5 Cool Biz Ideas For Teen Entrepreneurs

By Tonka Dobreva 10.28.2014 interact

For years, kids have turned to entrepreneurship to make money, whether it was putting up a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Today’s students are no different, and thanks to the internet, ideas, advertising and resources are way easier to come by. We’ve lined up the five best ideas for a young entrepreneur that require little or no money to get started.


1. Selling Items Online

Selling things online has gotten so simple these days. Taking pictures of your items is a breeze, and getting paid is even easier. There are a few sites online where you can sell things, with the most popular being Ebay and Etsy. Round up some gently-used items or get artsy and create some of your own, snap a few photos and voila! You have an online store.

2. Running Errands

If you have a few spare hours on the weekends and a lot of busy neighbors, running errands for money can be a great way to get some cash in your pockets. Start a small business and let people pay you to grab a few groceries or pick up their dry cleaning.

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 3. Web Design

Learning web design takes some work, but there are tons of free resources online that can help you build your skills. Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, show off a few templates online and to friends. You might have to do some gigs for free in the beginning, but once you’re established, getting paid for your work is the way to go.

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4.Video Tutorials

Some of the internet’s biggest stars got their start posting videos online. Youtube is definitely the most popular video site, but there are others like Bubblews that also pay you for your content. Think of something you’re really good at and make a few videos of yourself giving instructions on how to do it. You might become the next online sensation!

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 5. Upcycling

Upcycling is the process of taking old or out-of-use items and updating them to become functional again, like taking bottle caps and stringing them onto a necklace. These often one-of-a-kind items allow you to show your creative spirit and can be sold to friends and family.


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  2. Helen

    These are all really great ideas and are really inspiring. Start saving up for college

  3. Samantha

    I think a lot of teens r using there electronics way to much

  4. elsa

    i would love to be a fashion designer

  5. Jamie

    I love these ideas! My head is swarming with ideas, and there is no way to stop them! I love you channel 1 news! And you too Maya!

    • saige winburn

      i turned twelve in the past month and i feel more like i want to help the world. when i get older i want to be a neurologist…..because i like the brain and that also goes along with me wanting to help the world ………../////// this artical helps me look forward to my dreams

  6. Samantha

    State a food drive for homeless

  7. Samantha

    You can do this

  8. Samantha

    I should save tigers

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