Typing is something that you’re likely to do an awful lot of during your life, so why not learn how to touch type? Computers are an everyday part of our lives, and the main way of interfacing with them, i.e. the keyboard, isn’t going away any time soon (if voice recognition ever replaces the need for typing I’ll eat my keyboard).
If you spend even a small amount of your day at a computer the time saved can really rack up and be put to a better use. In my case I’m frequently using a computer for ten hours a day; obviously I’m not typing constantly for this amount of time but I reckon I can safely say that I’m using the keyboard for at least a couple of hours of that.
Now you may not use a computer as much as me but if you’re planning on making money from the internet I imagine you don’t plan on typing with your forehead. Scary mathematics shows (I didn’t do maths at university for two years for nothing…) that if you type for one hour a day for 50 years it equates to 18,250 hours of your life. That’s two years! If you relate that to working hours we’re talking about six whole years, imagine what you could achieve in that time…