100+ Teen Money Making Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

100+ Teen Money Making Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

by Nicholas Tart on June 4, 2009 · 292 comments

Every business begins with an idea. Coming up with that idea is one of the coolest feelings in the world. It makes you daydream during the day and keeps you awake at night. However, that idea doesn’t come easy.

So we’ve compiled a list of 100+ money making ideas that you can pursue as a young entrepreneur. Every idea that’s listed could be started out of your bedroom, and if done right, could reasonably earn $1,000 or more in one summer.

In addition to starting a business, you should use these ideas to expand your business. For example, if you have a lawn mowing service, you could also offer a snow removal service. If you have a graphic design service, you could offer a web development service.

These ideas fall under three categories: products, services and internet businesses. Choose one you’ll enjoy and let us know if you have suggestions. We’ll always update this list with new ideas.

Hardest to start – high start-up costs, few potential customers, large barriers to entry, etc.

Easiest to start – low start-up costs, lots of potential customers, small barriers to entry, etc.

Least profitable – high start-up costs, slim profit margins, little room for growth, etc.

Most profitable – low start-up costs, huge profit margins, plenty of room for growth, etc.

Articles related to business idea – All of the JuniorBiz articles that mention this idea. Click the icon and get a list.

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When you offer a product, people will pay you for something that they can hold in their hands. This product must either solve a problem (i.e. t-shirts) or satisfy a want (i.e. lemonade stand). Selling a product as a young entrepreneur has advantages and disadvantages.


  • You can make it once, and sell a lot of them.
  • You can sell it around the world.


  • You’ll spend a lot of time and money developing the product before you could ever sell it.
  • You have to compete with other products around the world.

Arts & Crafts

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Greeting Cards
Homemade Candles
Portraiture from Photos

Food Products

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Cookie Arrangements
Fresh Produce and Herbs
Gift Baskets
Gourmet Baked Goods
Lemonade Stand
Popsicle Cart
Sauces and Salsas
Specialty Foods

Household Products

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Building and Selling Computers
Custom Shelves
Custom Dollhouses
Custom Knitting and Quilts/Afghans
Custom Flower Arrangements
Decorative Pillows
Draperies, Upholstery and Slipcovers
Storage Sheds, Playhouses and Doghouses
Used Book Reselling

People Products

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Jewelry and Accessories


When you provide a service, people will pay you for your time and effort. The service you choose to provide must be something that they can’t do (i.e. babysitting) or take a task off of someone’s plate (i.e. lawn mowing). Providing a service as a young entrepreneur has advantages and disadvantages.


  • You’ll make money almost immediately.
  • You only have to compete with local services.


  • You have to convince people that you can provide a quality service the first time.
  • You have limited time to provide a service and can’t grow without hiring extra help.

Automobile & Engine Services

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Car Cleaning/Detailing
Car/Oil Maintenance
Small Engine Repair

Childcare Services

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Babysitting Agency
Children’s Event Organizer
Children’s Night Out
Kids Taxi
Vacation Childcare

Computer, Photography, & Event Services

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Computer Repair
Data Archiver
Disc Jockey
Film to Digital Scanning
Party Planner
Photo Album/Inventory
Specialty Photographer

Educational Services

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Computer Tutor
Educational Tutor
Language Instructor
Music Lessons
Standardized Test Prep

Home Exterior Services

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Construction Cleaning
Deck Cleaning and Refinishing
Gutter Cleaning
General Maintenance/Handyman
House Painting
Pressure Washing
Snow Removal

Home Cleaning Services

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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Commercial Cleaning
Duct Cleaning
Garage and Attic Hauling
Miniblind Cleaning
Window Cleaning

Home Specialty Services

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Apartment Preparation
Baby Proofing
Cake Baker
Chimney Cleaning
Garage Sale Organizer
Holiday Decorating
House Sitting
Interior Design
Knife Sharpening
On-Demand Trash Removal
Plant Maintenance
Pool Cleaning


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Concrete Curbing
Decorative Bricks
Garden Tilling
Lawn Mowing/Care
Leaf Removal
Low-Voltage Outdoor Electrical Wiring

Miscellaneous Services

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Music Instrument Tuning and Repair
Newsletter Publisher
Newspaper Delivery
Tax Preparation

Personal Services

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Alterations and Custom Tailoring
Dry Cleaning
Errand and Delivery
Makeup Artist
Personal Chef
Personal Organizer
Personal Shopper
Personal/Sports Trainer
Senior Care

Pet Services

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Aquarium Maintenance
Dog Cleanup
Dog Walking
Pet Sitting

Internet Businesses

When you have an Internet business, you can sell a product (i.e. through blogging) or you can offer a service (i.e. web development). In either case, you must offer something unique. Running an Internet business as a young entrepreneur has advantages and disadvantages.


  • You have relatively low start-up costs.
  • You can reach a worldwide audience of potential customers.


  • You have to take some time to figure out how the Internet works.
  • You have a practically unlimited number of competitors.
  • It can be dangerous.

Web-Based Services

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Graphic Design
Internet Marketing
Online Auctioning
Web Development/Maintenance


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Copywriting and Proofreading
E-Zine Publishing
Freelance Writing
Translation (audio & written)

If your business didn’t make the cut or ranked low, please leave your comments below. I’m open to debate and I’d love to hear what you have to say. Thanks! ;)

{ 282 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ysfirdaus@newbie blogger January 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

thanks for the list


2 Tyler June 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Incredible list. This list motivated me to start my website, http://entrepreneur-domination.com . Thanks.


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9 Roosevelt February 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

It’s a very interesting blog you got here buddy. I really enjoyed the list and I must say it’s a solid gold-mine if you drill down and look for a niche around those major ones.

Gonna keep my eyes on your blog = ]


10 Nick Tart February 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Hey Roosevelt! Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know you were here! Yeah, by developing this list I really started thinking about all the opportunities there are for young entrepreneurs to start businesses. I’m going to graduating in May and I might have to refer back to this list myself ;).


11 Dylan March 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Great list. It’s a practical gold mine!


12 Nick Tart March 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

Thanks Dylan! It is a goldmine if you know how to use it.


13 halz August 14, 2012 at 6:04 am

hey im really stuck, im on ur website, but i dont know ho to get to the list for internet businesses


14 halz August 14, 2012 at 6:20 am

no probz i got it


15 Gifer April 15, 2010 at 3:42 am

Hey there, great article and thanks for the list :)

btw hope u r throwing out an virtual party in your birthday for us :P


16 Nick Tart April 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Thanks, Gifer! I’m working on it ;). I have 75-page paper to turn in tomorrow. I’ll see what I can do.


17 gifer April 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

ahaha good luck, and Happy birthday dear :)


18 Alexa October 4, 2012 at 5:12 am

Hi Nick! I’m from Philipines and I’m glad I’ve read this.. would you please give me an idea? I want to start something that does not recquire money.. is that possible?? Please mail me..


19 Liane May 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

AMAZING LITS NICK! Concentrated awesomeness. Kudos to you!


20 Nick Tart May 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Haha! Thanks, Liane! I put a lot of work into this one and I’m glad that hard work is being recognized.


21 Colin ~~ May 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Nick Thank you! I’ve been looking for a business since my candy business died at school because teachers were getting mad. AWESOME ideas, I’m probaly starting one soon so thank you :) :) :D :P.


22 Nick Tart May 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm

That’s great to hear, Colin! Some of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the world started out selling candy in school. You should read this interview:


Make sure you come back and let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear what you start and help if I can.


23 Buntu Redempter July 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I know how to fix computers but, I failed about how I can start Computer Repairing business from home!

I don’t think is easy!


24 Nick Tart July 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Hey Buntu! You’re right, it’s not easy. Entrepreneurship will never be easy. Or else, entrepreneurs wouldn’t have employees.

As far as starting a computer repair business, it’s an easy service to start relative to other businesses. Email me anytime if you have specific questions: http://juniorbiz.com/ask-juniorbiz

That goes straight to my inbox.


