If you’re reading this, we are probably alike: we feel like techies & DIYers. No matter whether you consider yourself a millennial or as an old fashioned Beatle-hearted person living in another age, you trust in a future full of opportunities that will let you pay bills.
This may happen from the comfort of your pajamas, maybe drinking some coffee at 2:00 am in front of a tablet or a laptop, with no timetables restrictions, while enjoying your life as you best prefer on your free time.
A Historic Battle
The battle between man and machines goes back centuries, to the Industrial Revolution. So our ancestors wondered if machines were guilty of usurping our jobs as we are now wondering if tech and robots will supplant us —A mythical idea we inherited from them, thus an outdated way of thinking as well.
Outside the box: Technology is creating jobs
In this sense, it’s not that work is ‘done for’, but simply made different as new and amazing industries are conceived. If we stop to think a little, our parents and our grandparents definition of employment would be the equivalent of not being work because they still have a slightly more industrialist conception; for instance, if you are not going to the factory or the office you probably are doing nothing with your life —But if they only saw our bank accounts, and don’t be humble, ha!
Where there is technology, there is work
Therefore, we could say that Technology does not destroy, but varies and increases the number of jobs. So much so, that it is estimated that in the United States alone there will be 25 million new jobs in the next 15 years thanks to technology.
Similarly, as far as what experts call digital transformation, there will be increasing demand for certain jobs, especially programmers, data analysts, and designers.
It is clear that there are obviously more disadvantaged sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing. But the reduction of jobs in those areas is offset by rapid growth in the services, care, creative, business, among other sectors. The introduction of technology has led to an increase in productivity, as in medicine and education, which has also led to an increase in employment.
On the other hand, the new workforce is not shy when it comes to sharing the amount of money they earn; in addition, gender equality issues are being mentioned more than ever —Thanks, dear robots.
Finally, today we all got some tech at our own homes… Million dollar idea? Keep scrolling.
While Awaiting, Freelancing!
May the techie-odds be in your favor? I bet, and you don’t have to wait so long for a sophisticated future offer to get on the ride. As all we got is now, here are some Freelance niches for people like you and me that want to surf a whole social networking oceans full of opportunities brought directly from tomorrow.
In my experience, my personal top three recommended to start with general diversity of tasks are, in that particular order: Upwork, Freelancer and Guru.
Writing, translating, documents, design and multimedia, network, databases, computers, mobile and Internet… Sounds catchy? Just pick one, take an idea and start to make it happen.
Anyone still dare to say that technology is stealing all jobs? Think twice!