$15-BILLION ONLINE CHALLENGE LAUNCHED
02/06/2013

The $15-Billion Online Challenge has been launched to teach people how to use numerous free Internet resources to save money in nearly every area of life, without sacrificing quality. The Challenge is an educational effort with a focus on "savings without sacrifice".

Online PR News – 06-February-2013 – Jacksonville Florida – The Internet continues to grow as a resource for people to access information. According to Nielsen Online, the number of Internet users in the U.S. has more than doubled from near 125 million in 2000 to over 270 million in 2012. People use the Internet for socializing, gaming, online shopping, and even basic research. However, many online users, who generally pay $25 to $75 per month to access the Internet, fail to recognize or appreciate the full financial return it can provide. The $15-Billion Online Challenge has been launched to teach people how to use numerous free Internet resources to save money in nearly every area of life, without sacrificing quality.

Organized as a set of self-guided virtual tour documents covering over 115 websites, this educational effort aims to reach 500,000 Internet users in the United States and Canada, showing each of them how to save $6,000 each year, or $30,000 over the next 5 years, adding up to a total savings of $15 Billion during the 5-year period. The tour documents cover nearly every area of life, such as vacations, home or car purchase and maintenance, child and pet care, dining, local activities, items for the home or business, finances, advice, and more.

According to designer Lance Wolf, “the focus of the Challenge is ‘savings without sacrifice’, showing people how the Internet changes everything when it comes to saving money in nearly every area of life, without sacrificing quality.” The virtual tours are designed for minimally- to moderately-experienced Internet users, and are completed on the participants’ schedule. Each 2-3 hour tour focuses on 28-30 “tour stop” websites, and provides a site description and steps to try on the site. Unlike in-person tours that provide participants general information about a particular topic, the virtual tour documents in the Challenge provide resources that can be subsequently used by participants to benefit financially every year, in nearly every area of life.

According to Wolf, “the Challenge is not a ‘get-rich quick’ concept. It is an educational initiative to teach people how to use free online resources that can be financially beneficial to those who make the effort to learn about them and try them. Success will require some time and effort.”

More information about the $15-Billion Online Challenge can be found at www.15boc.com.