25 KHULULANI April 26, 2013 at 1:36 am

Hie Buntu, I do repair computers from home and its working for me. All you need is to provide excellent services to a couple of buddies and definately they will refer others to you.


26 michael August 9, 2010 at 7:54 am

hi i am an inventor i have 5 inventions but the hardest thing for me is to get the help that i need for the first one and with no manoy for patents makes things even harder is there any where that i can find people that help first time inventor and invest in them????


27 Nick Tart August 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

Hi Michael! Congrats on all of the inventions. I haven’t worked much with inventors but my general advice would be to start networking with other people by attending networking events for other inventors. They will probably know someone and be able to make an introduction for you.

You could also partner with a company that you trust to help bring your invention to market. Give them the gist of what your invention does and how they can sell it. Then ask them to invest and let them take a substantial cut (maybe 75%) when they start selling your invention for you.


28 Buntu Redempter August 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I am looking for the samething.

Check out http://www.quirky.com/ It may work out for you.

Good Luck!


29 Nick Tart August 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Yeah, that’s a great site. Thanks for sharing, Buntu!


30 Buntu November 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

You may want try Quirky.com!


31 Danny Porter February 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I am an aspiring entrepeneur and was wondering whether you could share these inventions with me in which I could share my inventions with you?:)


32 Buntu Redempter August 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm

No problem.


33 Michael September 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Nick, this site is great. I am a teenage entrepreneur myself. I have a business creating and designing web sites, logos, and doing SEO work. I also do Internet Marketing for myself on the side.

Any kid, preteen, or teen who wants to make money should view your site. The earlier you get into entrepreneurial ventures (be it even candy at school), the better an entrepreneur you turn out in the long run because of the extra experience. Your site definitely does a great job documenting that that theory is true.

I admire any fellow kid, preteen, or teen I know in real life that starts a business. Hopefully their parents support them on their business – I know I will when I have kids some day if they want to start a business.


34 Buntu September 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I fell the same way!


35 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

Hey Michael! Thanks for the comment! You’re lucky that you realize this as young as you are. It’s going to have an incredibly positive impact on your life. Let me know if you have any entrepreneurial questions.


36 Avhil Egina October 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

This is a great blog! I’m thankful I read this. ;)


37 Nick Tart October 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I’m glad you like it, Avhil! Let me know if you have any questions.


38 Kerellane October 19, 2010 at 4:16 am

great blog , how are you doing now eeh?


39 feet tattoos October 27, 2010 at 4:11 am

I came across your website, i think your blog is awsome, keep working !


40 zaklady bukmacherskie October 27, 2010 at 6:52 am

Heyy buddy, can i post articles to your website ? Let me know if you are interested


41 Nick Tart October 27, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Hey Zaklady! It depends on what you want to write about and how skilled you are at writing. Go here http://juniorbiz.com/guest-post and send me a proposal.


42 Naeysha S. October 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

What would be the appropriate site that has no cost?


43 Nicholas Tart October 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I don’t understand your question, Naeysha. You can build a practically-free (just need domain and hosting) website with WordPress. That’s as legit and cheap as it gets.


44 stavkove kancelarie November 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

great post.Thanks and wish all the best.Will be back soon.


45 Luke Day November 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hey, im Luke Day, im 12 and live in England, i really want a job or a way to make some money. Purley and simple because when my brother was 15, he got a job and was scraping in the money, i was really jealous because he has just went and bought Call of Duty Black Ops with his wages. I would like to earn my self a little cash. my mam phoned me up to tell me about this site because she heard in on BBC Radio 1 that a 14 year old set up his own buisness with the cool tips from this website, its not a job in paticular that im looking for, just a way to make a bit of money. When i was in the first year of secondry school (last year) i was selling Lucozades and Chocolate and Crisps and other things like that. Turns out i got Excluded from the school and was not allowed there for another week because of it. Any good ideas?


46 Nick Tart November 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Hey Luke! Let me know how the cakes sell!


47 Luke Day November 14, 2010 at 4:28 am

I cant sell the cakes no more because i need to have a market stall and have a sellers liscence, any more good ideas?


48 Nick Tart November 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’m glad you tried, Luke! Act first, ask for permission later. Try one of the services from above. Something you’re already good at.


49 Hammen February 6, 2013 at 6:45 am

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50 Star February 24, 2014 at 8:10 am

It is very helpful! thanks! now I can save money for college, while having fun.


51 TANYA HAMILTON November 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Great post! I will share this with the students we work with who aspire to be young entrepreneurs.


52 Nick Tart November 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Appreciate it, Tanya! Let me know if they have any questions. http://juniorbiz.com/ask


53 Jay parmar December 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

Hi great stuff, making real money online is about the online related services you can offer, i.e social media marketing, seo, blog development, link building services. and the best place to start is at local market for your local businesses. then you can branch out into offering consultation, mentoring, training as well as become a lead generator for various business markets. but it does take time learning all to know…


54 Nick Tart December 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Definitely, Jay! One of the biggest benefits to building an online business is that you’re developing skills that are very valuable to other businesses. Thanks for the tips.


55 Raj January 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Hey great tips! I’m 15 and I have an idea of starting a fairly complicated website, there is absolutely no way I am capeable of doing this on my own but I feel like my idea could be quite profitable. Any tips on how I should get started?


56 Nick Tart January 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Hey Raj! If you can, I would simplify your idea and make a basic WordPress site. Test it, and if you still think it’s good, then you can go to investors or potential partners and tell them about it. Plus you’d have a basic website that you can make yourself to substantiate your idea.

If you’re set on going straight to the complex site, you’re going to give up a lot of equity or it will never get started. Does that help?


57 Milo January 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Hey Nick I have a small idea that i think might be successful but the market for my service is quite small so their would’nt be much profit. Should I still go ahead & try to start it up ?


58 Nick Tart January 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

Hey Milo! Without knowing anything about your idea or niche…Yes! Facebook was only supposed to be used by Harvard students. eBay was only going to sell Pez dispensers. Amazon was only going to sell books. If you fill the niche and there isn’t a way to expand to other markets, at least you’ll have a lot more experience for your next venture.


59 Michael January 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Nick, it’s Michael from before. I’ve just kind of been letting my web design business sit there with one flier out hoping customers would come to me and you don’t even need to tell me that’s not how you market – I know. I’m wondering if you have some suggestions? I’m thinking if I went business to business in my town for those that don’t have websites, I’d be laughed at. I am 17, but still – these people don’t find teens all that reputable. It could be worth a shot b/c when I tell them I am much cheaper than advertising firms and tell them about SEO, etc, they might think I’m legit and a great way to get onto the web for a low price. Just wondering if you have any advice for marketing this business?


60 Nick Tart January 30, 2011 at 12:38 am

Hey Michael! Do you have a website for your business? If not, that’s where I would start. Then use it as an example of your work and proof that you know what you’re doing. I wouldn’t hire someone to build a website for me who didn’t have one of their own.

The next step is picking a niche (e.g. lawyers, doctors, dentists, etc.) and going through the phone book to see which ones don’t have websites. These are people who are willing to spend money to get more customers. Call the ones who don’t and in a 3-5 minute conversation ask if they’d like to sit down with you to discuss making a website for them. If you don’t have much luck with the phone calls, go to their offices.

I have more suggestions, but that’s where I would start. Does that help?


61 Michael January 30, 2011 at 12:47 am

That is some awesome advice! I’d mainly be targeting business owners who know nothing about web sites (most don’t thankfully!) because I’ll just be going with a Wordpress and bought template from themeforest (eg: mine). The thing is – if they know a lot about the internet, a Wordpress site would discourage them from using mine (because of the sheer simplicity), but Wordpress sites look awfully professional (see yours) even though they aren’t always custom designed. Hell, a custom coded and designed site by me wouldn’t look half as good as what I could do with Wordpress.
I will try your 3-5 minute conversation – that doesn’t seem like a bad idea. I think I could get a lot of people interested if I mentioned a web site, setting up a Facebook fan page, teaching them how to promote it, SEO services, etc…

I’ve posted my website (hope you don’t mind me dropping a backlink to show you it). Thanks again for your tips. I’ll get on them ASAP and report back to you if any success comes up.


