blog about it to make any money blogging.
But now, there is another way to blog and earn decent revenue online. You don’t need to have a crazy life experiences or be an amazing writer to. You don’t even need to know how to build a website.
So how can you make money with an online blog
The process of creating a successful online blog less complex than you might think – it can be broken down into a four step process that looks like this.
Step 1: Choose an Interest
Step 2: Build Your Website
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic and sales)
Step 4: Earn money from your traffic
An online business also has distinct advantages over a brick and mortar business:
- There is very little overhead to getting a business up and running.
- There is far more opportunity online than offline – an audience of 2.8 billion to be precise.
- There is no limit to your potential – you set your own goals and ceiling online.
That being said, while the process is straightforward and the opportunity is large, this is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. It is still a business that requires you to treat it like a long term business which requires your time and effort to be successful. The great thing is it can be started as a ‘side hustle’ – something that can be fitted into a crazy schedule and on top of a day job. As a working mom with a young family, I say this from experience.
Will you seize the opportunity and use the Internet to supplement and backup your job?
As someone who naturally leans towards ostrich tendencies and has the need to procrastinate as much as possible, this is the best advice I can give you:
The best time to start is now.
The decision to start an online business is a long term strategy. It’s more like a decision to gradually adopt healthier habits which lead to a healthier life rather than a rapid 30-day juice detox.
It’s something that you can do after work. It’s something you can do in the weekend. It’s even something you can work around kids (speaking from personal experience).
More importantly, it’s something that will get your prepared for the inevitable Artificial Intelligence changes that will change our work and world forever.
If you have a fire in you that just wants to grab hold of the opportunity of this age with both hands, I can help you.
While there is a ton of free resources on how to start an online business, trying to piece the pieces together can feel like you’ve just emptied out a 10,000 piece puzzle onto the living room floor.
Let me guide you, so you don’t have to spend time sorting through the pieces yourself which can be confusing and very overwhelming.
Join me at my favorite online business community and training platform here.
Remember: The best time to start is now.