Well I have been thinking about the future of the internet and how the way making money will change over the next few years. I have been kind of lost as to how it will change but there are a few ideas I have been throwing around.
- Services – I think the companies that provide services (programming, design, etc.) will still be strong for at least the next 5-7 yrs. The reason for this is the fact that people are still trying to make their mark on the web and get their business out there. The fact that there are now tools out there that making websites supposedly “a breeze” does not mean that the site will get your companies name out there. People realize this, especially after they have used some of these tools, so services will be strong for a while at least (until the market is just completely saturated, but will that ever happen?).
- Data – I feel that data and communication in general is the strongpoint of the internet and will continue to be the focus for people in the long run. We are seeing more and more VoIP (voice over IP) services and the sharing of information between companies is on the rise (as it should be) so I think that it is safe to say that the data/information areas of the internet are secure for the time being.
I will add more as the day goes on… Just wanted to throw a few out there.