62 Nick Tart January 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hey, it looks good, Mike! Last I heard, only 50% of small businesses have websites and just about 100% know they need one (even if they don’t know why). WordPress is definitely the way to go. What do you use for your homepage slider?


63 Michael January 30, 2011 at 11:48 am

The slider came with the theme. It’s made by CU3ER (getcu3er.com is there site). The template is called Display 3 in 1 if you want to search for it on ThemeForest.net.

64 rory February 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

hi guys i am looking for a simple idea for my junior entapur i am 12 so sumthing simple if u can


65 Nick Tart February 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

Hi Rory! All the 5-star ideas above are simple to get started. If you live in a neighborhood, start with a lawn mowing service. As you get to know your neighbors they’ll start hiring you for other things like pet-sitting, plant maintenance, and snow removal. Let me know if you have any questions.


66 Justin Smith January 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

Hi Rory!

The best way to get started is to do something you love! THAT’S WHERE THE MONEY IS. If you love to take pictures then you can be a photographer, if you love to do magic tricks then be a magician, and if you are really good at basketball… be a coach!
After you figure out what you love to do, learn some basic marketing and get to work. Time is money.


67 Jake D February 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

What about the idea man like me. I have an idea that would require a companies investment as well as space within their store. How would you influence the owner to give you this. Would you just call or go in and ask for the manager?? I feel could present the project well and I am open to their suggestions to improve my project idea.


68 Nick Tart February 15, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hey Jake! Generally I tell people to shy away from looking for an investor if it’s your first startup. Your odds of landing money are slim to none if you can’t demonstrate previous success. But, if you are confident in your idea and your ability to present the idea, do just that. Talk to the manager/business owner and ask for a 30-minute meeting. Then always keep in mind what’s in it for them. How will their business improve if they help you out?


69 Kari February 16, 2011 at 2:09 am

Hi Nick,

I’m a 14 year old girl looking to make a good amount of money in the next two months ($150) for a trip I’m taking and hopefully if that works out, have a steady income with my own business. I live on a farm and there aren’t many people out here, the weather’s around -20 C most of the time, and the closest large city (300,000 approx.) is 40 minutes away. I’m not sure of what I can do to start a business. I’m very good with portraiture, have won awards in expos, like art, and have made $60 in sales with two products a while ago. I read above that portraiture from photos isn’t the most profitable business though, so I’m kind of afraid of going on with that.

Do you have any suggestions for money making in two months or long term ones that could help my situation?


70 Nick Tart February 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

Hey Kari! First of all, just because I say that one idea isn’t as profitable as others doesn’t mean you won’t find success with it. In fact, I encourage you to prove me wrong. Always start with something that you’re good at.

Do you do portraiture photography or painting?


71 Nandini Mullaji March 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

I loved the ideas, they really got me thinking :)
I’m thinking of starting a English & History tutoring service, since tutors in India make a ridiculous amount of money, as well as a cakes-cookies-cupcakes made to order service with a friend, who is an amazing cook. (Planning to cater private parties, and supply to our school cafeteria at first)

How long do you think it would take to start?
Oh, and how do the ideas sound? :)


72 Nick Tart March 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Hey Nandini! I think you could start both of them today, if you wanted. Just make sure that you’re good at English and History tutoring before you start charging for it. You might have to start tutoring for free to get people interested in it. And for the baking service, talk to your school cafeteria this afternoon. See if they’d be interested. I think the ideas are solid!


73 Anne @ double curtain rods March 16, 2011 at 3:33 am

Hi Nick! I really enjoyed reading your post. I will let my eldest daughter,she is 12 years old, read your article later after she’s done with her school work because I want her to be exposed as early as possible into entrepreneurship. I’m sure your article will have a big impact on her because she really wants to make her own money as early as she was 6 years old. Thanks for creating this article. It will surely be an eye opener to all kids, teeners, and with the “young at hearts”! God Bless You, Nick!


74 Nick Tart March 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

Hey Anne! She seems like she could become quite the entrepreneur. As long as she has the desire, you keep supporting her, and I give her the resource, she has a good chance. If she has any questions, let me know!


75 Chuck April 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Hey Nick, I was wondering if there were any opportunities in the Gaming Industry as a 14 year old. I have been searching but none seem legitimate enough. I am willing to dedicate hours a day of time to gaming if the pay can be at least worth it. Being a professional gamer is one of my easier choices except it costs thousands of dollars for me and a whole team to attend an event i’m not even sure of getting paid for. I want to also dedicate most of my classes in high school and college to specifically gaming and anything that can help me in the gaming industry. So, i am in love with gaming. By the way, your list gave me ideas that can help me and i can’t do much on my computer because it is dying and has no audio and practically no hard drive and RAM. Thank you fr reading this!


76 Nicholas Tart April 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Hey Chuck! I imagine it’s tough to get into the professional gamer industry. Depending on what games you like to play, I’ve heard of a few people writing eBooks on how to reach certain levels in World of Warcraft and other similar gaming platforms. If you know how to program, you might be able to start making simple online games for platforms like MindJolt (on Facebook) or another game-based website. If you want to make games for a living, you gotta start with something simple. Hope that gives you a few ideas!


77 Gm Admin February 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Hi Chuck matter of fact me and my friends have set up a gaming website gamermax.net, we are currently developing a game please apply.


78 JB April 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Hi, my name’s Jonathan and I’ve tried the t-shirt business in my town. I even tried to make a website for it, but it didn’t turn out too well. Any suggestions on sites that could help me with my own. I’m just looking for good ways to get the word around about my shirts. I tried facebook, but it didn’t go far at all. I would appreciate any help.


79 Nicholas Tart April 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Hey Jonathan. Good name. With t-shirts, I think your best bet is to sell them in local stores or at events. Check out local farmers’ markets and ask if they have a free booth for a young entrepreneur. Then talk to the local retail stores to see if they’ll give you shelf space to test out the stores. If they don’t sell in either place, then you’ll have to go back to the drawing board with a new brand or different designs.


80 Iza April 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Hi Nick! I love reading your posts, they’re so useful! Anyway, I want to create a fashion blog that the readers can post their pictures to my site, how to make that possible? do I need to open forum or what for that? Thanks in advance :)


81 Nicholas Tart April 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Hey Iza! Thanks. WordPress is the best tool to create a blog. I don’t know of anything, but I’d be willing to bet that there’s a plugin that’ll let users submit their photos. Let me know if you have more questions and I’d like to help.


82 victor April 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

thanks for the list but how can you make money from a blog and i am a real teenager wanting to make a real business not a lemonade stand something really profitable like 100 a month and can the cleaning thing really work.


83 Nicholas Tart April 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Hey Victor! It’s a lot harder to make money with a blog than to provide some sort of service. But $100 a month shouldn’t be too hard as long as you choose the right niche and stick with it.

Yeah, cleaning works well. My parents hire a guy to clean their exterior windows every six month for about $100. It takes him about 20 minutes and he does it full time. Tons of people hire people to clean their houses too.


84 Sam Monga April 23, 2011 at 12:43 am

hi i am sam . i have a idea for expand the business ..


85 Stephanie April 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I started my own consignment store!


86 Nicholas Tart April 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Hey Stephanie, hadn’t heard of that one before. How does it work?


87 Korey May 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Hey Nick,

I love your website. Me and my younger brother started a Dog Treat company togther. It is called Rollover Dog. We are already in one store. But i ws wondering if you had any idea how i could contact any other business around our area.


