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Excellent Ways To Profit From Your Computer Skills And Knowledge

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It’s well worth learning some computer skills. Especially in today’s landscape, where technology is more prevalent than ever. Technical skills are in high demand from all types of businesses. If you know a lot about computers or have a related degree, you can make a lot of money from your expertise.

You don’t have to form a large business either. You can be a one-person company, or even be a freelancer. Here are some of the ways you can profit from I.T. skills.

I.T. Support

One of the most obvious ways to put your skills to work is to offer I.T. support. Many businesses hire in-house I.T. support staff, but you can also work for I.T. advice companies or offer consultancy on a freelance basis.

You’ll be expected to take on a large number of roles. Jobs can range from opening task manager for someone all the way to handling network maintenance. If you’re good with computing, a lot of people can benefit from your expertise.

Managed Services Providing

Managed services providers (MSPs) set up various I.T. packages for businesses. You use your I.T. knowledge to handle the backend and deal with any issues for them. Packages offered by MSPs include Microsoft Office, CRM programs and cloud computing software.

This can be very easy to do, even if you don’t have a great wealth of I.T. knowledge. Some companies even help by offering MSP business management. These services allow you to resell I.T. packages to businesses quickly and easily.

Programs like these are simple to get the hang of, so any I.T. enthusiast can be an MSP. It’s also a good idea to offer MSP alongside other I.T. services. If you already provide consultancy, setting up services for businesses as well can increase your profits by a lot.

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Programming takes a lot of effort to learn, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Most people go to university to learn about programming, but if you’re up to the challenge, you can even teach yourself.

Mobile apps are a particularly lucrative sector right now. If you learn how to code apps in Java or C++, you could make apps for consumers or businesses. You could also learn to program web software.

Another good idea is to learn to program websites. HTML and CSS are easy to learn, and taking the step up to PHP allows you to build tight, functional sites. Web designers are in particularly high demand, especially from businesses.

Graphic Design

Graphic design can be used in a lot of ways. Those who can make an attractive interface in Photoshop are often hired to handle the graphical end of web design. They can also create banners, flyers, and other advertising materials for all types of organisations.

If you want to get more advanced, 3D modelling is used in many industries. Those able to create 3D models can work in character and set design for video games or movies. It’s also used in architecture and geology.
All kinds of technical skills can be put to work on sites like Fiverr. You can offer your skills up at your own leisure to anyone who wants a job done.

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    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.