Have you ever asked yourself – How Internet And Web-Enabled Devices Save Time & Money? If your answer is no don’t worry I also did not ask this question before today, but when I thought about the list kept growing. I am sharing my list here but do share your list of online things that saves you time and money.
Don’t worry I am not going to talk about internet as a business and money making opportunity but more on how I use internet to save time and money.
In random order
1. Skype Calls
I use Skype for international calls and that saves me lot on my telephone bills.
2. Scan & Email instead of Fax
I work with lot of clients (See How I Make $10,000 Freelancing) and even many advertising networks that require me to send signed contracts. Instead of faxing those documents I prefer to scan and email them. It not only saves me fax cost but my little effort to save paper as well.
3. Google maps instead of Old Yellow pages
Ohh yes. Do I need to mention anything more here about how and why I use Google maps?
4. Less Paper Books
No. No. You are taking it wrongly. I am not talking about free e-books from torrents 😛 but Kindle books. Kindle books are lot cheaper than paper books and it saves me a lot on the shipping cost for Amazon.
5. Cheap travel offers
We (Read My wife and my kids :P) travel to my in-laws place frequently, so I purchase tickets online from sites like Cleartrip.com.
6. Movie tickets
When I plan to go for any movie, I don’t need to stand in a queue to book tickets because I can get that done online at bookmyshow.com. I rarely book movie tickets this way but for few movies I have done it in the past.
7. Paper Photographs
I normally do not prefer to get snaps in paper form but my mom does not like to view them in PC. She always asks me to get her a traditional album, so I use Picsquare to get the snaps delivered right at my door step and at much cheaper price.
I do lot of mutual funds investment online. It not only saves me lot of paper work time but also makes it much simpler to invest with a few clicks. BTW I also share my investments online @ shabbir.in
9. Online Tax Filling
How can I miss this? I did advance tax filing online recently and see how I managed to find a bug in the Income Tax India E-Filling site as well.
10. Internet Banking
I don’t need to visit bank branch for things that I can do online. It saves me lot of time and money. I think I should also mention that once when I visited the bank I had horrible experience with investment advice (See here).
Share your time and money saver part of internet in comments below.
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