Teenagers need not earn money from waiting tables and babysitting alone. Provided them with a computer and Internet connection and they could well be on their way to becoming one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in town. Get them started by discussing the various teenage business ideas listed below.
Kids with creative skills should use the Internet as their marketing platform for their works. It does not matter if they're good at drawing, writing, sculpting or making scrapbook pages. All of these can be easily marketed online. Just take high-quality photos of your child's works; these would serve as your child's online portfolio. Take a look at standard rates for similar products and price your child's works accordingly. Afterwards, start spreading the word about your child's works or creations. If it's as good as you believe it is then everything will fall into place eventually.
Blogging is also considered to be one of the top teenage business ideas because it's something your kid can do for fun and for a long time. The best blogs are those that come with their own well-chosen domain names; a name that sounds cool and immediately lets the reader know what to expect from the blog. Its layout should also be as cool or smart but the most important success factor is the content. Your child must write something that his peers or maybe younger or older readers, depending on what his target market group is, would find informative, entertaining or interesting. Your child should be able to blog something his or her readers can not get enough of. When the blog contains ads from Google or other advertisers, your child would be able to earn from advertising revenue.
Do not forget that your child can also use the blog to join a relevant affiliate marketing program. If his blog is accepted, he can earn percentage-based contracts from every successful referral he makes.
Lastly, remember that many popular online teenage business ideas are simply a twist of a traditional service offered. Take, for instance, tutoring. If your child is good at playing a musical instrument, a genius in a particular subject, or is fluent in a foreign language then he can use it to teach other people online. As long as your child can prove his qualifications to tutor someone else, students will not mind his age. For this type of business, your child would need a web camera and microphone and charge clients by the hour.