88 Nicholas Tart May 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Hey Korey! Congrats on getting into that store. To get into other stores, visit them and ask to talk to the owner. Stores need products just as much as you need to sell to stores. Give them a valid argument with a few reasons why they should sell your dog treats (e.g. for good public relations because they support young entrepreneurs, give them a high profit margin, etc.). If you give them a good enough reason, they’ll start to sell your treats. But if they say they can’t, ask them why and improve your business on their feedback.


89 Zoe Higgins May 7, 2011 at 1:27 am


I am thinking about opening a pet sitting ang dog walking business however I dont know how to go about starting it up. I live in a small village so would fliers be the best option?

Also, what would be the best to start up, a pet sitting and dog walking business or a yard work business.

Thank you


90 Nicholas Tart May 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

Hi Zoe! The best way to start it is to take your dog (or someone else’s dog) for a walk and go door-to-door asking your neighbors if you can walk their dog too. Bring a parent with you if you’re younger than 18.

Tell them how much you charge ($5-10/per walk is good). If you can get 5 dogs walking at the same time, you can make $25-50 per walk. Then once you walk the dogs a few times, tell them that you offer pet sitting as well, and they’ll probably hire you for that too.


91 Nina Pham May 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

How do you get people to want to buy items or use your services?


92 Nicholas Tart May 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Hey Nina! You have to make a good offer. Whatever you’re selling, you have to make it worth whatever you’re charging. For instance, you probably ate food today. Either you or someone you know bought that food because you need the food more than a few dollars.


93 Alicia Price May 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

Hey Nick! I was wondering at my age 15, I started a political blog, unfortunately i have no internet at home. I would like to know how to publisize myself. How?


94 Nicholas Tart May 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Hey Alicia! Good for you. A blog is perhaps the best way to publicize yourself. Maybe a better question is, what are your options for getting internet access? If you can’t get it at home, you can write your blog posts in Word documents and post them to the blog when you have internet access.


95 Scott June 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Hey Nick, I am 17 and I think my niche is cleaning cars. Ive been doing it every other day on my own car and I think i have almost every tool used to detail a car out there and i am really good at it. Ive seen my brother start up a lawn mowing buisness and after a good 4 years, he has 4 employees with 2 different trucks running throughout the city. I wanted to start up a neighborhood car detailing/cleaning service, but was stumped on where i should do it and how to spread the word. Any advice??


96 Nicholas Tart June 2, 2011 at 7:41 am

Hey Scott! Congrats to your brother, and it seems like you’re on the same track. I’ve always thought that was a good idea. Start with setting a price for your services, then go door-to-door in your neighborhood and ask if they would like their cars detailed. You might have to start with really low prices ($10ish) to get your first customers. But once you have a few, get testimonials from them (and maybe take pictures that you can show other potential customers), then you can bump your price to $20 or more. As long as you keep at it, you’ll work it out.


97 Brynn June 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Hey Nick, I know many people have thanked you for this fantastic website, but I have to say thankyou personally. I live in a neighborhood full of kids and so I took up babysitting. I can not thank you enough!! :)


98 Nicholas Tart June 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

You’re welcome, Brynn! How has this site helped you?


99 walkb June 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Hey, Nick. I started searching online for quick ideas to make some money, as it is very hard to get a job at 14, but after I found your blog, it inspired me to actually try and make my own job. Now, when I want to save up for something, I already have a good base and a fairly steady income! My friends and I’s car cleaning buisness is huge with family friends! I am also a bit of an artist and am thinking of designing logos for small companies when I am a little bit older.
Thank you so much! :D


100 Nicholas Tart June 13, 2011 at 9:49 am

Awesome, walkb! It’s great to hear how you’re applying this advice. Start working as a graphic designer as early as possible. That’s a great career path and you might need a few years of practice before you get good enough to charge for it.


101 Shanna July 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

Hey Nick,
I want to start a business that has to do with taking care of someone else. I can’t babysit because I don’t live in a community with a lot of babies.. I might do senior home care. Do you know what I need to do to start up the business? Like do I need any license or something?


102 Nicholas Tart July 6, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hey Shanna,

I have a good friend who is looking to start an assisted living community so I’ve seen him go through a lot of these steps. If you want to provide the care, you’ll need a CNA license and a QMAP license. You should be able to find those classes and get those certificates locally. Then they’ll also be connected with other people in the community who can help you get started.



103 walker July 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

thanx im saving up 4 a $250 longboard i also hav some friends we mow lawns but there isnt that much summer left we live in WY


104 walker July 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm

im only 11 and my neighborhood only has 3 houses my parents pay me $5 every friday but its not cutting it

ive done lemonade stands many times (top profit $10)

thanx nick


105 Nicholas Tart July 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hey Walker! Yep, your parents are getting a great deal. Talk to them and convince them why you should get a raise for mowing the lawn. Most companies charge a $20 minimum for mowing lawns.

Keep saving your money, dude. It’s great that you have a goal in mind and you’ll appreciate that longboard so much more when you earn it.


106 walker July 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm
107 Nicholas Tart July 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Good work, Walker. I was in Sheridan about a month ago. Keep it up and don’t forget to be proactive in recruiting customers.


108 Emma July 6, 2011 at 9:01 am

Hi nick!
I am 11 years old and live in the USA. I currently own a business with my friend called paws and claws crafts, collections, and confections. we sell Kool-aid, snacks and other things we have made such as jewelry. We are serious about our business but we do not get many customers since we live on a street with no outlet and are not allowed to put signs up on the main road. I am doing everything I can to attract more customers but I am getting frustrated. If you have any ideas please let me know and feel free to email me.
Thanks for your time.


109 Emma July 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

Oh and I forgot to tell you that I have about 100 dollars saved up to work with.


110 RAMESH July 10, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’m going to start Cement Bricks Making business in our area.
For that what are the things i’ve to do and follow. if any1 know about this business means please guide me.
thanks & regards


111 Nicholas Tart July 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Hey Ramesh! I don’t know much about the Cement Bricks business, but you have a product and a customer, you have a business. That’s all you need to get started. Then it’s just putting the pieces together until you have a business.


112 Ramesh July 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

Hi Nicholas
Thx 4 ur reply..
u r doing a great job .
Keep it up…


113 Emma July 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Hey did you get my post?


114 ramesh July 31, 2011 at 6:40 am

No..which post..?
i didn’t get emma..?


115 Anna August 18, 2011 at 3:51 am

): Theres not much stuff that a 13year old could do though……..


116 Nicholas Tart August 18, 2011 at 9:50 am

Anna, a 13-year-old could do most of those things. Emil Motycka started mowing lawns when he as 9 and pulled out an $8,000 loan by the time he was 12. Don’t set limits for yourself.


117 Daniel Hoang August 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm

thank you


118 Kyle August 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Hi Nick
Im 14 years old and I have can build and repair computers. I also have a large amount of knowledge on software and general computing. I’ve built a computer for my dad’s friend earning a small profit, however I am struggling to find clients. I live an hour out from town and I am limited financially. I would highly appreciate it if someone helps me. Computing is the career I wish to be in, whether that be programming, techie or building and repairing computers. If there is anyone that knows of clients please let me know.


119 Nicholas Tart August 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

Hey Kyle, congrats on developing that skill set. Have you considered purchasing broken computers, refurbishing them, and reselling them? My roommates do this and they make more than a full-time living doing it. If you can find a way to sell $100 laptops, the customers will come to you.


120 Kyle August 31, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Thanks for the idea Nick, I never thought of that and I can see that working out well. I am extremely grateful for your help. This is a terrific blog and I have read some of your others, I really enjoy reading them and get a lot out of them. I’ll try out the refurbishing and see how it goes.


121 Nicholas Tart September 1, 2011 at 8:25 am

That’s great to hear, Kyle! Make sure you let me know how it goes and if you have any more questions.


122 Tasha September 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

Amazing! Having trouble coming up with service for a business but i got a lot of great ideas!
Thanks so much for sharing!


