Why Blog when you can Twitter? Why call when you can LinkIn? Do old dogs Yelp? Why pay for stuff when you can get it for free? These are a few of the questions I’ve been pondering recently.
I launched a new website on January 1st, 2010 that offers free online computer training: www.teachanolddognewtricks.com. You can also access it by visiting www.UoldDog.com. I offer Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook training, as well as, ACT!, QuickBooks, Computers 101 and much more.
Why am I offering my training for free? Because I can and I want to help people in need.
A few years ago I read the book “The World is Flat” by Richard Friedman and the impact it had on me was profound. I realized I had the ability to reach the world and I found that daunting and inspiring all at the same time. To think that I can post computer training videos online and help someone half a world away is rather exciting. But at the same time, that knowledge filled me with a sense of responsibility. I picture the unemployed worker in Detroit trying to improve himself or the grandmother who was never quite comfortable with computers and wants to learn more.
I believe if I help these people, it will come back to me is some way and that’s why I’m doing it.