Top 10 best business ideas for teenagers Being a teenager is not a good excuse to not start making money from your skills or from workable business ideas that are open to all and sundry irrespective of age differences. Mark Zukerberg founded Facebook at the age of 19 in 2004.
Beyond every reasonable doubt there may be, the advent of the internet and smartphones has truly given leverages to teens – especially those who truly want to start a business for themselves and make money. As a teenager, if you don’t want to live from one pay check to another pay check, one of your best options is to start your business. It is safer to start a business as a teen because you will have all the opportunities in the world to experiment and learn whilst trying to perfect your business ideas and business skills.
Below is a list of the top ten best business ideas you can work with to establish your entrepreneurial pursuits.
- Open a Video Game Center
Although adults also enjoy playing video games, but the largest group of people that play video games fall within the teenage age group – hence it is pretty much safer for a teenager who is looking towards starting a business to open a video game center.
It is easier for teenagers to relate with fellow teenagers; which is why if a teenager opens a video game center, he or she can easily relate with his or her peers who are the largest market for video games. A standard video game center is a place where people pay to play various video games and also rent video games cartridges etc.
- Making and Retailing of Throw Pillows
Another easy to setup business that a teenager who is interested in making money and exploring his creativity and marketing skills can start is making and retailing of throw pillows. Throw pillows are part of what people use to decorate their houses; they are placed on sofas and beds.
If you are creative with colors and designs, then you should consider making and retailing of throw pillows. It is a cool way of making money and if well managed, it won’t affect a student from concentrating on his or her schooling.
You may require garnering some sewing skills as you will be required to make the sack in which the pillow fibers would be contained in. However, if you do not want to be saddled with the sewing task, you may consider having another person do the tailoring, whilst you do other stuff.
- Start a Cleaning Company
You don’t necessarily need to start a big and well-structured cleaning company before you make money from the cleaning industry. As a teenager who is interested in starting a business, you can start a small cleaning business; a business that offers cleaning services in and around your neighborhood.
You don’t need to compete for cleaning jobs from corporate organizations with big time cleaning companies; home cleaning jobs will guarantee you steady cash flow. Just ensure that you aggressively market your cleaning services in your neighborhood and you will be amazed at the numbers of cleaning jobs you will get.
- Baking and Selling of Cookies
Baking and selling of cookies is yet another thriving and profitable business that a teenager who is interested in making money should consider starting; it is easier to learn how to bake cookies. All you need to do is to ensure that your cookies taste good and are well packaged.
With that you are likely not going to struggle to sell your cookies especially to your friends and other kids in your school and neighborhood. It is a business that a teenager can successfully combine with his or her studies without stress.
- Organize Teens Radio Talk Show
Organizing radio talk show program for teenagers is yet another means for a teenager who is gifted in broadcasting should consider starting. If your radio talk show is well packaged and if it addresses pressing issues that affects teenagers, you are likely going to secure lucrative sponsorship deals from the government and also from corporate organizations. It is a cool way to express your broadcasting and organizing skills as a teenager.
- Start a Teens Magazine
If you absolutely love, and are great at gathering information and disseminating it, then starting a magazine business might be your best bet. If per chance you belong to press club in your high school, you can successfully leverage on all what you have learnt from such organization to start publishing teen’s magazine.
Of course if your magazine covers a wide range of issues and news as it related to teenagers, you are likely not going to struggle to sell every edition of the magazine as long as it is always packed with useful contents.
So if you are considering starting a business a teenager, then one of your options is to start publishing teen’s magazine. Please note that this type of business is demanding; which is why you must be ready to work with other professionals.
No doubt blogging is open to all and sundry, as long as you have useful, educative or entertaining contents to share. The actuality of it all is that blogging is all about creating usefully and perhaps educative content for a targeted audience on the internet. As a teenager if you think that you have good knowledge on a particular subject, you can make money by sharing your knowledge to a wide range of audience via your blog.
This is how making money from blog works; if you have good contents on your blog, loads of people (human traffic) will visit your blog. The larger the traffic that visits your blog, the more money you will make. If your blog attracts huge traffic, you can attract adverts from top corporate organization. You can also earn money from your blog via AdSense, by offering subscription services to members and also selling your products via your blog.
- Social Media Influencer
For those who are skilled with social media, you can build up a following and then work with brands as an influencer to promote various products and services.
- YouTube Personality
YouTube is also a popular platform for entrepreneurs. You can start your own channel and then earn revenue through advertising shares as you gain followers and views.
- Computer Tutor
Chances are, you’ve been using a computer for as long as you can remember. You know how to troubleshoot, how to organize files, and how to use Google to find whatever you need. Though these are essential modern skills, not everyone possesses them. Therefore, you have the opportunity to impart your knowledge and work as a computer tutor for older adults, teaching them how to set up an email account, navigate the Web, or sign up for RSS feed.
Talk to your local community center about creating a computer tutoring class. Ask questions to find out what people need and want to learn. Often, residents will stop by such places that offer adult education to inquire or make requests for specific classes. You can also distribute flyers at adult schools.
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