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Four Easy Ways to Become an Entrepreneur

Four Easy Ways to Become an Entrepreneur
The word entrepreneur is from the French word entreprende which means to undertake. And that is what entrepreneurship is really all about—giving it a try. So it’s a wonder to me that more people don’t try entrepreneurship. With increased access to technology, it’s even easier today to start a business.  Here are four ways you can take advantage of technology to become an entrepreneur:

1. Teach something via video, embed it using a blog and charge people a fee/subscription to view it
Technology needed:  smartphone with a video camera or video recorder, YouTube, blogging platform like tumblr or WordPress, Paypal widget for your blog

2. Create a text-messaging service that teaches or reminds consumers about something important—like when to take a pill or birthday reminders
Technology needed: text-messaging service like Twilio

3. Develop an iPhone/iPad or Android App for a game, service or tool
Technology needed: an iPhone or Android phone, email, and a good guide for creative people with an app idea

4. Write ebooks
Technology needed: Word or PDF version of your book, a service that will convert your book into a mobi or epub file, and a distribution service like Amazon or Barnes & Noble to publish it

You don’t even have to quit your day job to get started. Why not give it a try?