If your New Year’s Resolutions involve wasting less time mindlessly scrolling the internet, here are a few ideas of ways you can optimize the time you spend online. From earning money and starting a business, to helping others and getting creative, these tips will keep the procrastinating and cat videos to a minimum!


If you have a good level of knowledge in a certain area, previous teaching experience or want to earn some extra money, online tutoring is a great way to do this. There are plenty of schemes and agencies you can look into, from teaching English as a foreign language to coaching drama and singing lessons, online education and distance learning has become incredibly popular.

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Sharing your words and opinions online has never been easier, so why not do this is a creative, engaging way and start your own blog? Blogs are like an online diary and are completely customizable. You can write about whatever you want, including original images, videos and words, and grow your readership. Blogging is a wonderful way to learn new skills such as content writing, marketing and website design, but if these things sound overwhelming, using an SEO agency can help maximize your blog’s potential by sending your website to the top of people’s search results, optimizing your website and targeting the right readers.


With many people choosing to do their shopping online, now is a perfect time to set up an online shop. Regardless of whether you create art, jewellery or clothing, there is a place online for your creativity! Online marketplaces are ideal platforms to launch your small business, as you don’t have to worry about renting a shop or studio if you don’t need one and can test the waters and see how popular your products are before taking the next big leap!


As teaching, courses and lectures move online, there is increased demand for captioning services. You can help provide live or pre-recording captions, translations or interpretations for many organizations all over the world. This is a wonderful way to collaborate with people, learn new skills and increase accessibility in many fields. Whether you speak another language, can sign or want to start right from the beginning, have a look online for opportunities available to you and start making a difference!

Learn and create

The internet is a wonderful thing, with so many platforms and resources to help you learn new skills, create work and share it on a global scale. Take your hobbies and passions to the next level by investing in courses or software for a huge range of purposes. The beauty of having so much choice is that you can tailor your learning to fit your skill level, budget, equipment and time. Gaining education and knowledge is a great use of your time, and you never know where these new skills may take you. You might be an artist, writer, singer or designer; anyone with access to the internet can develop, grow, collaborate and work towards great things!


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