Thanks for writing in.

You asked for inspiration and so just wanted to let you know that as I read your question the thought that kept going through my mind was ‘Wow you are well positioned for the move to online’. Just today Instagram/FB announced a broader platform for small business in the US/Canada. I know that’s not NZ but it means the conversion to online is here and its going to be for lots of businesses that have never had to do it. Helping businesses cut through the clutter and noise of an overcrowded digital marketplace is a great opportunity for you.

One thing you could look in to is how to partner with social media agencies or augment print magazines (like local business magazines) that don’t either have capacity or don’t know how to take their print customers online. You could offer a service as a writer for social media or for the print magazine social media channel and branding service for their advertising customers. This may give you income while you pursue some of your other ideas.