123 ashton September 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

hi im looking to start making money im 15 year old. i used to buy and sell stuff and made quite a bit of money but nothing is too popular right now. i would like to make a website or blog for something but i dont know where to start? any tips?


124 Nicholas Tart September 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Hey Ashton! Start here: http://juniorbiz.com/make-a-website It’s kinda secret for now because I’m still developing it, but eventually that course will teach you everything you need to know about how to create a successful website or blog.


125 Blake September 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Hey Nick!
I am 15 years old and looking for new businesses tos tart and new ways to make money just like the guy above me!
I would like to a cross between phone cover customization and woodworking. I also would like to customize t-shirts, but it’s all very risky.
This article was a great help, please create more!
P.S. Ashton if you come up with any ideas E-mail me!


126 Nicholas Tart September 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Hey Blake! I think it’s more risky to not try these things while you’re young. I’m glad I could help. Let me know if you have any questions and you can find more of my advice at http://14clicks.com. That’s a relatively new site that I’d like to make huge!


127 Logan Koshenka September 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I really like this! Especially the blogging part, because it’s extremely cheap to start up and if you stick with it in the long run, you’ll definitely be successful. Couldn’t agree more with these charts! Well done.


128 Nicholas Tart September 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thanks, Logan! I’m glad you like my site. Keep up the work on your end as well.


129 A.J. Uzoma July 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Great one Nick, why did’t I know about you all this while?
You’re touching lives.
Include me in your mailing list


130 Watermaniesha October 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

OMG!!! This is the best ever!!! i love you Daquante smith <3


131 Phong Xiong October 5, 2011 at 10:34 am

Very nice website! I’ll pay this website some visit more often.But btw i have a question. Do you happen to know any website on how to manufacture a power cord for an computer? If you have any information please e-mail me because I have a big idea that is making me feel so excited but im kind of lost without these researches. If you can help I’ll be happy to respond back to you. Thank you


132 Nicholas Tart October 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Maybe this’ll do, Phong: http://www.americord.com/

If you search “how to manufacture computer cord” you’ll find lots of similar manufacturers.


133 Phong Xiong October 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

Also this message can be to everyone. So if anyone have any information please let me know. And my email is, ” hmong.xiong@hotmail.com“. Thank you :)


134 jake garro October 13, 2011 at 5:01 am

this website has helped me so much. i am honered by the creators efforts


135 Nicholas Tart October 13, 2011 at 8:54 am

I’m glad Jake. How has it helped you?


136 Aaron October 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I’m 13 and i have a mac computer (as well as being computer savvy) and i was wondering if you could give me advice on how to start making money on something like web development and maintenance. Thanks!


137 Nicholas Tart November 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Hey Aaron! If you know how to develop websites and you can do a good job, start by asking your friends and family if they’d pay you to develop a site for them. I also have a web development company (monumentmarketing.net) and most of my clients come from people I already know.


138 Mario Zechu November 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Hey nick, I really want to start my own business, I’m 16. I’m thinking of learning coding and scripting and maybe applying that to some careers (google , facebook) But I don’t know where to start.. People always say to start a business with something You’re really good at


139 Nicholas Tart November 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Hey Mario! Start with the HTML tutorial on W3Schools.com: http://w3schools.com/html/default.asp That’s where I started learning how to code. I’ve been through a couple of those tutorials several times and now I have a web development company.


140 Business Ideas Expert November 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Fine selection of 100 business ideas. Well done


141 Liz November 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

I literally just had a conversation with my 13 year old niece this weekend about how she could make some money. She doesn’t drive yet and her mom can’t drive her much. This list was perfect timing as many of these jobs (ie pool cleaning) can be done right in her own neighborhood!


142 Nicholas Tart November 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’m glad, Liz! Make sure she knows that she can comment anywhere on JuniorBiz with her questions and I’ll try to get back to her within a few days.


143 guest November 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

how can a teenager get involved with travel? how can i start a travel-related business?


144 Nicholas Tart November 23, 2011 at 12:15 am

So you want to travel yourself? Or do you want to help people travel? If the latter, choose a spot you want help people. If you have a drivers’ license, you can make a sign and go to the airport or another place where tourists congregate. Then simply hold up your sign saying you offer travel services. Eventually people will walk by and ask questions.


145 Shanita November 16, 2011 at 6:24 am

Amazing! Everything I’ve tried is ranked the same as I would rank it! This is an amazing site and im sure you’ve helped a ton of us young entrepreners like myself find an idea! :)


146 Nicholas Tart November 23, 2011 at 12:11 am

Ah, I’m glad Shanita! I put a lot of thought into those rankings and it’s nice to know you agree. Which ideas have you tried?


147 ben December 8, 2011 at 1:15 am

ty for the ideas! i really like how you rated them all and everything its super helpful! i tried a few out and they really work

i found another really cool site on how to make money too!


148 Tj December 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

I am jatin . I want to start my own business and very big company . Who is intersted to do big business .please contact me-

E-mail -coolboyj@live.in,coolboyjn@gmail.com

Call me- ask me on my id

We do somethings big very big .i have more ideas something new.
I need goods parteners and also good friends.


149 Hobson May 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

I wish I knew teens like u that were serious about startin their own buisnesses I too want my own buisness of somesort.I would be interested to get to know what ur ideas are and maybe we could actually start the next fotune 500 copany.I’m 16 and I’ve always felt my callin in runnin a busness.society looks at us kids as if we can’t change the world but if more like minded youth like me and u connected and worked together we would for sure be the ones runnin the future.but yah email me or text me.email is; hobsonkimaiga@aol.com and my number is; 6124085824


150 ogunwande babatunde December 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

This is a great business idea for young entrepreneur in nigeria


151 Hannah December 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Hey Nicholas,
Im 13 and I live it the North East of England and over the last few years I have wanted to start a business to earn a bit of money and just coz i wanted to have a business under my name. Me and my friend decided on dog walking and we had everything set out but then the plans fell through coz my parents wouldnt let me do it which was a bummer. Ive put my name down for paper rounds but Ive had no reply and I tried cafes and places for weekend jobs but ive had no luck due to my age. I have some money from birthdays and xmas to set up a little business but i get no pocket money. I always wanted to blog but I have nothing very interesting to say and I love art but I dont feel anywhere near good enough to start any kind of business through t shirt printing. I like kids but wouldnt feel safe in strangers homes but i am generally a people person, i have done my research but I cant find anything for me….any ideas or tips?….much appreciated :)


152 Andrew January 14, 2012 at 5:59 am

Hi Nicholas,
I’m 14 and live in the South West of England. I am not looking for much money, but would love to set up my own weather website which would give weather from my area of Bristol. None of my friends have internet sites, but many sell food and even electrical things at school! I do a paper round which would help pay for set up and running costs. How can I get the money to pay these costs once the site has been set up? Which is the cheapest site for setting up websites? Thanks a lot!


153 Nicholas Tart January 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

Hey Andrew! I’m working on a secret resource that shows people how to make their own WordPress website. You can sign up for it here: http://juniorbiz.com/make-a-website


154 Nowroz January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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check it out its easier ways to make money. You will be surprised after u see my blog!


155 Nowroz January 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

These are great ideas. I have more ideas on my blog at http://ezway2makemoney.blogspot.com/
check it out its easier ways to make money. You will be surprised after u see my blog!!


156 Daniel Hoang January 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I clicked on the link and it said your blog wasn’t available.


157 Michael Massie January 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

HEY! My name is Michael. I am 15 years old and school for me is falling. I have dug myself a hole and I am trying so hard to make my way out. My grades are rising, but I know that if i keep these grades up, i will not be succesful. I am trying to start saving or making money early so that I will not be strugling as much. I am looking for something to do in my neighborhood. I like sports, and I like being outside in nature. Sadly, there is nothing really that fits ME. I do like kids, but I do not know if babysitting is going to work, because I do not know anybody with babies really. Well, a few people, but not too many. I NEED to make at least a little bit of money because my dad is on my case about everything right now and I want to show him that I can actual be something. You know what I mean? PLEASE respond back and give me some suggestions. I would appreciate it. :) thank you.


