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    What to invest in

    Good Afternoon to you all,

    Can anybody help me with this, am wondering which is the best field to invest? Programming, Web design and Networking? Some have said programming isn't very lucrative any more-- it can be outsourced, same as web design. Any suggestions??

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    Yes it is true that Programming and Web design can be outsourced.

    Im a programmer but im currently doing a Network Administration course. Id probably invest in both. Web Design has lots of money in it if your good enough, but the down side is you must be creative, if your not creative this would be the worse place to land.

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    Do you mean invest as in give money to a business, start a business. Or do you mean invest as in spend your time learning.
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    Thanks gsoft,

    Actually in my country, 1. people haven't really embrace tech -- esp the internet and 2. we've about two big comapnies doing web design (by they way you've to be politically connected to get govt contracts). And yes, I know I would have to be very creative.

    Aspen, I mean invest as in starting a business. And like I mentioned above, I feel ther is money in web design, however I don't know if I can get web design jobs with the BIG players, and if am to do something else say networking or database Mgmt any pointers on what to specialise in??

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    The main internet active (24 - 35 yo) is mainly chatting, sms and email. I would've done a job site but I doubt if it might work. The reason I feel web design is most of the designs done by the two competitors look more like same template all thru. Question is how do I go from zero against two well established competitors?

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    I think if you're starting a business ecommerce will have a much greater chance of succeeding than any service based business.
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    What to invest in?

    Quote Originally Posted by aspen
    I think if you're starting a business ecommerce will have a much greater chance of succeeding than any service based business.
    Aspen I agree, however like i said Ugandans aren't into buy or transacting biz online this is why I posted here so I could bounce off some ideas.

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    Aspen, ecommerce is selling something oline, which means payment gateways ect ect which means BIG initial startup. And by the way, setting up a payment gateway you'll also need a credit card, at least for some of the ones I've seen and in my country, we don't have credit cards. Any ideas on how I would do this??

    Aspen and the rest of SP guys, your advice is always inspiring. You guys have been there, done that and I believe whatever you say would help.


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