Sunday, May 21, 2017

E-commerce for Dummies

“Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe....We shall overcome, someday”
Generations of Indians sang this song every morning in their school assemblies or while cheering teams later in the life. We are able to derive greater inner strength from this anthem. 
We successfully overcome numerous obstacles “day in and day out” as we navigate through the challenges of life. Unfortunately, we do not consider this mantra while chasing dreams close to the heart.

Leaving the few entrepreneurs, we conveniently shy off from grabbing the bull by its horns when it comes to setting up our own businesses or self-employment. This is particularly true for trained professionals like engineers in-spite being better equipped for it. They remain within the comfort zone of remunerations, oblivious of the fact that the same effort could generate more satisfaction, appreciation and higher revenue.

A myth we heard during our younger days was that money flew in Kolkata streets. It could be mistaken for a black humor today, but this could well be true then. A place where money flies today is unarguable the internet and one need to find a way to harvest it.

Every time we browse the net or use an application on the smart phone, we realize someone somewhere is reaping the benefits of the internet. I have spent countless hours finding answers to “how-what-when” of starting a revenue stream using internet technology. Unfortunately no clear path has evolved from the labyrinth of my unorganized thoughts mixed with dreams and fantasies.

I strongly believe that it’s only a matter of time till we lesser mortals catch up and we shall overcome this mental block one day very soon. Going forward, I have shortlisted a few viable e-commerce options worth exploring. Let’s call it e-commerce for dummies:

  • Promote and sell your artwork of Paintings Online. There are many websites that will host the artworks for a sales commission.
  • Identify your core strength on any subject and you can start offering online tuition or training. Another good way to earn money online is by offering to help students with their projects, research or thesis.
  • Generate revenue by offering photos for sale on portals like Getty images, shutterstock, istockphoto, etc.
  • One can earn money online through content sharing about your interest and passion through blogs, guest blogs, feature writer etc.
  • Create interesting videos and upload those on sites like YouTube, Dailymotion etc. The more views it receives the more money it generates.
  • A more business minded individual could procure products in bulk directly from manufacturers sell those through their own website or offer those to e-commerce sites like Flipkart, ebay, amazon etc.
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Thursday, May 11, 2017

I Channel - I share with the world that my eyes see

During the August of 2015, Varshika participated for #ColgateMagicalStories  competition hosted by indiblogger. Buoyed by the encouragement received from that effort, she continued to face the camera unscripted and is introducing her world to the outer world.  

As part of constructive parenting I am supporting her with post production and with the camera. She have completed quite a few videos for her YouTube channel. Its called I Channel and she invites all to find some time and visit her channel.

Different But Unique

20 May 2017

Each child coming to this world is Awesome, Unique, Talented, Impressive, Special and definitely they are all Marvelous creations of God. Some of them are categorized under….. AUTISM.

Autism or “autism spectrum disorder” represents a wide range of mental conditions that develops in early childhood and the term “spectrum” reflects its variety. Different combinations of genetic and environmental influences as we know, causes autism while creating unique strengths and differences in the affected individuals.

I would argue there are more than one ways of doing things correctly in our world and if a child cannot learn the way most others does then we need to learn new techniques.  We therefore need to accept the fact that when it comes to a child, there cannot be normal or abnormal because each of them are unique.

I was introduced to a personality albeit a feature article in the local newspaper and his name is Stephen Wiltshire. His website describe him as an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. 

This Londoner, as a child, was mute being unable to relate to other people. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of three (3) could only learn to speak fully at the age of nine (9).  By that time he was already an established artist. His ability to reproduce city landscapes and cars with intimate details was unparalleled.

In 2006, he received the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to the art world at the age of 32.

Slow learner, Different learner, Unusual learner or the Usual learner …… no need to sweat over the nomenclature…….. Each are Unique.
Please give everyone an opportunity to come out of the cocoon and spread their own colorful wings.