158 lauren January 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Hey my name is lauren and I’m 17years old. Aside from being a babysitter 4-5 days a week, I would like to find another way to make money. I’m creative and diligent with my work however I’m having such a difficult time thinking of ideas. I would REALLY appreciate it if someone could help me out.. thank you :)


159 Bethany February 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

Okay, well you should probably do something with kids. After all, if you are a babysitter then you must be good with kids, right? So maybe tutoring, hands on activities, etc.


160 Lita January 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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161 Lei January 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hi I’m lei, and after checking your list, I found tutoring. I’m only 13, but I have
a 4.0 gpa and I interact well with others. How might I start a business as a tutor?


162 Alexis February 1, 2012 at 8:01 am

this is very helpful i feel i could do some of these or try.


163 Lita February 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Hey everyone,

Just thought about some of the comments I read here earlier- I see alot of “one day I would like to…” You do not have to wait until you are older! Start now, that is one of the most important things I’ve learned from reading Nick’s blogs, in particular the quote from Andrew Fashion. If you can’t afford something, you can always search for other resources. Just think about what’s available to us this day and age, all the technology we have…just Google ideas and inspiration, and just START, everything will fall into place.





164 Jane February 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

This was a great list! I am definitely going to use it!


165 Ola February 25, 2012 at 1:29 am

Heylooo(: I’m Ola from hawaii & i really need like, Fast money but i just don’t know how. Like i wanna try and do those things above but in some in kinda not capable…..Any advice? Thank you :D


166 Marceline March 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

I like the List, its very helpfully in making ideas……..


167 people March 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

I am 9 and found this website good thanks I really want to start my own business soon thanks again people


168 Whit March 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

Hey Nick!
This website is so awesome! I’m a teenager, and I’m always trying to think of ways I can earn money! These are some really great ideas! Thanks so much! You and NIck are doing such a great thing with this website! I will definitely pass it on whenever I get the chance!

Do you think you could make a post about effect ways/ideas to fundraise? Right now I’m trying to get $1200 for a trip with my orchestra, and it’s coming really slowly. Thanks!


169 Nicholas Tart March 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hey Whit, thanks for the comment. Fundraising and making money with a business are the same thing. You have to sell something to somebody, whether it’s a product, a service, or an idea. You need to give people a compelling reason for them to give you money.


170 uche August 20, 2012 at 1:42 am

Hi Nicholas Tart,

Am an investor that has a company currnently running but for sometime now i decided to join a company where am been paid salary and i want to return back to my business but the challenge is that i will have to pay up some money to the company and will also need fund to start up again. what do i do?.


171 Aniket April 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

heyy nicholas tart I’m an Indian guy.I want to do my own business.Can you please suggest me some business ideas which can be implemented with low or no investment ?


172 Katie April 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I must say this is a very nice blog, I have a friend looking for business ideas and I will refer her. :)

SO… I am in my early teens and I am constantly strapped for cash. I am looking to start a side business so supplement my cash flow. I am a certified babysitter, but business has been so slow I’m looking for something else to do.

I have two potential options on the table: (I am judging by ability to do and enthusiasm for the project.)

1. Making all-natural cosmetics (lip-gloss, body scrub, facial masque, etc.) and selling at the local Saturday Market and to small health places. As well as selling online sparingly.

2. Creating jewelry by hand and selling them to small businesses and at Saturday Market. (Same tactics as cosmetics.)


173 Katie April 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

So sorry! I posted without finishing… I’m trying to ask if either of these options would be better suited for me… Thanks.


174 Nicholas Tart April 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

Hey Katie… This is odd by I have a good friend named Katie who started her cosmetics business in high school by doing exactly what you described. Go to her site (http://sweetscosmetics.com/) and send her an email. I think she’ll have some good advice for you.


175 Steve M. Harriel April 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I realy like your site and I would like to receive more information, especially information where events are taking place where I can promote my merchandise, business, products, and maybe become a vendor along with other businesses, that are promoting, advertising, and selling their products. At events and online to make money and increase more sales for in order to grow their business, thanks and hope to stay in touch with you guys soon.


176 Becky Walker April 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hey! I’m Becky and I’m 14 years old, nearly 15. Next year, me and my friends are planning to go to America but we have to pay for the ticket ourselves. I’m thinking of ways of making money so that we can all pay for the holidays!
Please get in touch as we really need different ideas to be able to reach our target,
Thanks :)


177 Becky Walker April 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

reply to this comment please because i never set the notification up :)


178 Nicholas Tart May 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hey Becky, this list has 101 ideas for you. Let me know which one you pick and I’ll give you the next step.


179 Jordi Rea May 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Hi Nicholas,
I was scanning through your list and I realised, there is no sporting jobs or anything associated with sport on you list :O. I love sport so much so if there is a possible way for you to get a way on making money w hile doing sport e.g. a coach or something please let me know. I am 14 years old and live in a sort of small town so if there is anything, yeah let me know.
Jordi Rea. ;D


180 Nicholas Tart May 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hey Jordi, you can do a few things. Offer lessons, coaching, or put together a league. This summer I paid $50 to be in a softball league, $40 to be in an ultimate league, and a couple hundred to be in a golf league. If you can do a good job of pulling together a league and finding participants, you can make quite a bit. Does that help?


181 Jordi Rea May 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Yeah It Does thanks but what exactly is a league? Can you put it into a bit more definition?


182 Megan Tyne May 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

Well done on your blog! Awesome!


183 kyle May 17, 2012 at 4:44 am

these are all great jobs


184 Josh Haynam May 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

This is a good list, I like that you actually rated the ideas and linked to articles instead of just shouting out ideas!

I can personally attest to Computer Repair being a lucrative and easy business to get into!


185 shweta May 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

thank you so much! that was very helpful


186 Hobson May 27, 2012 at 12:39 am

So I wana start a t shirt business I have sketches of what I want the logo to look like.but the problem I have is startin it up I jus need step on step help on startin it up.I know it will sell but the issue is havin my tshirts printed how I would like them and a proper way of how I may sell the.so if anyone knows how to help plz help I’m 16. And would like to be my own boss.if u can help my email is hobsonkimaiga@aol.com or text me at 6124085824.I need a mentor when it comes to startin my t shirt line.thanks.


187 Julian Sterling January 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

You definitely want to start Facebook marketing. That’s your best bet because a great t-shirt can instantly go viral and everyone wants it.

If you need more help, just email me.




188 Lachy May 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Great website


189 Sebastien May 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

hi,i`ve started doing my own business,i`m 17.
last christmas i`ve sell a lot or radio control products and made quiet a large profit,but after that,i`ve sell nothing else,i want to make money as i`ve some projects. so any advices on how to restartup my business. By the way,the list you made inspired me a lot, its very helpful!


190 Willie Bee June 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

my mommie said for me to look up ozsgold.com and see if mr oz has any programs for kids like me an my little sister. i figured rhat you can learn me about mr oz gold in a way i can understand about gold, thank willie


191 ellis July 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

loved all of these money making ideas. given me some real insperation to raise £5000 for my parents 25th wedding anniversary!!!! thanks, ill be there in no time!!!! xxx


192 stanley July 18, 2012 at 12:41 am

hi Nick my name is stanley i’m a Nigerian many of the things listed are good ideas but hardly pratical here cos things are hard, i’m 18 years old but with no goal of my own, pls help me out.


193 OMENIHU PASCHAL C July 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

My name is paschal from Nigeria. I am an Accounting Software Consultant, I environment i find is so difficult that most Accountants of some organizations have have approach are seeing the software as what will uncover their evil practice. So most of the are discouraging the organizations to buy the idea mostly government owned establishment.
What do i do since this is what i have decide to do.



