Many of the most successful business people have started at a young age. And while many teenagers are open to the reality of entrepreneurship, the difficult part is coming up with the right idea, and it is not always easy.
Entrepreneurship at a young age is very helpful because it gives teens the chance to grow and test themselves and their limits. It is even an excellent way for them to learn self-confidence.
One of the main concerns of young entrepreneurs is how to find a small business funding, but here some ideas to help them get started:
1. Web development or app development
As early as teenage years, the youngsters can already start harnessing their skills when it comes to coding and other technical knowledge. When they learn to create websites and apps, they can make money from it by selling them to local businesses.
Thanks to the Internet, crafty teens now have an excellent venue where they can sell their products. The opportunities in the online marketplace are vast. It is not just limited to local customer base because there is a good chance for them to have a national or international access. The only challenge with e-commerce is that many products being sold online are just the same or similar to one another, which is why they have to be able to come up with something unique.
3. Social media
There are now plenty of money-making opportunities that can be found in social media. Teens can make use of their social media skills in order to help clients in small businesses and help them with the spreading of brand awareness by putting up pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
4. Traditional services
Classic summer endeavors are still a good option for teens who want to earn money at a young age. Some activities like babysitting and mowing lawns are things that they can do to earn cash. It would also help if they spread the word around their neighborhood about the services they offer because word of mouth is still an effective yet an inexpensive way for them to promote their business.
5. Tutoring services
If you are someone who excels at school and someone who loves to study, you can make money by turning studying into something profitable. You can either form a tutoring company or you can do it alone or with just a few friends. It will also be better if you focus on a specific subject area.
6. Senior errand services
Regardless of where you live, there will always be senior citizens around who will probably need a hand with their errands. Even if you do not have your own car or not allowed to, there are so many ways for you to be able to help seniors especially with the chores around the house. You can wash the car, help with the work in the garden, or repair minor fixes in the house. Aside from earning, it will also feel good to know that you are able to extend a helping hand to someone who needs it the most.
7. Haul-away services
If you own a pick-up or you know someone who does and is willing to be your partner, you can consider starting a haul-away service. A lot of people have too many junk and they will be willing to pay just to have somebody haul them away. When you decide about the rates, what you need to consider are the cost of gas, maintenance of the car, and insurance. You also have to check if your local dump charges if you drop off there. Another interesting thing about this business is that even if one person considers some things junk, another person might still like it so you can probably sell some of the stuff too for additional cash.
This kind of business is ideal for those with a creative flare. While you may need a little capital, you won’t be needing a lot of training in order to get you started. All it takes is a matter of time for practice then you are good to go.