North Korea is not exactly the nation to be viewed as technologically advanced. They have been so focused on their military efforts that they have not exactly been focusing on other aspects that could improve the state of living in North Korea. But even with their technological efforts, they are still thinking of how this could improve their military forces. Recently, it has been reported that North Korea has been having advancements with their technological skills. So where did they get the advancements and how did they learn to cope so fast and even surpass the skills possessed by the other nations that are technologically advanced? Apparently, North Koreans are strongly inclined with numerical analysis and statistics programs, both of which are essential when it comes to computers and technology in general. [Read more…]
The definition of a geek may be confused sometimes when it comes to determining if someone is a geek or a nerd, but they both kind of fit the same bill. You get nerdy of tech, so you are a tech geek, or you get nerdy over science fiction films, so you’re a film geek. Whatever the geek you are, you can use your passion for that to make some money.
Geek or not, it’s a great idea to find something you love and turn it into a way to make money. When it comes to making money online there are ways you can make a little bit here and there, and there are ways you can make a living at it. It all really depends on how much time you have to devote to working.
Get Geeked About Blogging
Blogging for money is definitely a thing, and there is more than one way to get paid for blogging. You can find a job writing for one of the many geek blogs already in existence, for one thing. In this way, you can often get a steady paycheck while writing about things that interest you, but also probably about some other things you’re less interested in.
You could start your own blog and monetize it. You can do that through pay-per-click advertising, which allows you to have ads on your page that people click and you get paid when they do. You can also make some money by writing guest posts for other bloggers (some pay for this) or you can even charge people to be able to post their own guest posts on your site (some do this and make a good deal of bank with it).
Create Geeky Goodness To Sell
Geek everywhere find ways to create things that show their love for their particular fandom, whether it’s making a Dr. Who necklace or knitting a hat that looks like Deadpool’s face. If you’ve created some of these goodies for yourself you should consider making more of them to sell online. Etsy is one great place to sell geeky handmade items.
Take some time to do a little research so that you can come up with an idea that isn’t already being made by many other people. You want a unique geek brand to win over sales.
Write Fan Fiction
If you have a creative knack when it comes to words you may want to start writing fan fiction. It will take some time to get some fans to buy your writing, but the more you do the more you’ll sell if you’re writing something that people want to read.
Even with low-priced eBooks, you can make a good deal of money. There are plenty of people out there doing just that. Just put your creativity into geeky stories full of nerdy tales and watch the money start coming in. Who needs to be a paperback writer when you have the internet?
There are a million great things about being a geek, or at least being involved in the technologically savvy culture. There are so many opportunities to learn skills, enjoy life, meet friends, and even make money or make a career out of notably geeky things like playing computer games or being a computer program.
But there are some drawbacks, too, that often sit steadily on the physical and emotional spectrums, because of the nature of the lifestyle. You can look at things like general malaise, sore eyes, carpal tunnel, social depression, and unearned anxiety, and see that there’s a reference point for those condition within the geek culture.
If you find that you don’t feel good for an extended period of time, there’s probably a reason for that. Geeks, like anyone else, can go through funks for countless reasons, but geeks, in particular, have to deal with certain kinds of stress because of the nature of their typical activities. If you can’t figure out what’s wrong on your own, call a doctor, or find a doctor online to talk to about your specific conditions.
Staring at a computer screen for many hours at a time can cause eye strain quite easily if you aren’t careful. The computer screen should be a certain brightness, and a certain distance away so that you can see everything clearly without damaging your vision, but overuse at any level will eventually cause discomfort. The best solution to this is to have a consistent setup as well as taking regular breaks from the screen.
And the doom of many geeks, if you eventually have issues with carpal tunnel, you’re not alone. The good thing is that a lot of new computers have keyboards that don’t tickle your muscles the same way that they used to, so there isn’t quite as much of a chance of permanent damage as their used to be. Plus, we have things like wrist guards that prevent some of the micro abrasions and repetitive motion injuries of the past.
Though everyone occasionally goes through a bout or two of social depression, sometimes geeks have it the worst because it’s occasionally a bit of a lonely culture. You can keep yourself entertained gaming by yourself, but when you come out of the daze, it can be depressing if no one is there with you.
If you’re the type of geek that follows the news while you’re spending time online, you may enter the zone of fear and anxiety, feeling like the world is going to come crashing down on you. The truth is, it’s not, and if you unplug from the stressful news, you’ll find the rest of life comes a bit easier a piece at a time.