194 Dominic July 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Hey mate, my names Dominic and a friend and I are thinking of starting up an I.T. Support business in our local suburb– my worry though is how can we stay safe in a strangers home as 16-17 year olds– also how can I not give out my mobile numer for bookings, but still get bookings??

Thanks very much!!


195 Ben August 14, 2012 at 5:57 am

Well, Dominic, you could make an email for ur business and do bookings that way.


196 halz August 14, 2012 at 6:02 am

how do i get to the list?????????????????


197 Hackney August 16, 2012 at 9:33 am

Hello my name is Hackney and I am 5 months away from turning 15. Its that time where i should start earning and saving money to buy a car. My parents will throw in about $8,000 but i want to earn some more money so i can buy something nicer. Anybody got some ideas of how i can make a lot of money in about a 7 month period of time?


198 Alisha August 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Iv got a new baking blog but am still experamenting
i dont know how to make money except from adding adds
please can someone help me with my blog


199 Alisha August 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

sorry its called thebakerydownmylane.blogspot
the bakery down the road wasnt available so thats why i called it that


200 Charles August 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Nick, I have a business idea I would like you to look at. Could I send it to you personally (through email or some other mechanism)?


201 halz August 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

u no that ‘thebakerydowmmylane’ how do i get to it?

i would luv to check it out


202 Alisha August 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

um well its not really running properly at the mo and i am a young teen so I havnt got many experiences but this is the link
my friend cant get to it so that confuses me
maybe check it out after a month.
i only made it cuz thats kinda like my dream job so thats why
its not that good and the recipe that i done first was experimental. i wanted it crunchyish so i done that
but still take a look after a month cuz im gonna start to do much more baking (mainly cupcakes cuz i love cupcakes)


203 Vannessa August 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

i am a 17 year old girl that is having money crisis right now. this information was very helpful but i still need something. im great with a lot of this stuff but i cannot decide what to start with barely anything. haha. i need help. any advise?


204 Alisha August 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

maybe a blog and you could do like sales on it and competitions where they have to buy something and theres like a lucky draw or a special ticket with a code on which someone can win and people usually pay to test their luck (well they do in my house)
hope i helped


205 Julian Sterling January 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hi Vanessa!

Try checking out teensgetmoney.com to see if any of the ideas stick out at you.


206 Cameron August 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Hey Nicholas,
I was thinking about 4 ideas up there:
Speciality foods (Holiday)

Don’t know exactly how to start and i have questions. I have the knowledge and experience to make all those things and the resources of a garden. I just don’t know how i can get my name out there to my community. Also how pricing works. And a few more for later down the road.


207 Naveen September 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

I am 19 and per suing my B.B.A in chennai.I have a strong desire to start a business,but i am in confusion to do what.Some of my ideas are starting a prawn feed industry,herbal industry(includes even the tobacco stuff),C F agency,some things like that…..I have my father’s support and financially ok,not too rich.Which one is the best?Suggest any business which suits in India for me.


208 Carolina September 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

I haven’t started a bussines but some of these ideas are simple.


209 saad September 25, 2012 at 3:06 am

hey nicholas.how can i start selling t shirts


210 Nicholas Mills September 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

So much helpful information. Thanks, and I will be back to refresh my memory on what I just read. 100 tips, good for you!


211 Misty Sisty October 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I am a marine biologist and I am looking for an intern to help me train some of my dolphins, but every one i find does not want to work the amount of time it takes to get college credits. Is there anyone out there that is willing to do 150 hours a week. I am desperate for help because the amount of shows is getting over whelming.
I also train dogs and a lot of people have recently been wanting help with “bad” dogs.
PS…You must be able to drive to do these intern jobs no pay unless application is filled out.
Email me at lilmissisty@gmail.com for application or more information on doing any of my options. Thank You


212 Ethan October 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hi i was reading all of the ideas, but none of them really stuck out to me is there a possibility in designing new concepts, Clothes, accessories, but im not thinkin the girly stuff…More like a dark line of gas masks and other oddities… Is there any way this could work out?


213 zach October 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’m thinking about making a website to sell sports memorabilia and some equipment. do you have any suggestions for how to make the website and how to sell these sports things and make a good profit?


214 Cameron Marshall October 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hey guys I would like to start a business possibly selling computers online and also things like phone cases. I have enough money to start however my only issue is tax what happens if I start to make a lot of money I can’t pay tax as I’m only 14!


215 Mackenzie O'Neill October 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

That would be so cool. I would love to help. I am also 14.


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217 mark mancuso October 19, 2012 at 5:27 am

Paper beach


218 Mackenzie O'Neill October 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Totally helpful! Thank You So much!!


219 CrashJ46 November 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Hey Nick,
I’ve been reading some of the ideas and I’m starting to get really interested. My dad has been wanting me to become an entrepreneur for quite a while now as he has not been able to fulfill that dream for himself and he has taken lots of RichDad courses and has many books on investing that he has given me to read. I would like to earn a little bit of money before I start anything like this. Also i have been playing Cashflow (the adult version) since I was 8 and it is still by far one of my favorite games and I was wondering if there are some pretend investing websites online that let you try your luck without putting in real money but still give you an idea of what the real investing world would be like. I would also like to start up a buisness buying discount product (such as candy at costco or high quality products at the dollar store or thrift store) and selling it to the general community. There are gyms and home shows in my area and i was wondering if you know a good way to sell my product in a booth or stand without paying to set it up there. Also I am fourteen if it makes a difference.
Please reply as soon as possible and I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions,


220 Stacey November 2, 2012 at 12:02 am

Hey, Nick!
Thanks for the list. I’m a musician and would like to make money using my talent. How do I get started, what should I charge, who do I target, where do I set up? If this idea doesn’t fair too well, I’d like to become a professional photographer. Any hints on how to get started?
Thanks again for the awesome list!


221 mandi gathagan November 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Oh my word! I REALLY needed some good ways to make some money for christmas presents this year and i found it here! Thank You! :)


222 Conal Mc Crudden November 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hello. I’m a 16 year old boy who is looking for a way to make money. Unfortunately I’m not really good at thinking of ideas for businesses however I’m very hard working and work very efficiently. I’ve had experience working as a landscaper and gardener and would like to expand from these jobs. I don’t mind working indoors or outdoors. Please reply to this if you can think of any suitable jobs for me. No problem if you can’t. Thank you for you’re time.


223 zach November 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

hey, Im a 12 year old boy and I’m really into sports. Is there a way that I could earn money by doing things such as
-making training videos
-writing articles about “last night’s game”
-giving sports advice to people


224 Max Layton November 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hey, Zach! I am a ambitious 12 year old like you, also focused on the subject of becoming a entrepreneur. I am starting a website called http://www.dotcommillions.com, with stuff about making money online and entreprenuing. I’m like you! Reply!


225 zach November 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

thats awesome! Do you have any ideas? are you interested in sports too? i’ m glad i finally found someone like me

- email me at zach.hanger@gmail.com


226 Joel December 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Great List! I am starting an auto wash business in my town but I’m not sure how to start. If I should just go by word of mouth, put flyers up, put flyers in mailbox etc. Any suggestions?


227 Adhesive pockets December 12, 2012 at 5:09 am

I have bookmarked the site for its valuable insights and money making ideas which would be useful for budding entrepreneurs.


228 lana December 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

i am 11 years and my school makes an enterpenuer each year at school. i need an idea other than the list. fast.


229 Hilary January 4, 2013 at 9:13 am


I am currently in high school and attempting to create my first web-based business. Your article was very helpful, and I was wondering if you could assist me with another type of revenue streaming: advertising. As a full time student and a part time businesswoman, I prioritize my education first. Therefore, I need to generate profit without being requiered to work many hours and create an overabundance of products or services. I am hoping to sell advertising space on my website, and I would appreciate any advice on attracting and negotiating with advertisers. I know a heavy flow of traffic is necessary; is there any way to stimulate this flow? Also, are there any programs such as Amazon that are looking for advertising space? The site is geared towards teens so any services and products teens would be interested in are preferable. Thanks so much for your assistance!



