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Do You Know about These Amazing Small Business Ideas for Kids and Teenagers?


Do You Know about These Amazing Small Business Ideas for Kids and Teenagers?

A kid can run a business!  Shock?

And here’s something that may be a shocker for you – your child can also run a business.

Now, parents will say that our children are busy with school and sports. They are well taken care of and running a business can be a burden for them.

Well, think for a moment about the types of habits and skills a person should have to cultivate to run a business. Take problem-solving skills, for example. Good businesses are created from good ideas – unique ways to resolve a problem running in the market.

Businessmen have to plan, manage and monetize their time. They need to make unique strategies and build relationships to support them get the best sources for their products and provide the best chance of generating positive word of mouth publicity.

So we have problem-solving, planning and management, strategic thinking, relationship management, communication skills, self-confidence, and some more skills. A teen with this skill set can venture his business.

With these 5 best business ideas, young students can earn, learn and gain good experience:

Projects Selling

If you are good in making school projects, then projects selling business holds potential for learning and earning both for you. You can promote your business in both ways online and offline; in offline, do it through your friends, relatives, social gatherings, etc. For online, social media is the most reliable way to promote it. In this business, your earnings depend on the type and level of the project.

Handmade Gifts

Young people with a creative streak and an eye for pretty little things can help you to create your venture in the industry.  Handmade gifts are a great way to earn money; you can do this business mainly on holidays. Buy raw materials in bulk or wholesale to reduce the final costs.


Blogging is not limited to adult people only, teenagers can also grow in this filed. You can start it by just finding your niche. You can write about games, foods, toys or the latest update. Make sure to recognize your market, it is crucial for long term earning. Once you got the traffic you can earn a good amount of money through Google Adsense or Affiliate marketing.

Open a Game Center

If you are passionate about gaming, opening a game center can be a great start. It does not cost you a lot of money; you can start it with a single play station and expand it by your earnings. Since the biggest group of gamers are around 10 to 20-year-old people, a teenager can understand a client needs in the gaming center very well. Besides, you can easily introduce it to your friends and other fellow teenagers.


As a YouTuber, you can get a lot of fame, experience, and money. Initially, you can start making videos through your mobile phones on kid’s toys, games, educational courses, etc. Like blogging, here also make your mind on the niche on which you would like to make videos. These days, reviews of toys and games are also getting so much popularity. You can try your hand on this also.

Want some more ideas?

Here is the list some more business ideas teenagers can take on to earn money:

  • Private tutoring
  • Social Marketing
  • Greeting Cards
  • Corner Store
  • Party Animal
  • Vegetable garden planting and maintenance
  • Graphic designing
  • Freelance writing
  • Creating and printing custom t-shirts
  • Music lessons
  • Dog walking
  • Lawn care
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