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2020 has been an unusual year, to say the least, the events of this year so far mean we may not be able to go out as much as we would like too, so how do we beat boredom?
According to gaming providers, activity has increased by 28% from 2019 and appears to be heading to 30% in early 2021. These figures relate to the purchase of online games, but there has also been a massive spike in online creativity and making money as well as campaigns from new casinos.
Read on to take a look at some of the best online activities to beat boredom now and in the future.
Record Music Online
YouTube and other online channels have been making music stars of everyday folk since 2005. A recent success story is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye or better known as The Weeknd, Tesfaye is known for his hits, ‘Reminder’, ‘Starboy’, and ‘Blinding Lights’.
After releasing a nine-track mixtape from his bedroom in 2011, Tesfaye landed his first-ever record deal, signing with Republic Records in 2012, proving how vital online self-promotion via social media is to make it big.
A rapper named Dave — before becoming a household name, rapper Dave started his career by releasing music on musical platforms including YouTube. The singer got his big break when he performed on SB.TV in 2015. SB.TV or SmokeyBarz is a media platform that has its roots in urban music.
Dave, real name David Orobosa Omoregie has taken the world by storm, releasing hits like ‘Streatham’, ‘Location’ and ‘No Words’. Dave also uses his popularity to comment on political matters and social issues, making him talented and influential.
Not interested in making music? What about online trading?
What is Online Trading? Essentially online trading is buying and selling financial security orders or stock through a broker. Once you have opened an account with a broker, you can access international markets, including currency pairs, commodities, equities and indices.
Become a trader and profit from temporary fluctuations in the market value of financial assets such as stocks, CFDs (contract of difference) and forex pairs. Sounds easy but let’s break this down to the bare bones.
Equities are shares in the company, and when a company offers equities, it means it’s selling partial ownership of that company. Currency pairs are two currencies with different exchange rates, for example, the US dollar and UK Sterling, used for trading in the foreign exchange market, also known as the FX market.
Then there are commodities; these are raw materials or agricultural products that can be bought and sold, such as precious metals or food products such as rice. You can deal in Indices, and these are stock and bond market indices consisting of a hypothetical portfolio of securities representing a particular market or segment. Indices are more specialist and not for the faint-hearted.
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CDFs or contracts for differences, meaning an agreement that pays the differences in the agreed price between the open and closing of trading; the way to make money is to determine which direction the stock is going and buy and sell accordingly.
Lastly, Stocks and Forex pairs, Stocks refer to corporate equities and securities and are often partnered with shares. Forex pairs are currency pairs, bought and sold in the Forex market.
If the stock market is not for you, kill boredom with online gaming.
New games are released all the time, interest in the gaming industry has rapidly increased since 2019. Let’s look at what’s trending right now.
Minecraft, a sandbox video game, created by Markus Persson and Mojang was released to the public in 2011. New generation Minecraft has become a smash hit with all age groups. In the game, you’re able to build houses and forts with different 3D building blocks and explore and participate in combat.Don’t fancy Minecraft? What about Call of Duty — Warzone (Modern Warfare)?
CoD Warzone is not the first battle royale game. Still, it has advantages over games like Fornite and PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) for Call of Duty by merely being the godfather of war games, with a massive existing fan base, and an adult-friendly experience.
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We can’t mention online gaming without commenting on Grand Theft Auto V — this action-adventure video game was released in its first format by Rockstar Games in 2013 took the gaming world by storm.
Any GTA games shouldn’t need an introduction; as most people know about this game by now. But for those who don’t, GTA is an action-adventure game that allows you to be a criminal, committing dangerous heists and evading government and police officials.
GTAV is played either from a first or third-person perspective; players have the freedom to get around on foot or in vehicles.
We hope you have enjoyed the round-up of some of the best online activities to beat boredom, we may be stuck inside, but we don’t have to have a lack of imagination.