Saturday, March 12, 2011
My innovation prediction is that WEB 2.0 tools will enable a rise in cottage industries, with many people choosing to work from home. My wife paints portraits on commission, and these tools will enable her to do business in a global market. The paintings shown here were all produced by wife and myself.
It is now practical for a single individual to buy materials, use services to help convert these materials into products, and sell these products to a widely distributed, very thin market. Often such products serve such a small niche that they are of no interest to large companies, yet produce a good living for an individual. Consulting services of all kinds can also use WEB 2.0 tools.