Small Business Ideas for Teenagers

small business ideas for teenagers
Small Business Ideas for Teenagers


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There are many small business ideas for teenagers to think about. My goal with this post is to share a few that I wish I paid attention to when I was a teenager. For example, creating a product revolved around a problem that people have is a great option. I mention Podia here because it is my go-to tool for creating my running courses. Remember, once you create your course you can continue to sell it over and over again.

Podia is only $33 a month. That being said, if your profits outweigh your monthly cost to use the platform you won't even think about it. Do you have a skill set or are a subject matter expert in a topic? Why not create a course around what you know and get paid for helping people? What I love about Podia is they don't take out any transaction fees from your earnings. Teachable, another platform similar to Podia, does.

So, I always recommend to both younger and older digital entrepreneurs to consider Podia. You can sign up today for free and try Podia for 14-days. Click here to get started with Podia.

How can a 15 year old start a business?

My recommendation? Start a YouTube channel. One, it is free to do this. I wish I would have started my running YouTube channel much sooner. That being said, it is never too late to get started. Two, you can build your brand using this method. In addition, can share the courses you create and other products you make on your channel.

YouTube is a search engine. So, my recommendation is not to make your content about anything that comes to mind. Remember, the goal is to build your brand. So, when I think of small business ideas for teenagers I am thinking about what can bring them leverage. You want to use tools like TubeBuddy. TubeBuddy will ensure you are using the keywords that people are already searching in YouTube.

More importantly, it will ensure that you can rank for that keyword based on other top ranking YouTube channels which have used that keyword. Again, don't create content about anything. So, it has to be keywords that heavy descent traffic but low competition. It is very low cost to use TubeBuddy starting at just $9 per month ($7.20 per month if paying annually).

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Try TubeBuddy today.

How can a 14 year old start a business?

Teenagers can are making legitimate income. Of course, these young entrepreneurs have a strong desire for digital entrepreneurship. They have a strong desire to succeed and are thinking outside the box. Let's face it. The majority of people have been taught an old, tired, Industrial Aged concept of relying on one source of income.

Teenagers whether 14 or 19 can start their own blog. Blogging is a great way to start earning income online. As mentioned above, if you create your own course around a topic people are searching for, you can share your products on your blog. In addition, you can also start earning income from Google Adsense once your blog starts getting some traffic. Yes, blogging requires heavy work. That being said, can be very rewarding.

My top recommendation for new teenage bloggers? Make sure you are using the right keywords. My go-to source for ensuring I write about the right content is KWFinder. KWFinder helps you find those keywords that have low competition and great traffic. Again, you don't want to write content around a topic that no one is searching for.

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Start a Home Based Business

Do you have a love for fitness, nutrition or business? My top recommendation would be to get involved with multi-level or network marketing. You can start your own business from home for a very low fee. In addition, can work at your own pace as you build your team of customers and distributors. My recommendation would be to join Herbalife.

The company is now located in 94 countries around the world. In addition, you get paid more commissions and bonuses the more people you help. That being said, you have to think outside the box. The majority of people who join as Herbalife distributors are doing what everyone else is doing. For example, sending messages to people they don't know on Facebook and Instagram. Yes, you want to reach out to people online and offline. That being said, you need to find the people who are already searching for what Herbalife has to offer.

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So, the key is to use leverage. I recommend starting your blog and writing about Herbalife products and our business opportunity. Remember, use tools like KWFinder to ensure that you find keywords that people are already searching for. Yes, you will need to be consistent and build online content. That being said, you will eventually start earning residual income. Income that continues to come in for having worked hard once. I wish I knew about this when I was a teenager. The good thing is now you know.

What is the best business for teenager?

Blogging is probably one of the best business ideas for teenagers there is. Again, you just need to be consistent and be willing to put in the work. School and college will ensure to teach you some good topics. That being said, students are getting in debt and then have to work several years in order to pay those loans back. I value formal education but self-education will make you a fortune. Of course, other options like babysitting, making print on demand designs with tools like Canva or being a social media influencer are other great options too.

Remember, the above mentioned ideas are either free or cost very little per month. For example, starting a blog only costs $17.99 per year at Siteground. You will need to host your blog at a registrar. I use Siteground because my websites are hosted and held in one place. It is only $3.99 per month to hose your blog at Siteground. So, a Siteground blog is most certainly the way to go.

Yes, you can get a free blog at places like blogger or blogspot. That being said, you want to look professional too. Brands and big name companies are not going to want to partner with you if your blog is

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Furthermore, they want to see a legit looking website with a domain that looks more like Again, always think long-term. Short-term thinking is what the majority are focused on. There are far too many teenagers as well as grown adults who don't believe in delayed gratification.

Closing Thoughts

I hope this post on some of the best small business ideas for teenagers has been helpful to you. Remember, always think of how can I use leverage. Leverage simply means doing more with less. How can you earn money online or offline. More importantly, how can you earn residual income. Income that is not dependent on you to keep coming in. For example, placing Google Adsense on your website once you have it up and running.

Yes, you will need some traffic coming to your site to start earning. That being said, you can place Google Adsense ads on your site from day one. You can also invest in courses like 6-figure blogger and Pinterest Traffic Avalanche as well.

These courses will help you to speed up your learning curve. Also, the majority of online creators don't realize the importance of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). These two course are my top recommendation for speeding up your learning. More importantly, studying how to grow your brand and business online using Pinterest and via your blog.

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Nathan is a 2:19 marathoner, former member of the US Army World Class Athlete Program and Doctoral of Business Administration (DBA) Candidate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He brings over 10 years of online entrepreneurial experience in helping people learn how to blog, earn income online and build passive income streams outside of what the school system teaches.

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