101 Fabulous Kid and Teen Business Ideas

101 Kid And Teen Business Ideas

 

Is your teen dying to earn more money than they can score at their local fast-food joint or with their pocket money? Are they expressing the desire to start up their own business? If that’s the case congratulations are definitely in order!

Kids and teens with a burning wish to create their own income stream should definitely be encouraged and admired.  Some of us may feel intimidated or overwhelmed by their big dreams (ah is this actually a trap? Am I somehow going to get stuck running the business for them?)

But…before you squash this exciting yet maybe scary notion please know that this entrepreneurial spirit is something to be treasured. Trust me, kids and teens can run businesses successfully and there are MANY teens already running their own super profitable business – just Google teen entrepreneurs!

If your child or teen happens to show even the tiniest spark of entrepreneurial spirit, DO NOT discourage them by laughing at their ideas.

Instead nurture this curiosity, get them to do some research. Even if it isn’t a multi-million success, get them to at least give it a go if the idea is viable.

What’s the worst thing that they happen? They either learn that their ideas need some adjusting or they are rewarded for their time and effort.

To me, that is a win-win scenario. There are no mistakes, just lessons learned.

Here are 101 ideas that any teen or kid could potentially pursue if they show a skill, desire or passion for that particular area.

 

101 KID AND TEEN BUSINESS IDEAS

THOSE SKILLED IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS

  1. Homemade Greeting Cards
  2. Homemade candles
  3. Personalised and Handmade Invitations
  4. Custom Painting
  5. Jewellery And Accessories Designer
  6. Clothing Designer
  7. T-Shirt Designer
  8. Artist and Illustrator
  9. Cartoons and Caricatures
  10. Personalised Song Writing
  11. Magician
  12. Musician or Busker

 

A PASSION FOR FOOD AND BAKING

  1. Chocolate
  2. Cookies
  3. Fresh Produce and herbs
  4. Gift baskets
  5. Lemonade / Drinks Stand
  6. Ice-cream Stand
  7. Sauces and Salsas
  8. Speciality Goods
  9. Cake baking and decorating
  10. Catering
  11. Gourmet Baked Goods

 

THEY JUST LIKE MAKING STUFF

  1. Custom Doll houses
  2. Knitting and Quilting
  3. Flower Arrangements
  4. Cushion Covers
  5. Lip Glosses and Cosmetics
  6. Hair Scrunchies and Headbands
  7. Making Friendship Bracelets
  8. Soaps and Bath bombs
  9. Inventing new things!

 

THEY LIKE TO BE OF SERVICE

  1. Ironing
  2. Alterations and custom tailoring
  3. Cleaning
  4. Running Errands and deliveries
  5. Make-up artist
  6. Nail studio
  7. Personal chef
  8. Personal organiser
  9. Personal trainer
  10. Music instrument tuning and repair
  11. Hair styling and braiding
  12. Tutoring
  13. Collecting Firewood
  14. Home organiser
  15. Carpet or blind cleaning
  16. Window cleaning
  17. Garage Sale organiser
  18. Interior Design
  19. Packing / Unpacking
  20. Construction Cleaning
  21. Deck cleaning
  22. General Maintenance/Handyman
  23. House Painting
  24. High pressure washing
  25. Lawn mowing/care and gardening
  26. Pool cleaning / maintenance
  27. Landscaping
  28. Car washing and detailing
  29. Events management
  30. Babysitting
  31. Children’s Party or Event Organiser
  32. Cooking with Kids
  33. Gift Wrapping
  34. Leaf or Snow Removal

 

 

FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

  1. Fishtank clean and maintenance
  2. Dog washing and grooming
  3. Dog walking
  4. Poop scooping
  5. Breeding mice or hamsters
  6. Pet sitting
  7. Making pet treats
  8. Making personalised pet dishes

 

WEB DEVELOPMENT AND TECHY STUFF

  1. Web development and maintenance
  2. Social Media Design
  3. Computer Repairs
  4. Graphic Design
  5. DJ
  6. Photographer
  7. Videographer and video editing
  8. Photoshop editing
  9. Logo Design
  10. Flyers and Posters
  11. Business cards
  12. Animation
  13. Shooting of Commercials
  14. Event recording and editing
  15. Voiceovers, jingles and sound effects

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  1. Computer Tutor
  2. Educational Tutor
  3. Music Lessons or music practice buddy
  4. Surfing Lessons
  5. Tour Guide

 

WRITING

  1. Articles and blog posts
  2. Proofreading and editing
  3. Kid’s Book Author
  4. Transcription
  5. Resume or essay writing
  6. Research and summaries
  7. Copy writing and fact checking

 

Have your child or teen peruse this list to see if anything here that sparks their imagination.  What idea sounds the most attractive? Is there anything here that they could start right now? I would love to hear any success stories if you have some to tell.

 

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