Things To Do Online

The possibilities of fun and smart things that you can do on the internet are endless. There should be no reason you should be bored or cannot find anything to do. With the Internet at your fingertips, there is never a lack of fun things to do. There’s a whole lot of stuff available online, yet most of us still spend our time scrolling Facebook incessantly, present company included. To whack you out of that cycle, here are some pretty cool alternatives.  Come again as I will blog new things I come across!

Things To Do Online

Build a personal website



Have you ever considered having a personal website? A place where people can go to read about who you are, what you do, your goals and aspirations, and of course a way contact you. Perhaps you don’t feel you need one and find yourself asking the question, “Why would anyone want to contact me?” or “How would it really benefit me?” Maybe, you realize it would be a good thing to have, but just feel it’s too much work or that you don’t have the skills to create one.

You might be thinking, “How is what I do interesting at all to people?” And you would be like many other people who also feels that way.  Truth is we all have a story to share and that could be done with a website or an book, which we will talk about later.

But also, a website can be for many other reasons beyond talking about you personally unless that is what you want to do.  There are many people who like the idea of becoming famous or at least well known.

But if you are more like me, that doesn’t really motivate you.  This isn’t about putting out your phone number, family photos, etc. on your website – it could be about providing professional services for people or businesses who are looking to find the best candidate  or business for the job.  Or it could be just fun like how this one started.  But you can know in advance that it could also earn money.  I am selling my book on here.  I also promote other sites or services that I have used which I believe could help you out.  So you see, there are many angles for starting the website and also earning some income with it!

You could start a business online for much cheaper than a brick and mortar business.

You could just provide information related to something you have a lot of experience about or are willing to research.  Most of you know that I drove a truck for 13 years.  because of the experiences and information that I provide, it now earns some income.

You might have insight to raising a child, or someone else’s child or being a trucker’s wife or a teacher, or certain software or handling the finances at home while the husband is over the road.  All that could be content for a website because it could help other people who could benefit from that information.

If you have no idea where to start, the Internet is a great help. Using the same company I used to start my trucking website would actually make it easy because they teach you step by step.  www.sbivideotour.com shows you why. However, I would suggest you get hosting at WordPress and then install their plugin.  Simply because of the flexibility of WordPress but the service of SBI.

One of the most common reasons people give for not going forward with their own website is not feeling confident in your skills and expertise or don’t know what your options are.  Really, I suggested that way to start because you get coached through all of that through video.

You might think owning a website is expensive; the only expense beyond domain registration and hosting which you might incur would be if you decided to have someone build a website for you. Another cost that you might have is themes.

There are tons of free themes, this website that you are on uses a free theme.  But you can also buy premium themes which can range from less than $50 or hundreds of dollars.  That said, sometimes the traditional WordPress theme is the best choice.  Simple themes work well on mobile devices.

Then every time you find yourself bored, you can work on your website, which is like real estate online.  It appreciates in value over time if you continuously add good content!  And you can make residual monthly income.  Interested?

Take a personality test

The test consists of a series of questions, and your answer determine what type of personality you have and provides general assumptions about how your personality type is best suited for success in terms of careers, communication, etc.

Some personality types are better suited for some situations, and knowing where you fall on the scale can make it easier to understand where you’re most comfortable and why. If you’re an introverted-sensing personality type, for example, you may be more inclined to smaller, structured settings, while your extroverted-feeling colleagues may like big, loud gatherings

Have you always felt as if you were a natural born leader, or that your free-thinking nature could be a tremendous asset in a team setting? Your personality type comes with many different observations and interpretations that can make you more confident in what you know are your strengths. If the test shows that you tend to have a weakness in following structured directions, taking a leadership role or asking for help, you can gain an awareness of those elements and work to improve them over time.

Update:  I recently took a personality test see the results and website here

Learn about something beneficial and interesting.

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off until you could find the time. Maybe you wanted to become fluent in a language, learn a new instrument, start performing your house repairs, or a master a myriad of other skills. With the vast amount of knowledge online, you’re now your only excuse. Knowing the basics of psych will bring context to your understanding of yourself, the dynamics of your family and friendships, what’s really going on with your coworkers, and the woes and wonders of society in general. The internet offer great opportunity to learn so many interesting things

There are many sites that you can you to do your learning.  I will mention YouTube because I talk to someone at least once a week who asks me a question and my response is, go to YouTube.  So even if you were aware, somebody else reading this is not.  So it must be said, YouTube is awesome for learning but there is also other sites like howstuffworks.com and lifehacker.com.  And of course this site you are on will continue to grow as well.