If you have a smartphone and you’ve ever used the internet, then you’ll know that accessing information online can be pretty quick and easy. You just type in the address of the website you’re interested in visiting into your web browser and you’re instantly transported there. Simple right?
Well, not exactly. As with many things in life, simplicity often comes at a price. In this case, the price is your data. The more data you need to give your web browser the best experience, the more you’ll be charged. Unfortunately, there’s no app that lets you know how much data you’ve used so far that day. You just have to keep on eye on your monthly bill and try to stay under the limit.
The Evolving Landscape Of Online Charging
It’s not news that the cost of using the internet via your smartphone has increased. Back in 2010, you could get 4G LTE data for free. These days, that usually means you’re paying for it. In fact, the price of 4G LTE data, or ‘moke’, shot up by 141% between April and June 2018, according to market research firm Creative Strategies. This wasn’t just limited to the United States. Across the pond in the United Kingdom, 4G LTE data has increased by 73% in price since January 2018.
The main reason for this is heightened concern over data security and privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This is particularly relevant given that 71% of respondents to a recent industry survey said they’d switch mobile networks if they sensed their data wasn’t secure. That’s an incredibly large number of people who would potentially leave their current network and sign up with another just to keep their data secure.
These figures will no doubt concern network operators. After all, losing customers due to lack of trust is something no operator wants to experience. The good news is that this is an issue operators can easily fix. It just takes a bit of ingenuity and a bit of luck.
The Basics Of Mining Bitcoin
If you’re looking to make some extra cash and don’t want to invest in expensive equipment, you can try bitcoin mining. The basic idea is that you connect your computer to the internet and use it to ‘mine’ for bitcoin. Bitcoin mining is also known as ‘proof-of-work’ because it requires computers to do a little bit of work to verify transactions on the network. You’re basically using your computing power to compete with other computers connected to the network to solve complex maths problems and verify transactions. The prize for being the first to solve these problems and verify transactions is currently 12.5 bitcoin.
The maths behind the scenes is incredibly complex and requires a lot of computing power to complete. For this reason, most people who try out bitcoin mining end up lost in the ‘miners’ paradise’ that is geeksville, wondering why the hell they spent so much money on all that hardware when all they did was sit in front of a computer and press a button. Before long, the bills come in and they wonder why they bothered doing all that effort for such low earnings. It’s a vicious circle that has netted many a bitcoin miner some serious debt. You can check out this financial calculator to see just how much money you can make with bitcoin mining (assuming you have the technical know-how and are fortunate enough to have a decent amount of free space on your hard drive).
The Basics Of Making Moke
If you’re looking to make some fast cash, there’s a much simpler way to do it. You can try moking and getting people to pay you to read articles and post comments on blogs. The idea is that you’ll be given a list of blogs and websites in exchange for your effort. Once you’ve finished reading the articles on the list, you’ll get paid. For every 200 words you post, you’ll get 10 cents, plus an extra 2 cents for each photograph you include.
The great thing is that this is a completely legal way to make money online. You don’t need to worry about privacy issues or data security concerns because you’re not storing any personal information. And you can make as much money as you want – at least for now.
The Downsides Of These Two Options
There are some significant differences between these two options. If you’re looking for a steady income, then running a blog is likely to net you more money over time. It’s also a more reliable source of income than bitcoin mining because it doesn’t require as much technical expertise to set up a blog. If you decide to go down the moking route, then you’ll need to make sure you have a good knowledge of SEO and the various tools available to ‘optimise’ a blog. Even then, you might find the process challenging because it depends on how many people are willing to pay you to write and how well you perform under pressure. Ultimately, the decision is down to you. Just make sure you’re not missing out on anything by not trying out both options.