Can I make you some bucks?

how the net is transforming the way we work and earn

About Me April 5, 2008

Hi. Nicole Hyman here. I’m a fourth year Journalism and Media Studies student at Rhodes University , South Africa. The aim of this blog is to explore the utility of the internet in a South African context and to determine how it is changing the way people work and earn.

I have set myself one main challenge for this blog : I want to see if I can find a job , using social media , for an unemployed Grahamstonian who would ordinarily rely on notice boards as a means of finding employment. Perhaps this will provide some insight into the utility of social media as a  job seeking tool. I’ll be documenting my progress on this blog as well as on my Twitter page (My Twitter Page).

Please feel free to comment , criticize or make suggestions.

 

8 Responses to “About Me”

  1. fullmontyblog Says:

    I really like that idea! It gives a great purpose to the work we’re doing!

  2. Ines Schumacher Says:

    Oh, sorry. That was me! 🙂

  3. letwwwbeyournewboss Says:

    Thanks – I think it will be an interesting and we can only hope a fruitful experiment 😛

  4. Vernon Says:

    I started my blog, http://www.worms.blat.co.za, to advertise my product. I must say I have never looked back since. Currently I haven’t considered any other advertising medium as my staff and I can’t keep up with the demand from the blog. Could be a niche, who knows. All I know is that if you search “earthworms” on google, I am right there on page 1.

    Vernon

  5. letwwwbeyournewboss Says:

    Hi Vernon

    I think you make a good point. There are really cost-effective ways of advertising a product without using Google Adwords. The only problem is that requires a bit of net savvy as you need to know how to promote a blog effectively etc.

    Nicole

  6. Francois Says:

    Hi Nicole

    I found your blog on Amatomu. I recently joined up there and I really like it to make new blog friends.

    I enjoyed your two latest posts (LOL @ the fake spreadsheet), and I’ve grabbed your RSS feed.

    Who is the unemployed person you are trying to find a job for?

    Nice photo by the way. 🙂

    Take care & God bless
    Francois

  7. letwwwbeyournewboss Says:

    Hi Francois

    Thank you for your comments and for subscribing to my RSS feed.

    As for me trying to find an unemployed person a job, I don’t have anyone specific in mind. The idea is to set up an online employment agency to give those normally excluded from the internet and social networking applications more exposure.

    It is proving to be quite a challenge as most domestic workers don’t have access to the internet. So I am looking into using something like Twitter which relies on cellphones. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

    Nicole

  8. Francois Says:

    @Nicole: Firstly that’s a great goal, and secondly, I definitely think going with a site that’s accessible via mobile phones is the answer.

    I spent two years in Nigeria where I managed a WAP based site for MTN Nigeria. The exposure was phenomenal. We had two high-end servers doing probably about a million requests a day.

    Even the poorest people have cellphones.

    Looking forward to reading about your progress!!


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