Not long ago, “Digital Disruption” just seemed to be buzz-words being thrown about by politicians and accounting firms in long winded reports and white papers, predicting job security and careers of the next 20-50 years.

But the reality of those words are starting to hit home a lot sooner than predicted for a lot of Australians.

Here’s what’s happening and why:

Lately we have noticed more emails from our students saying “After 10 years of hard work, I’ve just been made redundant” or “I’m over 50 and I just can’t get a job any more”. For our students this is actually exciting news, because it means they get to jump in full-time online, managing and growing their website portfolios.

But for most people who haven’t got prepared for the digital future, it’s a frightening and stressful experience.

It’s important to understand what’s coming in the future, the new technologies, what careers are safe and which jobs are at risk – and most importantly know what to do about it so you are prepared.

We created our Digital Kickstarter Program to give people a good grounding and understanding of digital marketing and how to use digital technologies like websites and social media to advance their career, and also generate more future-proof income.

Here are some important future job and career trends, and the steps you can take to start securing your future income:

Our most successful students are the ones who embrace change and learning. We have watched them completely turn their lives around, and get a whole new confidence in their future.

The key is being prepared – because then you can ride the wave, rather than struggling in the wash.

Liz Raad
Liz Raad

Liz Raad is a website investor, Angel Investor and leading educator on Digital Investments, and is recognised as the Australian expert in buying, renovating and selling profitable websites and businesses. Connect with Liz on Facebook, or LinkedIn.