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5 Easiest Businesses for a Teenager to Start

Tanishka Khokhar  |  March 20, 2021, 3:36 a.m.

In this competitive world of business where everyone is pushing against the crowd to create a market standing for their business venture, it can be difficult to start a business with all the pre-requisites required. With the development in technology and the increase in the standard of living of people all over the world, it’s not easy to start a simple business with no previous experience or knowledge. Guaranteed that there is no business that can be started without investing time and efforts into it, however, some businesses are comparatively more easily manageable than others.

Hence, here are the FIVE easiest businesses for a teenager entrepreneur to start - enough for them to gain experience without having to break a sweat!

The easiest business experience teenagers can get is by staying involved in their neighborhoods. Gardening, helping with normal chores, baby-sitting, etc. is easy money for teenagers who wish to earn a little something before establishing a permanent base for their entrepreneurial venture. This money can also help contribute to the opening capital brought into the business. With time, local services provided to known people can be formally established into a business itself as well.

Arts and crafts have always been popular amongst youngsters - never going out of trend. Whether it be handcrafted clips and headbands or beaded necklaces, arts and crafts never run out of popularity. The most common way of promoting your business is by taking up local help from your friends, family, and neighbors. You can either put up your products on sites such as Amazon and eBay or you can start your own website (check out how to create your own website here).

Social media is a powerful tool. It can be used to share and gather information, as well as promote your own business. However, providing promotional services to businesses itself can be an earning source for any teenage entrepreneur. Renowned celebrities such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Priyanka Chopra, etc. who are household names worldwide earn more than half of their annual income by promoting goods and services on social media platforms such as Instagram. Promotional services can take shape in many forms such as offering help as a Campus Ambassador among other options. 

With education abroad becoming a recently popular topic amongst students and parents, more and more people wish to learn about the SAT and other college application tests. Hence, test centers provide guidance on applying abroad as well as coaching services. However, teenage entrepreneurs can provide comparatively more in-person services which are growing increasingly popular with time.

Freelancers are self-employed persons who work for companies or organizations and also take on individual clients, however, they work separately. Freelance writing is especially popular in recent years and sites such as Fiverr offer opportunities for writers and other freelancers to contact people looking for services that freelancers can provide for. The earning received from freelancing is extremely flexible and varies from one contractor to another. 

last updated at Sept. 24, 2021, 8:36 a.m. UTC

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