230 Julian Sterling January 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

Hi Hilary!

There are tons of ways to attract visitors to your site. It depends on what your selling and how much you are willing to invest in each prospect.

If you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time on it, partner with an internet marketer like myself so you just create the content and they bring in the traffic.

You should always be doing both advertising and product sales on your site. Viral marketing and direct response marketing are pretty much your two best options. If you have super interesting content, try making it viral on Facebook. Also Yahoo PPC is a great way to go for paid advertising.

Email me with any other questions you may have.




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232 Thomas February 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I’m looking to start a business. I am 13 going on 14, I’m a big boy now, so I can handle my own business. I also will probably be in it with my friend, Justin, because we do everything together and we could split the work. I’m very busy. I have hockey most of the time out of school and I have religion on Wednesday. I have 2 days a week where I get home from school with nothing to do and my weekends are subject to change because of my hockey games. (Justin’s schedule is almost identical to mine). With my busy lifestyle, I know I’m limited for opportunities and I was wondering if you have any suggestions. I have $200 saved up if I HAVE to use it


233 inder February 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

hello nick
i really like u’r ideas bt i want to expand my business…so help me by giving sm new ideas


234 Lea Alawieh February 9, 2013 at 11:02 am

Hey Nick,
This seems like a great list, and your blog is really helpful. I am 19 years old and recently decided to go into the business school. I come from a scientific background and I am finding some difficulty adjusting to the terminology changes.
I need your advice in something. I have some university books that are photocopied but still new and in excellent conditions. I am trying to sell them but no one’s answering, or replying, how can I make my sale more attractive to them? Yet I need to make profit. So say I bought it for 10$ , I am selling it at 6$


235 Tung Seng February 14, 2013 at 3:54 am

Become a tutor. Do you excell in one or more subjects? Make certain that you know one subject thoroughly and tutor in that subject. You can charge per session or sets of sessions.Jasico is indeed one of such companies that offer quality shipping and warehousing services.


236 Archie Wester February 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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238 kagiso timela March 4, 2013 at 5:21 am

thank you so much..now I see the light.


239 Qaseh Irani March 8, 2013 at 3:17 am

someone help me… I need money . Can someone help me .


240 mahin March 15, 2013 at 5:26 am

hi, the site is fantastic. But if we have ideas to introduce to teen or young regarding making money whta should we do? please reply . I will be waiting for it. let me have a contact with you via e-mail
thanks alot


241 Callum Rowley March 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

I have a great DSLR and was wanting to use it to make money. I don’t want to do wedding videos as, although they pay well, there is a huge amount of pressure and a large amount of professional competition.
I was wondering if you had any other suggestons as I’m trying to raise several hundred pounds+


242 John February 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Freelance photography.


243 keyur savaliya April 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

Please add domaining as a business.


244 fani April 14, 2013 at 2:16 am

hi,i am fani from greece,i am 13 and i want to make fast money..As you know in my country its difficult to find job….what can i do???
please reply soon.I need your help!!!


245 fani April 21, 2013 at 5:37 am

I do not have… :(


246 Allan Pok April 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

Great info,thanks for sharing with us.As for me i dream for making the most of my dreams though internet business but problem comes with these internet scams and fake affiliate sites that creating wall between me and my dreams.I love working online,i never study coding but i do a lot with JavaScript and HTML.I’m working to make my first application software.I wish to find a partner that we can share ideas and help each other especially finding a true affiliate site that really pays as well as other technical skills to invent and make explore the most of ICT.You can check out my 3 blogs in blogger.


247 Maira May 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Would it be worthwhile to start a scrapbooking business for custom made scrapbooks and premade scrapbooks where people just put their pictures in? I’m 13 years old and want to start a business.


248 Shai June 4, 2013 at 1:37 am

hi! I’m shai from Philippines :) thanks for sharing your ideas ;) God bless you more.


249 Caslyn June 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Hey thanks this website is awesome. Thankyou. Hey im only nine I cant really do baby sittting so any other ideas besides what you posted. I love to sell things. But what! Thanks.


250 georgia englot June 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Hi i want to start a small buisness selling dresses that i found for cheap or on sale. Any tips?


251 Nompumelelo June 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm


My name is Nompumelelo Faith and I reside in South Africa. I would also like to start my own business but preferebly investments because I don’t have a lot of time in my hands. I would love to have my own company(empire) some day but there are restrictions in companies I would like to invest in.
So what can I do and where can I start?


252 Alice Cornelios July 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Hi there! Thanks for posting your thoughts over business ideas, but a lot of the list are not suitable for teens. Just like event services, teens are too young to handle such task or maybe I am just too naive.


253 Melissa,13 July 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

Great ideas. I really want to save up a whole bunch. My “life-savings”. I’m going into 8th grade and I’m basically broke. Thanks for the list. I need an awesome product/s though. Thanks! |)


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255 Sam July 9, 2013 at 4:13 am


I am 13 and living in England. As the majority of these are American ideas, do you have any that I could start up over in Britain?



256 Ohenepee July 21, 2013 at 3:00 am

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257 Cale July 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Hey I am 14 and I only have one neighbor. But I also have a four wheeler. What can I do?
P.s. my aunt lives in a nice neighborhood about 5 minutes from me


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259 corvan lopez July 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

hi I have acquired many ideas from this website and theyre great .but my problem on making my own business and becoming an young entrepreneur is that I have no money to start off .and as always ,you alwaysneed an business investment in order to start it off.aside from that ,I have no computer at home,no Wifi,and no business partner atleast to give me the boost.if people are wondering why I was able to post this comment well its because I have to be goin to the mall at the Microsoft store in order to use an computer so basically its nearly impossible to start off a business I have applied everywhere to get a job and im only 15 so my question is what can I do just to start off a business? and oh I forgot I don’t have transportation neither somebody please give me ideas.once I have the money I know I can multiply it


260 John February 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm

If you can draw or something just sell those. You can sell them at the mall or whatever.


261 riuzi July 27, 2013 at 10:46 am

U shold add snow cones and soda pop


262 Morgan August 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm

These are great basics. I actually did do the car washing service last summer and I had been saving up for a 400$ laptop and had earned it all that summer. Another tip for the car washing/lawn care services; Say I charge 7$ for a regular car wash. To add on a detailing service, I’d charge an extra 2 dollars. Or even when you are doing lawn care, you could charge 8$ to mow the lawn, and then to trim the bushes it would be an extra 3$. Hope this helps :)


263 Tom September 23, 2013 at 1:49 am

HEY Nick i read your list and its great and i am currently attending highschool and i am actually thinkning of Making my own snow shovelling get rich scheme is there any steps i need to take before starting it Your responce will be greatly appreciated


264 Diane October 23, 2013 at 6:39 am

Has anyone tried the Knife Sharpening idea….I think this is brilliant but am eager to know if there is much money to be made!!!


265 richardporter October 29, 2013 at 8:29 am

My son wants to start a shopping service for the older people in our area to pick up things they cannot get out to get. Does he need to get any legal documents? He is 11 years old.


266 miky November 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

Man, you have good business ideas but i am freshmen and don’t have no easy idea for me to make the project done.


267 Parag Singh December 21, 2013 at 12:52 am

Hello there,

I am an undergraduate student in civil engineering from India. Could you suggest me any business idea or service to start with this background in India?


268 Tennille January 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

All these do not help me at all as I’m wanting to earn money but can’t do any of these as I live 40 minutes from the nearest town, how do I earn money when I live in the middle of nowhere?


269 John February 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Online business. You don’t even need to got to the store for supplies! It’s all on your computer.


270 phillip January 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

do you have any start-up ideas for either computer tutoring or educational tutoring?
i feel i am capable of doing both of these but i do not know how to start the buisness.


271 John February 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I think that you should add freelance photography.


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