7 Smart Small Businesses for Teens

7 Smart Small Businesses for Teens

7 Smart Small Businesses for TeensThe teenage years are a time when you might find yourself needing extra cash. If you need a job with flexibility, starting your own small business makes sense. You can be an entrepreneur even at a young age. Here are 7 excellent small business ideas for teens.

  1. Snow Shoveling

Take advantage of your youth by offering to do a winter job that no one wants to do for themselves. Starting a snow shoveling business isn’t difficult at all. You just need to invest in a sturdy shovel and some skid-proof boots.

You can drum up business simply by getting the word out to friends and family, or you can do some advertising. Make flyers to hang on community bulletin boards, leave business cards in screen doors, and promote yourself on social media.

  1. Lawn Care

During warmer months, you can sell your lawncare skills to people who cannot keep up with their yards. People are always looking for someone willing to mow, weed, and trim their grass. If you are especially gifted in lawn care, or if you know someone who can teach you advanced techniques, you could even offer your services as a gardener or landscaper.

  1. Childcare

Babysitting is a time-honored and traditional way for teens to make money. If you enjoy children, this is a great choice for you. Set yourself apart from other teens by taking an infant and child CPR class and a babysitting course. These courses are often offered through adult educational facilities.

When you get a babysitting job, make yourself a star sitter by bringing along fun games and activities. Kids who enjoy their time with you will ask their parents to call again.

  1. Cleaning

Are you a whiz with a mop? If you like the satisfaction of making a room spotless, try offering your cleaning services to neighbors and friends. Many people would happily pay a teenager to take care of daily cleaning tasks that sometimes get put off when life is busy. You don’t have to limit yourself to houses, either. Businesses need to be cleaned, too. Let everyone in the area know that you are available.

  1. Pet Care

Pets need all kinds of attention, and sometimes pet owners are just too busy to do it all. There are many opportunities in pet care. You may find someone who needs a dog walked after school. Cat owners may need someone to check in on their feline friends while they are away on vacation. Some people will just want someone to spend time with their animals.

  1. Tech Counseling

If you know your way around a computer, you may find people in need of your expertise. Sometimes people, especially older adults, can find technology overwhelming. If you have the patience and a gift for teaching, you can explain to people how to use specific software or apps. You could be responsible for getting someone’s grandmother set up with an email account or teaching someone how to video chat with a faraway friend or neighbor. What you might find simple can be very difficult for someone else.

  1. Garage Sales

There’s nothing like a garage sale when you need to get rid of your junk, but did you know that you can turn this into a small business? Making money with a garage sale is more than just offering up old items. You can also offer to cart off other people’s stuff to sell. Then rent a table at a community sale, and you can put some cash in your pocket. You can also offer to list other people’s items on online auction sites. When the item sells, you keep a portion of the money.

Starting a small business is as simple as identifying a skill that other people are willing to pay for. Think about what you enjoy and are good at, and turn that into something you can sell.

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