Effects of Technology: Seven Jobs in Your Pocket

Effects of Technology: Seven Jobs in Your Pocket

The effect of freeing up communications has had a permanent effect on the workplace. Thanks to a combination of new technology, applications, and much more flexible jobs, it's now possible to run not only a business, but do other paying jobs from your phone.

Take that a few steps further and you really have an office in your pocket. There's very little you can't do with a phone and a browser. Despite phone bills, you can do more work faster and a lot more efficiently than being nailed to a desk doing one job.

Sales jobs are the classic case of a job in a pocket. These are highly mobile people, and cost effectiveness is based on speed and commercial agility. Sales is based on direct contact communications, and sales opportunities and issues have to be handled on the spot.

For job seekers and people in jobs where returns are less than impressive, more job options are the name of the game. People have always done extra jobs if possible, but now it's a lot easier, and potentially much more lucrative.

Consider this as a portfolio of jobs:

  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Media presenter
  • Counselor
  • Mentor
  • Sales manager
  • Technical advisor

If you had those on your CV, do you think they'd help? Some of these jobs charge $1000 an hour. If you were doing several of these jobs every day, would it help your income?

We ask, because if you've got the skills it's possible. You can even bill people from your phone. You still need the qualifications and the credentials to make that sort of money, but it's a real working possibility thanks to the effects of technology.

Seven professional jobs in your pocket, and you've got multiple income streams, and a CV nobody can sneer at. These jobs are even delivered through media where you can keep records for your tax return.

This might look impossible, but the fact is that the market for professional services is now so different that people are perfectly happy to pay for services delivered in digital form. They don't necessarily want to make appointments and commute to get professional services. It's not a good use of time for anyone.

For people providing services, running an office isn't necessarily good business, either. Overheads for these things can be killers. It's better business practice to get rid of costs. Many professionals work from home purely because of the overhead issues, and this is just a step removed.

For non or semi-professionals, the seven jobs in your pocket thing isn't too far removed, either:

Any one of these jobs, or any job which doesn't require your physical presence on a regular basis, can be handled easily. In some cases, you can actually focus better on a job. Instead of being force fed your work, you can control it.

The workplace is going to get a lot more interesting, as well as a lot more remunerative, and it's all due to the effects of technology.