U of M students use broadband to earn bucks

According to the University of Minnesota students newspaper, The Minnesota Daily

Whether its Craigslist, eBay or Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, where users post tasks for other uses to do for small payments, students are increasingly seeing the benefits of making money and creating their own businesses online.

Seth Lewis, a University journalism professor with a focus on digital cultures, said two factors generally drive students online to make money: a do-it-yourself culture and the technological advances making it easier to communicate.

I think it’s a glimpse into our economic future. Using the Internet to buy and sell services locally and entrepreneurs taking advantage of the low barrier to enter the market. Looking to pick up some extra bucks? The story has some good ideas for you.

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